Wednesday Mar 18, 2009

In the Clouds at Community One

At today's CommunityOne conference held today in New York City, Sun announced the Sun Open Cloud Platform, a cloud computing infrastructure, powered by Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and Open Storage.



"Sun's approach to cloud computing blends our expertise in developing open source software and communities with unique design innovation. Sun's Open Cloud platform is the first step in delivering on our vision of a world that has many clouds that are both open and interoperable," said Dave Douglas, Senior Vice President, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems. "Our cloud architecture empowers developers with the expanded interoperability and freedom of choice they need to easily take advantage of the agility, efficiency and cost benefits of cloud computing."

We Sun employees have been invited to try our the Storage as as Service offering.  I'll check it out soon and report on this blog.

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Thursday Feb 26, 2009

Cloud Computing ... in 140 Characters or Less

There has been a light-hearted little project on Twitter this morning challenging people to provide a "non-geek definition of Cloud Computing in 140 characters less."  Launched by Chris Horak, SAP Platform Marketing Head in Germany, responses are compiled on Chris' blog.

My first attempt was "Cloud computing provides application, database, platform, storage, and computing services in a virtualized utility to enable agile business."

Chris thought that might be a bit too geeky, so I suggested, "Using computing services on demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis, like I buy electricity from my power utility."

So, what do you think?  Send your 140 words (or less) to Chris (@choirshark).  Enjoy!

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