Cloud Computing

April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]

August 6, 2008

Cloud Computing: a work in progress or a silver bullet?

I have seen some research recently that suggested the CIOs are not seriously thinking about Cloud Computing. Is this a leading indicator on this emerging market or is it looking in the rearview mirror? I vote for the rear view mirror theory. Here is why. If you are the typical CIO, you are thinking about […]

March 28, 2008

When does the data center become the cloud?

This is the beginning of another season of analyst meetings. Today I am at IBM’s Linux and Open Source meeting. Next week I will be with HP at their industry analyst meeting (hardware, software, services — no printers or PCs), that will be followed by IBM’s Impact (SOA conference), CA’s analyst meeting, and finally I […]

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November 3, 2007

Is Infrastructure moving to the clouds?

Now that I am back from my trek to Redmond, I have time to come back to earth and think about what I heard. I think that several issues surfaced in my mind. Here are the three key issues that I think are worth more time: 1. We are at a turning point in enterprise […]