InfoClipz: Cloud Computing short introduction video

July 29th, 2009

If you are new to the topic Cloud Computing and you are confused about some abbreviations in common use like IaaS, PaaS or SaaS take a look at this non technical short introduction video from infoworld:

InfoClipz: Cloud computing | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld

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Cloud Computing Potentials

July 28th, 2009

In June i created with Raphael Volz a Cloud Computing Discussion document named “Cloud Computing Potentials”. I want to introduce to that document here in my weblog:

Cloud computing is one of the major trends in IT and promoted by vendors as a major vehicle to improve IT services and reduce cost. Our report objectively analyses the potential of cloud computing for small and large organizations and provides a sound and objective analysis not dulled by the promises of vendors or the technology hype.

We conclude that Cloud computing applies best practices of enterprise computing that have emerged in the last decades. New is the paradigma to aggregate several physical servers into one abstract computing resource that can be used dynamically and scales gracefully by adding new ressources.

We present two cases showing that cloud services (IT-Services operated by the IT-vendor) are particularly attractive for SMEs, not so much for larger organizations. Also we conclude that public cloud infrastructure such as Google Apps and Amazon Web Services are only cheaper, if inhouse infrastructure utilization is low. We show that high resource utiliziation is needed and tight control of KPIs is required to become a successfull cloud computing provider.

However, also for IT deparments applying cloud computing architecture principles makes inhouse IT-infrastructure more controllable and is therefore a reasonable computing paradigm. We conclude in our report with showing how Open Source Software can be used to building an own cloud computing platform.

The first chapter can be read here. If you are interested in that document please feel free to contact me under “the-cloud (at) volzinnovation.com” .

Ignite OSCON 09

July 27th, 2009

Awesome video from the line-up session of the famous O’reilly’s Oscon 09 conference …

OpenNebula – An Open Source ToolKit for building Clouds

July 27th, 2009

Today i read an interesting post, provided by Ignacio M. Llorente – “Innovations in OpenNebula 1.4“. He wrote about OpenNebula. Here is a cutout of the original post:

OpenNebula is an open-source toolkit for building Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud infrastructures based on Xen, KVM and VMware virtualization platforms.OpenNebula v1.4 is available in beta release, incorporating bleeding edge technologies and innovations in many areas of virtual infrastructure management and Cloud Computing. Read the rest of this entry »

Motodev Studio for Android

July 26th, 2009

This weekend i tried Motodev Studio for Android after i read in the news that Motorolla launched his beta version of this Development KIT. More background information (especially about App Accelerator Program)  can be found on the Motorola Website in the developer section.

Motodev Studio is based on Eclipse, the famous IDE, and if you know how Eclipse work you will not need much of time to get in touch with Motodev Studio. If you got already the Android SDK installed, you have only to change the Android preferences under “MOTODEV Studio – prefernces – Android prefernces” to get the IDE work with your Android project.

Android preferences

I will discuss my experience and future benefits of this development kit of motorola with my partners Read the rest of this entry »

Heaven

July 26th, 2009

A friend of mine linked me to that awesome video… There is no sfx, everything was build up by these guys (he told me, he knows one of these guys).

Check out this awesome video !

Welcome to my new weblog

July 26th, 2009

Hi everybody, welcome to my new weblog. From now i will post here my random thoughts and experience on my work and projects. Stay tuned !