Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finnaly the real conversation about Cloud Computing begans.

"As we expand more into the cloud, we have told our providers that we want to use our tools and best practices, and we plan to extend them into your environment. For us this simplifies management significantly, and allows us to apply policies and standards across our entire infrastructure, no matter who is hosting it."   Article Link

This is a great point being made in Pete Privateer article and I recommend that you read the rest of it.   However for the point of this point this merging of internal practices with that of your cloud service provider because the real issue for many in making this transition and we are going to need to have many, many more blogs, videos and even conference or two  about it. .

US Govt expanding cloud coverage

 "The Government of the United States has been operating several of its many functions through the cloud for the past couple years and, according to several sources close to the federal administration, is looking to expand its coverage by the cloud.

According to experts involved in the running of some government functions in the US, increased implementation of cloud computing across the board could help the government to reduce the amount of duplicated work and functions across the administration. Also, a system-wide subscription would likely cost far less than separate deployment in each department."
Article Link

This is yet another signal about the power of this coming revolution....... of the Cloud.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How big is the Cloud? It can cause waves!

According to Gardner June 22, 2010 Press Release........Gartner Says Worldwide Cloud Services Market to Surpass $68 Billion in 2010
"We are seeing an acceleration of adoption of cloud computing and cloud services among enterprises and an explosion of supply-side activity as technology providers maneuver to exploit the growing commercial opportunity," said Ben Pring, research vice president at Gartner. "The scale of application deployments is growing; multi-thousand-seat deals are increasingly common. IT managers are thinking strategically about cloud service deployments; more-progressive enterprises are thinking through what their IT operations will look like in a world of increasing cloud service leverage. This was highly unusual a year ago."

Link to Gardner

That number is big enough to impress us.  If your not planning some cloud presence then you might want to ask why so many other companies and governments are moving their whole computing operations on to it.

According to Forbes "Today the two biggest trends in the technology industry--the cloud and mobility--are converging. The platform they are combining to create will infuse more intelligence into the world around us and lower the barriers to entry into the global economy. More people will have more access to more information than ever before."

Did you get the part about cloud and mobility converging.   

We can remember a few years back when our PC centric friends couldn't understand why the kids were not getting laptops and seemed to be using there phones for GASP, surfin the Intertubes. Hopefully you are aware of how important mobile is now to the whole world of commerce.   To that we're seeing two biggest trends our times turn and then together form a third wave that this convergence will commence is something that most of us cannot yet fathom.

In surfin, we say Outside Wave.    Well   OUTSIDE, OUTSIDE OUTSIDE