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Archive for May 2008

The Cloud Computing Portal

The Cloud Computing Portal is a community edited database that makes the cloud vendor selection process easier, by helping you find a cloud provider who supports the environment you need. It actually has Cloud Vendor Proliferation charts that show how this new type of service is growing. The start date was May 1st and 57…

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HP in the Cloud

In “HP weds cloud…” , Hewlett-Packard has apparently outlined their approach to cloud computing. They are merging their high-performance computing unit with the Web 2.0 and cloud computing infrastructure businesses. This is being called the “Scalability Computing Initiative” Follow me at https://Twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson

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May 1 IBM, Google Partnership Announcement

In this video, IBM and Google announce their joint cloud computing initiative. As I said in my earlier post, Google and IBM have teamed up to provide a “Google-like” infrastructure. Built on top of IBM technology, this is an open platform designed to support global collaboration in the design and development of enterprise applications that…

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“The Missing Piece in Cloud Computing”

First Software as a Service – SaaS…Then Hardware as a Service – HaaS…Now, Middleware as a Service – MaaS? GigaSpaces’ CMO Geva Perry will be presenting on middleware virtualization at SYS-CON’s Virtualization Conference & Expo, June 23-24, in New York City. Geva believes that in order to achieve the full potential of “cloud computing” we…

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How the NRO can leverage Cloud Computing

Last Thursday, May 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending an Intelligence Community Executive Forum hosted by Carahsoft. The topic of this forum was “”Innovative Technology for the Intelligence Enterprise”. The speakers and panelist focused on how the National Reconnaissance Office could leverage information technology in support of it’s advanced mission needs. Although neither cloud…

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Green Cloud Computing

The other day I was asked “Why is cloud computing considered green?” Wouldn’t you know, The Economist provided the perfect answer. “In future the geography of the cloud is likely to get even more complex. “Virtualisation” technology already allows the software running on individual servers to be moved from one data centre to another, mainly…

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Oracle in the Cloud

Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) is building new data centers to support cloud computing. The company is investing $285M and will break ground on the 200,000-square-foot facility this summer. Oracle’s president Safra Catz said that the center will help support its on-demand business, plus research and development and customer service operations. Oracle’s on-demand software operation grossed $174…

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