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GigaOM Pro report on Hadoop and cluster management

GigaOM Pro report on Hadoop and cluster management

My latest piece of work for GigaOM Pro just went live. Scaling Hadoop clusters: the role of cluster management is available to GigaOM Pro subscribers, and was underwritten by StackIQ. Thanks to everyone who took the time to speak with me during the preparation of this report. As the blurb describes, From Facebook to Johns...

TOSCA may prove a prescient name for new cloud standards effort

Last week, open standards body OASIS unveiled yet another shiny new standards effort. The OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) Technical Committee hopes to make it “easier to deploy cloud applications without vendor lock-in,” and to support moving from one cloud to another. The usual suspects — the likes of IBM, CA, and Cisco...

Nurturing the market for Data Markets

From Microsoft’s Azure Data Marketplace to the eponymous DataMarket, or InfoChimps, Factual, and Kasabi, there’s resurgent interest in the venerable business of collecting, curating, and commercialising data created by others. But despite investment and innovation, there isn’t yet the matching evidence for much use or — even — interest amongst prospective customers. In principle, at least, these data markets...

NATO takes tentative Cloud steps, with help from IBM

As part of a restructuring of the organisation’s US-based data centres, the acronym-laden NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) today announced that its ACT (Allied Command Transformation) will be deploying IBM‘s PCS (Private Cloud Solution*) inside its HQ SACT (Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation) in Norfolk, VA. According to IBM’s E.J. Herold, the company is delivering...

Talking with Ric Telford about IBM, the Cloud, and Collaborative Healthcare

Image via Wikipedia In my latest podcast I talk with Ric Telford, Vice President for Cloud Services at IBM. I spoke with Kristof Kloeckner – the company’s CTO and VP Cloud Computing Platforms – last year, and in my conversation with Ric we get updates on IBM’s journey into the Cloud. He touches on some...

International Cloud Computing piece for GigaOM Pro

I have been a fan of (and subscriber to) GigaOM‘s analyst site, GigaOM Pro, for some time. As the site’s blurb describes, “All too often, insider analyst research and commentary is costly, inaccessible or ineffective to the entrepreneurs, investors and innovators who need timely insights most. We’re changing this by making high-quality expert reports, data...

Forrester reckons Private Clouds are OK

Image via CrunchBase It might seem that the mega-bucks reports from the likes of Gartner, Forrester et al are the preserve of CxOs with vast desks upon which they can array the multitudinous documents to which their employers’ subscription entitles them. The truth, though, is that these documents — which notionally sell for hundreds or thousands...

Talking with Kristof Kloeckner about IBM and the Cloud

With an enterprise-friendly combination of hardware, software and professional services, IBM should be well placed to work with wary CxOs as they try to understand the extent to which Cloud Computing makes sense within their own business. Announcements earlier this year, as I said at the time, seemed geared toward building and sign-posting an easy...

Juan Carlos Soto reaffirms Sun Microsystems’ commitment to the Cloud

As I noted at the time, Sun’s recent announcements with respect to Cloud Computing were sadly rather overshadowed by the torrent of interest around a piece on the Wall Street Journal site the same day, which broke the news that acquisition talks were allegedly underway between Sun and IBM. Much has changed since then and...

Talking with Reuven Cohen about the Open Cloud Manifesto

Image via CrunchBase Everyone who wants to do so should have had their chance to read the Open Cloud Manifesto by now, and to see the list of companies putting their names to it. As expected, Microsoft, Google and Amazon are not there. Reuven Cohen of Enomaly is one of those involved in bringing the...

Sun, IBM, and the value of a comprehensive proposition

Image via Wikipedia Twitter is aflutter once again this morning, this time over a Wall Street Journal suggestion that ‘IBM in talks to buy Sun.’ I am not able to comment on the veracity of the rumour itself, but it’s clear that Sun needs to do something in order to strengthen its position in a...

IBM seeks to paint the Cloud blue

Image via CrunchBase As widely expected, IBM will this week unveil a new Cloud Computing Division and a set of technological solutions intended to appeal directly to large enterprise customers currently wary of entrusting their mission-critical services to the Cloud. Various sites carry the story this morning, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal‘s Digits...