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AWS Outage: let’s learn a lesson to improve all cloud industry!

It’s the second day of (partial) outage of AWS, see; was it so bad? if you look at the Service Health Dashboard it seems a little red in a green pasture! Well, for some perceived-mission-critical-services it has been a problem; … Continue reading

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud … Continue reading

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Ozzie has accomplished what he came to accomplish, right?

So Mr. Ozzie is leaving Microsoft. SteveB gives the news, and says that he “plans to step down from his position as chief software architect. He will focus on Microsoft’s investments in the field of entertainment during a transition period, … Continue reading

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Amazon Web Services: we had lots of excess capacity..

Real fun to read this interview to Werner Vogels – he puts in perspective that technology is not only central to tech companies, but can represent the success factor for other industries (retail for Amazon). Oh yeah. And that… their … Continue reading

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Identity management is a top enabler to the cloud

Yes, the news of VMWare new acquisition is interesting; but more than that it really shows how identity management is one of the most important technologies that enable a cloud computing model; this is even more important if in a … Continue reading

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Do we need cloud API standards? No, not yet

Good question, and good debate, see here. My belief is that the top priority for a while will be to have APIs hat may work across cloud and on-premise, allowing corporations to join the cloud in a step by step … Continue reading

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CLOUDWARE WARS

Tim O’Brien raises the level of the confrontation vs. Amazon in his interview with NetworkWorld’s Jon Brodkin. The discussion he makes between infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service – PaaS is interesting and describes the scope of how Microsoft now positions its offering, … Continue reading

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SAP & AWS–partnership!

The new agreement between SAP and Amazon is super-interesting: all SAP apps are already running in the cloud! it is a very interesting alliance between two strategic SW vendors that did not have the full stack to encompass the cloud, … Continue reading

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how do they measure this?

Infoworld: “Google App Engine gains developer interest in battle with EC2, Azure”. It is an article that allows to better describe Google new offering, but I do not see any facts that support the statement in the title…

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“now the cloud is making infrastructure a commodity”

“….aligning to make both hardware and software far less interesting to developers and CIOs.” (Dave Rosenberg) Again, very interesting discussions on the cloud this week. Where I think they become very important is how the cloud option influences IT investment … Continue reading

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