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hello world. my name is Ryan Alexander Boyles. often, it's pronounced the RAB. i'm into declarative living. i am a connector. this is my life-stream / tumblr / blog. call it what you will. find my sxsw posts. any questions, ask me anything! btw, here is a standard disclaimer.

 

We think every 15-20 years there’s a big shift in the computing model. We have been at the top of the hill around the centralized compute model but we overslept on the distributed model. We saw it coming but we didn’t react to client service server. And in 1993 we nearly went belly up when the industry shifted, and that’s not going to happen to us again. So when you ask me what cloud is, it’s the new delivery and consumption model for IT support and service. It’s that broad. The cloud is nothing but the industrialization of any IT supported services. Many people equate cloud computing to virtualization. It is not virtualization. To get the value you need standardization and automation on top of that virtualization.

Erich Clementi, General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives (otherwise known as the head of IBM’s cloud computing efforts)  (via GigaOm)

IBM developerWorks : Blogs : Web 2.0 and Middleware

By the way, this is exactly the model that WebSphere sMash (Project Zero) has for applications on the server. Every application runs in its own process, and you do not deploy an app to a server, you just run the app, which is the server.


The google (Chrome) browser model matches what we have been doing with WebSphere sMash and Project Zero on the server. I can definitely see an architecture where applications running on the desktop call applications in the cloud that service them (or are bound to them as shown in the figure below).

IBM developerWorks : Blogs : Web 2.0 and Middleware

By the way, this is exactly the model that WebSphere sMash (Project Zero) has for applications on the server. Every application runs in its own process, and you do not deploy an app to a server, you just run the app, which is the server.

The google (Chrome) browser model matches what we have been doing with WebSphere sMash and Project Zero on the server. I can definitely see an architecture where applications running on the desktop call applications in the cloud that service them (or are bound to them as shown in the figure below).