Interesting discussion happening on the CCIF Mailing list today
. John Suffolk
(UK Government CIO) resp...
Jun. 18, 2009 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,830
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: 20,134
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: 24,474
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: 18,982
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: 30,806
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: 26,400
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: 4,993
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: 4,533
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: 13,461
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: 6,817
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: 19,500
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: 14,130
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: 18,376
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: 21,895
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: 18,597
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: 32,943
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: 31,958
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: 5,471
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: 29,986 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: 19,665
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: 28,953
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: 3,212
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: 20,042
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: 9,003
Interesting article on InformationWeek today in which the GSA is backing away from a recent appointment of Patrick Stingley as Federal Cloud CTO. Less than a month and a half after the announcement as federal cloud CTO position, Stingley has returned to his role as CTO of the Bureau of...
Jun. 10, 2009 12:33 PM EDT Reads: 17,079
Over the past five and a half years since Enomaly was formed, I have had the honor of fostering relationships with unique characters in the burgeoning hosting and visualization world. During that period of time, a few individuals have stood out from the rest who have left a profound im...
Jun. 10, 2009 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,762
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.
Jun. 10, 2009 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 23,076
In the 21st century, the U.S. Labor Dept. predicts that today's learner will have over 10 jobs by the time they are 38. Being able to adapt to changing conditions in your job status and the status of your buyers is an important strength in 2009.
Jun. 9, 2009 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 7,077
Greenplum has charged headlong into cloud computing with this week's announcement of its Enterprise Data Cloud (EDC) Initiative, which aims to bring "self-service" provisioning to data warehousing and business analytics. Greenplum's goal: To foster speedy creation of vast data warehous...
Jun. 9, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,909
His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission). Nothing in the article...
Jun. 8, 2009 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 29,781
Automating components is easy. It’s automating processes that’s hard.
The premise that if you don’t have an infrastructure comprised solely of Infrastructure 2.0 components then you cannot realize an automated, on-demand data center is, in fact, wrong. While the ca...
Jun. 8, 2009 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 16,318
There’s no shortage of opinions on how cloud computing and SOA are related. Just plug the phrase into your favorite search engine and you’ll have a day’s worth of reading. What you are likely to find are articles discussing how SOA led to cloud computing, how a good SOA is a prerequisi...
Jun. 7, 2009 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 25,770
I already listened to a couple of talks on the cloud. The whole cloud topic start to grow up, meaning more and more application scenarios for the cloud are appearing.
Jun. 6, 2009 06:15 AM EDT Reads: 19,195
Razor Servers announced today that it will begin offering Cloud Computing services to its customers, using the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP), Service Provider Edition. This will be the first Cloud Computing service based in Pennsylvania.
Jun. 5, 2009 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 17,471
When SOA was declared dead there was a spate of articles and blogs on why the architecture “died.” Most pundits came to the conclusion that like many innovations it wasn’t the technology to blame but rather people.
Jun. 5, 2009 07:25 AM EDT Reads: 6,243
TIBCO's take on PaaS is notable for its emphasis on global 2000 enterprises, with a target on custom business applications, and with a largely automated means to integrate cloud applications and processes with on-premises IT resources and data.
Jun. 3, 2009 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,905
Sun Microsystems (NSDQ: JAVA) has announced the Cloud Strategic Planning Service to provide cloud know-how to companies of various sizes that want to implement a form of cloud computing. The planning service will be provided through Sun's consulting arm, Sun Professional Services. It w...
Jun. 3, 2009 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,234
I'm happy to announce that IBM has created a new Cloud Computing Working Group focused on creating interoperable cloud usage scenarios. IBM described this new effort as "an experiment in group authorship"
Jun. 3, 2009 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 17,889
Last week the Trezza Media Group, Flyzik Group and Federal News Radio combined to produce an outstanding Federal Executive Forum on Secure Cloud Computing. Moderated by Jim Flyzik, panelist included
Jun. 2, 2009 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 5,183
Recently I posed a questions, is there an opportunity to create a common or standard Cloud Performance Rating System? And if so, how might it work? The feed back has been staggering. With all the interest in a Standardized Cloud Performance Rating System concept, I thought it was time ...
May. 31, 2009 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 5,461