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Reuven Cohen

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It's been two years since for a variety factors we decided to stop posting to the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum. Over that time, a lot has changed within the industry, as well as in my personal life (two kids) and professional life (Enomaly sold). The cloud has gone from a f...
I'm happy to announce today that Enomaly has collaborated with HP and Intel to offer a complete end-to-end cloud IaaS platform for cloud service providers, hosting firms and Internet Data Center (IDC) providers. The solution is built with fully tested and pre-configured stack of HP pro...
Another day, another announcement, Today I'm happy to announce that Enomaly and Ericom have partnered to offer a complete turnkey cloud desktop infrastructure (CDI) platform for managed service providers. The solution combines Ericom’s PowerTerm® WebConnect with Enomaly's Elastic Compu...
A recent seven hour outage at Amazon Web Services on Saturday has renewed the discussion about cloud failures and whether the customer or the provider of the services should be held responsible. The conversation stems from two power outages on May 4 and an extended power loss early on ...
Ok, I admit it. At first I didn't have a clue what the point of VMware's new "Get it off the Board Agenda" site had to do with promoting cloud adoption. In a nutshell VMware has created a new viral marketing campaign geared toward the idea of keeping executives out of the decision proc...
I just returned from a week in spectacular Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. I will admit that before I travelled to Brazil I had a bit of a mis-conception of the country. Turns out my preconceived perceptions of both the country and city of Rio were almost completely wrong. Instead I found a ...
Enomaly, a leading provider of cloud computing platform software for telcos and other service providers, today announced the availability of the High Assurance Edition of the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform. The new product enables telcos and service providers to offer their custom...
Today I am in Beijing, China at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) and am happy to announce the latest Enomaly product offering, The ECP High Assurance Edition (HAE). ECP HAE has been something we've been busy developing in partnership with Intel over the last 18 months and continues on t...
CentriLogic, a leading provider of hosting and managed services, today announced that it has launched the first international, multi-infrastructure cloud computing service based in Canada. The new enterprise-class cloud provides a secure and scalable on-demand computing infrastructure ...
I wanted to let everyone know about an interesting acronym created by AT&T's Cloud Guru @JoeWeinman which does a great job of decribing what a private cloud is. (V)irtualized (A)utomated (P)rovisioning (O)f (R)esources or VAPOR. Just add an elastic and I think we may be on to someth...
Hosts Unlimited announced today that it will begin offering Cloud Computing services to its customers using the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP), Service Provider Edition by the end of this month. This marks the launch of a new business service for Hosts Unlimited, an elastic c...
Enomaly, a global leader in Cloud Computing joins Intel® Cloud Builder Program to deliver a reference architecture based on Intel® Xeon® Processor based platforms.
It's been a little quiet on the blog front lately because of my crazy travel schedule. I'm currently in Shanghai on business and have had limited access to the my favorite social media tools while I've been in the Peoples Republic.  Today I have some exciting news, somethin...
Enomaly, a global leader in Cloud Computing, today announced the launch of the Enomaly Partner Program to enhance the delivery of comprehensive cloud computing solutions to service providers (carriers, hosting companies, and others). The Enomaly partner program encompasses strategic p...
Toronto, Ontario – January 15, 2010 – Enomaly, a global leader in Cloud Computing, today announced the launch of the Enomaly Partner Program to enhance the delivery of comprehensive cloud computing solutions to service providers (carriers, hosting companies, and others). The Enoma...
Lots of discussion lately about the need for virtualization in a cloud computing context. On one side you have people saying it's not necessary and adds extra complexity, on the other you have people (vendors) saying that virtualization is inherently a cloud infrastructure. Some even g...
As we end 2009 and head into 2010 I thought I'd take a moment to publicly state some of my goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. You'll notice that most of these goals are business focused, but alas, lately I've been very business focused with Enomaly and my various other scheme...
There has been a lot of discussion lately around the benefits of so called "economies of scale" found in the cloud. This scale has been described as a main driver for those choosing to use remote cloud computing services and infrastructure rather then using your own. The discussion usu...
Create your own revenue-generating cloud computing service (IaaS) in your own Data Center(s). Gain key competitive advantage and service differentiation in the Cloud Hosting market through Enomaly’s turn key hosting platform. Enomaly delivers an end-to-end solution for carriers and hos...
Interesting post by Nick Carr in which he points to the supposed first published evidence of the concept of Cloud Computing. The proof comes in the document, dated March 30, 1965 which outlines a Western Union executive's ambitious plan to create "a nationwide information utility, whic...
Interesting post by Nick Carr in which he points to the supposed first published evidence of the concept of Cloud Computing. The proof comes in the document, dated March 30, 1965 which outlines a Western Union executive's ambitious plan to create "a nationwide information utility, whic...
Recently I asked a question on twitter, one I figured would stir up some debate. (Which was the point) The question was "Does the CTO matter any more with the rise of Cloud Computing or is it all about the CIO with data reigning supreme?"
Big news on the Cloud Standards front, I was just informed that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - JTC 1 have formed a new Subcommittee (SC) at their Plenary last week that includes working groups for SOA and Web Services as well as a Study Group for standardiz...
CloudCamp, organizer of the community-based cloud computing unconference series, today announced that it’s taking its popular event series virtual with the forthcoming “CloudCamp in the Cloud CloudCamp in the Cloud, to be held Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 12 noon to 3 pm Eastern St...
Getting a feel for the pulse of Cloud Computing can be a difficult endeavor. According to recent Google search trends "Cloud Computing" is at an all time high in terms of raw search queries. This has also been confirmed by analysts reports such as Gartner's Hype Cycle which shows Cloud...
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 programmat...
Big news on the federal government cloud computing initiative front today with the launch of Apps.Gov. The site outlines several cloud service areas including business Apps, Productivity Apps, Cloud IT Services and Social Media Apps. What I found most interesting was upon first glance ...
When it comes to defining Cloud Computing I typically take the stance of "I know it when I see it". Although I'm half joking, being able to spot an Internet centric platform or infrastructure is fairly self evident for the most part. But when it comes to an "OpenCloud API" things get a...
The District of Columbia (Washington D.C) has launched one of the first live examples of a Government AppStore at appstore.dc.gov. The site features a series of cloud applications built using various DC government data feeds created by both DC government agencies and by individuals/com...
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 Init...
Interesting developments today in the scalable real time web front. In a rather unexpected move, Facebook has released a project called Tornado -- an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and and tools that power FriendFeed.
For anyone interested, VMware has launched their Vcloud API specification. They describe their new "open" vCloud API as an interface for providing and consuming virtual resources from the cloud. It enables deploying and managing virtualized workloads in internal and external clouds. Th...
I am happy to announce my involvement as both instigator and moderator in an upcoming roundtable discussion on Global Governmental Cloud Computing coordinated by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and GTEC 2009 on October 6th in Ottawa, Canada.
Last week a new Open vSwitch project was launched with little fan fare and even less insight into who is behind the project. The project aims to create a multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2 license. At first glance the project looks very promising as the ...
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...
While I am away on vacation, I have invited Joel Wampler to be a guest author on the ElasticVapor Blog, hopefully something I will be doing more frequently in the future. Joel is a Systems Architect at Standing Cloud, Inc., a startup that will be soon launching software and services th...
Just a quick update from my previous post about Vivek Kundra being accused of being a phony. Turns out he's not and the only person who is looking like a phony is John C. Dvorak for not doing his homework.
In late May, Gary Koelling and Steve Bendt came to Enomaly looking for our help to realize their latest brainchild, called "Connect". We'd previously worked with Best Buy to develop an internal social networking site called "Blueshirt Nation" and we were eager for an another opportunit...
Hot on the heels of SpringSource's recent acquisition of Hyperic, VMware today announced their intention to acquire SpringSource. At first glance this move may seem puzzling, why would VMware want to buy an open source enterprise application development platform? Could it be for Hyperi...
First of all let met say I've suspected something fishy from the start of this latest social denial of service attack on various social networks. The more I dig the more, the more it seems to have been committed & perpetrated by someone friendly to Georgia not Ruissia. I believe this f...