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Following Unisys’ recent announcement regarding their cloud computing strategy (Unisys Moves to Break Through Barriers to Adoption of Cloud Computing) I had the opportunity to speak with Rich Marcello, president of Unisys Systems & Technology, and Sam Gross, VP of Unisys Global IT Outsourcing Solutions. What struck me was the coherence and clarity of their cloud computing vision as compared to HP or IBM. Unisys’ strategy bridges public, private and hybrid cloud models, and includes well-differentiated infrastructure, platform and software as a service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). Further, they wrap this all in a set of comprehensive service offerings that they can deliver globally. It’s a big vision, and if they can pull it off it should make them one of the more interesting providers out there. One of their key differentiators is Unisys Stealth (described bel... (more)

IBM Smart Business #CloudComputing Press Release (DRAFT)

*** DRAFT - UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL JUNE 16, 2009 at 12:01AM ET Published here after NY Times broke the embargo IBM Readies Cloud for Business New Choices to Automate and Simplify IT for Inefficient Business Tasks ARMONK, NY – JUNE 16, 2009 – IBM today introduced the industry’s first set of “cloud” services and integrated products for the enterprise. This will give clients a reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly becoming too costly or difficult to use. Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio ... (more)

Cloud BI & Amazon VPC

Today RightScale did a webinar on their Cloud Business Intelligence offering with Talend, Jaspersoft and Vertica.  One of the bigger objections to cloud BI in the past has been security — how can I move all of this mission critical data to a public insecure cloud? With Amazon VPC now in the picture, the BI datasets are now as secure at Amazon as they are in your data center.  Why wouldn’t you use the cloud for your BI needs? ... (more)

Predicting the Great Cloud Shakeout – Don’t Become CloudKill

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Setting aside the shameless cloud-washing that’s going on from some vendors, there are a lot of cloud service providers (CSPs – providers of cloud) today. Many of those listed in SYS-CON’s Top 150 report are CSPs, while others are providing extensions, tools or services for clouds. Everybody’s a cloud provider these days – and as Larry Ellison recently said “All boats are cloud boats.” Every telco, every hoster, every data center outsourcer, most systems providers and many, many startups are becoming CSPs.  After all, there have been thousands of hosti... (more)

How Some Journalists Confuse People About Cloud

Simon Wardley and I had a quick exchange about the sloppily written and factually inaccurate writing of Wired’s Jon Stokes. Simon commented about a November post on Wired CloudLine as follows: @swardley:  ”This Wired post on cloud from Nov ’11 – where it isn’t wrong (repeating unfounded myths), it is tediously obvious – bit.ly/wWLbsL” I piled on and Simon posted about another post here. @swardley: “Oh dear, another of the wired author’s articles - http://bit.ly/vHWPZW – is so full of holes, well, no wonder people are confused.” Stokes replied here. @jonst0kes:  ”@cloudbzz @swa... (more)