used by many popular widgets or other reasons, you're now considering having
your blog hosted on Amazon Web Services' Free Usage Tier.
I decided to see what it would take to move my current WordPress.com blog to
AWS. After a quick Google search I found Greg Wilson's post on moving
his GregsRamblings.com blog from WordPress to an AWS micro instance. His
post provides an excellent description of what is involved in making such a
move. I also encountered Ishan's post on how to set up a free WordPress
blog on Amazon's EC2 free tier, and Ryan Geyer's post, "How to host WordPress
for Free" and set up via RightScale (note: I'm a big RightScale fan).
However, for many SMBs and individual bloggers this is still too complex an
approach (personally, I'm looking forward to the day one can drag and drop ... (more)
We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way
into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC
company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard
way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud).
Harris claims customers have a preference for on premise (private cloud)
solutions, though a McKinsey survey mentioned in the article indicates CIOs
will take a “balanced” approach (read: Hybrid Cloud). Besides, acquiring
on-premise IT business won’t get easier in the Federal government space
with its shift to a... (more)
What can these things possibly have in common? In a word - relativity.
I'm reminded of the old joke, two guys are swimming in the ocean when they
notice a shark and one guy takes off swimming towards the boat, while the
other says, "What are you doing? We can't swim faster than a shark", the
other replies, "I don't need to swim faster than a shark, just faster than
Lately there has been a barrage of articles with regards to cloud security,
and some very public demonstrations of outages with Facebook and Twitter.
Its been a field day for many who oppose the cloud computing... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
Cloud computing continues to gain steam, and it has been some time since we
first asked, who is gaining your mind share?
As previously noted in the 4Q09 article, this list is a subjective impression
of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) on the cloud computing radar.
As usual, large technology companies like AT&T, Dell, EMC, HP, Microsoft,
Unisys, and others where cloud computing is a small part of their overall
offering portfolio have been excluded.
So here is my list of the Top 25 Cloud Services Providers gaining mind share
in the first quarter of... (more)
There are many cloud computing point solutions throughout a variety of
categories – calendaring, scheduling, contact management, and many others
focused around 3 main customer segments. Individual / Family Communities
Business / Corporate
While much of the functionality being delivered online is focused around
individuals communities in the form of collaborative and non-collaborative
communications, social and business networking, and infrastructure tools
(IaaS), my main interest is in the business / corporate segment. More
specifically, the small and medium business segment and... (more)