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.gov is saving money and time with cloud computing

Cnet reports today on how Vivek Kundra, theĀ US Chief Information Officer (CIO), is pushing for more movement into the clould computing space to help save taxpayer dollars. There are definitely huge savings with clould computing and it’s getting harder and harder for enterprises to ignore. Especially with the recent announcement around Amazon’s Private Cloud, it seems like the enterprise barriers to adoption are slowly eroding away.

I did find Vivek’s assertion here, hard to believe,

_“Using a traditional approach to add scalability and flexibility, he said, it would have taken six months and cost the government $2.5 million a year. But by turning to a cloud computing approach, the upgrade took just a day and cost only $800,000 a year.”_

but not knowing all the details it might real. Six months down to one day, sounds too much like pixie dust to me!

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Cloud interoperabiltiy

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It’s great to see cloud computing pushing for deep interoperability. This MSDN post covers some interesting topics around the manifesto and also speaks a bit about some interesting demos showing integration between Google’s App Engine and Azure. Very excting.

“At MIX, we highlighted the use of our Identity Service and Service Bus with an application written in Python and deployed into Google App Engine which may have been the first public cloud to cloud interop demo.”

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