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 venture capital world.
Cloud Computing was a noticeably "hot topic" of conversation at this year's
summit. My invitation to this year's event was a rare opportunity to pick the
brains of the true enterprise decision-makers on the challenges as well as
the opportunities for cloud computing within a l... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog
So it would seem my cloud standardization post has hit a nerve with a few. So
I would like to post a some follow on ideas I've had, since writing it.
First of all I'm also not totally sold on the whether or not cloud computing
is ready for a cloud standard just yet. What I do think we need is a
reference implementation (Platform & Infrastructure) and common extensible
API - "CloudVirt"
This API may someday form the basis for a standard, but in the meantime gives
us a uniform API to work against, so whether you're using Google App Engine
or Force.... (more)
Big news from Sun Microsystems today on several fronts, first there is talk
of an IBM / Sun merger and second Sun has offically unveiled their Open Cloud
Platform & API. Exciting news on both fronts.
As a member of the Sun Cloud Computing Strategic Advisory Council, I have
been working closely with Sun since last year in an effort to guide their
direction in terms of openness, portability and interoperability on their
cloud efforts. These are areas I believe Sun has done a tramendous job of
addressing in their latest cloud offering. Lew Tucker, Tim Bray, Craig
McClanahan and the... (more)
With all the sudden interest in the realtime and semantic web it seems that
the bigger opportunity for an open and transparent government isn't in
providing a back library of data but instead providing a realtime information
stream. A data stream that could provide real, tactical insight into the
areas of government that are actually useful for businesses looking for an
edge in this tough economic climate.
In a recent quote on GCN.com , federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra
indicated that he "wants to continue to move agencies away from warehousing
the data they collect ... (more)
In the run of a day I get a lot of calls from hosting companies and data
centers looking to roll out public cloud infrastructures using Enomaly ECP.
In these discussions there are a few questions that everyone seems to ask.
How much is it going to cost? What is the minimum resources / capacity
required to roll out a public cloud service?
Both questions are very much related. But to get to and idea of how much your
cloud infrastructure is going to cost, you first need to fully understand
what your resource requirements are and how much capacity (minimum resources)
will be required ... (more)