Recently there has been a lot of talk about private clouds, public clouds and
inter clouds and the problem in attempting to define their key attributes.
The problem facing all the various cloud terms is the apparent lack of
quantifiable characteristics. In contrast most other areas of technology
include standard characteristics such as units of measurement that allows us
to define specific quantifiable aspects.
These aspects allow for the creation of complex models and formulas that
enable a continued improvement and enhancement to the underlying platforms. I
thought I'd briefly take a closer look at core concepts of elasticity and how
it can be applied to cloud computing.
For a lot of companies looking at entering the cloud computing marketplace
the lack of quantifiable capacity metrics has become a particular problem
point. Currently trying to plan future resource &... (more)
CentriLogic, a leading provider of hosting and managed services, today
announced that it has launched the first international, multi-infrastructure
cloud computing service based in Canada. The new enterprise-class cloud
provides a secure and scalable on-demand computing infrastructure enabling
organizations to efficiently deliver content and information services over
the Web. The new cloud service enhances CentriLogic's suite of hosting and
managed services including, Co-location, Private and Managed Hosting, Data
Management, Security, Network and Professional Services.
I'm happy to announce today that Enomaly has collaborated with HP and Intel
to offer a complete end-to-end cloud IaaS platform for cloud service
providers, hosting firms and Internet Data Center (IDC) providers. The
solution is built with fan optimized stack of HP products powered by advanced
Intel Xeon processors. Essentially, everything you need to deploy a complete
revenue focused cloud service.
HP/Enomaly hosting solutions enable you to offer timely, comprehensive
services to your customers—whether you provide shared hosting, dedicated
hosting, virtual/ cloud hosting or manag... (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)
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... (more)