I have been a little bit stubborn on my concession that cloud computing is really going to be the wave of the future. Though lately I have been playing with a lot of cloud related technologies and am hooked. Spin up 10 (or 100) Linux servers in a minute from a web page with no real systems management skills and then you start seeing the power of cloud computing. As I try to get smarter on cloud computing I compiled the following list of resources that I have found helpful. If you have a great cloud resource please feel free to let me know what I am missing on.
Cloud and Virtualization Guides and Whitepapers
- Ars Technica Guide to Virtualization: Part I – From 2008 but still a decent primer on virtualizaton
- The Ars Technica Guide to I/O Virtualization – From February 2010 very nice thorough intro to I/O virutalizaiton
- A Guide to Getting Started with Cloud Computing - Oracle/Sun has a nice overview of cloud computing (peppered with their products and suggested strategies of course)
- Cloud Computing Use Cases v 3.0 – Good collaborative paper from the folks at the Open Cloud Manifesto
Various Cloud Resources (Podcasts, Mailing Lists, Wikis)
- Cloud computing Podcast – A good podcast on cloud computing
- Federal Cloud Computing Wiki – U.S. government cloud computing resources, informal but interesting
- Cloud Computing Wiki – Not all that organized but some nice nuggets in the links
- IT Management Podcast – All things system management but lost of cloudy content.
- Reservoir – Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers is a European Union FP7 funded project that will enable massive scale deployment and management of complex IT services across different administrative domains, IT platforms and geographies.
- Cloud Computing Email List: An often lively email list discussing cloud computing.
- Cloud Computing Blogs & Resources. An excellent and big list of cloud resources.
- Cloud Computing Portal: A community edited database for making the vendor selection process easier.
- List of Cloud Platforms, Providers, and Enablers.
- datacenterknowledge.com’s Recap: More than 70 Industry Blogs : A nice set of blog’s for: Data Center, Web Hosting, Content Delivery Network (CDN), Cloud Computing
- High Scalability’s List of Cloud Blogs – It’s really good list of cloud computing resources
Cloud Computing Blogs
- CloudDB.info – Cloud Computing News and Info from a Database Geek! Written by Lewis Cunningham.
- CloudEnterprise.info – Dmitry Sotnikov news, analysis, and opinions on Cloud Computing and SaaS in the Enterprise.
- CloudSecurity.org: Craig Balding covers -a Fortune 500 banking exec covers - What is Cloud Computing Security? What are the risks, threats and countermeasures? How do we ’secure the Cloud’.
- Cloud Talk: John M Willis blog on IT management and Cloud technology. Also, check out the Cloud Cafe Podcasts
- dba-Research Blog – The DSA (Distributed Systems Architecture) Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid
- High Scalability – Nice blog and resource for scalable, high availability computing
- Elastic Vapor – Reuven Cohen’s popular cloud computing blog
- GoGrid Blog: Blog with product and industry news related to Cloud Computing and GoGrid
- IT Management and Cloud Blog: John Willis’ personal comments and podcasts
- Head In The Clouds: Written by Bert Armijo, SVP at 3tera, includes product info as well as comments on industry events
- SpoutingShite: Ross Cooney, MD of Rozmic. Cloud Computing isn’t about technology; it’s about enabling your technology led business model with lower capital investment
- TodoOnDemand: Blog about SaaS, Cloud Computing, On Demand Software, Business models, etc…
- dev2ops: Blog by DTO solutions and open source developers of ControlTier cloud and data center automationexperts
- Cloud Musings – Kevin Jackson from DoD contractor NJVC talks about clouds
- News and Ideas about Cloud Computing: Edward M. Goldberg reports about ideas and updates to the Cloud Community.
- ReliaCloud: One of the largest cloud platforms in the United States, on news and updates in the cloud world.
- Randy Bias – Cloud Scaling blog from people who implement cloud infrastructure for a living
- Rightscale Blog – By the people who bringyou the Rightscale Cloud Management Platform
- VMBlog – Excellent source of Virtualizaton and Cloud Computing News
- VMware Community Blogs – Blogs about virtualization and all things VMware
- A list of cloud computing Twitterati