It is increasingly clear that the economy has forced enterprises to rethink
their traditional cost models and minimize their capital expenditures in
favor of pay-as-you-go models; accordingly cloud computing, in any of its
forms (internal, external, hybrid) is here to stay.
The size of data sets continues to grow exponentially and once data leaves a
client's data centers, the ability of a cloud provider to meet the client's
security, privacy and compliance requirements becomes a key issue.
This is where Unisys, with its recently announced four-part cloud computing
strategy, comes in.
In an interview this week with SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Rich
Marcello - President, Unisys Systems & Technology - described how the company
is delivering on the first two parts this year beginning with its Cloud
Transformation Services, announced June 30, followed by the Unisys Sec... (more)
Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. One of the topics surrounding
cloud computing that continues to rear its ugly head is the problem of
portability across clouds. Avoiding vendor lock-in has been problematic since
the day the first line of proprietary code was written and cloud computing
does nothing to address this. If anything, cloud makes this worse because one
of its premises is that users (that’s you, IT staff) need not concern
themselves with the underlying infrastructure. It’s a service, right, so
you just use it and don’t worry about it.
Let’s assume for a momen... (more)
Only one publication in the world has been tracking Cloud Computing 24x7
since December 6, 2006, when we first mentioned the concept in an article
speculating on the possibility of a Web phone being a possible candidate for
something that could be run in the Cloud.
That publication is SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal
Since then worldwide interest in the Cloud paradigm of massively scalable IT
resources and capabilities delivered as a service using Internet technologies
has been mushrooming at a breakneck pace.
Here's a - very brief - glimpse at som... (more)
"We are excited to introduce Aptana’s millions of developers to the mobile
innovation wave that we have been riding and supporting as a company over the
past two years," said Jeff Haynie (pictured), CEO of Appcelerator, as
Appcelerator this week announced its acquisition of Aptana, the leading
integrated development environment (IDE) for building web applications.
“We have always focused on enabling the best possible native application
experience,” Haynie, continued, adding:
"This announcement furthers that vision by empowering our growing community
of developers to build, test, ... (more)
Cloud Expo Europe 2009, the first event outside the USA in the
industry-leading International "Cloud Expo" series produced by SYS-CON
Events, is to be held May 18-19, 2009, in Prague in the Czech Republic. The
conference theme is "Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise" and it is
the perfect event for anyone looking for a jump-start on delivering and/or
using massively scalable Enterprise IT as a service using Internet
The Cloud is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire
nature of the business models that underpin successful software and ... (more)
I came back Friday AM fresh from the FIRE conference Meeting of the Minds
planning session in Seattle with a head filled with ideas about where the IT
industry is headed and what it will mean for the networking industry.
Thanks to an animated and robust dinner discussion, which included Mark
Anderson, Ty Carlson and Michael Pfeffer, I came to the conclusion that three
forces will be combining in the near future to drive a revolution in the
Before I get to the three forces let me digress a bit and talk about the
simmering preconditions for takeoff. For Infrast... (more)