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Sam Charrington's "In the Loop" Blog We're still relatively early in the cloud computing hype cycle but I strongly believe that in the future, most if not all server-side software applications will be deployed in a cloud-computing-like manner. That is not to say that all applications will be run in one of exactly five global clouds. On the contrary, every enterprise will have one or more 'clouds' into which they deploy applications. James Urquhart recently posed a question that had been on my mind as well: If "grid computing" is about running job-based tasks in a MPP model (e.g. HPC)... If "utility computing" is a business model for providing computing on an as-needed, bill-for-what-you-use basis... If "cloud computing" is a market model describing services provided over the Internet... If "virtualization" describes providing software layers in the execution stack... T... (more)

Gartner's Cloud Computing Advice to CIOs for 2009

Sam Charrington's Blog Cloud computing figures prominently in recently released Gartner report entitled "CIO New Year’s Resolutions, 2009." Gartner’s overall advice to the CIO is to do what is necessary to survive in ‘09, but to be sure to also invest in the future by building and preparing for what lies beyond. In a report issued Monday entitled CIO New Year’s Resolutions, 2009 (subscription required), Gartner analysts Mark Raskino, John Mahoney and Patrick Meehan outline 10 tactics that will help CIO’s “survive in 2009,” and put them “ahead of the crowd.” Given the state of the... (more)