Cloud Computing Economics - There Is No Free Service

Cloudonomics Journal

Subscribe to Cloudonomics Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Cloudonomics Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers, developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now the cloud, this is becoming even more important. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa Clara, CA If you just do some casual research, it is easy to see that the largest and most heavily trafficked sites on the web are written in languages such as PHP, Ruby on Rails ... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Nick Carr's Cloud-Network Disconnect

Virtualization and cloud computing are promising to change the way in which IT services are delivered and, in effect, transform computing as we know it today.  I think the promises are likely to come true, if and only if critical technology issues are addressed. Nicholas Carr told a recent audience at IDC Directions that "Cloud computing has become the center of investment and innovation."   While he is not a technologist, his sometimes shocking insight into the transformation of IT have been prescient, even if he doesn't sweat the details of how complex IT infrastructures can morph into the equivalent of today's public utilities. To his credit Carr has predicted the rise of the cloud computing press release, multiple cloud conferences and panels and even the SaaS repositioning exercise.  He also foresaw the rise in Amazon and Google cloud announcements, perhaps year... (more)

An Update from New York

Yesterday representatives of CCIF, CloudCamp, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and the IEEE-ISTO met while attending the Cloud Computing Expo in New York. Other companies were invited but were unable to attend, generally due to the short notice. The companies agreed on a shared goal to promote use and awareness of open and interoperable cloud computing. The group brainstormed several ideas including the possibility to build on the momentum created by CloudCamp. Another topic was the ability to enable participants, from individuals and companies, both large and small, to be able to contribute to and use the results of broad community collaboration. Additionally, the possibility of a trade association or marketing association for cloud computing was discussed but no specific actions were agreed. The final topic was the need to have broader participation from the communit... (more)

CSC Becomes Azure Provider

Expanding further on its recent cloud services announcements, CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to utilize the Windows Azure platform. The platform provides a wide range of Internet services that can be accessed from on-premises or in the cloud. In recognition of this global agreement, CSC is announcing the formation of a dedicated CSC Global Competency Center located in Vietnam specializing in Windows Azure. Microsoft and CSC will be engaged in joint marketing and sales initiatives to independent software vendor (ISV) and enterprise customers to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform. By combining Microsoft's commitment to the Windows Azure platform with CSC's global applications development experience, this software and services agreement will bring the ROI benefits of cloud computing to business and government clients arou... (more)

An Application-Centric View of Cloud Computing

A recent survey from F5 indicates that the cloud computing movement is making significant headway despite what some may see as mere fluff and hype. The survey, comprised of employees from large enterprises (2500+ employees), indicated that 82% of respondents are in some stage of public cloud use/trial and that 83% were in some stage of private cloud use/trial. Apparently, at least for the respondents in this survey, cloud computing has officially arrived. If we are to believe that cloud computing adoption is on a serious up-tick, what should we look to as the next wave or focus in the cloud space? For my money, I think cloud conversations need to move from talking about harnessing servers or application infrastructure in a cloud to simply talking about applications in a cloud. The state of the cloud computing art should be driving towards an application-centric view o... (more)

Microsoft is Having Trouble Moving to Cloud Computing: Google CEO

According to a Dow Jones Newswire report, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is bullish about perhaps using M&A to grow Google's cloud computing business - in contrast Schmidt noted that Microsoft was in his view "having trouble moving to cloud computing." According to the report, Schmidt (pictured) expects the move globally from the personal computer era to the age of cloud computing to take the next 10-15 years. Google recently acquired On2 Technologies, and of course famously has in the past bought up giants like DoubleClick and YouTube. It has even been speculated that Eric Schmidt may have coined the term "cloud computing" though opinions differ. ... (more)

Christophe Bisciglia Will Discuss Technical and Business Issues of Hadoop at Cloud Computing Expo

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Many in the industry have heard of Hadoop, and in his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Christophe Bisciglia, Co-Founder of Cloudera, gets a little deeper. Hadoop is based on the same methods Google uses to store and process petabytes of data, but thanks to contributions from many in the open source community you can leverage these same methods to make sense of every increasing volumes of enterprise data. Bisciglia will highlight the technical and business issues that make Hadoop so powerful for large scale data processing. The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conferen... (more)

Boomi AtomSphere to Power Integration Services for OpSource Cloud

Boomi, the market and technology leader for on-demand integration, and OpSource, the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that they have expanded their OEM partnership to include integration services for the recently launched OpSource Cloud(TM), the first Cloud to bring together the availability, flexibility and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires. Boomi AtomSphere will power back office integration for OpSource Cloud, including finance, billing and Salesforce CRM, enhancing OpSource's relationship with their customers by providing the agility needed to quickly follow-up and support customer requests. The agreement also positions OpSource to offer integration services for hundreds of SaaS and on-premises applications to its Cloud customer base at a future date. "Integration is becoming an increasi... (more)

Top 20 Cloud Services Providers That Are Gaining Mind Share

There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20 that are gaining mind share... (more)

Maureen O'Gara at Cloud Computing Journal on the Vordel Cloud Service Broker

Maureen O'Gara presents a sneak peak of the Vordel Cloud Service Broker private beta over at Cloud Computing Journal Contact Vordel at [email protected] if you'd like an invitation to the beta.... ... (more)