I really don't want to get into the topic too deeply, but it is the cause for me not making any blog posts most of this past week! I have been too busy reading other blogs and thoughts & videos on clouds!
Here is what I do believe on the topic:
- Cloud Computing is still around 60+ percent marketing hype.
- I believe about 60+ percent of the article Chuck Goolsbee wrote on clouds.
- I think 2008 over-hyped the cloud, but 2009 and the economy have a chance to filter out the fluff and leave the companies and technologies that truly have a chance to make a difference.
- I believe the post from Irving Wladawsky-Berger is (still) a very good definition/discussion of cloud computing.
- I think the security aspect of virtualization and cloud computing needs some serious attention (i.e.: well.... i.e. most everything Christofer Hoff points out)
Anyway .... I really don't want to offer anymore commentary; because what I have been so busy reading the past few days is pretty interesting to follow. Here is the path I took:
- GoGrid Blog -- CloudCenters
- Michael Sheehan's response to the Chuck Goolsbee article on SearchDataCenter.com
- Silicon Alley Insider: once again proving that 'Cloud' and 'Internet' are synonymous.
- The Wikipedia page for Cloud Computing: proving that it is an amazingly broad concept.
- Thinking out Cloud: commentary from Geva Perry on appropriate use and analysis of CapEx and OpEx in infrastructure comparisons. I really liked this one.
- James Urqhart -- further commentary on Amazon AWS, GoGrid and IaaS.