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Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Recently I've been frequently asked; "Is virtualization...cloud computing?" So this next bit may sound a little odd coming from someone who has built a cloud computing platform on the basis of server virtualization. Although virtualization is an ideal building block for a cloud environment, saying that "virtualization" is the only basis for cloud computing is wrong. Notably Google uses little to no virtualization technology and is seen as the poster child for the cloud computing movement. They recognized that cloud computing is about the move away from the desktop to a network-centric software model. The key to cloud infrastructure is abstraction to the point that it "just doesn't matter." Your infrastructure is always available and completely fault tolerant. Think more along the lines of the iPhone application delivery model (App ... (more)

Goals of the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog A few months ago a number of us came together to create "The Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum". The purpose of this group is to discuss the creation of a common cloud computing interface. The group is made up of a some of the largest cloud related vendors and startups who all share the goal of cloud interoperability as well reducing cross cloud complexity. I'd like to take a moment to explain my cloud interoperability ideas. After various conversations, our concept is starting to take shape and is based on what I'm called the "unified clou... (more)

McKinsey & Co - Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing

Late last year I received a phone call from McKinsey & Co in regards to helping provide some insights into the cost benefits of moving to a cloud computing environment. For one reason or another we were not able to connect to complete the discussion, which after the last couple days seems like a shame because that very report has been generating a tonne of buzz.  The McKinsey & Co. report titled Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing was recently made public and has been causing quite the uproar. Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others have all written pieces qu... (more)

Enomaly Offers Web Hosts Turnkey Cloud App Storefront

Enomaly has announced plans to offer cloud service providers and web hosts a path to increased revenue by offering a turnkey cloud app store platform. The enhanced offering is part of Enomaly's Elastic Computing platform a private cloud  computing product aimed at enterprises, carriers and hosting providers, that want to benefit from the power, flexibility, and economies of cloud computing. The App Center enables service providers the ability to quickly monitize their cloud and hosting environments by publish pre-built cloud applications directly to customers, either for free or... (more)

Governmental Cloud Interoperability on The Microsoft Cloud

Interesting post over at the interoperability @ Microsoft blog on viewing public government data with Windows Azure and PHP. The post outlines a functional example of a governmental cloud interoperability scenario using REST. The demo is part of Microsoft's Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) a cloud-based collection of software assets that enables publicly available government data to be easily accessible. Using open standards and application programming interfaces (API), developers and government agencies can retrieve the data programmatically for use in new and innovative ... (more)