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So you've been posting on WordPress.com and due to lack of JavaScript support 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)

The Beauty of the Cloud

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)

What Cloud Flavor Will You Choose?

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 described below. Cloud Computing Models - Public: Off Premise.  Pay for service designed, built, and ... (more)

A Golden Key To The Cloud - For You!

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)

Parlez-vous le Cloud Computing? RunMyProcess Does

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)