Aside from a 2010-in-review post, today’s links focus on the importance of infrastructure in building reliable services, whether they’re web apps or cloud computing. We have Tumblr investing in a new data center, KT building a cost-efficient, yet high-performance cloud and Citrix’s Simon Crosby telling why private clouds could have helped prevent the Wikileaks debacle on all fronts. With all the need for quality resources, it’s no wonder everyone thinks Cisco will get into the service provider business.
The Top 12 Gifts of Cloud From 2010 (From CNET) This is a good list, some of which I noted (and will note) in my looking forward/looking back posts on this site. My only two issues: the API landscape doesn’t seem to have evolved much, and no mention of CA.
Cisco Eschews Cloud Services – For Now (From Computerworld) Everyone will be watching next year for what Cisco will do to differentiate itself in the cloud space. It has Lew Tucker and all the tools to offer cloud services, so nobody seems to entirely believe its denials.
As Downtime Mounts, Tumblr Adds Data Center (From Data Center Knowledge) Infrastructure. It’s what separates social-media leaders from also-rans. You can’t roll out new features or support more users without a solid foundation in place.
Citrix: Lesson from Wikileaks – Cloud is Good. (From VMblog) So says outspoken Citrix CTO Simon Crosby. Actually, his hyp0thesis is solid: internal clouds and desktop virtualization can help organizations protect secrets, and publishers ensure their sites stay up.