Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
As the fog slowly lifts with respect to defining cloud computing, enterprises
must now decide where the value proposition lies within the platform.
For most large enterprises, the IT department typically offers services
internally to various departments.
These services are mostly at the infrastructure level such as maintaining
existing servers or provisioning new servers. Some enterprises allow
developers to build out their own platform while more organized enterprises
keep tight control over the platform, only allowing developers to work within
a tightly pre-defined environment. While this is definitely the preferable
way to reign in developers, it still isn’t the most optimal way to develop
in house applications.
Deploying a platform as a service to developers, who in turn develop software
to be deployed as a service to internal departmen... (more)
While I have probably beat the definition of cloud computing to death, I want
to spend some more time on where the magic really lies in Cloud Computing.
Without going into a Ballmerellian rant, the key to unlocking the full
potential of the cloud is developers, developers, developers. More
specifically, software is what will define not only what cloud is, but also
what cloud is capable of. The faster that CIOs and CTOs come to this
realization, the better it will be for their organizations.
Figuring out ways to distribute applications across infrastructure is a
difficult task th... (more)
Are you looking to enter the cloud but don't know where to start? Are you
leery of 'cloud-washing' by so many vendors in the IT space? Let's work
together to get your business into the cloud in a methodical manner. I am an
expert in public cloud computing at all levels (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) as well
'private' cloud (VMware). We will work together to identify costs, risks and
strategies to ensure your projects succeed in the cloud.
Below is the email Amazon sent out to AWS customers announcing their new PaaS
offering - Elastic Beanstalk.
Dear Amazon Web Services Customer,
We're exc... (more)
One of the questions that I am often asked by customers looking at Eucalyptus
for a Private Cloud is “how can I use NFS with Eucalyptus?” The scenario
is usually one where the customer has deployed a NetApp SAN and prefers to
use NFS over iSCSI or has deployed another highly-scalable distributed
storage platform, like GlusterFS, with NFS exports.
In a normal HA deployment, Eucalyptus uses local disk for the Walrus storage
and iSCSI SAN storage from a supported SAN (NetApp, EMC VNX or Dell
EqualLogic). While the performance is much better with these types of storage
back-ends, so... (more)
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 ... (more)