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)
*** 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)
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?
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)
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 –
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
Stokes replied here.
@jonst0kes: ”@cloudbzz @swa... (more)