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May 27, 2009  4:38 PM

NIST releases draft definition for cloud computing

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, definition, NIST

The ship of state turns ponderous and slow, but it appears that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a working draft definition for cloud...

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May 21, 2009  2:27 PM

Cloud draws crowds as Interop winds down

Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, cloud computing, Interop, Rackspace

It's great fun watching a big trade show wind down. Day one is all vigor and pizazz and manic tweets. By the third day, attendees are sprawled in the halls, their listless fingers struggling to update mere blogs. At any rate, Wednesday (day three) brought a telling scene. An event photographer...

May 14, 2009  8:46 PM is live!

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud community, cloud computing, website

Exciting news, the site I've been brought on to write and report for launched today! There's plenty of content there already, including straight news, advice, and expert commentary. Many of the articles already there are backfill -- old news -- but...

May 12, 2009  8:40 PM

Cloud management startups vie for VC dollars

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, start-ups

Cloud computing is the fresh word on everyone’s lips; the push started in earnest a year or more ago, when Amazon’s Web Services portal came into its own and the reality of instant-on, pay-as-you-go infinitely scalable servers sank in. Now companies that cover the middle ground between your...

May 7, 2009  9:04 PM

Rich Wolski on the difference between data centers and clouds

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, eucalyptus, internal cloud computing, open source

I'm working up an article about EUCALYPTUS and Eucalyptus Systems, cf. my earlier post on't. Leaving aside the giggles over nomenclature, I had quite a nice talk with

May 6, 2009  1:40 AM

Citrix and Amazon hop into mindbending infinite-loop bed together, offer virtualizing of virtual servers in virtualized cloud

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Add new tag, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services, Citrix, cloud computing

We're sensing someone had an office pool going on "alliteration they could get away with" for this slug line: "Citrix Announces Citrix C3 Lab Built on Amazon Web Services to Connect Cloud Computing to the Corporate Datacenter". Anyways, what the mess of ess' and clatter of consonants...

May 4, 2009  8:58 PM

Cloud Security Alliance in favor of open standards- regulatory agencies to feel economic pressures to open to cloud.

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cl, cloud computing, Cloud computing security, Cloud Security Alliance, Electronic Health Records

Very interesting conversation with Nils Puhlmann, a co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance originally about the DTMF initiative for open standards, but went out and about a bit; here are...

April 29, 2009  8:47 PM

EUCALYPTUS sprouts business shoots

Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, Amazon Web Services, aws, cloud, cloud computing, cloud managment, EC2, eucalyptus, open source

In what is surely a contender for the most-complicated backronym of the ages, the Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems, first developed at Middleware and Applications Yielding...

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 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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