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I just read an interesting paper called "A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing" and had random thought. In reading this paper, it occurred to me that the very nature of cloud computing, like the Internet itself is based on that of subjectivity or a particular subject's perspective, particularly feelings, beliefs, and desires to drive their own view point / agenda. This seems to be particularly true in the academic views of cloud computing recently. Lately it seems that just about every "academic paper" I read on the topic of cloud computing seems to push unjustified personal opinions, in contrast to knowledge and justified facts. I can't help but think the academic realm is quickly becoming a tool to justify particular vendors market strategies rather then attempting to uncover original ideas and concepts. Why are the most original computing concepts emerging from those wh... (more)

Creating a Common Cloud Computing Reference API - Part Two

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)

Enabling an Infrastructure for Cloudbursting

Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog How do you effectively enable a kind of cloud overflow in a secure yet efficient manner? Jeff Barr from Amazon Web services has come up with a great new term to describe the need to handle sudden and extreme spikes in demand by enabling a hybrid cloud computing model which combines both private data center resources and remote cloud resources such as Amazon EC2. He called this model "cloudbursting". This term seems to be quickly becoming the preferred way to describe a major problem in the emerging cloud computing space - or for some the perfect ... (more)

Microsoft Actually Does Get Cloud Computing

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 capabilitie... (more)

Cloud Computing Viewpoint: Is Salesforce For or Against Vendor Lock-in?

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog It's been an interesting week for Salesforce.com Chief executive Marc Benioff. The Salesforce chief called for the creation of cloud interoperability standards for moving data between applications in rival clouds. Which on the surface appears to great step forward. Problem is he was very quick to contradict himself. Marc's stance on cloud interoperability is almost as confusing as trying to follow the recent back and forth between Hugh MacLeod, Nick Carr and Tim O'Reilly's wildly crazy epic on cloud monopolies. It's been an interesting week for... (more)