With more and more organizations starting to dip their toes into the Cloud pool, there is still a lot of discussion around platform. For organizations who are looking to outsource their cloud environment, it seems like more and more (for now anyway) are favoring the big guys like AWS, Microsoft and VMware. On the other hand, folks who are looking at building their own clouds, and to some extent those who are looking to leverage a hosted cloud, OpenStack is becoming another interesting platform to look at. Recently, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger comented that OpenStack isn’t the right choice for enterprises. So, is he right? Continue reading
The only thing better than a cow is a human! Unless you need milk. Then you really need a cow.
Yesterday I came across some great news via Twitter which will have the OpenStack followers happy. Coincidentally, it ties in beautifully with yesterday’s discussion on types of cloud architectures, and ofcourse being Technology Tuesday the vendor love this week falls to the new partnership between VMware and Piston. Between the two of them, there is some exciting news on the open source cloud front. Continue reading
Yeah, well. The Dude abides
Recently the debate between opensource clouds like OpenStack and traditional clouds like Amazon or VMware has been heating up. Mostly due to more organizations starting to dip their toes into the cloud pool, but also as a response to the perceived flexibility that the opensource model is said to provide. But is open source a viable option for organizations, or does it make sense to go with an established cloud platform? Continue reading
Don’t pay anybody in advance. And don’t ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine, they fall right out of the sky.
As some of you might have read, NASA has been busy working on their own cloud project, and it’s pretty interesting to see their choices on infrastructure. Why? Simply put, they are building a brand new Web architecture that uses cloud computing, open source tools and social media. This is for not just their internal systems, but for public facing ones. This movement is part of the Open Government effort, but is it a good choice for other organizations and governments? Continue reading
What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
When it comes to writing applications based on APIs, such as AWS or VMware, there is a lot of confusion around whether there is more benefit to build them directly with the API or develop them separately. There is supporting arguments from both sides, so what should organizations looking at cloud know before creating applications? Continue reading
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
I had an interesting discussion yesterday about cloud and platforms and what the market is seeing, and I started thinking back to the OpenStack movement and the whole idea about open source clouds. The question is is open source cloud something to consider when transitioning your business to a cloud or virtualized model? Continue reading