Traditionally, the first few weeks of any new year gives us so much optimism and hopefulness. 2012 is no different. In fact, this blog starts with our hopes for Cloud Computing for 2012 via a great BBC interview and the rest of the content follows the same pattern.
If how the first 2 weeks started is a gauge, then 2012 will likely be a good year.
Here are the top news in and around the web for the last two weeks. This blog starts with three (3) great interviews followed by two equally exciting announcements – all are foundations to another great cloud year.
- The Forum BBC presents The Next Generation: Hopes and Dreams | Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo was among four young movers and shakers in their respective fields who lent their perspective for what 2012 might hold for us. Winston’s unique perspective as a software entrepreneur from a developing country and who believes cloud computing can transform developing countries can be heard from this audio file.
- Innovation and Investment at Venture Summit Silicon Valley | Toward the end of 2012, Morphlabs presented at the Innovation and Investment forum to create a litmus test on whether the venture world has come to understand the evolution of cloud computing technology and a validation that hybrid cloud will be the theme of the coming year for the enterprise.
- The Power of Cloud Computing | Another video interview of what is in store for Cloud Computing with CloudExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Winston spoke on the two sets of users that benefit from the cloud – “users from the developed countries and users from the developing countries, the ‘Next Eleven’ emerging countries.
- Morphlabs Partners with Telx | True to its promise of providing a global platform for delivering the ideal hosted private cloud solution to the enterprise, together with Telx, Morphlabs’ Dynamic Resource Scaling (DRS) technology can now be leveraged to scale computes and storage on dedicated hardware on-demand — not only locally, but also remotely via a Carrier Ethernet exchange.
- OASIS Forms TOSCA Technical Committee to Advance Open Standard for Cloud Portability | Morphlabs and 16 other companies collaborate on formulating standards for deploying interoperable cloud applications. Having open standards around cloud will help achieve an IT environment with fewer boundaries, increase the speed of adoption and add a new level of flexibility. The beneficiaries of TOSCA will be consumers, developers and providers of cloud-based solutions. Read more about it here
With all these updates, cloud news is indeed looking up. We hope you agree with us. So, what are your hopes and dreams for Cloud computing for this year and beyond?
Are budget restrictions driving public sector Cloud Adoption? 44% said Yes, but that’s not the majority. Read through this Infographic as it shows how cloud adopters are not as convinced overwhelmingly that Public cloud is the way to go. Why not on-premise dynamic infrastructure via a private cloud with public cloud capabilities but with ZERO capex?
“According to recent Cisco research, global Internet traffic will grow nearly four-fold from 2010 – 2015. However, that increase in traffic won’t be dominated by one region. How much will each region contribute to the worldwide traffic expansion?”
Now that again brings the definition of the cloud a step or two back. Matrix Management is the Cloud? or just plainly the “crowd”? But this is a good depiction of how the once approval process was easier – now let the cloud decide on it. As it is, you won’t know and wouldn’t care where the decision came from, as long as it is decided upon, right?
- 6.9 Billion – Total World Population
- 2.0 Billion – Internet Users (29% Reach)
- 500 Million- Facebook Users (25% of total are friends to Zuck)
- 150 Million- Twitter Users (30% of FB users share what they’re having for lunch)
- 2.0 Billion – You Tube video views a day
- 7.9 Billion – Apps were downloaded in 2010
- 71% share – of downloaded Apps were from iTunes (free and paid, I guess)
- 5.0 Billion – Mobile Phone service subscribers
- 600 Million – Paid TV Subscribers
- 550 Million – Broadband Connection Subscribers
- 470 Million – Smartphone users, 15M iPad users, 8M Kinect XB0x 360 (in >a year)
- 16% of day – Spent online doing Social Networking
- 9.2% of day – Spent sending Instant messages – (work or otherwise)
- 6.6% of day – Spent sending email – (Again, work or otherwise)
- 6.2% of day – Spent multimedia (music, movies, TV)
- 38% of day – Total Time Spent in front of the PC, Phone or Tablet?????
- 1:24 ratio – Smartphone to Basic Mobile Phone ratio, in our home it is 3:1
- 1:212 ratio – Tablet to Basic Mobile Phone ratio, in our home 0:1
- 1:515 ratio – Laptop to Basic Mobile Phone ratio, in our home 5:1
- 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM – Smartphone and Tablets are king
- 1:00 PM – its the Computer – and 16% of us do Social Networking
and other important facts you will discover yourself…my 16% (3 hrs and 50 mins) is about to end, time to go send emails for the next 6% (1 hr 26 minutes) of my day. Bye!
Cloud vendors, don’t forget, SMEs are on the rise. All they need to know is how you may be able to help them through Cloud Computing.
Remember my tweet last week?
Here’s an infographic to show evidence.
If there is one, the only one to blame are the investors. I hope those who pitched a $ 100 per share to LinkedIn will have to look at current growth of the company and the value it provides. I’d rather look at Monster, Career Builder or Dice for value in terms of acquiring human talent, or Facebook for Social Networking. Combining them both – hmmmm….
More on this one here. : Is the New Dotcom Bubble Going to Burst? (the Independent)
Last week’s Cloud news provided additional announcements of companies teaming up to make cloud management easier. One that was most noticeable was Morphlabs’ partnership with Arista Networks, Broadband Tower Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., CoreSite Realty Corporation and Nexenta Systems to deliver an exciting product to the market, mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU).
If you want to catch up on some cloud goings-on, and to learn more about mCloud DCU, here is a collection of tweets from Morphlabs’ Twitter account last week. These tweets represent the most interesting and relevant information on cloud computing last week.
- “Does Zynga herald the future of Cloud Computing?” | Yoram Heller blogs on Morphlabs’ take on the recent article of Charles Babcock. If you have any perspective on how Zynga is consuming the cloud, send us your comments here.
- The Shift From Public Clouds to Virtual Private Clouds | A couple of weeks ago, Stefan Ried and Forrester Research published a new research report called “Sizing the Cloud” that formalizes a new market segment : Dynamic Infrastructure Services – one that Morphlabs has been driving towards since our founding, nearly 5 years ago. This blog talks more about Morphlabs’ own flavor of Dynamic Infrastructure Services – the mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU).
Cloud Computing Coverage
- Solution Providers Need Flexibility in the Cloud – Channel Tech Network | Cloud editor and top cloud industry analyst, Mike Vizard, recommends mCloud DCU to solution providers seeking a flexible, solid foundation for building a cloud computing platform.
- Cloud News: Morphlabs, Vyatta, Telx, Cisco, Xerox | Data Center Knowledge | Morphlabs announced it has engaged with Arista Networks, Broadband Tower Inc., Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS), CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) and Nexenta Systems to deliver its mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU).
Cloud Computing Headlines
- The Five Why’s of Cloud | John Willis (@ButchGalope) mentions in this great article that “The cloud is just one part of the equation. Clouds are useful tools, but not the magic bullet.” His suggestion is to always apply the Five Why’s to make sure you know where you are going.
- Like Open Source, Cloud Hides in Plain Sight | Open source caused many embarrassing conversations for CIOs: A CIO would say we have no open source software — then walk the halls and find it in use. This same scenario is playing out with cloud services, says CIO.com’s Bernard Golden.
Cloud Computing Resources
- How will cloud computing from Morphlabs impact your company or change your role? | Morphlabs helps business get to the cloud faster, more reliably and with more flexibility. Morphlabs’ flexibility makes mCloud an ideal solution for companies looking for either a private cloud or a public cloud solution.
- MSP Resource :: Table of Comparison for Vendors | This table compares the Morphlabs’ MSP solution to other cloud computing solutions.
Cloud Computing Industry Numbers
- Organizations utilizing cloud applications grow by 20 percent over last year | Post Interop Survey Results : Cloud Computing on the Rise: Sixty-one percent of respondents have cloud computing services running on their network in 2011.
We wrote about it and asked cloud vendors for help – the Small Business is the key to Cloud Computing adoption. What is your cloud vendor doing?
In the prior post, we showed how big the impact of data centers are to the global carbon emissions. In the same token, there are efficiency savings brought about by the server design and proper management. One of the biggest uses for data centers is of course – for Cloud Computing.
Here’s an infographic to show the massiveness of a data center (11.5x that of a football field), the impact on cost of traditional vis-a-vis cloud-based server. Enjoy!
One of the biggest weeks for Cloud Computing happened last week. Having attended the 2 previous Interop conferences in Vegas and New York, I have seen the magnitude and preparation of companies in these two events. With the backdrop of the lights of Vegas and the participation of almost all major Cloud Computing companies, Interop stands to be the mecca for everyone to be seen and for products to be announced, otherwise – you’d have missed the boat, or the vote.
If you want to catch up on some cloud goings-on, mostly coming from Interop, here is a collection of the most interesting and relevant information on cloud computing from Interop Las Vegas.
- Live from Interop: Killing Cloud Complexities (or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the cloud) | Aimon Bustardo, Sr. Director of Research and Development, and Yoram Heller took a break from holding court today at the Arista booth #1821 at Interop to demo the recently announced mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU).
- The Shift From Public Clouds to Virtual Private Clouds | Last week, Stefan Ried and Forrester Research published a new research report called “Sizing the Cloud” that estimates the global cloud computing market will grow to $241 billion in 2020 from $41 billion in 2010 – roughly 6x in 10 years.
Cloud Computing Coverage
- Virtual Private Cloud by using mCloud Data Center Unit From Morphlabs | Unbreakable Cloud | If you are building Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) there there is a good news. Morphlabs can be used to build your Virtual Private Cloud to get the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- Cloud News: Morphlabs, Vyatta, Telx, Cisco, Xerox | Data Center Knowledge | Morphlabs announced it has engaged with Arista Networks, Broadband Tower Inc., Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS), CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) and Nexenta Systems to deliver its mCloudData Center Unit (DCU).
Cloud Computing Headlines
- mCloud DCU: Lowest-cost-of-ownership plus open cloud architecture to fuel the revolution | (Morphlabs) Next generation industry leaders band together to deliver the most efficient and fault-tolerant cloud infrastructure
- Arista Networks: ‘Open Always Wins‘ | Data Center Knowledge | Last week, Morphlabs’ partner Arista Networks launched EOS Central, an open development platform for third-party developers to build extensions of Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS) and announced CloudVision
- The ‘is the private cloud a false cloud?’ debate is false | David Linthicum | The focus should be on which cloud formats can best serve businesses, not on whether private clouds count as ‘real’ clouds
Cloud Computing Resources
- Download Interop Las Vegas Workshop/Conference Presentations | Conference and Workshop Presentation for Research
- MSP Resource :: Table of Comparison for Vendors | This table compares the Morphlabs’ MSP solution to other cloud computing solutions.
Cloud Computing Industry Numbers
- Organizations utilizing cloud applications grow by 20 percent over last year | Cloud Computing on the Rise: Sixty-one percent of respondents have cloud computing services running on their network in 2011. Of these respondents, half have implemented some form of software-as-a-service (SaaS) like Salesforce.com or Google Apps. This was an increase of 10 percent when compared to SaaS adoption in 2010. Fifty percent have deployed private clouds.
Cloud Computing Events
- Interop Las Vegas on May 9 to 12 | Interop is the one of the premier IT conferences and provides a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of all the latest IT innovations—including cloud computing, virtualization and data center advances.
- Best of Interop Las Vegas Awards | Information Week | Recent headlines about service outages in the cloud just reinforce the need for products and services that not only enable the use of distributed resources, but protect and provide contingencies for cloud workload interruptions; whether they are internal or external to the enterprise. Most of the awardees this year reflect those qualities.
See you in New York, and in Vegas next year!
Watch this first, and let’s see if you have more questions…
Let me see if I got it right:
- It is Hardware-as-a-Service. Google will require a $28 (over heard that it is $20 if you are a student) per month “subscription” for a Chromebook
- Either you pay for the subscription or buy your own. Google announced Samsung Chromebooks at $429 and $499 price points.
- So there’s a question whether you want to acquire one or you subscribe
- Hardware or Software failure? You’re covered.
- What happens if the cloud goes down? But of course, that could never happen – Heh!
- Offline support – not so fast! Google did promise offline support for Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs by this summer. So til then, you can’t edit your spreadsheet or prezo til you get a connection
- I want one- is it available already? Not too fast, it will be launched by June 15
- Dang, I really need one. But Canada will not have it til a later date.
- For now, play Angry Birds all you like on your desktop or laptop – for free, only from Chrome
Apples to Oranges. No we are speaking of the Cloud market. With the many Cloud industry reports that have come out, the information on which Cloud Computing services included into the mix is important to allow for more accurate comparison and knowledge of which research is founded on real trends and accurate data.
In the most recent past, we have read the research made by Coda Research Consultancy which places the Cloud Computing Services Market at $500 Billion by 2020. As the report indicates, this corresponds to the total ecosystem of the Cloud Computing Services. Breaking down per cloud segment, the report is a good indicator of which segments will grow in the coming years.
Now a new market report is here. This Forrester report dated April 21, 2011, places the Cloud Market at $241 Billion by 2020, or half of the old forecast. We don’t have visibility what comprises this $241 Billion, unless we pay for the research.
ZDNet was good enough to share some topline data as well as the graph of the growing Public Cloud market (see below) from the Forrester Report.
Hopefully the industry beset by a lot of
flak news lately will consistently show growth til 9 years from now.
Til the next Cloud Computing Market research report then.
Round Up of Links of Articles, Videos and Photos related to Open Compute Project:
- Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project | Facebook Blog
- Facebook’s Open Compute Project: See What Powers The Social Network (Photos) | Huffington Post
- Facebook Launches Open Compute Project [RECAP] | Mashable
- Facebook’s Latest Bold Move Indicates Green Data Centers Now a Must-Have | GigaOm
- OpenStack Welcomes Facebook Open Compute Project | OpenStack
- Why Facebook open-sourced its datacenters | ArsTechnica
- Facebook’s Open Compute Project shares plans for energy-efficient data center | Engadget
- Facebook extends hand to rivals with technical initiative | CNN Tech
- Facebook’s Open Compute Project Means Infrastructure is Now a Commodity | RWW
Hacking Conventional Computing Infrastructure
We started a project at Facebook a little over a year ago with a pretty big goal: to build one of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest possible cost.
We decided to honor our hacker roots and challenge convention by custom designing and building our software, servers and data centers from the ground up.
The result is a data center full of vanity free servers which is 38% more efficient and 24% less expensive to build and run than other state-of-the-art data centers1.
But we didn’t want to keep it all for ourselves. Instead, we decided to collaborate with the entire industry and create the Open Compute Project, to share these technologies as they evolve.
Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or some others call, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are the same, except perhaps on the last letter of its acronym.
They say that in terms of volume, the SM market is from 95-99% of the total companies in whatever industry. But why are they being left out when it comes to cloud implementation?
There are now cloud vendors who are encouraging them to get on board and play the Cloud Computing game. There is Morphlabs, who has launched mCloud OnDemand, which works with Amazon EC2, and is free to use for 7,200 VM hours per month with no additional hardware to purchase, no software to install and no platform lock-in. One just takes care of the Amazon EC2 charges.
Of course there is Amazon with its Cloud Formation, “who use the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud to configure and manage resources as a single system by creating a template that describes the applications and resources that make up their system or architecture”, this definition according to David Linthicum’s article.
To give better perspective to this development in the much-written Cloud Computing software-platform-infra business, here are important links and resources one can review:
- As SMEs prefer public cloud, vendors still have a lot of room to improve on | YGLWinston
- 74% Of SMBs To Increase Cloud Software Spend | InformationWeek
- Innovation as driving force! SMEs drawn to cloud computing by its capacity for innovation – not just cost efficiencies
- SMEs are drawn to cloud computing by its capacity for innovation – not just the cost efficiencies
- SMEs Encouraged to Embrace Cloud Computing
- How Embracing The Cloud Can Help The Sun Shine On SMEs
- Top 3 Tech Trends for SMEs: To see growth and a return to familiarity they are: Mobile apps, #cloudcomputing & channels
- What are the benefits of cloud computing for SME?- from Steve Garnett in Computing.co.uk
- From ZDNet: The “cloud”, as a technology entity, can easily lose the confidence of the SMB market
- Cloud Computing For The SMB | Top Tips For Decision-Making & Deployment
- SaaS: Cloud computing’s trump card for SMBs
- SMBs and Cloud Computing: Always Close, Getting Closer
- 38% of SMBs with 20 or fewer emps plan to implement cloud in nxt 6 mos| Small Biz Outsourcing to Cloud Gains Momentum
So the next time we read an article about SME or SMB and Cloud Computing, hopefully it will be about high volume and increasing numbers in market penetration resulting to critical mass adoption of Cloud Computing.
The time to start is now.
The market to start with are SMEs, or SMBs.
Thousands of Filipino teachers have migrated out of their university positions to venture into jobs abroad, but there is a successful Filipino in the global IT industry, CEO of Morphlabs, an enabler to bring companies to the cloud, who dreams of coming back to his roots to become one like them – a teacher.
Not bashful about his dreams, in fact he makes it a point to mention this, maybe to elicit a reaction, not of awe or inspiration but to see the reaction to an advocacy that is relegated secondary by some. In many conversations Winston Damarillo must have mentioned this. He must have also intimated this from his many sorties around the country, reaching Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao through DevCon. You might have heard about his favorite person from University who he looked up to so much that he named the Marlon Bacani professorial chairs for three well-deserving professors from the State University after a mentor. Most recently, in an interview with Cloud Computing Journal prior to flying to Davos for the World Economic Forum, he mentioned that Education (is a) – Priority in Developing World. This means, it will form a big part of his programs as member of the prestigious forum.
This is not a bio of a friend that countless in the industry have regarded as a serial technopreneur. Winston is more than that. He is a mentor to anyone needing advice, a big brother to co-employees who want to also put up their own businesses. He is a leader, in fact a Young Global Leader, pushing for education among his priorities.
Talk about priorities, I just learned that he will be at the Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE) at 1 PM today, to address the many IT educators from all across the Philippines and surely, to inspire them to lead the charge, to be the beacon to students who want to take up IT and to help uplift the quality of education and research in the country to global standards.
Then I realized, Antipolo was a good 1-hour drive from the office in Ortigas, even more. This means he will spend half a day or even more in the event. But I think he is used to the travel. But more than that, he is used to being with educators and helping their cause. Remember, education is his priority.
It’s also his gift to others – on his own birthday.
Today, we were inundated by the news that “New York City has hired IBM to consolidate the technology departments for more than 50 city agencies by using “cloud computing,” the company said in a statement on Sunday.” [Reuters]. What does this mean? Some of us are all excited to know the details.
On an aside, but may well be related (or not). Does the latest news carry semblance to what we heard on the Federal Government’s style of data center consolidation? Here’s a graphic video between Knowey and Slowey, protagonists who simplify some Cloud Computing concepts. This time, they discuss some Federal Government initiatives.
Debt Consolidation as an Allegory to DataCenter Consolidation. Nice.
Here’s another one:
Knowy and Slowey look at the GSAs blanket purchase agreement for cloud computing
Here’s an infographic courtesy of Oh My Gov!:
From an article from Computing: BT CIO Clive Selley anticipated an intense debate with customers, politicians and legislators. “I expect the majority of the focus to be on data security and privacy, and the idea of companies having the ‘right to be forgotten’,” he said. “There is always a worry when you put your data in the cloud and, if at a later date you decide to withdraw it, will your data be erased. People want to put their data in the cloud, and while you want it there you also want it to be secure, and you want to know where and how it is being stored,” he added.
I’m sure a lot of people, including myself, are interested to know how the discussion went. [UPDATE : Some links found below provide Speech made this morning by Neelie Kroes, EU Vice President]
Judging from what the WEF know about Cloud Computing based on the video below, it should be a good discussion of Pros and Cons:
This was a presentation uploaded by the WEF in December 2010, just a month prior to this week’s World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.
More articles this week on Cloud Computing at Davos:
- Morphlabs’ Winston Damarillo on Eve of Davos: Education Priority in Developing World | by Roger Strukhoff | Part 2 of 2 : January 26, 2011
- Cloud Computing impacts all aspects of the IT infrastructure | Why Cloud Computing is Cooler | Part 1 of 2 : January 25, 2011
- World Economic Forum: Global CEOs debate the future of Cloud computing
- Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Towards a European Cloud Computing Strategy
According to a most recent study entitled, “Cloud Computing as an Engine of Growth: Top U.S. Cities, a survey that includes information from 2,000 IT decision-makers in 10 U.S. cities, the top 10 cloud-friendly cities for enterprise-size companies are:
2. New York City
4. San Francisco
6. Washington, D.C.
8. Los Angeles/Orange County, Calif.
The top 10 cloud-friendly cities for small and medium businesses are:
1. Washington, D.C.
2. San Francisco
4. Los Angeles/Orange County, Calif.
10. New York City
How they were ranked,
The survey measured four major areas:
- use of cloud computing-based services within two segments — small and medium businesses (1-249 employees), and enterprise-size companies (250-plus employees) — across multiple industries and markets;
- perceived value of cloud-based computing in terms of business value, innovation and importance to critical business functions;
- the benefits likeliest to lead to adoption of cloud services, such as saving money and creating new lines of business; and
- which cities were furthest along — had the greatest concentration of companies — in adoption of cloud computing.
Here is the infographic of the results of the survey: (click pic to view larger image):
Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2011 · 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location:3601 Aviation Blvd, Suite 1000, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. As an informal, member-supported gathering, we rely entirely on volunteers to help with meeting content, speakers, meeting locations, equipment and membership recruitment. We also have corporate sponsors that provide financial assistance with venues, food, drink, software, services and other valuable donations
5:30pm Registration & Networking
6:15pm Lightning Talks
Free parking, easy access to freeways (405 and Rosecrans – Manhattan Beach).
When you have the term ‘open’ included in your cloud name does that merit being called an “Open-Source-in-Cloud-Computing” advocate? Well, for now let’s say that it works. Two of the most major community-based consortiums, one with a technology, the other a statement for maintaining openness have been campaigning for openness in cloud computing.
First, is OpenStack. OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system.
In the next entry, we will feature the Open Cloud Manifesto (opencloudmanifesto.org), which is a statement of the principles for maintaining openness in cloud computing.
So for this purpose, here’s what OpenStack is in slideform:
Now you know that OpenStack is not really rocket science, even if people behind it are from NASA. In reality, they are making end users consume Cloud Computing easier – and now, more open.
Here are some of those who are now part of OpenStack: The OpenStack Community. Next entry, what is the Cloud Computing Manifesto?
Accenture came up with a compelling and cute video that defines Cloud Computing from the minds of a 10-year old, or a 5th grader. Something like the show.
Coached or not, their definitions are even better than most of us can imagine. The future is secure with these kids. I just love it! From ReadWriteWeb.
Remember Morphlabs’ video from this post?
Here’s the latest vid on getting your messaging understood using animation – aptly titled, “Cloud Epiphany – Can You Draw your Cloud?” (pun intended)
I just love infographics, and staring at them, waiting for the numbers to come alive. In this case, for the clouds to move.
Great survey. Interesting results on the Cloud Computing State of the Union, done Q2.
Highlights from the survey include:
- 40.7% indicated that they preferred to deploy servers virtually, 29.3% indicated they used virtualization whenever possible
- The leading virtualization technology used by respondents was VMware that was in use by 79.3% of survey respondents who were using virtualization
- 43.3% of participants indicated flexibility as the reason for using virtualization while 33.3% indicated hardware savings as a reason for using the technology
- The number one stated goal with regards to virtual infrastructure was Cost Savings (64.7%) followed by Deployment Control specifically controlling virtual sprawl
- Security was the number one concern for cloud computing followed by management and monitoring
This is very relevant today as Private Clouds remain to be a hot topic with 2 major product releases within hours of each other.
Morphlabs mCloud Controller for the Enterprise is a comprehensive cloud computing platform, delivered as an appliance, which converts commodity hardware into a cloud environment. Now incorporating ECA, mCloud Controller 2.5 provides enterprises with immediate access to the building blocks and binding components of a fault tolerant, elastic and highly automated platform. It runs highly reliable applications and services while addressing the industry-wide need for a definitive cloud architecture for the enterprise. To support the leading platforms, mCloud Controller will have built-in ECA compliant support for Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is the world’s first and only integrated middleware machine—a combined hardware and software offering designed to revolutionize data center consolidation. Enterprises can bring together tens, hundreds, or even thousands of disparate, mission-critical, performance-sensitive workloads on Oracle Exalogic with maximum reliability, availability, and security.
At the same time that Oracle announced its “cloud in a box”, its on-and-off partner, HP also announced a private cloud solution based on the HP Converged Infrastructure and customized for Oracle applications. The solution is likely to go head-to-head with Oracle’s newly announced Exalogic Cloud in a Box.
For the 71% of the Filipino companies who plan to jump into cloud computing in the next 12 months, consider business agility over cost efficiencies. Of course it helps to know that most solutions including that of HP is priced at $ 700,000 a pop.
Familiar with Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” ?
Weird Al Yankovic – step aside for Loose Bruce Kerr and his acoustic masterpiece – “It’s Cloud Computing”. Perfect on a Friday before a long weekend, and the happiest season for all – at least for parents whose kids are back to school next week!
Vote for Winston Damarillo to be part of SXSW Interactive: Vote by clicking this
This blog is so new that it will take so much to even be called a Cloud Computing blog.
But we are all learning. Besides, 5 years ago no one could claim stake that they were writing pure Cloud stories or analyzing the Cloud computing industry. These guys are institutions and like sports personalities, we look up to them and cheer every post that they proffer. They are the Top 50 Cloud bloggers of today.
The video mentions some of them and more. Enjoy the weekend watching clouds and stars.
For the visual person, videos become more compelling to making “hard-to-comprehend” concept/s and business values of Cloud Computing easier to grasp. The use of animation in videos have proven successful with a lot of popular videos being developed to help bridge the gap between confusion and comprehension. Lately there is also use of illustrations (infographics) and that has helped ease a lot in helping consumers understand and accept the importance of Cloud computing.
Here’s a good example on “Understanding Cloud Computing Architecture and Simplifying its Implementation in Your Enterprise.”