William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model based on agile principles and driven by an independent user community to define it further. He provides a sketch of a potential Cloud Operating System. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology).
This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept, "virtual service-oriented grids." In addition to history and definitions, the article addresses an approach, with an example, to analyzing and implementing this technology.
This article introduces and discusses three technologies, virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing, and then shows how they are combining to create new design and deployment options - "Virtual Service Oriented Grids." The business case for using this emergent model is also discussed.
Virtualization is more than just server consolidation. Advanced virtualization eases management, enhances flexibility, raises network throughput, and improves redundancy and uptime. 4
Cloud services have helped bring virtualization to the forefront. Its full power however, also includes other benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid provisioning. 1
VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide provides a wealth of practical insights into setting up virtualization in todays corporate environments.
Learn about the new user experience of cloud computing providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid and their differing feature sets. 6
While virtualization provides many benefits, security can not be a forgotten concept in its application.
It is easy to think that virtualization applies only to servers. In reality the recent resurgence of the concept is also being applied to networking, storage, and application infrastructure. 5