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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)

The Cloud Metastructure Hubub

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)

Cloud Computing Journal Continues To Publish World's Best Cloud Analysts

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 (www.CloudComputingJournal.com). 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)

Appcelerator Acquires Aptana

"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 to Take Place May 18-19 2009 in Prague

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 technologies. The Cloud is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and ... (more)

The Three Horsemen of the Coming Network Revolution

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 network industry. Before I get to the three forces let me digress a bit and talk about the simmering preconditions for takeoff.  For Infrast... (more)