VMWare Announce Future Computing Vision: Its Cloudy !

This week VMWorld 2010 is being hosted in San Francisco. VMWare have presented their new vision for enterprise computing. To say it is cloud focused is an understatement. Their vision can be simply states as “Move everything to the cloud”. By this they mean not only applications and associated services but also desktop environments and […]
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Comparing PaaS and IaaS

One of the most common questions I am asked when consulting or teaching Learning Tree’s Cloud Computing course is “What is the difference between Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This is an excellent question that the cloud computing vendors do little to help clarify. Let’s consider IaaS first… As […]
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Avoiding Vendor Lock-in In the Cloud

One of the concerns organisations have of moving to the cloud is becoming locked in to a particular cloud vendor. It is refreshing to see a number of initiatives and projects that are looking to provide solutions that avoid vendor lock-in. One project recently announced is OpenStack. Aimed at creating an open source cloud operating […]
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Amazon EC2 High Performance Cloud Computing

I recently commented on the Amazon AWS rapid rate of innovation. On a similar theme comes todays announcement of Amazon Compute Cluster instances for Amazon EC2. These instances are specifically designed for High Performance Computing applications and network bound applications. During a recent teach of Learning Tree’s Cloud Computing course, when discussing architectures, topologies and […]
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Cloud Computing – The Confusion

Over the last few months I have been monitoring IT professionals understanding of what cloud computing actually is. As part of my daily consulting activities and also from attendees when presenting the Learning Tree cloud computing course the results are interesting. IT and business professionals have so many different views of what cloud computing actually […]
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