Just had a power outage here in the office. It only lasted a second at the most, but just long enough to take down my desktop (yes, I still have a “grandpa box”). And no, I don’t have a UPS, so shame on me. Maybe this is the wake-up call I need. Off to Fry’s… READ MORE »
Posts tagged cloud computing
The cloud of services. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon says it’s the next step in the cloud computing life cycle – the key that will unlock the economic and operational benefits we desire and expect from the cloud.
Developing highly-distributed applications is nothing new. But developing applications to take advantage of the services that live in clouds requires some extra planning and careful execution. Are you prepared to take the leap into the world of developing applications from cloud-based services?
Read my thoughts on this subject over as SummaLogic.
Please join me as I present a Focus.com webinar on August 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT.
Sponsored by IBM, the webinar, titled Making the Cloud Concrete will focus on cloud computing in the SMB space, exploring the current and future market opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead of small to mid-size businesses as they move to the cloud. Topics will include SLA management, monitoring, integration, security, data management and mobility.
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Hope to see you there!
If you look at the most recent Gartner hype cycle for cloud computing it shows that we’ve just passed the Peak of Inflated Expectations and are headed for the Trough of Disillusionment. This paints a picture that cloud computing, and cloud services for that matter, are relatively new – or at least the “concept” is new.
I’ve probably had a thousand discussions on “the cloud” with my colleagues and associates. These have ranged from architectural to philosophical, but in the majority of the discussions the notion of when cloud computing first appeared on the landscape always seems to spark quite a bit of debate. I’ve always been of the opinion/position that cloud computing is not a new concept, and it’s actually much older than we think. Notice I said “concept”. I want to clearly distinguish this from capability, which has dramatically advanced over the past few years. READ MORE »
Please join me as I moderate a Focus.com roundtable on June 29th, 2011 at 1:00 PM PDT. The roundtable, titled Applications and Cloud Computing: Trends, Issues, Strategies will focus on application planning, development and support in a multi-cloud world. Panelists from ServiceMesh, Alcatel-Lucent, InfoCrossing and Dominion Enterprises will share their experience and views on this rapidly evolving segment of the business and IT landscape.
Click HERE for more information on the event. Hope to see you there!