What is Cloud Computing, Anyway?

June 30th, 2008|

As usual while doing our PhD master course EEDC at UPC, I encouraged my students to review current blogs so they could follow the transformation of IT and identify the visionary people they consider close to their research areas. Let me suggest that you follow Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s excellent blog site. At the moment Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is a Chairman Emeritus at IBM Academy of Technology and a Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. He is involved in multi-disciplinary research and teaching activities that focus on how information technology is helping transform business organizations and institutions within society. He is really a visionary of the changing nature of innovation and the future of information technology. I meet him in September 2003, when he was IBM vice-president, during a meeting of  [...]

Werner Vogels : AHEAD IN THE CLOUD

June 4th, 2008|

Currently Barcelona is hosting the Open Grid Forum (OFG23). OGF23 is one of the largest and most important events taking place related to Grid and distributed computing technologies. One of the keynote presentations was given by Dr. Werner Vogels, the Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, who is responsible for driving the company’s vision for technology, and must continuously enhance the innovation for Amazon’s customers on a global scale. I was very interested in attending this presentation (even though it was at 2:00pm, Barcelona lunch time ;-)) because we talked a lot about elastic computing in our course and I think Werner Vogels vision will help me to improve the course contents. It was a pleasure to meet Werner Vogels in person!. The presentation was [...]