Cloud Computing. Disruptive Innovation & Enabling Technology. Authors: John Keagy (CEO & Co-Founder of GoGrid/ServePath) Michael Sheehan (Technology Evangelist of GoGrid/ServePath) Paul Lancaster (Business Development Manager for GoGrid/ServePath) August 2008.
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Disruptive Innovation &Enabling Technology
John Keagy (CEO & Co-Founder of GoGrid/ServePath)
Michael Sheehan (Technology Evangelist of GoGrid/ServePath)
Paul Lancaster (Business Development Manager for GoGrid/ServePath)
- Source: Forbes.com, Kenneth Brill, “Servers: Why Thrifty Isn’t Nifty”
Source: Forbes.com, “Servers: Why Thrifty Isn’t Nifty”
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Understanding how others view “Cloud Computing”
“A pool of abstracted, highly scalable, and managed compute infrastructure capable of hosting end-customer applications and billed by consumption1”
1- “Is Cloud Computing Ready for The Enterprise?” Forrester Research, Inc.
“Cloud computing has all the earmarks of being a potential disruptive innovation that all infrastructure and operations professionals should heed.”
“Cloud computing is an emerging approach to shared infrastructure in which large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services.” – IBM press release on “Blue Cloud”
“…a hosted infrastructure model that delivers abstracted IT resources over the Internet” – Thomas Weisel Partners LLC from “Into the Clouds: Leveraging Data Centers and the Road to Cloud Computing”
“Cloud computing describes a systems architecture. Period. This particular architecture assumes nothing about the physical location, internal composition or ownership of its component parts.” – James Urquhart blog post
Our view of “Cloud Computing”
Cloud Computing -“Enabling Technology” to move from Traditional Hosting to Cloud Hosting
# of Marketplace providers
… virtualized compute power and storage delivered via platform-agnostic infrastructures of abstracted hardware and software accessed over the Internet. These shared, on-demand IT resources, are created and disposed of efficiently, are dynamically scalable through a variety of programmatic interfaces and are billed variably based on measurable usage.
Traditional Hosting Cloud Hosting = FUTURE!