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Does Cloud Computing Change Anything?
Cloud computing, aka utility computing, aka SaaS, aka PaaS, aka IaaS, etc. is definitely the buzz word du jour (or buzz word 2009).
Cloud computing is pretty much whatever a particular vendor wants it to be as long as it will allow them to be 100% buzz word compliant.
For the sake of this article, let's say that cloud computing is a service based offering that allows dynamic allocation of virtualized resources from remote
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Have you taken the leap into the cloud? If you don’t want to start with data centers in the sky, you can start with a desktop in the sky. Microsoft has offered Live Mesh for a while now. I wrote about live mesh on this blog. Live Mesh, even though it offers a desktop, is [...]
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time on the phone with Kevin Hakman, the Director of Evangelism at Aptana. Aptana makes the popular open source web development IDE, Aptana Studio and offers a cloud service for moving your web applications out to the cloud.
We had a great discussion where we talked about Aptana [...]
So Cisco has decided to enter the server market. They talk about unified computing, i.e. Unified compute management. They want to be the company that provides the oversight of data, network and compute power in your network.
I really thought we would be talking about vmware in that role by now.
I’m not sure that cisco has [...]
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I upgraded to Windows 7 today. All is well in the cloud. My Live Mesh still works. I use Live Mesh to keep all of my writings in synch. I tend to move from machine to machine as my needs change and I like to always have the latest version of my docs available. This [...]
I’ve been waiting for and Amazon built AWS management console for a long time now. Ironically, it couldn’t come at a worse time. I’m just about finished my AWS Cloud Computing book and now I have to figure out how to work in the console.
Anyway, this is a great thing for new users. There are [...]
3 Leaf Systems is working on a very interesting product that they call the next generation of server virtualization. Basically, they say they can take a pool of low cost commodity hardware and create a transparent cloud cluster.
3Leaf Systems enable a “cloud computing” environment to be built from low-cost commodity servers by providing virtualization of [...]
Amazon announced a nice new feature for S3. You can now let Amazon charge a third party for the storage they use on your account. The nice thing about this is that if you offer a storage service (say images or documents), you can provide your service and let Amazon bill them directly.
Bits For Sale [...]
I am writing a book about Amazon AWS and the tools that work with it. It does a deep dive into the various services offered by AWS followed by a deep dive in the tools available to work with those services. I cover the EC2 command line tools, ElasticFox, Cloud Studio, RightScale, S3 Browser and [...]
People frequently ask me about cloud examples and success stories. Of course, the biggest success story has to be Animoto on RightScale.
On April 14, 2008, Animoto launched a Facebook plugin for their Rails application where users create music videos with photos and music of their choice. Its instant popularity forced them to scale up the [...]
I ran across this cloud computing dashboard a few days ago. It’s a service from Hyperic, a company that sells monitoring and performance software.
The dashboard lets you view the general health of various AWS and GAE features.
You can drill in on the various services by clicking the available links. For example, you can get more [...]
IBM offers a SaaS Specialty partner program that provides resources, technical enablement and marketing support to its partners. IBM also offers hardware, software and infrastructure technologies to help its Business Partners deliver secure and scaleable cloud services. In addition, Business Partners gain access to over 40 worldwide IBM Innovation Centers, providing them with technical support [...]
A couple of days ago, I asked, “Does Flexiscale Still Exist?” Apparently it does. I got an email this morning from the Sales Manager at xcalibre, Jacqui Petrie. He said they are still in business and realize that the web site needs to be updated. New customer signups are currently frozen while they look at [...]
Need a database in your cloud? Check out CouchDB.
What is CouchDB?
CouchDB is an Apache project. CouchDB is not a relational database. It seems that cloud computing has spawned, or at least made popular, a new breed of database. Rather than the hierarchical, network or relational databases of yore*, we have a new paradigm: key/value pairs. [...]
I am checking out some of the lesser known (to me at least) cloud computing providers. I ran across Flexiscale. It looks promising. It’s related to xcalibre, a web hosting provider. Flexiscale is run by the same people who founded xcalibre. It looks like it is run out of Scotland and the only pricing I [...]
I just got an email that I am sad to see.
Dear On-Demand Enterprise Readers:
Effective Dec. 19, 2008, we will be suspending publication of On-Demand Enterprise (formerly GRIDtoday). We appreciate your consistent feedback to us over the years and would like to thank you for your loyal readership.
Best wishes to you and yours for a happy, [...]
Go to the TUSC Cloud Computing Briefing page.
Stream Cloud Computing With Amazon and Oracle (best viewed in IE)
Download Cloud Computing With Amazon and Oracle (best viewed in anything)
Or view the deck as powerpoint (best viewed in open office or word)
Or view the deck as Scribd iPaper (viewable online in any browser)
Big thanks to TUSC for [...]
If you are interested in the webinar that I mentioned a few days ago, Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon, you can view and/or download the briefing and the slide deck here.
I missed your webinar on the topic oracle on aws.Could you please provide the slides of contents discussed in the webinar.
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Here is the presentation I did live at SOUG in November and that I am doing a webinar on today.
An overview of cloud computing using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Also provides info on the business value of running in the cloud, what Oracle Corp provides for running in the cloud and a walk through of [...]
I’m evaluating various web based desktops. A web desktop is a desktop in the cloud. So far, I have found three that I like. Today’s is iCloud by Xcerion. I’ll have a lot more info after my beta login is approved but from the videos, it looks like iCloud is the most advanced of all [...]
You might not think of remote desktop as a cloud tool but MS has added cloud storage to remote desktop and called it Live Mesh. I have been using it recently and it is pretty nice. I use VNC fairly extensively and, when I’m not using VNC, I tend to use SSH. Well, I heard [...]
LewisC’s An Expert’s Guide to Oracle Technology
Did you know that your favorite online book and electronic retailer (Amazon.com) is also one of the biggest players in the cloud infrastructure market?
Did you know that Oracle has released virtual ima…
I have said quite a few times that Cloud Computing is more like a phone company than it is like electricity. A phone company can offer various services and will change from provider to provider. Electricity needs to be the same for everyone (at least within a region).
Today, AT&T announced the move to the cloud: [...]
According to GridToday, IBM is spending $400 million on two new cloud data center in Tokyo and North Carolina. The big news from this is that IBM is shooting for a very green data center.
In North Carolina, they are renovating an existing building and reusing 90% of the existing components. They plan on the center [...]
VMWare is the virtualization king and I have been wondering when they would chose to enter the cloud competition. Until now, it’s pretty much been Amazon’s game to win or lose. According to this article, VMWare is opening a data center in Washington state. The new data center will be 189,000 square feet, of which [...]
Is Cloud Computing a new idea? As a matter of a fact, it is not. Is comparing cloud computing to the electric utilities a new concept. As a matter of a fact, it is not. What does this sound like:
ANALOGY WITH ELECTRICITY The computing machine is fundamentally an extremely useful device. The service it provides [...]
If you are not familiar with it, Google App Engine is Google’s entry in the cloud, specifically a PaaS or Platform as a Service. With the Google App Engine, you get an IDE (python) to code your applications and then you deploy it to the Google cloud. You can integrate with other google services (as [...]