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PHP/Zend, Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix have launched a new low level cloud API for PHP called the "Simple Cloud API". The API can best be described as low level storage focused API (An API for other API's). In a sense it's a way to create other higher level programmatic API interfaces such as REST or SOAP using an easy, yet portable PHP programming environment. The Simple API allows you to easily interact with a variety of cloud interfaces including support for File Storage, Document Storage, and Simple Queue services. The Simple Cloud API is not a web service; it is an API that exposes common operations in application services offered by different vendors, making it easier for PHP developers to build ‘cloud native’ applications. According to the website, "The Simple Cloud API is here to bring cloud technologies to PHP and the PHP philosophy to the... (more)

Google Chrome Based on Webkit?

Reuven Cohen's Blog There has been a lot of excitment around the early announcement that Google will be releasing a new open source web browser on September 2 called Chrome. Slashdot as well a few other blogs are saying the new browser will be based on Webkit, the same basic engine as Mac OS X’s Safari. Also interesting that last week Google renewed their agreement as firefox's default search engine, just in time for the g-browser announcement. According to an article last week on networkworld, "Mozilla generates the bulk of its income from ties to Google, according to the company... (more)

Cloud Computing & Content Delivery Networks

Reuven Cohen's Blog With Amazon recently stating they plan to start offering a content delivery network service as part of their S3 offering and Microsoft reportedly creating their own CDN in partnership with Limelight there seems to be a renewed interest in CDN's. Whether for public usage like Amazons or Private like Microsoft's, the market for pay per use content delivery services is heating up. According to a recent post on the data center knowledge blog, the Microsoft CDN, which it calls an Edge Content Network (ECN), is designed to beef up the company’s infrastructure to han... (more)

A Unified Ontology for Cloud Computing

John M. Willis has pointed me to a new research paper by Lamia Youseff (University of California, Santa Barbara) Maria Butrico, Dilma Da Silva (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), have created titled “Toward a Unified Ontology of Cloud Computing.” The paper lays out a proposed Cloud Computing Ontology: depicted as five layers (Cloud Application Layer, Cloud Software Environment Layer, Cloud Software Infrastructure Layer, Software Kernel, Hardware and Firmware), with three constituents to the cloud infrastructure layer (Computational Resources, Data Storage, Communication). The lay... (more)

Cloud Computing: The Geopolitical Cloud

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog I've been a proponent of geotargeted cloud computing for a while (the ability to geographically target compute resources). The problem is for the most part there still really isn't any options outside of the US to do this. This type of Geopolitical computing may very well be one of the best opportunities for cloud computing in the future. (Security being the #1 issue.) Not only will cloud users be able to adjust their computing environment based on geographic demands, but also based on Geopolitical ones. Over the last few months there has been a ... (more)