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Big 4 Little 4 – Private Clouds

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

As lists go, here goes… Big 4 IBM Blue Cloud IBM’s latest announcement, IMHO, finally puts them on the map as far as private cloud infrastructures go. I still believe they have a long way to go, but they have a very powerful infrastructure with their Cloudburst architecture backed by TSAM, ITPM, and ITM. VMware [...]

IBM to open Amazon EC2-style cloud service

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

IBM to open Amazon EC2-style cloud service IBM Fellow for Server Design, Jim Rymarczyk, told iTnews that Big Blue is getting so much interest in cloud computing services from customers that it is looking to take its Research Compute Cloud public to meet the demand.

HP Clouds – If IBM Can Do It Why Can’t We?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Here’s the scenario: You are huge hardware/software vendor and you need to re-brand your traditional hardware, software, and professional services line. You go out and find a large gullible organization that has lot’s of cash and offer to sell them this new cloud thing. You tell them it is the latest and greatest new thing [...]

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 [...]

The Cloud Version of the Tortoise and the Hare

Friday, June 20th, 2008

IBM v Everyone Else… Although I mostly agree that a lot of the IBM cloud talk is cloudy at best, they are making some obvious strides. The IBM Blue Cloud is not really well defined however, it is a glued together structure of blade servers and IBM Tivoli provisioning and monitoring software.  However, in the [...]

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