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Reuven Cohen

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While some are happy to debate definitions of cloud computing, I prefer to focus on the characteristics that make successful companies, successful. Lately there seems to have been a shift from the anything for anyone cloud to the industry or vertically focused cloud. Adding to this...
I'm hosting solo this week and our guests are Ben Kepes from Diversity Limited and Reza Malekzadeh from Nimbula. Ben chats about the infrastructure and tech industry in New Zealand and how that ties to the opportunity in emerging markets while Reza tackles a discussion of the open sour...
While on the road at CloudCamp DC, I had the opportunity to interview long time friend and cloud expert JP Morgenthal (Principal Solutions Architect from EMC). We talked Clouds, Hybrid, Federation, SaaS and the rise of PaaS, moving toward a services based architecture/economy.
Chatting with Intel's Billy Cox outside Olympic Park in Beijing. We discuss the cloud computing marketing in China.
View from my Hotel in Shanghai My Asian adventure continues. This time I'm writing from Shanghai. Like many of my trips to the region, I've learned more in a few days than you could in a lifetime of studying the Chinese IT business scene from afar. At this point that fact that I've ...
View from my Hotel in Seoul As I sit here in downtown Seoul waiting for my various meeting (including with the Canadian Embassy). I am reminded, thanks to a great post in the UK's Guardian by Ben Kepes, on the importance of Geography when it comes to cloud computing. The post is...
Just catching up on some of my cloud news this morning and read an interesting PR release from the CloudStack team over at Citrix. Generally the news was less interesting than a couple small tidbits from the actual press release. In it, they stated that CloudStack has "hundreds of...
I've been asked to present on the topic of "Internet of Things and The Cloud" at an upcoming conference in Shanghai next month. As you can probably tell, I can pretty well BS myself out of any situation, I do admit this one has made me pause. What are we talking about when use the...
I'll tell you one thing, since joining Virtustream a few weeks ago I've heard a certain phrase thrown around a lot, one the I admit I have long avoided when discussing cloud computing. The term is "Enterprise Cloud" and it's at the heart of our strategy. Hey we even call our cloud an "...
I keep reading these stories about how various cloud service providers are building up their consulting practices around cloud computing mostly to address the enterprise market (see my previous post for some thoughts on that subject). These articles mostly read like it's a surprising r...
Last night I had a nice chat with my Mom (@mcuniverse) who with her various blogs, websites and gadgets is by all means someone way ahead of the technology curve for her generation. Yet even as a "Computer Buff" she still describes herself as a late adopter of technology. Beside being ...
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Studio @ Liberty Village Toronto Let me start by saying if you're using an old browser and the site looks like crap, upgrade your browser now or view the mobile version. Please don't comment it's broken in IE6 or something stupid like that. Cause I don't care... Nah, Just kiddin...
I'll admit it, one of the best parts of doing the Digital Nibbles podcast series is getting to meet new and interesting folks. A lot of the these people are brought to the show via my co-host @techallyson a.k.a Allyson Klein who also moonlights as a Marketing Director at Intel. (j/k) ...
There's a long-standing joke in the cloud space. One that can be summed up as "All your bases R belong to your cloud provider" a play on the pre-internet meme all your bases are belong to us” The mantra is one of not only lock-in but one that has become a fundamental cloud business p...
We're on a roll, Virtustream has secured an additional $15 million dollars in  venture capital funding, bringing our total equity raised to $75 million to date.  We'll be using the funds to further accelerate Virtustream's growth, accelerate development of our xStream cloud s...
It's been interesting getting settled into a new company, specially one that's not mine. From expense reports to new platforms and new systems to learn, I'm actually quite enjoying the change of pace and scenery. Over the last couple of weeks a big part of my job has been getting a fee...
I'm happy to announce the new Intel #DigitalNibbles livecast with @techallyson & myself is launching Jan 4th.  In this our pilot episode Allyson and I talk with Raejeanne Skillern from Intel about the company's perspective on the cloud and where cloud computing will take u...
Toronto, Ontario, Canada—December 15, 2011— We are happy  to announce today that Enomaly Inc.,  has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by  Virtustream, Inc., a leading global cloud solutions provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the deal ...
I'm happy to announce that I've agreed to pitch in as a TechStars Mentor for their new Cloud accelerator program. For those of you unfamiliar with TechStars, it's the #1 startup accelerator in the world. Not to mention one of the most selective – although thousands of companies apply ...
Reuven Cohen is the founder of Enomaly, a cloud services provider. He is also one of the original CloudCamp founders. He travels more than most people I know. And a lot of that travel is to China and the Asia Pacific region. He is one of the first cloud people ...
SpotCloud, the world's best place to buy & sell cloud computing capacity, is happy to announce support for the OpenStack platform. The open source SpotCloud OpenStack Connector is available for immediate use as a  free Apache-licensed download (http://dl.enomaly.com/spot...
This is a quick note to let you know that we’ve added an exciting new “Non Opaque” feature for SpotCloud providers. This new branding option for hardware profiles allows you to selectively choose which profiles are made visible under your own company name and logo while allowing oth...
One of the most requested additions to the SpotCloud API is the ability to get realtime market data. I'm happy to announce that we've added this to the latest SpotCloud Provider API update V1.2. These new API calls allow you to adjust your pricing to be based on market conditions or...
We’re happy to announce that we’ve launched a new Appliance Directory for SpotCloud. The integrated appliance directory allows you to more easily deploy from a directory of pre-built SpotCloud appliances to any of our providers from around the globe. To get started, login to the SpotCl...
Really interesting tweet from @jayfry3 earlier today. In it he noted a reference by @joeweinman that said Netflix treats reserved AWS instances as CapEx and depreciates it's cost over 3 yrs. This immediately got me thinking -- Wow, now that's an interesting concept.Before I go any furt...
Recently there has been a lot of renewed talk of "Cloud Aggregators" a term that has been thrown around quite bit of the the last few years. But what is a cloud aggregator really? How does one define this segement? How do you qualify a company or service as a cloud aggregator? It's tim...
There's somethin' wrong with the cloud today, I think I know what it is. We're seeing things in a different way, but should we be judging a cloud provider by the color of their -- logo?It's seems that for many, the only basis of comparing cloud providers is based upon superficial aspec...
To say we’ve had a spectacular launch would be putting it lightly. Since our Valentines Day SpotCloud Launch, we’ve been inundated with interest in the marketplace. Buyers, sellers, investors and media have flocked to us in the thousands from around the world. As of today we hav...
Another strong week of development on the SpotCloud.com platform. Unfortunately, some of the coolest new additions relate to our administration and management system so we can’t show them to you. However, we plan to do a major 1.2 release next week with lots of other new eye candy for ...
One of the first questions SpotCloud providers ask me after they've setup their infrastructure and made their capacity available on SpotCloud is how to effectively price their capacity. There really is no easy answer, there are a lot of factors that dictate SpotCloud capacity pricing.F...
We continue to see significant participation on the SpotCloud sell-side with providers from around the globe signing up for the service (Here’s a nice overview from GigaOM). We are currently adding providers to the market as we get ready to open the platform to buyers in the next few w...
Over the last several weeks I've been doing quite a bit of studying of the commodities markets, mostly around the emergence of energy trading in the early 1990's. During my research a few things have become pretty clear to me. I thought I'd outline a few of the more interesting observa...
It's been a crazy week at Enomaly after last week’s SpotCloud announcement. We'd like to take a brief moment to update you on some new and exciting opportunities that have emerged out of our discussions around the SpotCloud Marketplace (http://www.spotcloud.com). Signups for both the ...
As many of you know, I've been to China many times this year. The market for cloud computing is booming over there. But what you may not know is that these trips to China have been a key part of the inspiration for the creation of SpotCloud. Some of my inspirations has come from the po...
So by now you've probably heard about the SpotCloud announcement. If you missed it, after more than a year of development, we finally took the covers off our SpotCloud Capacity Clearinghouse and Marketplace for service providers. The feedback so far has been tremendous, with hundreds o...
Enomaly Inc., the leading vendor of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing software, is proud to announce that it has launched the beta of SpotCloud (http://www.spotcloud.com) the first cloud computing clearinghouse & marketplace. For cloud service providers, the SpotCloud...
Enomaly Inc., the leading vendor of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform software, announced today that it has been selected by US Government under the first Government-wide contract for cloud computing. Under the GSA’s blanket purchase agreement (BPA # GS00Q11AE...
Webcast: The sky’s the limit: How Enomaly’s Elastic Computing Platform removes the upper limit on VMs in cloud deploymentsJoin this discussion of Enomaly’s aptly named Elastic Computing Platform (ECP), which brings nearly infinite scalability and provisioning flexibility to cloud ...
Over the last few years I've gotten a lot of pressure to call our Elastic Computing Platform, a Cloud Computing Platform. Some may wonder why I've resisted to make this some-what semantic change in the branding of our platform. Yes, our customers are deploying cloud infrastructures, bu...