In his final commentary of the year, GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses IBM's Blue Cloud initiative and the reality that we might have jumped the gun in expecting first-generation cloud computing offerings to live up to our grandiose visions of scale.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses this week's news, including a report from The 451 Group citing an eightfold increase in virtualization management vendors from this time last year.
The End of IT as We Know It ... Thanks, Virtualization
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Blog: The Essence of 'On-Demand'
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris reports from the Gartner Data Center conference, where he had one big takeaway: The greater IT community still isn't entirely on board with the family of technologies this publication holds near and dear, but it will jump on soon enough -- and virtualization will spur it along.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris bemoans his holiday being interrupted by thoughts of cloud computing, and then proceeds to discuss the subject. Acknowledging its potential, Harris questions the decision to put a label on the technology and also discusses a recent conversation with Yahoo in which the term never even arose.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses his day in Reno, Nev., for SC07, which included a CTO roundtable featuring senior IT executives from Wal-Mart, FedEx and Nasdaq, and a session devoted to the topic of grids versus supercomputers. Harris also highlights some of the news you might have missed over a week that included three big conferences.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses how grid computing went from IT darling to yesterday's news back to one of the alternative delivery models that will "completely transform the IT market in the next five years." Now, perhaps, the world really is ready for the on-demand revolution.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris takes a look at the importance of low latency, the quest for which plays a prominent role in several of this week's items. In particular, the financial market has been singled out an area striving for the lowest possible latency levels.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris spoke with IBM's Dennis Quan to get the inside scoop on the newly announced Google-IBM "cloud computing" project that is introducing university students to the skills they will need to succeed in tomorrow's distributed, parallel Web world.
With this week giving us the conclusion of our look at the evolution of utility computing, GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris offers his thoughts on the topic, pointing out that there is a wide range of utility options available, and as they continue to hone their capabilities, management-weary CIOs and IT managers are likely to come looking for them.
With the appointment of a new president, the OGF adds yet another chapter to its legacy. The question, however, is how the new president will be received and how the OGF under his leadership will be able to address the big issues that will help to define the organization's success. GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris gives his thoughts on what might be in store.
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