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.
This insightful post by Thorsten von Eicken recently got me thinking. The
term “Cloud Computing” is much too vague. People want and need
“slots” or “segments” where they can group things. This is how the
mind operates through categorization and ordering. So, to possibly help with
this, I would like to propose a “Cloud Pyramid” to help differentiate the
various Cloud offerings out there.
There are other ways to display this hierarchy, however I elected to show it
as a pyramid. For example, if one were to weight the graphic by the number of
providers within each segment, the pyra... (more)
Michael Sheehan's Blog
Adopting Cloud Computing as a primary technology strategy will be one of the
main catalysts for technology-savvy business to not only stay in business,
but also be successful in the long run. If the Global Recession truly hits as
it seems that it will, items that directly and positively impact the bottom
line of companies will naturally rise to the top.
This week, Gartner, Inc released their list of the top 10 Strategic
Technologies for 2009. This information stems from research performed within
the Technology sector and factors in their client and research ... (more)
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)