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Archive for November 2008

2008 World Summit of Cloud Computing

After a uneventful trip , I’m now in Israel for the World Summit. With over 500 people expected to attend, it promises to be an exciting time. Unfortunately, I arrived to late to attend a reception by Google but the first day’s line-up is impressive! Speakers include: Stevie Clifton , Co-Founder & CTO, Animoto –…

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NCOIC Cloud Working Group

The NCOIC will be holding a cloud computing working group on December 10th during plenary session in Costa Mesa, CA. The session focus will be “Requirements for Enterprise Cloud Computing”. The current agenda is: 8:00 – 9:00 HP, David Ryan (Chief Architect, HP Federal Technology Solution Group)“Secure Cloud Computing” 9:00 – 10:00 Salesforce.com, Peter Coffee…

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IBM Rating Clouds

According to Cloud Computing Journal, and Red Herring, IBM will now rate other cloud providers. Using the “Resilient Cloud Validation” program, IBM will validate their facilities, applications, data, staff, processes and business strategy in order to weed out untrustworthy providers. “IBM announced that Allscripts, a leader in delivering innovation technologies that improve the health of…

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Cloud Computing vs. Cloud Services

In September, Frank Gens provided an excellent overview of the the new “Cloud Computing Era”. In preparing for an upcoming talk, I re-read the post and found myself appreciating it even more. His description of “cloud computing” and “cloud services” really highlights the difference between the commercial cloud computing market and the Federal cloud computing…

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Inaugural “Inside the Cloud” Survey

Appistry and CloudCamp recently released results from the first “Inside the Cloud” survey. Key takeaways were: Amazon perceived as cloud leader, with twice as many votes as Google Infrastructure providers seen as leading the innovation; with apps and business models tied for 2nd place Security, reliability and fulfillment of the scalability promise are most likely…

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FIAC Presentation Mentions Cloud Computing

At the recent Federal Information Assurance Conference, Bob Gourley, CTO Crucial Point LLC, and former Defense Intelligence Agency CTO, recently provided his views on the state of Federal IT. His cloud computing related points were: Cloud computing (use of computations services from “the grid”) will accelerate Government IT powerhouses (like NSA, NGA, DIA, DISA, IMO) will…

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Sun Cloud Czar

Earlier this week it was announced that, Sun, Senior Vice President, Dave Douglas, was appointed to lead the Company’s cloud computing efforts. A JDJ Article also stated that, in addition to becoming Sun’s Cloud Czar, he will also lead Sun’s efforts to capitalize on Network.com, the NetBeans developer platform, and the StarOffice portfolio. The unit will build upon…

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Enomaly: Startup of the Week

Congratulations to Enomaly and Reuven Cohen for being named Startup of the Week byInformationWeek !!! Reuven and I collaborate quite a bit and his blog, Elastic Vapor, is a staple for anyone interested in the latest cloud computing news.  As one of the CloudCamp originators, he was also a welcomed participant in last week’s CloudCamp Federal. If you missed…

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Cloud Computing at DoD, DISA, DIA, CENTCOM and NCOIC

At CloudCamp last week, Military Information Technology distributed free copies of it’s November issue to all attendees. The issue contains a very informative article by Cheryl Gerber titled “Computing in the Clouds”.  The article is a MUST READ and was written from one-on-one interviews on cloud computing with: Ken Pierce, IT Specialist with DIA-DS/C4ISR Robert…

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