Technology

The “Open” Cloud is Coming

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The rhetoric from open source pundits about the ‘closed’ cloud has already started.  From Richard Stallman to others there has been nay-saying related to the cloud being ultimately closed and proprietary.  This is a fundamentally misguided understanding. Where ever you … Continue reading

Deep Dive on VMware vCloud by Orran Krieger

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Discovered, by happenstance, an interesting presentation by VMware’s Orran Krieger on vCloud.  Really great information in here about VMware’s perspective on cloud computing, their cloud trajectory, and the vCloud architecture.  This looks like a recent undiscovered gem for folks trying … Continue reading

Cloud Application Architectures

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George Reese‘s new book, Cloud Application Architectures, is finally out.  I’m probably biased, but I think it’s pretty good as a handbook for building web applications on Amazon’s EC2. I contributed an appendix that describes GoGrid and it’s differences to EC2.  There … Continue reading

Infrastructure in the Cloud Era

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Great deck from Ezra Zygmuntowicz of EngineYard and Adam Jacob of OpsCode giving a high level overview of how to manage infrastructure for clouds.  The mantra of “program your infrastructure” continues to gain momentum.  There isn’t going to be a … Continue reading

Virtual, Cloud, Datacenters?

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As a new market or technology emerges there is always a search for new, hopefully better, nomenclature to explain and differentiate.  Cloud computing infrastructure is as much a victim of this search as anyone else.  Some consider “cloud computing” to … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Is Green?

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Great time at the OpSource SaaS Summit 2009 today where I made the case that cloud computing is green by virtue of the efficiencies it drives.  I think you’ll find this an interesting presentation as some information on ServePath / … Continue reading

Scalable Web Site Resources

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In doing some research for a new GoGrid whitepaper I needed a list of references and resources for folks to get more information on building scalable web applications and infrastructure.  Reached out to my twitter network and got a lot … Continue reading

GoGrid Quietly Releases Larger Servers

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We quietly released 4 & 8GB servers today.  There will be a press release early next week.  Readers of my blog get this early tidbit.  ;) The release includes 4GB 64-bit servers with 3 CPU cores for Linux and Windows … Continue reading

EngineYard uses Chef, a Puppet Alternative

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Last week two pretty interesting things happened in cloud land. The first was the release by Opscode of Chef a new open source alternative to Puppet. Both are terrific tools for configuration management setting the bar progressively higher in an … Continue reading

Challenges for Cloud Storage

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I had a great time presenting on the challenges for cloud storage today at the SNIA Winter Symposium ’09 event. It was my first GoGrid-related presentation and it went very well. A very technical audience though, so there is actually … Continue reading