Total Cost of the Cloud Administrators: There was an article posted on The Virtualization Practice about TCO of the Cloud, and the closing thoughts of the article really got my attention when I started thinking about the total cost of the cloud administrators. Continue reading Total Cost of the Cloud Administrators
The previous post Secure Mutli-Tenant Virtualization – How to get there?, was only concerned with Infrastructure as a Service however the new announcement from VMware SpringSource and Google leads to one of the first Platform as a Service that has simplified the motion of applications between different cloud providers, provided the basis for the application exists within the environment. That basis is Spring. Applications built on Spring can now run on Google AppEngine, VMware Clouds such as VMforce, VMware vSphere infrastructures, and other participating clouds.
This is a Wow! moment for the adoption of Java based PaaS Cloud as any real kind of interoperability across these clouds has been lagging by a large margin. For PaaS and Applications built using the Spring PaaS a solution has been found. Continue reading VMware Spring + Google: Dramatic PaaS Progress and New SMT Concerns