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The Intercloud is a global cloud of clouds

Few of us will dispute that: The Internet is a global network of networks So it logically follows that: The Intercloud is a global cloud of clouds It’s amazing to think that the Internet kept us busy for two decades or so just by delivering the ability to pass messsages between any two (or more) […]

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Introducing the Cloud Computing Stack (2009 Edition)

Those of you watching the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) mailing list over the weekend may have spotted the Resource Types: Compute / Network / Storage thread which the cloud computing stack was discussed. Although a little off topic it was useful for framing the first use case for OCCI (Cloud Infrastructure Serivces aka IaaS) […]

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Cloud Computing Types: Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud

It’s no secret that I don’t very much like this whole private cloud or internal cloud concept (see here and here), on the basis that while advanced virtualisation technologies are valuable to businesses they are a severe short sell of what cloud computing is ultimately capable of. The electricity grid took over from the on-site […]

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The Cloud and Cloud Computing consensus definition?

“Cloud Computing is the realisation of Internet (‘Cloud’) based development and use of computer technology (‘Computing’) delivered by an ecosystem of providers.” It’s amazing that such a simple concept has caused so much confusion, but having spent the last few days reviewing the recent discussions it seems many are falling into the trap of trying […]