Green Coding for Greener Clouds

I was reading an interesting article on Inhabitat about various large IT companies working to create code auditors that audit for energy efficiency.  Being that server farms are a huge user of energy it makes perfect sense to not only try to use renewable energy sources to power them.  But to go to the source […]

Future: Amazon’s ‘Think Clouds’ are Data Aware

As we understand it from the discussion on stage, a Think Cloud is a “body of knowledge” that is a real-time information base of Amazon cloud that can be pivoted all the way down to the threads and individual data concurrency. It would be an index that acts like a control point that helps define […]

Nation’s New CIO Speaks of Clouds

NYTimes has a good blog post about the nation’s new CIO and his desire to embrace cloud computing: Mr. Kundra also said that he would push the government to embrace cloud computing — having work done on large servers rather than on desktop PCs. He acknowledged that there are privacy and security issues with some […]

Cloud security: Is it raining in the cloud?

SC has a good write up on cloud computing security: Cloud computing, as least as a concept, is being driven largely by economics. It is generally less costly to run applications, add capacity and increase storage in the cloud, rather than investing in new hardware and software, and bringing on additional staff and beefing up […]

Cloud Computing and BSD’s Place In It

I am a Linux guy.  But I am also a big lover and user of OpenBSD and FreeBSD.  This got me to thinking of BSD and it’s place in Cloud Computing.  In terms of Amazon Web Services EC2 I have yet to see it.  When checking the FreeBSD and OpenBSD projects I have yet to […]