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Cloud

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

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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Cloud Computing Economics 101

I have finally got around to adding some of my cloud computing economics research in Wikipedia’s cloud computing article. I tried to maintain a neutral point of view but there’s not really a bad thing to say about cloud computing when it comes to economics. I also realised we hadn’t yet talked about cloud computing […]

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Internet Standards

Native Web Applications (NWA) vs Rich Internet Applications (RIA)

A rewrite of the Rich Internet Application (RIA) article (snapshot) is my latest contribution to Wikipedia following last year’s full rewrite of the Cloud Computing article (which is now finally fairly stable and one of the main authorative sources on the topic; according to the article statistics I’ve just done my 500th edit, or one […]

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Cloud

Taxonomy: The 6 layer Cloud Computing Stack

Finally things have settled down enough that we can start making some sensible statements about the taxonomy of cloud computing. The Wikipedia cloud computing article(s) in particular are now fairly stable (after countless hours of work over the recent months) and the main one has climbed its way to the top of Google’s search results […]

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Cloud

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 […]