First of all, I would like to say Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs and the City of Chicago. The Cubs win the World Series in what turned out to be a great series that went to 7 Games and had us bitting our finger nails. Great job Cubbies! Woohoo!
So today has been along day and I was thinking, what should we write about for day 2 of my #vDM30in30 journey. Also what will we write about for the next 30 days?
I thought to myself? Maybe should write about cloud computing. I have been doing cloud back before we called it cloud. My introduction to cloud happened back in 1998 while working at Sun Microsystems. Back in the day we were actually trying to architect a private and public cloud solution. We were trying to create computing services, that were on-demand, elastic computing resources and metering/charge back. We were using Sun hardware to develop Pods/Enclaves of computing capacity and resources for building out Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS). We also tried leveraging Sun LDAP and the Netscape Suite of products for Identity Authentication Management and Portal Management. Also we tried doing Platform As A Service (PAAS) .
Sun Microsystems was a great innovator and in this cases was too early to market with the idea and we did not have all the technical resources available at the time to make the cloud cost effective to build out.
Now fast forward to 2010 and 2011 and Check out the NIST definitions for cloud.
Click to access nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf
So if you are looking for the basic definitions regarding cloud, NIST gives good foundation.