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Thanks to Nicholas Carr everyone loves to talk about Cloud Computing as electricity and how we are transitioning from own power-stations to central grid. After a lot of discussions about “the cloud”, it occurred to me recently that there is a far better model to make cloud idea easy to...
Ok, so, here are my thoughts on Ulitzer... As a blogger, I focus on traffic and I spend quite a lot of time optimizing my SEO. Since the target audience of my articles is much greater than the reach of my blog, Ulitzer is actually helping me increase my content reach. Moreover, Ulitzer...
Global directories are obviously not new. There were efforts like X.400 and like, but then we kind of got scaled back to company-wide identities instead. So most of us just use a username (or DOMAIN\username) to log into our computer at work, and do not care that this is not globally u...
Amazon is adding a new feature which significantly improves the flexibility of EC2’s Elastic Block Store  (EBS) snapshot facility. You now have the ability to share your snapshots with other EC2 customers using a new set of fine-grained access controls. You can keep the snapshot ...
Last week's Apps.gov announcement was the latest steps in the government's "at the quick step" march into cloud computing. FederalNewsRadio, a Washington metro area media f...

The recent announcement from Amazon of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) represents the next big advance in the evolution chain for cloud computing. Enterprises can now integrate their IT infrastructure wi...
Cloud computing is at the very peak of Gartner Hype-Cycle – literally! But, a question which I do not think have received sufficient attention is – to move to cloud, do we need a paradigm shift in programming? Do we need to make a shift like we did when we adopted OO? In my mind there ...
In the morning, I opened today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition and on page 18 I found an article on “Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2009″. There is no copyright notice. It appears as it some reported has picked up the graphics from the web and written...
Amazon releases the ability to share EBS snapshots so others can utilize and consume your data, irrespective of format. But EBS is more than just persisted data. It is a whole mechanism to allow for quickly taking snapshots of your data partition and then mounting that partition elsewh...
Cumulux is co-hosting Microsoft’s Azure World Tour events with David Chappel at Chicago, Dallas and Washington DC starting Sept 21st . This tour is aimed at generating discussions around the viability of Cloud Computing, its Total Cost of Ownership , Windows Azure etc.
First Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Lot has happened in the last five years like the theme “Web as Platform” as a terminology is dead and has been replaced by “Cloud Computing“. In this year’s hype cycle...
I was already thinking about the insecurity of cell phone communications because Molly Dolesalek reported on them in Processor Magazine. "It's fairly easy to tap into a cell phone conversation, but the business world doesn't really understand that," Dunleavy says. For that reason, he b...
Welcome to our enterprise cloud computing blog where we'll share our perspectives on cloud computing trends and best practices for the enterprise. We're a team with extensive experience in IT software and systems (learn more about us), and we're passionate about the opportunity that cl...
In the run of a day I get a lot of calls from hosting companies and data centers looking to roll out public cloud infrastructures using Enomaly ECP. In these discussions there are a few questions that everyone seems to ask.
The round of applause that greeted the suggestion that Ken Cron be promoted from Interim CEO to full CEO of Computer Associates International (renamed as CA as one of the first action items by John Swainson) left a smile on the face of Chairman Lewis Ranieri at the company's annual sha...
For those of you who didn’t catch it on Twitter, I have recently taken a position at Unisys as the Director, Cloud Computing Portfolio. Great company, people and opportunity to participate in the cloud revolution taking over this large and storied IT vendors. The opinions expressed on...
I just read the rumors that Yahoo is trying to unload Zimbra, which it acquired 2 years ago for a whopping $350 million. Why? Maybe because technology matters. "..Yahoo bought the company to goose that business, whose main rival has been Google (GOOG)–along with using Zimbra technology...
BI always has merit, and in a downturn it's even more relevant, because we are really less tolerant of being able to make mistakes. We have to execute with even greater precision, and that's really what BI helps us do. The explosion of information from across the Web, from mobile devic...
Wow. I’m impressed. For the past few days, Gmail has been hanging when I try to attach a file. It doesn’t matter what type of file it is or how big it is. More times than not, it hangs. The hang happens as soon as Gmail shows the bar that displays the percent loaded. I have to force-qu...

Isolation of resources in “the cloud” is moving providers toward hosted data centers and away from shared resource computing. Do we need to go back to the future and re-examine mainframe computing as a better model for isolated applications capable of sharing resources?

Microsoft released a preview of the Windows Azure Service Management API to help you manage your deployments, hosted services and storage accounts. This is a REST-based API which users can code against in their toolset of choice to manage their services. You can find the documentation ...
Amazon's virtual private cloud allows for Amazon EC2 instances to exist within a VPN environment, managed by an organization's existing network security infrastructure. As Steve Riley defines Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: Amazon VPC enables enterprises to connect their existing infrast...
I’ve mentioned before that I run my small business, Crucial Point LLC, primarily by leveraging cloud computing capabilities. With this post I’ll mention a book that helped me do that: Google Apps: The Missing Manual. This book does a great job at capturing the core functionality of Goo...
As many of you may know, I work for EMC’s Cloud Infrastructure Group as part of the Atmos solution team. In this role, I’ve been blessed with getting a closer look at where the future of cloud storage is going as well as some of the drivers that will get it there. In [......
It only makes sense that the steam locomotive existed before the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. One breakthrough created the need for another. The power of the VM (virtual machine) introduced unprecedented mobility and flexibility, albeit within the confines of a VLAN c...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utiliz...
What should CIOs make as priorities in the short, medium, and long terms? How can they reduce total cost, while modernizing and transforming IT? What can they do to better support their business requirements? In a nutshell, how can they best prepare for the new economy?

There’s more than one way to address the rapid rate of change in infrastructure supporting a dynamic environment.

We spend a lot of time talking about how software and systems and standards are the ultimate solution to addressing the rapid rate of change in the ass...

In this post I will walk you through the high level of securing a normal tiered application running on EC2. First I will cover the basics of what EC2 provides and then briefly discuss how this can be used in a real life scenario. For Network security EC2 provides a security groups, s...
With all the hullabaloo about cloud computing, it is easy to get caught up in the trend of the day and miss the big picture. The big picture...
Lately I've been really intrigued by the PubSubHubbub protocol (PuSH) and its potential use as an intercloud communication protocol for monitoring and auto scaling your external cloud or internal infrastructure (or both).
Cloud computing is in fact a real phenomenon and does create great technological and business value. Simply put, cloud computing allows one to build network applications without having to worry about the network. So far, so good; but what is the catch?
Yes. That's what I said! A recent EDL Consulting article cites the rising popularity of smartphones and other advanced mobile devices as the driv...

One of our customers wanted to establish a site to site connectivity between their datacenter and  public cloud (Amazon EC2) and then have a private network within Amazon EC2 with their own custom IP addresses for their servers in the cloud.  Basically idea here is to augm...

With the announcement today that Adobe is acquiring Omniture, one of the largest web analytics firms -- something occurred to me. This is probably obvious to most, but the move to cloud based services has some pretty big potential ramific...
The main topic of this week and the most fundamental component of the cloud is infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This component refers to all the elements of delivering a Web-based service including servers, Internet connectivity, transport routing and sometimes higher-level function...

How Infrastructure 2.0 might leverage publish-subscribe technology like PubSubHubub to enable portability of applications across clouds and data centers

Sep. 15, 2009 05:45 AM EDT  Reads: 23,220

On Wednesday, 9 September 2009 the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) Technical Council formally approved the creation of a Cloud Computing Working Group (CCWG). Organizationally this new working group will operate as part of the ...
The Open Group is leading some of the top efforts to make cloud benefits apply to mission critical IT. To learn more about the venerable group's efforts I recently interviewed Allen Brown, president and CEO. Standards and open access are increasingly important to users of cloud-based s...


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