Yesterday, VMware previewed the first concrete evidence that they are moving forward on the OpenPaaS initiative, the VMware Cloud OS, and VMforce at the 2010 Ruby Conference in New Orleans. At the conference Derek Collison demonstrated an early preview of the VMware Cloud OS via. a command line interface that he and Ezra Zygmuntowicz created. […]
Where most Enterprise IT Architectures are today
Most Enterprises are architecturally in a rigid and fragile state. This has been caused by years of legacy practices in support of poor code, design patterns, underpowered hardware (which focused on increasing MHz not parallelism/multi-cores). What follows is a brief review of what has led us here and is needed background for the follow-on post […]
CAP Theorem and Clouds
A background on CAP Theorem: CAP Theorem is firmly anchored in the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) movement and is showing promise as a way of classifying different types of Cloud Solution Architectures. What follows is an explanation about CAP Theorem, how it works, and why it is so relevant to anyone looking at Clouds (Public, […]
The Real Path to Clouds
I’ve been spending a great deal of time as of late researching the background and roots of Cloud Computing in an effort to fully understand it. The goal behind this was to understand what Cloud computing is at all levels, and is quite a tall order. I think I have it figured out and am […]
Is it me or is it EngineYard ? Updated – (The Answer is BOTH)
UPDATED: So after doing some additional reading at the suggestion of @drnic, I read what @tmornini said about the changes occurring. What is the stated view of events? EngineYard is growing up. I can believe this as a plausible explanation, I state this because I have personally gone through this type of change at several of the startups […]
Public Cloud Hourly Cost Comparison
After receiving feedback from several readers and the desire to see the results, I have updated and reformatted my previous Cloud Cost Comparison. I have included comparisons between Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud Servers, and Joyent SmartMachines in this spreadsheet. This spreadsheet includes normalized data across CPU, Memory, Disk Storage, Disk Throughput, and […]
Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon EC2 – Instance Comparison
I decided to do this based on today’s PDC 2010 announcement of the Microsoft Extra Small Instance. I wanted to compare and contrast Amazon’s EC2 Instances with Microsoft Azure’s Instances. I came across what I believe to be an error on Microsoft’s website (both Medium and Large Instances currently show as $0.48/CPU hour. Below […]
Great Rails Rumble Projects
I decided to look at the Rails Rumble projects today and have found several that look very promising. Some could be applied to the cloud and some just solve some interesting problems. Below are some of my top picks: Top Pick: GitWrite – A Blogging Platform backed using Git, Rails, and Twitter! Monitoring: StillAlive– Focuses […]
More on VMware’s Ruby Plans
Update: I got a response on twitter from Ezra Zygmuntowicz see below. Original Post Begins Here: Following yesterday’s post looking into Ruby’s creator Yukihiro Matsumoto’s visit to VMware’s Headquarters, I have gotten new information. VMware has hired former EngineYard Co-Founder & Software Architect and Ruby Developer Ezra Zygmuntowicz to work on Ruby for VMware (Some […]
VMware looking to Ruby?
I have been following many different trends in Cloud as of late, including: Virtualization (VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, RedHat KVM, and Microsoft Hyper-V) Programming & Scripting Languages (Ruby, Java, Groovy, Powershell, Scala, Erlang, Akka, Clojure) to name a few DevOps Cloud Services (They are too numerous to mention in this post, but I will create […]
Differing Cloud Viewpoints lead to a State of Cloud Confusion
There are many viewpoints of the Cloud, which is why I believe there is so much confusion in the idea of what a Cloud is and how a Cloud is used. I have seen discussions take place over what is Cloud hardware, software, operations, services, the PaaS, IaaS, SaaS debate, and others. This has led […]
Back to Posting
Being woefully behind on my blog posts, I finally intend to catch up on things. Since joining Dell a few months ago I have been drinking from a torrent of information about Cloud and thinking about how it will effect the way Data Centers operate over the next 2 to 10 years. I will cover […]
Landing at Dell
A lot has occurred since my last blog post. I am continuing the development of my technology and working in the Cloud, however I have chosen to do this with a great team at Dell. I was approached a while back about this opportunity and as I dug deeper and saw the potential I began […]
VMware Fusion Cloud Foundry ?
As I have been working on getting a prototype together of a new technology I’ve been working on, I’ve been using VMware Fusion 3.1 . Yesterday, I finally worked out the last issue with what I cut as Prototype-1 . I backed up all of my code and of course my VM . Today, I […]
Where Am I?
As all things change and new opportunities arise. I have left Hyper9 and am now pursing consulting opportunities until I’m able to get my new startup off the ground (yes, I have something in mind). I could spend a lot of time explaining why I left, but I think this is better said by someone […]
VMforce is Java / SpringSource Apps running on vSphere in Force.com Datacenters (PaaS)
VMforce’s overall strategy and a brief comparison to Microsoft Azure…
RabbitMQ is acquired by VMware / SpringSource
Why is this important to the Cloud? The RabbitMQ acquisition could be a component in a wider strategy by VMware to compete with Amazon. Amazon having recently announced (last week) their Amazon Simple Notification Service – SNS to compliment their Amazon Simple Queue Service – SQS service, showing their interest in backend messaging platforms. As […]
VMforce – VMware and Salesforce.com to partner?
The Cloud twitter/blogosphere is set ablaze once again with the news of VMforce , a partnership between VMware and Salesforce.com. Speculation has already begun with several sites picking up on the news / rumors. I will update this post with relevant links as they appear. VMware and Salesforce to announce partnership, VMs hosting rumored ZDNET […]
Web Applications killing Google Search?
Yesterday I read a post titled “How Apple Killed The Future Of Search” , in summary the post speak of how Apple’s iPhone/Touch/iPod/iPad groups of specific applications that link to web site applications are eliminating portions of Google’s traffic and that this trend will continue. Think of if you use an application for Facebook or […]