This is an emerging standard that’s being orchestrated through The Open Group, but it’s an open-source standard that is hopefully going to help in compliance and regulatory issues and in improving automation of events across heterogeneous environments. This could be increasingly import...
Sep. 2, 2009 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 13,172
Well people at the Cisco booth at a recent event seem to have the answer….or not
Sep. 2, 2009 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,404
Why would miscreants bother with other routes when they can go straight to the source?
People concerned with...
Sep. 1, 2009 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 11,677
It seems there is a continual push and pull in the technology world between centralizing and consolidating technology vs. distributing and diversifying. We've asked ourselves this question often of whether our clients will be better served with a single technology to support their nee...
Sep. 1, 2009 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,849
According to a Newtworkworld.com article
, the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFC) is currently evaluating Unisys Stealth technology at the Joint Transformation Command for Intelligence (JTC-I) in Suff...
Sep. 1, 2009 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 25,647
These standards are the first product in a family of standards being developed for architects by The Open Group’s SOA Work Group. Other standards currently in development for SOA include the SOA Ontology, SOA Reference Architecture, and Service Oriented Infrastructure.
Aug. 31, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 8,274
I was talking with Avanade’s Senior Director for Enterprise Security, Ace Swerling, earlier today. The conversation touched on a wide range of security and identity management issues that I’ll probably return to, but one of Ace’s comments brought my attention back to an issue that has ...
Aug. 31, 2009 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 30,417
A very simple POJO Java class for accessing all of the features of Amazon's SQS web service.
Full API support. No dependencies. Just use it.
Aug. 31, 2009 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 12,977
Well not to say I didn't see this coming over a year ago
, Amazon has finally seen the light and rolled out a Virtual Private Cloud
(VPC). Amazon describes their new...
Aug. 29, 2009 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 6,701
To recap, my original definition of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is as a method for partitioning a public computing utility such as EC2 into quarantined virtual infrastructure. A VPC may encapsulate multiple local and remote resources to appear as a single homogeneous computing enviro...
Aug. 28, 2009 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 20,760
When you start distributing services (workloads, applications) across multiple locations, a la cloud balancing, and those locations may change on a frequent basis you begin to run into problems with finding those services and scaling the rate of change effectively. DNS was designed to ...
Aug. 28, 2009 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,033
Mention cloud computing to a business hack and you’re more likely to be given a restraining order than an interview.
“Not cloud computing,” they’ll groan. “But while you’re on the phone, does your client have a life-threatening illness and live in the North-West?”
Or something like...
Aug. 28, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,829
The ability to orchestrate processes and create new solutions using the same tools – virtual machines, unified application delivery infrastructure, management systems, and the network – means that no two cloud computing architectures, like SOA, will look the same. They are tailored to ...
Aug. 28, 2009 06:15 AM EDT Reads: 5,126
There has been a lot of good discussion lately about the semantics of private vs. public clouds. The general issue revolves around the issue of elasticity. It goes something like this: “If you have to buy your own servers and deploy them in your data center, that’s not ve...
Aug. 27, 2009 05:45 PM EDT Reads: 4,037
Amazon Web Services announced today a limited public beta of Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a service that makes it possible for customers to create their own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances to connect to their existing network over a secured VPN connection. With th...
Aug. 27, 2009 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 15,131
Cloud changes how we deliver applications but we’re still delivering applications
With all the hype around cloud it’s easy to get caught up in deployment models and architectures and how much money it is/is not going to Aug. 27, 2009 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,226
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is announced in limited beta. Lots of interesting features and once again, they have moved the cloud world forward
Aug. 27, 2009 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 19,404
Secure, optimized tunnels to a remote site, e.g. the cloud. Haven’t we been here before?
In the continuing discussion around Business Intelligence i...
Aug. 27, 2009 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 15,266
The Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) announcement of the Virtual Private Cloud ( VPC ) offering has just made Cloud Computing more attractive to the enterprise. Most companies I talk with are interested in the “Cloud”, but beyond a few SaaS apps and perhaps some dev/test they are not ready...
Aug. 27, 2009 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 18,774
As massive historical data sets and torrential realtime data streams flow into public and private clouds around the planet, the intercloud becomes essential to support new applications and services that are able to run across these clouds.
Aug. 27, 2009 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,337
The wildly popular "Cash for Clunkers" auto program is so successful that the government spokesperson suggested that the computer system was overrun and crashed due to high demand.
Aug. 26, 2009 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 23,198
Like so many others, The Open Group has been busy for the past year figuring out our place in the cloud. With the great work already being done by industry groups like the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum, CloudCamp and the Cloud Security Alliance, we have given great thought and...
Aug. 26, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 7,840
In the excitement of witnessing the dawn of a new era in computing, we often overlook the fact that while many of us understand the benefits of cloud computing, there are many more that are just beginning this exciting journey.
For those just getting started, here’s a few quotes...
Aug. 26, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 6,180
MD speaks with Playfish co-founder Sebastien de Halleux about how the cloud-based social gaming company has managed to distribute over 100 million games via Facebook and other social networks in less than 2 years.
Aug. 26, 2009 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 8,503
In conjunction with GS1 Canada, HP announced a product recall process Monday that straddles many participants across global supply chains. The pressures in such multi-player process ecologies can mount past the breaking point for such change management nightmares as rapid food or produ...
Aug. 25, 2009 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 18,191
The real power behind cloud is processes, and those don’t come out of a box
VMworld, in case you’ve been out of touch, is approaching fairly quickly. As with any trade show/conference there’...
Aug. 25, 2009 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,830
wrote an excellent essy on how the government ...
Aug. 25, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 14,510
A stealth start-up called InfiBase has published some very interesting data on their blog recently. It makes me want to know more about them, so if you have the scoop let me know.
First, they have put out two posts on sites using Amazon EC2, with other cloud providers included in the...
Aug. 25, 2009 11:28 AM EDT Reads: 4,214
Survey says IT still doesn’t agree on the definition of cloud – private or public – but everybody is doing it
Every organization with a stake in cloud computing’s predicted billions of dollar market is interested in understanding what it is IT wants – and Aug. 24, 2009 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 14,401
With virtually every vendor/provider on the planet jumping on the Cloud Computing bandwagon, sometimes it's difficult to tell whether a service is truly a Cloud Computing offering or simply a pre-existing offering that has the Cloud label slapped on it,
such as hosting...
Aug. 24, 2009 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 22,493
Sam_Gross: Listen to the archived Webinar, Moving Apps to the Cloud - Determining What Apps Make Sense for Your Business: http://tinyurl.com/mrpl9b
Aug. 24, 2009 11:40 AM EDT Reads: 9,139
Just what is the bandwidth of a van full of hard drives traveling 300 miles at a speed of 65 mph?
After a short Twitter discussion based on Aug. 22, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 6,886
I’ve been off the radar in recent weeks as things around 6fusion have been busy, but few weeks ago we blogged about the Profiler application we’ve been working on. I’ve just come up for a bit of air on the project but while I was in the thick of things we unearthed a...
Aug. 21, 2009 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,493
As a general rule, I am happy to count Salesforce.com as a cloud computing company. They really made the SaaS market what it is today, and their Force.com platform-as-a-service was a great innovation. They are not an infrastructure cloud provider like Amazon, Rackspace or others, but...
Aug. 21, 2009 05:45 AM EDT Reads: 6,012
In a recent article by Treff LaPlante, CEO at WorkXpress, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, Treff points out the rising importance of the business analyst in the cloud computing paradigm.
“Using a 5GL PaaS an entire company can be automated from scratch in just a matter o...
Aug. 20, 2009 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,588
Idle resources will always need to exist, especially in a cloud architecture
With IT focused on efficiency – for reduction in operating expenses and in the interests of creating a greener computing center – there’s a Aug. 19, 2009 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,222
Amazon EC2 and S3 are no more or less safe than they were last week despite hype around PCI compliance admission
The recent admission / announcement that “Amazon EC2 is not PCI compliant” (this is not exactly true, but we’ll get to that later) has set off a rush of ...
Aug. 18, 2009 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 16,818
I was recording a podcast last week on the subject of cloud with an emphasis on security and of course we talked in general about cloud and definitions. During the discussion the subject of “private cloud” computing was raised and one of the participants asked a very good question: ...
Aug. 18, 2009 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 19,958
If you’ve got a SAN, that’s going to mean training. If you have a ton of NAS’s, then it’s going to mean a headache for whomever is responsible. This is the part where I plug File Virtualization products like our ARX, which can aggregate security policy on your many NAS boxes into one c...
Aug. 18, 2009 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 5,245
Cloud computing (the convergence of many of these pre-existing technologies), through its service providers, makes these technologies accessible to small and medium business in a simple, cost effective manner, without the need to have a deep understanding of these technologies. So how...
Aug. 18, 2009 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 18,097