Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cloud Computing Show #14

Guest: Grant Leathers, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure. Kelley Blue Book, Inc.

Here is The Cloud Computing Show Episode #14 (mp3)

INTRODUCTION
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Host: Gary Orenstein, The Cloud Computing Show

INDUSTRY NEWS
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>> Conferences: Velocity and Structure 09
Velocity - combination of browser level and IT operations level. Heavy on implementers.
Structure -as the name implies, more infrastructure, mix if implementers, executives, investors
(as background Gary is guest blogger with GigaOM)
Helpful links to resources from Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge, presentations and videos
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/26/resources-from-velocity-2009-structure-09/

>> Rackspace outage
seems unfair to pick on outages but they do attract attention...particularly when celebrity websites are involved.
http://www.rackspace.com/blog/?p=355
Clear that community transparency is the only way to succeed.

>> Cisco now shipping 1U and 2U servers
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/03/cisco_ucs_rack_servers/
Memory monsters to assist with virtualization. Is the new form factor recognition of openness?

>> Tracking data center build out
Microsoft, "...Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago. The data centers will support Microsoft services such as its new search offering, Bing, and Azure, its cloud computing platform."
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/167587/microsoft_to_open_two_new_data_centers.html

Amazon - Federal Focus in Virginia
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/23/amazon-adds-cloud-data-center-in-virginia/

GUEST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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with Grant Leathers, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure. Kelley Blue Book, Inc.

CLOUD TIPS
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Gary: http://www.cooliris.com/ Eye candy!
Grant: http://www.skytap.com/ Cloud based virtual labs.

WRAP UP
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