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Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Yesterday Microsoft launched its cloud computing offering, very similar to that of Google's App Engine or Rackspace's Mosso. Micrsoft's Azure Services Platform is a cloud operating "platform-as-a-service" rather then Amazon's Infrastructure-as-a-service that can deliver web, mobile, or hybrid software-plus-services applications capable of bridging traditional operating and hosting environments with Microsoft extensive global hosting environment. According to their press release, "existing software can utilize the services to add cloud capabilities, and developers can easily write applications for the cloud to be used by end users, or write services that can be consumed within other applications." Currently the service only supports .net but they say java, python, ruby and php are coming soon. It's also looking like they may include an... (more)

Cloud API Propagation and the Race to Zero - Cloud Interoperability

The Mountain View cloud interoperability discussion has finished and based on the amount of activity in the twitter dialogs, I would conclude it was a complete success. Because I wasn't able to attend in person, watching the various twitter feeds was my only real insight, but in that process a few thoughts came to mind. When thinking about what Cloud Interoperability truly means, for me it's all about the API. There is much talk of ID / Authentication, storage, networking, system management and so forth. The one problem that all these various aspects share is that point of progra... (more)

The US Federal Government Defines Cloud Computing

(May 7, 2009) - I've just spend the last two days in Washington DC in conversations with various US government officials regarding the opportunities for cloud computing within the federal government. During these conversations it has become very clear that the topic of "Cloud Computing" is front and center within the various departmental IT strategies going forward. All the more interesting is that the term is being mandated from the highest levels including the new federal CIO Vivek Kundra who indicated cloud computing was one of the biggest revolutions technology has seen in a ... (more)

Enomaly's Cloud Hosting & Service Provider Program

Exciting news from Enomaly! We will be releasing a version of our ECP technology specifically for carriers, xSPs and hosting providers looking to offer elastic cloud computing services -- the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform, Hosting Provider Edition -- within the next few weeks. This will extend our core ECP platform, already used by 15,000 organizations around the world, with the key capabilities needed by xSPs, carriers, and hosting providers who want to offer an IaaS service (think of Amazon EC2 + Auto Scaling + Management GUI, Metering + Quota in one box) to their customer... (more)

Cloud Computing as a Euphemism

I had another random thought, it might be crazy, but I thought I'd share it. I think I may have been completely wrong in describing cloud computing as a metaphor or analogy, or more simply as Internet centric infrastructure. Let me explain, the Internet is a physical network implementation. Basically the Internet can be thought of as a network of networks interconnected linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other physical hardware based aspects. In contrast the world wide web is a system of systems or a series of independent but interrelated elements... (more)