Cloud Computing is one of the many things enterprise CIOs, CTOs and other
engineers will master in delivering capability. I believe in the power of
new Cloud Computing technologies and concepts and think we should all
continue our focus there.
I have said, and still say, the same thing about design approaches like
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The constructs, methods and models of
SOA are good practices that result in good designs for enterprises. It is
smart to separate data from application logic and smart to enable agility and
mashups the way good SOA design does.
But a key problem with SOA was the hype associated with it. Everyone started
using the term the way they wanted to. And every IT vendor came out with
their definition of SOA. And every system integrator tried to sell us
buckets of their SOA. And every trade journal ran SOA articles. And too... (more)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information
Technology Laboratory is working on a definition of cloud computing (version
14 of their working draft is on their site and is looking great). Like
other NIST efforts they have taken a collaborative/collegial approach in
building this definition. You can find the full definition at the NIST
Computer Security Resource Center. The also provide a briefing titled
“Effectively and Securely Using the Cloud Computing Paradigm” (by Peter
Mell and Tim Grance of NIST, dated 6/26/2009). That presentation gives a
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010)
being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time
to give my earlier list a complete overhaul.
Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the
I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this
year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and
continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe ... (more)
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over
the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud
Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with
11th Virtualization Conference & Expo.
Listen to Cloud Expo being promoted yesterday in New York City on CBS
Radio/1010Wins [WikiUpload - MP3 file]
Here is an early sneak-peek at some of the many and varied themes and topics
due to be discussed in the breakout technical sessions scheduled in the
course of the jam-packed four days. (Editorial Note: this i... (more)
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on
Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too
long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account
(http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as
before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to
rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence.
Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds"
Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words"
Ian Bergin | "Clou... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Sant... (more)