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When was the last time you actually got a CD from your Software vendor?

May 6th, 2009 • Comments Off on When was the last time you actually got a CD from your Software vendor?

When was the last time you bought software and got a real CD? Downloads are all around but even more impressing is that Software as a Service (SaaS) is coming. In that case you are not even downloading Software! Amazing isn’t it? But there is a downside of it – this article states that costs for SaaS can add up fast. But traditional software seems to get cheaper.

And now take into account that there are also Open Source solutions around…

The Open Cloud is coming

April 29th, 2009 • Comments Off on The Open Cloud is coming

Randy Bias from GoGrid posted this blog entry earlier today:

http://neotactics.com/blog/technology/the-open-cloud-is-coming

Interesting is what he says:

Already there are the inklings of people working on concrete standards including ones for cloud computing infrastructure (Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) a working group of the Open Grid Foundation (OGF)) and the portability of virtual machines (Open Virtualization Format (OVF)). Once these standards are finished and embraced by even a few clouds many customers will opt to choose cloud providers that use them, avoiding vendor lock-in and give choice to customers.

I agree with this statement and hope people will really adopt those standards. Sun is sadly enough not mentioned in the blog-entry. Although not all Cloud Vendors get nice grades .-)

OGF announces Open Cloud Computing Interface Group

April 28th, 2009 • Comments Off on OGF announces Open Cloud Computing Interface Group

Yesterday DMTF announced the Cloud Incubator. Today OGF announces the launch of OCCI. It is a great week for Cloud Standards!

DMTF announces the Cloud Computing Incubator

April 27th, 2009 • Comments Off on DMTF announces the Cloud Computing Incubator

The DMTF announce the incubator for Cloud Computing. See the complete information here. The charter can be found here. Sun is one
of the parties in this group.

This is interesting indeed. The DMTF has the following time line in mind for their efforts:

The Cloud incubator is expected to complete within 1 year from approval of the charter by the board.

OCCI has a similar approach and tries to deliver in the same time frame. Hope to see some work overlap and collaboration!

Update: Mark also has a nice entry about it.

blogs.sun.com turns 5

April 27th, 2009 • Comments Off on blogs.sun.com turns 5

Today is the 5th birthday of blogs.sun.com Although I’m not that long with Sun. I love this efforts of having the employee blog. Adds another method of information distribution to the companies value.