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May 20, 2009 Posted by | Database Design/SQL, fwds. | Leave a comment

Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

written by Altit, Inc. -5/20/2009

For us Techies & probably everyone else, we certainly hope the answer is “yes”, but before we answer it, just like the President of a HIT company at LA who sits next to me at Interop 09′-Las Vegas Cloud Camp, a potential cloud computing buyer ask, “What is Cloud Computing?”

It’s self-healing, it’s scalable, it’s elastic, it’s share resource, it’s virtualization, it’s interpolating, it’s agility, it’s SAAS, it’s wiki, it’s blog, it’s away from the traditional dedicated services on hosting, ERP, etc. it’s… we, went through the discussion group and give the guy what the benefit could be as we see it.  To top it off, as we come out from the main discussion group, you can do hybrid mode as the car you drive, having centralized database while have portion of your IT infrastructure up on the cloud to have the benefit of both world.

But I think we just make our potential buyer more confuse than ever, he ask, “Can I go to somewhere and buy this from someone?” *I’m sure we all share a laugh on that one inside*

Perhaps, Cloud Computing is all we imagine this day in time that large companies like Sun Micro Systems that has the power to put 700 SuperNAS in the desert of Las Vegas, NV pumping out 100 degree+ of cold air every hour to be potentially one of the big cloud floating at Las Vegas, NV, companies like Microsoft, Amazon, saleforce.com that promise the world of security, agility, interoperability from their application/database/E-Commerce Solutions, why are we hesitant to answer this guy that’s already willing to open his wallet, swipe his credit card to say you go here, and this is how much to the cloud you’re buying?

Because we all know it’s a concept, it’s a grand, giant Techie dream that one day, Super, Super computing can go to its next generation of SuperNAS, SilverLight, Self-Healing SQL Database, Interchange-able Sales Query, share Hub orders, eliminate of EDI transfer across vendor, sub-vendors in the long list of Supply Chain, United electornic boards, memory, resources to compute each of the task we execute in the man-kind that no single resource was wasted in the down-time to simply become a generate heater in the middle of hot summer day that when single workstation knows to self-shuts itself when it’s fully idle to conserve green engery, to self-heal itself when virus attack, to self-maxmize resource as allocation hits 80/90%, if there’s a day like that… *Utopia, we dream under the cloud* ^^

With that, we went on to discuss our most, immediate interest, “If it’s so efficient in the cloud for self healing, self elastic, etc., will we ever lose our job under the cloud?” or completely the opposite,”Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?”

Me, personally, I like to think & believe it’s the later, Cloud Computing would be the next Silver Lining for the software industry and probably taking us to another whole new generation we can’t imagine-We all work in the polo-shirts of Microsoft, Amazon, SalesForce.com, you are a DBA-you wear Microsoft SQL logo on your shirt, you’re a CRM application designer-you wear Saleforce.com logo on your shirt.  My radical prediction that the techie industry gonna consolidate even more than currently has been, but we will be the one writing programming & codes to fully archive our dream of ‘self-healing’ database, ‘self-elastic’ computing resources, interploating sales order across enterprise’s SAP/SalesForce application & modules, giving all the platform (Super NAS, desktop, laptop, smart phones) as cyborg kind of intelligences to self-start itself on/off-to conserve the power we give them, to archive our goal of green environment. In the world of super-computing-large software enterprise, giant hardware manufacturer, let’s hope each of us Techie as the individual rain maker all working together with those common goal to bring the next Silver Lining from each of the Cloud we produce, we’ll be prosper more than ever in the rain of joy under the gaint, global cloud-green than ever can be.

For those of you who is interested about the topic and a similar discussion group, you can find out at:

“Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?” by Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum
on Saturday, June 13, 2009 8am
at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

May 20, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar, Technology | Leave a comment