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Archive for March 2009

An Ontology for Tactical Cloud Computing

This week I’ve had the pleasure of presenting at two fairly unique conferences. On Tuesday I was in San Diego at the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) Workshop. SISO is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of modeling and simulation (M&S) interoperability and reuse for the benefit of a broad range of M&S communities.…

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Federal Cloud Computing Roadmap

ServerVault, a long time provider of IT hosting services to the Federal government, has been discussing cloud computing quite a bit with their current (and future) customers.  The repetitive nature of the many varied conversations led John Curan, ServerVault EVP, COO and CTO, to put together a standard briefing on the subject. His “Federal Cloud…

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Booz Allen Hamilton Lays Out Path To Cloud

Now that cloud computing is seen as a viable technology for the government marketplace, management consulting leader Booz Allen Hamilton is now providing cloud transition guidance. In his article “Cloud Computing: A Transition Methodology“, BAH Principal Rod Fontecilla offers a two phased approach for those interested in exploring this option.Cloud Strategy and Planning phase (Phase…

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Is Sun Rising or Setting?

Today was strange. First Sun announces it’s open cloud computing platform. Sun Unveils Open Cloud Computing Platform “Sun on Wednesday announced plans to offer its own Open Cloud Platform, starting with server and storage services aimed at developers who need an extended platformto produce a new application. Sun expects to have cloud servers and storage…

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A Conversation with Emil Sayegh, Mosso General Manager

Last week, Mosso announced their new “Cloud Server” and “Cloud Sites” offerings. They also exited “Cloud Files” from beta, positioning themselves as a challenger to Amazon. With this as a background, I welcomed their invitation to speak with General Manager Emil Sayegh. Early in the conversation, I asked Emil to explain Mosso’s advantage over Amazon’s…

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Playing the Cloud Computing Wargame

Today at FOSE I tried my hand at balancing traditional IT, hybrid cloud offerings and commercial cloud offerings on a craps table. Just to set the scene, the Booz Allen Hamilton Cloud Computing Wargame pits multiple teams against each other in an effort to accumulate the most “mission value points”. Each team, of about 5-7…

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Vivek Kundra Nominated for Federal CIO

Mr. Kundra’s quote from the Wall Street Journal says it all: “I’m a big believer in disruptive technology. If I went to the coffee shop, I would have more computing power than the police department. Consumers had better technology than the government did. I’m all about the cloud computing notion. I look at my lifestyle,…

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7th SOA for E-Government Conference

On April 28, 2009, Mitre will be holding its biannual SOA for E-Government Conference. This conference is one of the region’s premier opportunity for federal managers and MITRE Subject Matter Experts to network with fellow technology and business leaders. This edition will focus on the development of practical approaches to initiating and utilizing SOA across…

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Strategies And Technologies for Cloud Computing Interoperability (SATCCI)

As I alluded to in an earlier post, a major cloud computing interoperability event will be held in conjunction with the Object Management Group (OMG) March Technical Meeting on March 23, 2009, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA, USA. An all day workshop entitled “Strategies And Technologies for Cloud Computing Interoperability (SATCCI)” to be held…

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Government Cloud Computing E-zine Launched

Today marks the launch of a new electronic magazine dedicated to addressing cloud computing within the government space. Over the last year during my personal exploration of this marketspace, I’ve noticed a great need for focused dialog. As editor of Government Cloud Computing, my goal is to provide a platform for focused education and informed…

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