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Image via CrunchBase Everyone who wants to do so should have had their chance to read the Open Cloud Manifesto by now, and to see the list of companies putting their names to it. As expected, Microsoft, Google and Amazon are not there. Reuven Cohen of Enomaly is one of those involve...
Image by DBegley via Flickr Long known for their dominance on the desktop, Microsoft is now making a concerted effort to carve out a space of its own in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Amitabh Srivastava, the company’s Corporate Vice President with responsibility for Azure, spok...
Image via Wikipedia Open, Interoperable services in the Cloud. Sounds like a no-brainer, eh? Well over the past 24 hours or so, a plethora of blogs, mailing lists and social networks have been getting extremely agitated over some nascent efforts intended to support exactly that. And...
Salesforce.com [CRM] is often held up as proof that the Software as a Service (SaaS) model works. Ten years old, and with over $1Bn in revenue last year, Marc Benioff’s company certainly shows that SaaS isn’t just a passing fad. More recently the company has begun to divers...
Image via Wikipedia Russ Daniels is VP and CTO for Cloud Services Strategy at IT behemoth, Hewlett-Packard [HPQ]. In a recent conversation, which has just been released as a podcast, we discuss the various ways in which the Cloud impinges upon HP’s current and future business....
Most of my recent podcasts (all listed in their various series over in the sidebar, for those reading along on the site) have definitely been on the ‘Cloud’ side of the Cloud of Data, so it was refreshing to return to the ‘Data’ fold with the latest in my longer...
Image via Wikipedia Troy Angrignon published a post on SandHill.com this week, in which he shares his evolving map of the Cloud ecosystem; “When I was invited to co-chair the upcoming Under the Radar conference, my team and I were tasked with trying to understand the entire cl...
IT companies keen to attract new business to their Cloud offerings need to work hard at building customer confidence in their ability to deliver, in actually delivering, and in responding rapidly and effectively when things — inevitably — break. Although neither a panacea nor universal...
On stage at CommunityOne East in New York just now, Dave Douglas (Senior Vice President, Cloud Computing and Developer Platforms) and Lew Tucker (CTO, Cloud Computing) just unveiled a RESTful API to Sun’s new Cloud. Walk-on parts during the hour-long streamed presentation include...
Image via Wikipedia Twitter is aflutter once again this morning, this time over a Wall Street Journal suggestion that ‘IBM in talks to buy Sun.’ I am not able to comment on the veracity of the rumour itself, but it’s clear that Sun needs to do something in order to...
Image via Wikipedia Like many readers of this blog I had, of course, heard of Eucalyptus; the project to provide an open source Cloud infrastructure that behaves a lot like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. Until I had the opportunity to hear Project Director Rich Wolski speak e...
My write-up of last night’s CloudCamp in London has just appeared over on CloudAve.
Image via Wikipedia Twenty years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee prepared the CERN memo that built upon existing principles such as hypertext and  — eighteen months later — gave birth to the World Wide Web. This Web of Documents has exceeded most people’s wildest expectations since...
I’m heading down to London tomorrow, for the city’s third CloudCamp. If you’re in the area Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, do say Hi. Related articles by Zemanta London CloudCamp #3 (Mar 12, 2009) (elasticvapor.com) Upcoming 2009 CloudCamps (elasticvapor.com)
Image via Wikipedia Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society unveiled their Media Cloud research tool today, bringing Semantic Web goodness from Thomson Reuters’ Calais and affordably scalable Cloud oomph from Amazon Web Services together in pow...
Continuing my series of conversations with Executives behind the companies shaping the Cloud, last week I spoke with Appistry co-founders Michael Groner and Bob Lozano. Show notes for this podcast are available on Talis‘ Nodalities blog. Appistry released new products this week,...