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)
What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the
internet? Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and
there are even more definitions out there. Among many that I've heard are
some of the following:
Cloud = Internet Cloud = Innovation Cloud = On Demand Cloud = Autonomic
computing Cloud = Distributed computing Cloud = Grid computing Cloud =
Hosting Cloud = Multi-tenancy Cloud = SOA Cloud = Utility computing Cloud =
Virtualization Cloud = SLA-driven Cloud = SaaS Cloud = PaaS / OPaaS Cloud =
IaaS / HaaS Cloud = Just a marketing buzzword ... (more)
Vanilla, Chocolate or a Swirl? Rocky Road may be next as it looks like a
bumpy ride ahead.
The popular kids on the cloud computing block are the public types, which
makes sense to me, particularly at this early junction of the industry.
Though a common opinion by industry insiders is that we will see many
different approaches as existing technology companies seek to position
themselves in this segment.
Some of those potential alternative arrangements (at least in theory) are
Cloud Computing Models
- Public: Off Premise. Pay for service designed, built, and ... (more)
One of my grand hopes for all of you, and your respective enterprises in
2010, is that you find your way to the Clouds.
The coming years will be both exciting and challenging as we collectively
migrate our enterprises to cloud computing. Speaking of enterprises, I owe
all of you an article on preparing your enterprise for the cloud. I
continue to work on it, thought it's not quite ready yet. Besides, this
week, I have the pleasure of meeting with a world class, cloud computing
leader, and I hope to glean further insights that will help shed light on the
future of the enterpri... (more)
RunMyProcess (RMP), the Cloud-based business process management startup that
secured $2.2 million Series A funding last year, has added Shared inbox for
Gmail to its tool kit, facilitating increased collaboration, productivity,
agility, and easier management of open customer support tickets or other
shared inbox requirements.
Shared Inbox group members can see all incoming tickets and assign them
accordingly while communicating anonymously through the shared inbox with the
support ticket originator.
RMP is fully integrated with Google Apps and enables organizations to
design, r... (more)