Yes, We’re Cloud Building

So, Lew and Jonathan announced that at SugarCon 2009 this week.  Finally.  The news is out.

Since you read the blog of a cloud computing product manager at Sun, you shouldn’t be surprised.  What you should be surprised about is the positioning that this is something new.  If you count HPC (high performance computing), Sun has been building clouds for years.  And, there’s no better place to be at this point in the evolution of cloud computing.  From chipsets to hardware to applications, Sun has all the building blocks for a complete cloud offering.

We’re in the middle of building the cloud economy, where any business can begin without the need for IT infrastructure.  In fact, venture capital firms now refuse to pay for IT infrastructure, instead pointing their startups to cloud and the notion of zero-infrastructure.  This greatly reduces the barrier to entry for many businesses and also provides an opportunity for existing enterprises to investigate the notion of private and hybrid clouds.

You’ll hear more details at CommunityOne East.  New York will be a good place to be in March, don’t you think? 😉


Author: Ynema Mangum

Ynema Mangum is an experienced, data-driven principal product manager of mission-critical composable infrastructure at HP Enterprise. Constantly curious, her passions draw her to emerging technologies. She joined HP 6 years ago as a solutions architect for private IT cloud computing. She then served as owner of the enterprise social collaboration domain at HP, responsible for its future direction. Prior to her current position, she was a senior product manager for the massive HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA. At SUN, she was a product line manager for cloud computing, responsible for the requirements for common subsystems of the Sun Cloud, as well as user personas, industry analysis, and competitive research. Her product experience also includes building web based database management systems at BMC Software targeted at Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and DB2 UDB. Y provides an invaluable hybrid mix of strategist, architect, product manager and product marketer with an unbendable passion for the user experience. Her entrepreneurial experience allows her to understand business as a whole and drives her to make decisions and execute quickly. As an added bonus, she is certified in ITIL v3 best practices for IT and Pragmatic Product Management. Ynema is a change agent. She considers herself a determined influencer and a connector whose collaborative nature ensures success in introducing new concepts and services into the mainstream -- even in the most complex environments. She thrives on doing what seems to be impossible, and enjoys taking calculated risks in her personal life -- snowboarding, skiing, SCUBA diving or wake boarding when the season is right.

3 thoughts on “Yes, We’re Cloud Building”

  1. I’m looking forward for porting our Amazon integration to Sun cloud.
    Is there a plan to support the AWS API or is that going to be something different?
    I’m not sure if you are aware of it but we already have the new Glassfish running on the Amazon cloud. Below is a reference to the technical overview posted on another Sun blog:
    Technical overview GlassFish 3.0 on Amazon cloud
    Nati S.

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