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May a “Blue Cloud” rain good fortunes upon you

By John | November 15, 2007

Yesterday, I received this message from an anonymous sender. I thought it nice, but I had no idea what it meant. Today ,I received another message from Brett Gillett (not the same person who sent the first message). Now I get it…

I.B.M. to Push ‘Cloud Computing,’ Using Data From Afar

“In some ways, the cloud is a natural next step from the grid-utility model,” said Frank Gens, an analyst at the research firm IDC. “What’s different is the Google programming model, and that really opens things up. You don’t have to be a Stanford or Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. to program cloud applications.”

IBM in big push to build data centers for clients

“I think Google and Amazon are on to something,” Zeitler said. “Our particular focus is taking these standards of Internet computing and bringing them to the mainstream in the commercial world.”

Look IBM is going at the heart of Amazon’s EC2…

Topics: amazon, blue cloud, ec2, google, ibm, s3 | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “May a “Blue Cloud” rain good fortunes upon you”

  1. JC Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Can someone explain to me how this differs from Sun’s “Grid”, rent-a-MIP, $1/cpu-hour model, which imho was a total flop? Seriously, how many applications could leverage this offering?

  2. John Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Hey Jamie,

    Thanks for coming back to my blog. I had somewhat of my own ESM meltdown on my blog site as you might have noticed.

    Here is my crack at you question…

    I think the “Grid” will be considered an evolutionary step toward cloud computing. I think two primary factors will play a role in cloud comuting success.

    1) Virtualization maturity. Virtualization and cloud computing are a marrage made in heaven.

    2) Web Services maturity. As applications migrate to a WEB 2.0 and or SOA they tend to enable themselves to a clustered/virtual environment much better than legacy type applications.

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