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US Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Presentation by GSA

I found slide 11 on Phased Approach for Delivering Cloud Computing, particularly interesting

Bob Marcus has shared a recent presentation on the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative by Katie Lewin of GSA presented on June 18. The presentation describes some plans beyond the GSA's current Cloud Computing Storefront Request for Quote (RFQ) which was released a few days ago.

The no nonsense approach to the cloud terminology is also refreshing. GSA breaks it down into three parts

  • Private Cloud - Operated solely for an organization
  • Community Cloud - Shared by several organizations and supports a specific community that has shared concerns
  • Public Cloud - Made available to the general public or a large industry group and is owned by an organization selling cloud services
  • Hybrid Cloud - Composition of two or more clouds (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability

I found slide 11 (Phased Approach for Delivering Cloud Computing) particularly interesting. It outlines a rather ambitious 9 month strategy to rollout a Government focused SaaS, PaaS and IaaS platform by March 2010.
US Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Overview Presentation, (GSA)

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An instigator, part time provocateur, bootstrapper, amateur cloud lexicographer, and purveyor of random thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in February 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.

Reuven is also the co-creator of CloudCamp (100+ Cities around the Globe) CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas and is the largest of the ‘barcamp’ style of events.