Michael Sheehan's "GoGrid" Blog
There seems to be a lot of debate around different types of Computing Terms
being used to describe server and hosting solutions. In fact, in the past,
the blogosphere seemed to throw around terms like Grid, Cloud, Utility,
Distributed and Cluster computing almost interchangeably. But, as of this
revision, one term is rising to the top: Cloud Computing. (See recent trend
The definitions vary from source to source, author to author. While I cannot
(and will not) attempt to articulate the end-all definition, I can write
about how I view these terms and how they apply to the products that we
offer, namely GoGrid. But before I dive into MY interpretation, providing
what others view on these subjects may shed some light on our framework.
Terms as defined by Wikipedia
Many people view Wikipedia as an authoritative source of i... (more)
Michael Sheehan's GoGrid Blog
The Cloud just got another potential injection of PR from Apple as well with
their announcement of MobileMe. Apple has brought a new technology term, the
'Cloud' - previously reserved for developers, IT managers and the like - to
the main-stream public. We all know that the term 'Cloud Computing' is
relatively new to the Technology buzz. But just how new is it?
I spent some time analyzing search trends of different computing keywords to
try to put everything in perspective. Google trends is a nice too that gives
insight into broad search patterns.
I had the pleasure of not only attending the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa
Clara, CA this week, staffing the booth and generally enjoying talking to a
wide range of developers, technologists, vendors, partners and others, but I
also was able to do a couple of interviews with Peter Silva, Technical
Marketing Manager of f5 Networks. If you don’t already know, free f5 load
balancing has been built in to GoGrid since its launch in March 2008.
Below are pair of interviews that appear here as well as on the f5 DevCentral
site. We hope you enjoy them!
First is the one with Peter as “int... (more)
GoGrid Session at Cloud Expo
A few months ago, we introduced MyGSIs (personal server images) which allow
users to create custom personal GSI (GoGrid Server Images) with all of their
code, applications and data.
These personal server images are then compressed and stored in GoGrid’s
Cloud Storage for use later instantiating copies of those MyGSIs within a
user’s GoGrid cloud.
Building upon that framework, backend structure and concept, we have released
Partner GSIs and the GoGrid Exchange.
A Partner GSI appears in the same list of servers or sandboxes available for
Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo
Cloud Computing Expo - I guess that I’m a bit late in the game here to
throw my predictions into the clouds but late is better than never, right? It
has been an exciting year for us here at GoGrid. We had many stellar and
innovative announcements which you can read about here. Before I quickly go
into some of my thoughts for 2010, it makes sense to see how well I did for
2009. My original predictions were here and were as follows (coupled with a
Cloud Reduce the Effect of the Recession – Businesses definitely did not
spend as much l... (more)