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Gartner Includes Enomaly in New Cloud Computing Reports

Enomaly seems to be on roll lately at

We seem to be on roll lately at Enomaly. I'm happy to announce that Enomaly has been included in two new Gartner reports on Cloud Computing. I'd like to personally thank Daryl Plummer at Gartner for the honor of including our Elastic Computing Platform as an example.

I found the report on Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft' particularly interesting. In the report Plummer does a great job of outlining the benefits of one of the key value propositions of cloud computing -- the ability to increase or decrease service capacity on demand and to pay for only what you use. This is commonly referred to as "cloud service elasticity." Along with that idea is a complementary idea called "capacity overdrafting" or "cloudbursting". It is the ability to automatically get more capacity from a different cloud infrastructure when the primary cloud infrastructure is overloaded.

Below are links to the reports, which you need to be customer of Gartner in order to download.

Anatomy of a Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft': One Way Elasticity Happens
14 May , by Daryl C. Plummer

"Cloudbursting" (capacity overdrafting) is automatically adding and subtracting compute capacity on demand to handle workloads in the cloud. We examine one way this technology works, and its implications.

Three Levels of Elasticity for Cloud Computing Expand Provider Options
13 May 2009, Daryl C. Plummer & David Mitchell Smith

Scaling capacity up and down for a cloud service is commonly called elasticity. However, the concept is more complex to implement than to describe. We examine the issues.

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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.

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