The Troposphere:

March, 2009

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March 27, 2009  2:08 PM

Microsoft Was Out of Line



Posted by: JohnMWillis
cloud computing, manifesto, microsoft

Reuven Cohen, the founder of Enomaly, has been one of the brightest voices in the cloud computing revolution. Reuven, a self proclaimed Instigator, has been working tirelessly to get the word out about cloud computing. I first met Reuven on...

March 23, 2009  5:51 PM

The Tale of Three Cloud SLA’s



Posted by: JohnMWillis
3tera, amazon, aws, Mosso, Rackspace, sla

Wikpedia says...

The SLA records a common understanding about services, priorities, responsibilities, guarantees and warranties. Each area of service scope should have the 'level of service' defined. The SLA may specify the levels of availability, serviceability,...


March 18, 2009  5:58 PM

Privacy org bashes Google cloud



Posted by: JoMaitland
Google cloud computing services

The EPIC has formally asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into Google's cloud computing services -- including Gmail, Google Docs, and Picasa -- to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and security safeguards." The petition follows the recent report of a breach of Google...


March 16, 2009  5:17 PM

Windows Azure outage holds up developers



Posted by: HannahDrake
Windows Azure

Developers looking to use Windows Azure to build apps this weekend faced the blue screen of death as a 22-hour outage locked them out of the service.

The outage is a reminder to users...


March 16, 2009  3:21 PM

The Rackspace/Mosso PCI Debate



Posted by: JohnMWillis
Mosso, pci, Rackspace

A few weeks ago Rackspace made an announcement about hosting the first PCI complaint cloud solution. PCI is short for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is a...


March 6, 2009  12:54 PM

Cloud computing and teenage sex…



Posted by: JoMaitland

What do cloud computing and teenage sex have in common? Everyone talks about, few actually do it, and even fewer get it right, according to the following story. Check it out: http://web2.sys-con.com/node/862933


March 6, 2009  12:26 PM

Drug company calls out cloud security concerns



Posted by: JoMaitland
Cloud Security

Eli Lilly and Co. tapped into Amazon Web Services to crunch a vast chunk of data associated with the development of a new drug. Its research time collapsed from three months to two hours, a huge advantage in the highly competitive pharmaceutical business. The company repatriated the data over a...


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