Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog
Over the last few weeks I've been engaged in several conversations about the
need for a common, interoperable and open set of cloud computing standards.
During these conversations a recurring theme has started to emerge. A need
for cloud interoperability or the ability for diverse cloud systems and
organizations to work together in a common way.
In my discussion yesterday with Rich Wolski of the Eucalyptus project he
described the need for a "CloudVirt" API similar to that of the Libvirt
project for virtualization. For those of you that don't know about libvirt,
it's an open source toolkit which enables a common API interaction with the
virtualization capabilities of recent versions of Linux (and other OSes).
I would like to take this opportunity to share my ideas as well as get some
feedback on some of the key points I see for the cre... (more)
In a joint demonstration IBM and SAP previewed a technology that enables the
live migration of SAP applications across remote IBM POWER6 systems via cloud
The technology, developed as a part of the European Union-funded RESERVOIR
cloud computing project, is designed to provide companies with a range of
cloud computing solutions to meet their specific business needs.
Cloud computing is an emerging approach to shared infrastructure in which
large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services. This
approach to delivering and consuming IT provides answers to th... (more)
Erik Carlin from Rackspace sent me a heads up that the new Rackspace CS API
is now live. In the email he also noted that they are planning to open source
both the Servers and Files API specifications later in a separate
According to the CS API press release; The Rackspace Cloud solicited feedback
and conducted intensive testing with its partners and cloud developers to
help ensure that the community shaped the API. With today’s announcement,
users now have control panel and programmatic access to the company’s cloud
infrastructure services: Cloud Servers, Cloud File... (more)
Amazon Web Services has announced a new AWS Import/Export feature. A
potentially huge step forward for data portabilty when using the Amazon Cloud
In a recent post by AWS Evangelist, Jeff Barr outlined the new functionality
stating that "using a workflow similar to the one you'd use to import data,
you prepare a MANIFEST file, email it to us, receive a job identifier in
return, and then send us one or more specially prepared storage devices.
We'll take the devices, verify them against your manifest file, copy the data
from one or more S3 buckets to your ... (more)
Regardless of the downturn in the markets, Morgan Stanley is on track to
spend more than ever on their IT budget. They seem to think that during
periods of lower economic activity it gives them a rare opportunity to
establish themselves in new areas of emerging technology that may give them a
competitive advantage down the road.
I've spent the last few days hanging out with a bunch of bankers at the
annual Morgan Stanley CTO Summit in San Francisco. The invite-only event
mixes the top Morgan Stanley technology personnel, emerging technology
companies and key players in the ventur... (more)