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Cloud Cafe #15 – RightScale the On-Ramp to the Cloud

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

In this podcast I was able to speak with Michael Crandell the CEO of Rightscale on their recent “Multi-Cloud” provider support for Flexiscale and GoGrid. Micheal walks me through the new announcement and I hit him with a few questions. We also talk a little bit about what they are doing with Eucalyptus, the open [...]

The On-Ramp to the Cloud

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

RightScale announced today that they are adding support for two more cloud infrastructure providers. They have added support for Flexiscale and GoGrid. Some have considered RightScale as sort of the on-ramp to Amazon’s AWS. With this new multi cloud infrastructure support they might start calling them the on-ramp to the cloud. Press Release Listen to [...]

Do we need a cloud standard or just one good old IT management standard?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

It is my belief that what we today call the “cloud” will really just evolve into a complex IT infrastructure of the future, and in the end, will just be referred to as infrastructure. There is no doubt the traditional IT landscape of the last 20 years is going through a substantial transformation on the [...]

CohesiveFT’s Elastic Servers Available for Deployment to FlexiScale’s On-Demand Cloud

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

From the Press Release… CHICAGO and LIVINGSTON, Scotland – June 24, 2008 – CohesiveFT, providers of the Elastic Server Platform, an on-demand service for dynamic assembly and deployment of virtual machines, and FlexiScale, a leading provider of true on-demand Cloud computing, today announced a technology partnership to enable deployment of CohesiveFT’s Elastic Servers to FlexiScale’s [...]

Matching the Customer With the Right Cloud (Part 1)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Previously, I created a “Cloud Vendors A to Z,” and I have received a little push back from some of my new Cloud friends (mostly vendors). I put a stake in the ground by categorizing cloud vendors as either level 1, level 2, or level 3. Although I am still refining my definitions, the bigger [...]

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