"The Internet IS cloud computing," according to a holiday-time broadcast on
National Public Radio. The program, called 'Will Cloud Computing Work in the
White House' aired December 21 on NPR's All Things Considered and involved
NPR's Andrea Seabrook discussing with security and technology experts how the
computers should run under incoming President Barack Obama.
The program focused on how cloud computing technology can potentially be used
to improve government services - a much discussed topic as the new
administration moves into the White House.
Experts consulted included Google's Vint Cerf (a.k.a.'The Father of the
Internet') and Dataline's expert on Cloud Computing Security, Kevin Jackson.
Jackson discussed how cloud computing can make data and computing more secure
than traditional systems.
Cloud computing would also improve collaboration, an area that... (more)
Eric Novikoff's Blog
Are humans really necessary for maintaining SLAs? In today's cloud computing
deployments, especially with systems like Amazon's EC2, the users'
application is responsible for both measuring and taking action on
application performance issues. This complicates deployment and coding, as
well as tying your application to a particular cloud provider. However, I
believe that the next generation of cloud deployment frameworks will be able
to do this automatically, by integrating general-purpose monitoring
applications with policy-based cloud management engines.
The "CloudAve" Blog
The technology blueprint of President Elect Barack Obama, if implemented as
promised, bodes well for the future of Cloud Computing.
Let me consider some of the Barack Obama's Technology proposals and explain
how it is relevant to the success of Cloud Computing.
His proposals include
Protecting the openness of Internet: In other words, supporting net
neutrality. This is crucial for innovation in the field of Cloud Computing
and it is also very important for ensuring vendor diversity. In the absence
of net neutrality, big vendors can easily crush smaller players an... (more)
As new offerings like Amazon's CloudFront, Microsoft's Azure, Hosting.com's
CloudNine and VMware's vCloud are rolled out week in, week out, the worldwide
cloud computing momentum continues to grow.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal surveys a globe-girdling network of
leading infrastructure experts, IT industry executives and technology
commentators for their views on The Shape of Cloud Computing To Come.
Contributors include Salesforce.com's Peter Coffee, Geve Perry of GigaSpaces,
Ben Rushlo from Keynote Systems, Cloud Computing Journal editor-in-chief Alan
Williamson, Enomal... (more)
Trevor Doerksen's Blog
What is going to happen to technology companies in 2009? If Democrats are
good for technology what companies are Republicans good for - that is, what
is going to happen to non-technology companies in 2009? Here's a look at some
charts that correspond to leadership in the White House and performance of
Have a look at some charts that correspond to leadership in the White House
and performance of stocks. Starting with Bush Senior, a Republican, in 1988
you can see that the markets were pretty turbulent. One thing I notice over
that 4-year terms is tha... (more)
If you have read the book "Wikinomics" by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams,
then you should not miss this new book "Grown Up Digital" by Don Tapscott.
Ten years ago, the same author wrote a book entitled "Growing Up Digital" -
and, this book is a sequel and traces how the Net-Geners have evolved.
The book was inspired by a US$4M project "The Net Generation: a Strategic
Investigation" started by the company "New Paradigm" founded by the author
and funded by large companies. With a survey of 11,000 young people, this
book looks at the new generation who have literally grown up dig... (more)