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The Economics of Cloud Computing Examined

The cloud computing economic model is expected to bring significant rewards – apparently. Those rewards may be possible but the quality of analysis to demonstrate that the cloud paradigm will yield an ever-growing margin is far from assured. The assumptions underlying the economics of the cloud are tenuous and therefore the promotions and promises should [...]

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EC2 Deployment and Lifecycle API

I’ve just finished my first working draft of a python API to describe and execute an EC2 deployment with a controlled lifecycle. This is part of the larger Desktop-to-Cloud (D2C) project, aimed at assisting researchers with deploying scientific, job-based applications to the cloud.

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Cloud Computing – Amazon, Google & Co against HP, IBM & Co

A recent article in the Bloomberg Businessweek titled “ The Cloud: Battle of the Tech Titans” stated that cloud computing will profoundly change the competitive environment around how people and companies purchase computer technology. The new paradigm will be hardware makers like HP, IBM  and Cisco against service companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft.  According [...]

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