Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Long Live the CloudFrame

I was asked:

In what sense is a Private Cloud a Cloud? I can understand that it can be cloud-like in the sense that virtualization is employed more consistently and I can see that IT might be able to deliver some degree of elasticity and associated charging models. But at the end of the day all the kit still belongs to the enterprise, so you haven't really moved from a CapEx to OpEx model.

Also what I understand as one of the drivers for cloud (and traditional outsourcing too) is that a bank (hospital, government, retailer , whatever) is not in the business of running data centres. Building an internal "cloud" only makes them more tied to their data centre.

Doesn't it?

I answered:

And who was it that said that a cloud must be OpEx ?

and who said that only an "external" like a google or amazon or MS can provide the floor,heat and power for the cloud hardware ?

I would contend that the two assertions above are blatantly false.

And are made by those with something to gain.

The mainframe was the original cloud. Some organizations just want their lost operating system back. It used to be one computing infrastructure , one operating system. Now we have many pieces of infrastructure each with piece of operating systems. Cloud has one operating system. That's all that is wanted, simplicity and service.

Long live the cloudframe.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

There must be an analogy here

There must be a clever analogy here.

The chassis that lives forever ...
The best never dies but ceases to serve a purpose ...
Not all metal rusts ...
After all of the cuts, only a shell remains ...
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Monday, October 12, 2009

These are the one's the nice lady said I could take

I was told that I could not bring my SLR to the game.

I was told that my point and shoot was okay.

So the Nikon went into the lock box in the jeep and along came the baby canon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The nice lady said your camera is too good - please leave it outside or check it

I guess the NHL has too many people taking pictures and beng fans.

Point and shoots are fine.

Just leave your SLR behind.

Sent from my Treo™ Pro smartphone.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The GoogleWave is Krazy

This guy Kol knows how to get comments.

From 3,000 subscribers he has manufactured 270,000 comments.

This time he asked those of us that Google has deemed upworthy of an invite to try out GoogleWave if we'd like an invite.

So far, 450 said yes.
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The Achilles Heel of SmugMug

Me to SmugMug:

I can't get HD video files over 200mb uploaded to my SmugMug Professional site. I get timeouts. I have tried all the available uploaders and the third-party ones too. Uploads over 200mb fail.

SmugMug to Me:

That's a problem with your Internet Service. Ours is working fine. Sorry.

Me to SmugMug:

You need to solve the problem. Not everyone has a rock solid Internet Service or Internet Service Provider. To make HD video work on the net, or any large file based product, a technology solution is required. Other companies have recognized this and offered a technology solution.

SmugMug to Me:

Sorry we can't help. Try smaller files or a better internet service.

After the dialogue, I thought the SmugMug needs to buy DropBox ( ) because they get it.

ps. SmugMug, I have over 30gb uploaded to your servers. I think my internet service is pretty much okay. It's just that 500mb HD video files are a different game than 8mb image files. You will fail in the HD video game if you don't recognize the differences between it and the image game. It's too bad you don't get it because I am cheering for you.