Cloud Computing Blogs

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It’s Blog Week here at Data Center Knowledge. Each day this week we’ll share a list of the blogs we find worthwhile in a sector of the data center world. Today we kick things off with Cloud Computing Blogs, a fast-growing niche that features lots of interesting voices from the cloud.

  • Elastic Vapor: The ramblings of Reuven Cohen, co-Founder & CTO of Enomaly (ElasticDrive). A consistently interesting read.
  • Cloud Musings: Thoughts on cloud computing from Kevin Jackson, a senior IT technologist specializing in government requirements.
  • Cloudy Thoughts: Markus Klems writes about cloud computing, grids, distributed programming and agile Web development.
  • Thinking Out Cloud: Views on cloud computing from Geva, the Chief Marketing Officer at GigaSpaces Technologies.
  • Cloud Security: Craig Balding provides an important look at the security implications of clouds and how they interact with one another.
  • IT Management and Cloud Blog: The view from the clouds from technologist and author John Willis.
  • Perspectives: Excellent blog from James Hamilton of Microsoft, with great content on scalability and databases as well as cloud computing.
  • The Wisdom of Clouds: James Urquhart’s thoughts on “Cloud Computing and Utility Computing for the Enterprise and the Individual.” Very informative.
  • GigaOm: Om Malik and company provide strong coverage of cloud computing services and business models.

  • Smoothspan Blog: Blog by Bob Warfield focused on “radical technology innovation with equally radical business model innovation to literally reinvent software.”
  • Production Scale: Blog from Kent Langley at SolutionSet tracking scalable web infrastructure and cloud computing.
  • Rough Type: From Nicholas Carr, author of “The Big Switch.” Nick is in low-post mode for the summer, but is one of the best soruces on clouds and SaaS.
  • Server Farming: A TechTarget blog on grid computing, supercomputing and utility computing.
  • Sam Johnston: Lots of good info on cloud computing, especially the recent trademark flap.
  • Salesforce Times: All Salesforce, all the time, from founded by Adam Killam of Vancouver.
  • William Vambenepe: Views on grids, clouds and databases from an Oracle architect.
  • Hot Cluster: Topical blog from Bert Armijo and Berry Lynn of 3Tera, which makes the AppLogic “cloud OS” software.
  • OnSaaS: Links and more from Jian Zhen of LogLogic and Michael Mucha from Stanford Hospital.
  • In The Clouds: Cloud computing blog from Dell, where the company shares information about its cloud servers and services.

It’s a lot to read. If you can’t track that many blogs each day, just keep reading Data Center Knowledge! We’re monitoring these sites, as well as numerous searches on topics of interest in the Data Center. News tips and backlinks are always welcome!

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention, Rich. Geva Perry

  2. Jim Leach

    What a great list! Thanks very much. My 2c...cloud computing feels a lot like other buzz word marketing programs of the past. We spend so much time debating what it is or isn't that we don't have enough time to do it! Taxonomy is important, but you can't run a website on it!

  3. Thank you for linking to my blog. Kent Langley

  4. Cloud computing is more than buzz word, we all use it here...http://www.zeta.net/blog/2009/01/what-cloud-computing-means-for-you/

  5. Hi, I just opened a new blog on http://www.iamondemand.com, you are more than welcome to chekc it out. My main purpose is to help ISVs specifically to establish their new offering on the cloud include all the operation prespectives include asking the following questions for example : which the cloud vendor will host my applications ?, go with an integrator/in house? , will it work for enterprise applications ?, how can I support 24x7 ? what is the business model ? and more, you are welcome to feedback and contact me if you find this interesting, Ofir.

  6. Check out the article on market trends in the cloud computing industry at the blog "Cloud Computing Today": http://cloudcomputingfuture.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/cloud-computing-market-trends-for-the-first-half-of-2011/