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Amazon Announces Q4-2008 Earnings

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Looks like Amazon is doing OK.  Here are some highlights… Net Sales up 18% for the quarter and 29% for the Year. Free Cash Flow up 16% Free cash flow $1.36 billion Operating cash flow $1.70 billion Net income increased 9% to $225 million Worldwide Electronics & Other General Merchandise sales grew 31% to $2.89 [...]

Cloud Droplets #51 – Specifics Bob Specifics

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Drop #51 Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind. -Data, to Borg Queen, Star Trek: First Contact Cloud Orchestration NetFlix Band Metrics Puppetmaster is now a Papermaster And the Cloudie goes to TEAM IBM Redmonk/Cote Cloud vs. SAS 2TB for $250 .. WOW Listen Here…

And the 2009 Cloudie Award Goes To…

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Hold on now, it’s only January.  However, Christofer Hoff at Rational Survivability jumped out to an early lead yesterday with his new Cloud Computing Taxonomy & Ontology. So here’s the back story.  Yesterday morning while I was preparing for my daily Cloud Droplet podcast, I read James Urquhart’s post “The need for a standard cloud [...]

Cloud Cafe #32 Cloud Talk With Hyperic

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

In this podcast I had the opportunity to talk to Javier Soltero the CEO of Hyperic.  Javier did a great job explaining how “Hyperic’s got Cloud.”  We talked about a number of new solutions that Hyperic has been quietly solving on the monitoring side of cloud autonomics. Here are some of the topic we discussed. [...]

Cloud Droplets #50 – These Clouds are Made for Walking

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Drop #50 The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It’s like being identified with a brand name. Nancy Sinatra Listen Here…

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