AWS Virtual Private Clouds

Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks enterprises will pay for their own cloud-based infrastructure. Today, Amazon Web Services announced (h/t TechCrunch) a new service called Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) targeted at the exact demand I see. I should pay more attention to when I post stuff. Note to self: Friday afternoons are… Read More

Enterprise Clouds

Bit of a cloudy week with the discussion of risks earlier and now a related post on enterprise clouds. Even though I’m not a fan of the term, I suppose I’ll keep using it, like Web 2.0. It occurred to me that like a lot of consumer stuff, service-based-computing should thrive inside the corporate firewall,… Read More

Risks in the Cloud

Channeling Floyd a bit here, I’m reminded of “Get off of My Cloud” by the Rolling Stones. I’m not a huge fan of the term cloud computing. Not entirely sure why, but I prefer using some variant of service, e.g. service-based computing or SaaS, because including “service” more accurately reflects what’s really going on in the cloud.… Read More