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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 [...]

Botchanomics and The Big Galupe

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

It’s been a while since we have been able to catch up with the international man of IT mystery, Botchagalupe. I was able to sit down with Botchagalupe to see what he has been up to lately. Johnmwillis: Hello, Botchagalupe, its good to have you back again. Botchagalupe: Yea, yeah, sure, sure. Johnmwillis: The last [...]

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 [...]

Demystifying Clouds

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

force ma·jeure – noun Etymology: French, superior force Date: 1883 1 : superior or irresistible force 2 : an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled — compare act of god I’ll admit it: I am caught up in the cloud hype. The caveat, however, is that I truly believe that this [...]