Cloud Taxonomy: Applications, Platform, Infrastructure

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    This has come up a lot recently, most recently when Coté tweeted: @cote: Is the cloud categorization getting down to "apps, platform, and infrastructure"? I keep hearing that divide-up: This taxonomy is far from perfect, but I think it does a good job of separating out the different types of clouds out there. read more

    The Forecast for 2009: Cloudy with a Chance of Jack Bauer

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    As a wild 2008 comes to a close, we thought it appropriate to see what might be on tap for what promises to be a rather unpredictable 2009.  So, earlier this morning we released Appistry's predictions for 2009 based on what we see swirling in our snow globe/crystal more

    Is Amazon the Wal-Mart of Cloud Computing?

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    John Pescatore, information security analyst at Gartner, recently reflected on an analogy he used to illustrate the different security options available with cloud computing.

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    The Results Are In: First-Ever Appistry/CloudCamp Cloud Community Survey

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    With the U.S. presidential elections in the not-too-distant past, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to highlight a few of the results of a survey we conducted at the recent CloudCamp Silicon Valley. read more

    On Speed Racer and the High-Performance Computing Market

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    When I was a kid, I loved Speed Racer, the cartoon series just recently brought to the big screen by the Wachowski brothers. The thing I remember most about the cartoon was its extremely liberal use of the word "chasm"--that simply wasn't a word you heard very often growing up in New York City. read more