Posts Tagged ‘iaas’

My friend Randy Bias very kindly came in and did a web conference presentation at work this week on his views of cloud computing (which are well summarised in a post he did at the end of last year). Inevitably the topic of security came up, and Randy, drawing on his past experience in the […]


Over the past few weeks I’ve been kicking the tyres on two new(ish) entrants to the IaaS space. Both services are still in beta. Savvis Virtual Private Datacenter I first came across this back in June at the Cloud Computing World Forum, and I signed up straight away for a trial. Sadly there was some kind […]


Not Only SQL

07May10

No, or Not Only One of the most sensible things to emerge for the recent no:sql(eu) event (which sadly I didn’t attend) was a statement that NOSQL should be expanded to Not Only SQL rather than No SQL. This is an interesting development, as there’s been lots of good stuff going on in the NOSQL […]


This evening I was supposed to be doing a lightening talk on PaaS at London CloudCamp, which would cover the stuff that I did over Christmas and New Year. Hopefully I’ll get to do that another day, as right now I feel obliged to speak out about an amendment that’s been introduced to the Digital […]


One of the things that IGT2009 got me thinking about again was workload. It’s clear when listening to people’s stories of what they’ve put ‘on the cloud’ (both public and private) that certain workloads fit more easily than others. The easiest pickings seem to be embarrassingly parallel high performance compute (HPC) tasks that have high CPU demands […]