Platform ISF leverages Platform’s resource sharing technology, EGO, and its virtual machine orchestrator (VMO), combine to deliver an infrastructure-sharing platform. Platform has also built in additional capabilities for self-service, reporting and billing -- helping to make clouds a ...
Jun. 23, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 18,561
Recently I asked a question on twitter, one I figured would stir up some debate. (Which was the point) The question was "Does the CTO matter any more with the rise of Cloud Computing or is it all about the CIO with data reigning supreme?"
Jun. 22, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 15,494
Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC.
Jun. 22, 2009 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 19,659
During the pre-recording of this weeks Federal News Radio Federal Executive Forum
, Vish Sankaran, Program Director of Federal Health Architecture, discussed the role of information technology in improving the country...
Jun. 22, 2009 12:01 PM EDT Reads: 6,584
HP's purchase last year of EDS came just as talk of cloud computing options ramped up. So how does EDS fit into a new cloud ecology? We pose these and other "fluid sourcing" questions to David Gee, Vice President of Marketing at EDS, in a podcast interview.
Jun. 21, 2009 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 25,089
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to focus on the true business value of data center resources.
Jun. 21, 2009 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 29,605
Jeremy Geelan hosts an excellent panel on cloud computing business value featuring: Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, Rod Fontecilla of Booz Allen Hamilton, and Hal Stern, SVP & CTO of Sun's Global Sales Group.
Jun. 21, 2009 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 26,378
In describing my theory on the Cloud Multiverse, I may have missed the few obvious implications of using the prefix "multi" or consisting of more than one part or entity. Although the Cloud Multiverse thesis suggests there will be more then one internet based platform or cloud to choos...
Jun. 21, 2009 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 21,961
White papers are powerful marketing tools to show thought leadership and generate leads . How do you get started on writing and marketing a white paper? What are the various components of a white paper? How do you ensure that your white papers land in the hand of the right decision mak...
Jun. 20, 2009 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 7,577
The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance provides several customization capabilities that allow users to produce highly customized private WebSphere clouds. From custom software, to custom middleware topologies, to custom applications, users can produce a private WebSphere clouds that is a p...
Jun. 19, 2009 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 15,944
Today, I start two days of training with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Federal. If that's the first time you've ever heard about an AWS Federal division, your not alone. Held in downtown Washington, DC the course was invite-only and attendance was IT services firms that had demonstrated a ...
Jun. 19, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,181
Two recent posts on Cisco's blog shed light into where they see cloud computing going for the enterprise. And my is it sexy.
Jun. 19, 2009 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 5,927
When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public fe...
Jun. 19, 2009 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 14,165
When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to “democratize” federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public fe...
Jun. 19, 2009 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,741
A little over a week ago I put out a request to my readers to help me with my meeting with Vivek Kundra. The response has been awesome!Thank you for your suggestions and recommendations, both public and private. Below, in purely random order, are just some of the comments I've received...
Jun. 19, 2009 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 27,174
Will the cloud succumb to the same short-sighted, market pressure that doomed the ASP model and still plagues SaaS approaches? It’s not up to vendors to answer this question. It’s up to you … the enterprise architect.
Jun. 19, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 12,950
Interesting discussion happening on the CCIF Mailing list today
. John Suffolk
(UK Government CIO) resp...
Jun. 18, 2009 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,925
The concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been around for a long time, and some people believe it has not fulfilled its promise. To the contrary, SOA is well on its way to fulfilling its promise and the rise of cloud computing infrastructure is an important step in this p...
Jun. 18, 2009 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 20,493
You can’t differentiate until you do something different
Gartner analyst and cloud pundit Lydia Leong reminds us that without di...
Jun. 18, 2009 05:40 AM EDT Reads: 24,871
With all the recent buzz around cloud computing within various governments
around the globe there is one major international organization notably absent from the discussions -- Jun. 17, 2009 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 19,313
The new IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance is a one-stop shop for creating, deploying, and managing WebSphere virtual systems in a private cloud. It has quite a lot of very cool features that make this a possibility, and I could go on and on about those features.
Jun. 17, 2009 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 31,179
Well IBM has gone and done it, they've announced a cloud offering yet again. Actually what's interesting about this go, is not that they're getting into the cloud business (again) but instead this time they're serious about it.
Jun. 17, 2009 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 26,727
Interesting developments from our friends in the UK today. The British government's newly appointed chief information officer John Suffolk has been be given new powers to sign-off all major IT projects with a particular focus placed on the creation of country wide Cloud Computing infra...
Jun. 16, 2009 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,071
I've often thought of a more peer-based Internet without the need for middleware solutions and giving ourselves access to the increased computing capabilities. The biggest issue for me for using Opera is security and some control. For developers I could see it as a breakthrough on how ...
Jun. 16, 2009 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,634
Well IBM has gone and done it, they've announced a cloud offering yet again. Actually what's interesting about this go, is not that they're getting into the cloud business (again) but instead this time they're serious about it. And like it or not, they're approach actually does kind of...
Jun. 16, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 13,706
Sitting in the audience at PCExpo in 2000, and hearing now head of IBM’s Software Group Steve Mills pronounce Linux real, was sort of anti-climatic for me personally. I’d been working with Steve and Irving Wladawsky-Berger and John Patrick for several months at that point and knew of o...
Jun. 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,964
I have set up a number of conglomeration sites in the last week, which I thought I would share with the interested. One relates to books, one to articles, and one to speaking.
The first is FiledBy, at http://www.filed...
Jun. 16, 2009 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 19,795
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients take complex business processes and turn them into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business brings sophisticated automation technology an...
Jun. 15, 2009 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 14,378
The NY Times broke IBM’s embargo this morning by publishing their story on IBM’s new cloud computing initiatives. I’ve posted the full release here on CloudBzz. The diagram below gives a bit of insight into where IBM is today and where they are heading. IBM is also updating their coll...
Jun. 15, 2009 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 18,662
A recent SmartMoney article tells us that Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, is concerned that cloud services could undermine the company's margins over the long term. Ozzie also said that there was probably room only for a few players in the cloud. What this means (acco...
Jun. 15, 2009 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 22,264
The Twitter conversation between Christofer Hoff
and I went like this:
Christofer - I haven't formally blogged a resp. (yet) to @Kevin_Jackson
on his 'maneuver warfar...
Jun. 15, 2009 09:44 AM EDT Reads: 18,915
Our panel of IT analysts discusses the emerging requirements for a new and larger definition of governance. Any meaningful move to cloud-computing adoption, certainly that which aligns and coexists with existing enterprise IT, will need to have such total governance in place.
Jun. 15, 2009 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 33,413
Virtualization and cloud computing are promising to change the way in which IT services are delivered and, in effect, transform computing as we know it today. I think the promises are likely to come true, if and only if critical technology issues are addressed.
Nicholas Carr told a...
Jun. 15, 2009 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 32,442
A global, multiple data center, open-source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research, Open Cirrus was started last summer by HP, Intel Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. The goal is to “promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and...
Jun. 12, 2009 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,565
Some market studies continue to identify confusion regarding the true meaning of cloud-based services, and the apparent benefits derived by the early-adopters. One recent example comes from a survey of financial professionals in the UK.
Jun. 12, 2009 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 30,463 Replies: 1
It has been reported that most of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud Service in North America was unavailable due to damage from a lightning storm. Running a real multi-site cloud is the answer.
Jun. 12, 2009 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 19,963
A lightning storm caused damage to a single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) in a single Availability Zone. While most instances were unaffected, a set of racks does not currently have power, so the instances on those racks are down.
Jun. 11, 2009 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 29,408
According to a post on Amazon's forums the reason for the outage was "a lightning storm caused damage to a single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) in a single Availability Zone. While most instances were unaffected, a set of racks does not currently have power, so the instances on those r...
Jun. 11, 2009 12:26 PM EDT Reads: 3,273
Yesterday John Foley at InformationWeek wrote a post about how cloud computing is becoming more global as businesses in other parts of the world are discovering the cloud. Like most of Foley's articles, it was very insightful and did make me stop and think. But in someways I think he's...
Jun. 11, 2009 07:15 AM EDT Reads: 20,355
Code Contracts are very useful under any circumstance; however, they are particularly useful in helping distributed software development teams increase team efficiency, improve product quality, and mitigate against risks associated with team dispersion.
Jun. 11, 2009 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,112