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The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry currently led by: AMD, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, RedHat, Savvis, Sun Microsystems, and VMware together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced that it has formed a group dedicated to addressing the need for open management standards for cloud computing. The “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to develop a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management. As virtualization technology continues to be more rapidly adopted, it is emerging as a common enabling foundation for delivering software solutions into IT environments along with the potential to lower IT costs and improve operational efficiencies. While deploying virtualization technologies it is also cri... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Dangerous

In about 25 years from now I can imagine having a conversation with my kids that goes something like this. "Son, back in my day we used to store all our data on a single computer." My son in turn says, "Dad, that's crazy, I have every song I've ever listened to and every movie I've ever watched on my brand new ibrain, anytime anywhere" and I say "Worse yet, we had to return to that computer in order to access those files, in the snow, without shoes on..." (You get the idea) Although I'm partly kidding, for most this how personal computing still works. Ask anyone who's ever lost a h... (more)

Virtualization & Cloud Computing: Perfect Together

Reuven Cohen's Blog Recently I've been asked about the benefits of cloud computing in comparison to that of virtualization. Generally my answer has been they are an ideal match. For the most part virtualization has been about doing more with less (consolidation). VMware in particular positioned their products and pricing in a way that encourages you to use the least amount of servers possible. The interesting thing about cloud computing is it's about doing more with more. Or if you're Intel, doing more with Moore. At Intel's core, they are a company driven by one singular mantra, ... (more)

Creating a Common Cloud Computing Reference API - Part Two

Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog So it would seem my cloud standardization post has hit a nerve with a few. So I would like to post a some follow on ideas I've had, since writing it. First of all I'm also not totally sold on the whether or not cloud computing is ready for a cloud standard just yet. What I do think we need is a reference implementation (Platform & Infrastructure) and common extensible API - "CloudVirt" This API may someday form the basis for a standard, but in the meantime gives us a uniform API to work against, so whether you're using Google App Engine or Force.... (more)

Cloud Computing: CDI - Desktops in the Cloud

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Over the last few weeks we have seen a noticable spike in desktop centric cloud computing inquires. What's more, this spike has been from a particular market segment, that of ISPs and telecoms who all seem to have had a sudden and dramatic increase in interest in this area. For those of you who don't know about CDI (Cloud Desktop Infrastructure) or what I like to call desktops in the cloud, it's an Internet-centric computing approach to desktop management and deployment that combines the traditional thin-client, utility hosting, and cloud storag... (more)