Cloudbook Journal: The Cloud Computing Magazine

Vol 1 Issue 2


Counting the Cloud

Counting the Cloud

In this issue the following topics are covered:
  • How many people are actually using the cloud?
  • The DOD's movement to the cloud
  • The cloud is not about outsourcing
  • NoSQL vs SQL
  • A four step method of cloud SLAs
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Counting the Cloud
Counting the Cloud
by Guy Rosen
Indeed, cloud computing has spawned lots of talk bordering on hype (or is it the other way around?). Not to mention, it seems like just about everyone is re-positioning their products to somehow include cloud in their brands. But where are the hard, real numbers?
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DOD Moves Forward with Cloud Computing
DOD Moves Forward with Cloud Computing
by Kevin Jackson
In 2009, President Barack Obama set the U.S. ship of state on a course to use cloud computing. With budget language, Executive Directives and a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative, the federal government moved forward on a plans to re-think its information technology infrastructure. This aggressive transformation will be accomplished by virtualizing data centers, consolidating data centers and operations, and ultimately adopting a cloudcomputing business model. Surprising to many, the government seems to be adopting this new model much faster that many commercial industries.
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The Cloud is Not Outsourcing
The Cloud is Not Outsourcing
by Randy Bias
Do ‘private’ or ‘internal’ clouds deserve to be called “clouds”? Prominent cloud thought leaders including Sam Johnston and George Reese think not. Some say, to truly be considered “cloud”, a solution must be outsourced, use virtualization, and billed by the hours used, like a power utility. If those who hold this view are right, then it’s impossible for an internal private cloud to be “cloud”. I disagree. In fact, the most disruptive, game-changing events in the rise of cloud computing may emerge with internal clouds behind the corporate firewall.
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NoSQL vs SQL, Why Not Both?
NoSQL vs SQL, Why Not Both?
by Alaric Snell-Pym
There’s no doubt that SQL is getting old. It was developed in the early 1970s, by IBM - in an age where computers were large centralised things; a very different world from today. Indeed, in IBM’s 1974 paper on SEQUEL (as it was then known) in Communications of the ACM, it was designed not only for use by programmers to access a database, but also for “accountants, engineers, architects, and urban planners”. Clearly, either standards of user-friendliness have improved over the past thirty-five years - or our standards of friendly users have dropped. So what about this new “NoSQL” idea?
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The Four Step Method of Cloud Service Level Agreements
The Four Step Method of Cloud Service Level Agreements
by J Bruce Daley & Alan Rudolph
Despite some claims, all cloud computing services will be subject to outages. No system, however large, nor process, however elaborate, nor support, however fanatical, can prevent computers from occasionally going down. The important point to keep in mind is the word “occasionally”. Occasional outages should be expected, planned for, and accepted as cost of doing business. What determines the definition of an occasional outage is a negotiated agreement between two parties called a service level agreement (or SLA).
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In this recorded webinar, Guy Rosen talks about his results counting the cloud.
In this 6 minute recorded webinar, GenieDB chief architect Alaric Snell-Pym discusses NoSQL vs SQL
Cloudbook Journal Volume 3 Issue 2 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 3 Issue 2, 2012

Cloudbook Journal Volume 3 Issue 2

Highly Available in the Cloud
In this issue of the Cloudbook Journal, we share stories such as:
* Delivering highly available shadow sites in the cloud
* Cloud analytics on AWS
* In-Person event planning in the cloud
* Unlocking the commercial potential in your cloud software
* Velocity marketing
* How to do cloud marketing in a recession
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Cloudbook Journal Volume 3 Issue 1 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 3 Issue 1, 2012

Cloudbook Journal Volume 3 Issue 1

Cloud Wars
In this issue of the Cloudbook Journal, we share stories such as:
* Framing Standardization in Cloud Computing
* Explosion in Big Data
* Security and the Patriot Act
* Cloud Computing in Political Campaigns
* Building a private cloud using Eucalyptus
* Chargeback models in Cloud Computing
* Cloud Computing with BPOS and Windows Azure
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Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 4 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 2 Issue 4, 2011

Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 4

Building a Private Cloud
In this issue of the Cloudbook Journal, we share stories such as:
* Building a private cloud
* Scaling your SaaS business through multi-tenancy
* Consumer cloud computing
* First move advantage to moving to the cloud
* How Cloud Computing applies to calibration management

... and more!
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Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 3 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 2 Issue 3, 2011

Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 3

Blueprints to the Cloud
In this issue of the Cloudbook Journal, we cover areas such as:
  • How to think strategically moving application software to the cloud
  • A manager's view of "seeding the cloud."
  • How System Solutions accelerated cloud storage IO using Virsto vDisks
  • Considering deploying Cloud Appliances for your private cloud
  • Deploying the cloud for adaptive security systems
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Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 2 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 2 Issue 2, 2011

Cloudbook Journal Volume 2 Issue 2

The Cloud Takes on Supply Chain
This issue includes stories such as:
  • Top 10 Things to Consider about Cloud Services
  • Cloud Security Starter Kit -- Overview
  • Migrating JDA to the Cloud
  • Putting Data-as-a-Service to Work Improving Data Quality
  • Cloud-as-a-Tier
  • and more!
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Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015 Cloudbook Journal: Vol 2 Issue 1, 2011

Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015

This issue includes features such as:
  • BMC CIO Mark Settle's view of the cloud in 2015
  • How AKQA is using cloud computing to support viral marketing campaigns
  • Two articles on PaaS
  • Why Multi-tenancy is essential for deploying SaaS
  • Selecting the optimal data center for the cloud consumer
  • Risk and the Cloud
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Run Your Core Business In The Cloud Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 7, 2010

Run Your Core Business In The Cloud

This issue includes features stories such as:
  • An introduction to cloud computing in about 1,000 words
  • Why now is the right time to run your core business in the cloud
  • Could data sprawl in the cloud cost you your job?
  • How photographers are taking care of business in the cloud
  • How entertainment insurance is being delivered via the cloud
  • Selecting cloud services and the art of the RFP
  • Right and responsibilities for consumers of cloud computing from Gartner

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Build Your Own Cloud? Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 6, 2010

Build Your Own Cloud?

This issue includes features such as:
  • Can you now build your own cloud?
  • Can cloud computing help fix health care?
  • How cloud computing is assisting social media brand ambassadors
  • From from traditional on-premise to SaaS for the enterprise
  • How to manage Service Level Agreements
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The Next Cloud Battleground? Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 5, 2010

The Next Cloud Battleground?

This issue includes featured stories such as:
  • Are application platforms the next cloud battleground?
  • How Cloudbook uses Flip to shoot video
  • The emergence of the cloud integrator
  • Data protection and disaster recovery in the cloud.
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Is the Cloud Broken? Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 4, 2010

Is the Cloud Broken?

This issue includes features such as:
  • Is the typical cloud implementation broken?
  • What is Cloud Marketing?
  • How SOASA game changes performance testing on Amazon's cloud
  • How HybridgeIT leverages Zmanda for storage backup in the cloud
  • How to accurately monitor cloud SLAs
  • What are some of the hidden costs of doing clouds inside the firewall
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Security Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 3, 2010

Security

This issue includes features such as:
  • Building a business case for moving financials to the cloud
  • Making the cloud secure for your enterprise
  • How to get marketing and sales to align
  • How to run demanding Linux deployments in the cloud
  • Negotiating cloud service level agreements

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Inaugural Issue Cloudbook Journal: Vol 1 Issue 1, 2010

Inaugural Issue

In this issue, discover:
  • Taking the first steps to cloud computing
  • A software to SaaS transformation success story
  • A cloud operating system
  • The acent for incent for marketing
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