As cloud computing adoption increases, many enterprises are not developing a
full vision for their cloud computing efforts. Most of the projects being
deployed in the cloud are more for testing and proof of concept than actual
production, but there are projects that show such success in the cloud that
they are left there permanently. I am not one to discourage enterprises from
'testing the waters' of the cloud in whatever fashion they deem proper, but I
do highly recommend that an overall 'cloud computing vision' be developed
when the cloud is to be officially adopted as a production resource.
As noted in a recent InfoWorld blog on the topic, this type of unstructured
or experimental method of cloud adoption will probably continue for the near
future. This scenario mainly applies to the public cloud, but it will soon
migrate over to the private and hybrid cloud infr... (more)
It seems like every major vendor out there from hardware to software has a
different definition of what cloud computing is. I’ve dabbled a little with
the definition on here before, but it still seems like there is a general
lack of consensus when it comes to definition. With that said, does the
definition matter much? Isn’t the business value of the cloud more
important than the strict definition? Of course the value is more important,
but the definition can have implications with respect to understanding and
quantifying that value for your business.
4th International Cloud Comp... (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.
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Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Lately, there has been so much focus on cloud computing that we often forget
what corollary benefits arise as a result of deploying a private cloud or
using a public cloud. I won’t get into the definition of cloud computing or
the various types of clouds since I have already done that at length in other
posts. For the sake of this article, let’s just assume that you have
already deployed both the cloud and the applications that lie in it. Let’s
also assume that these applications are web-based and that they scale
automatically on the back-end. This is,... (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)