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If I Were a CTO at IBM – “Blue Cloud Stuff”

Friday, April 4th, 2008

IBM CTO Presentation in Chicago I would want to know that Amazon does more than just sell books. I would have heard of 3Tera. I would know who Cassatt is. I would read this article before I mention the Google/IBM Cloud initiative. This way I wouldn’t be confused between the difference between Cloud servers and [...]

IBM and the History of Autonomics

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

At any given point in time, you can look at IBM as a glass half empty or a glass half full. IBM has always been famous for what Gartner coined years ago as a company that creates great marketectures. IBM typically puts a stake in the ground on a concept 7 to 10 years before [...]

Elastra – Another Cloud Provider

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Elastra Cloud Server I spoke to the founder of Elastra, Kirill Sheynkman, last week about his new cloud offering, “Elastra Cloud Server”. The Elastra Cloud Server is what I call a “Level 1 Cloud” that is designed to run on top of Amazon’s EC2. Due to their well-designed architecture, however, they have basically positioned themselves [...]

Cloud Pontification

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

James Governor of Redmonk wrote a blog article called “15 Ways to Tell Its Not Cloud Computing” and as much as I like these guys I believe his article was way off the mark. First off as I have been saying, some cloud definitions need to be drawn before you talk about clouds otherwise the [...]

IBM Autonomic Computing: A Tale of Two Cities

Friday, November 16th, 2007

IBM Autonomic Computing I was going to write a long article this weekend on the state of IBM Autonomic Computing YE2007. The following two posts, however, tell it all. Tivoli Mailing List Recent Post IBM Moves to Next Phase of Autonomic Computing