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Cloud Movements

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Let’s have a cloud party 2009. Here is a list of my predictions. Mosso adds a new service that is 3Tera like and now Rackspace has the holy trinity of hosting providers. 3Tera and Rackspace partner. Rightscale becomes cloud agnostic by building their own grid framework. Rightscale is acquired by a big player (e.g. Sun). [...]

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 [...]

Cloud Talk

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

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Enterprise Beware!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

There was an interesting article yesterday in SearchDataCenter.com about how Motorola is using Splunk to troubleshoot IT management problems. Enterprise Search technologies are being used more and more by large customers to apply Google-like search technology to traditional data center analytics. Companies like Coke and Comcast are using Enterprise Search technologies to replace the traditional [...]

What is a Cloud

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Here is my definition of the Holy Grail “Cloud”. Primary Characteristics It uses commodity-based hardware as its base. The hardware can be replaced anytime without affecting the cloud. It uses a commodity-based software container system. For example, a service should be able to be pulled from one cloud provider to any other cloud provider with [...]

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