Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cloud Computing – The Power Grid of the modern IT

Roger Smith outlined a very nice analogy of Cloud Computing to the existing AC Power Grid.

1047129_transmission_towers Nice way of thinking about this… as we agreed on 240 Volts and 50 Hz (well, of course the US did not really agree on this) we need to agree on standards in Cloud Computing to make services and providers interchangeable and open the market for substantial growth.

This actually puts some pressure on all the proprietary APIs that are currently used and puts up the question on how the new standards will look alike? Are we talking about SOA and Web-Services here? Or will we agree on JSON or pure XML as standards? Will the future be RESTful?
Or maybe none of the mentioned will be able to pass the critical mass and the Cloud Computing providers will have to deal with a mix of standards that need to be supported in parallel?

Interesting times ahead!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cloud-Computing to invalidate Moore’s Law?

An interesting article on InfoQ says that Cloud-Computing will dramatically reduce the computing power per Dollar and therefore grow the available processing power even faster than Moore predicted in 1965 – expecting an exponential growth.

Not only will it increase the available processing power, it also requires ultra-fast networks which will help network infrastructure providers like Cisco and Nortel Networks (are they still around?) to create and sell new products and services.

Providers like EMC will make storage available in the cloud – another crucial piece of the puzzle.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Welcome to the Cloud

I created this blog to share my thoughts on Cloud Computing which I predict to be the next big buzz.

As I am busy with my Masters' Thesis, do not expect to see many posts here until Summer 2009...