It’s a Launch: The Cloud View
I am very excited to announce the launch of The Cloud View (thecloudview.com), a new web site that sets out to help you learn more about cloud computing. Whether you are a business person, a technical type, or both, there’s something for everyone interested in cloud computing here at The Cloud View. In this initial blog post, I’ll give you a short tour of the initial version of the site.
Cloud computing is fast gaining momentum as a major new paradigm shift, a shift that is changing how both businesses and individuals access and use computing resources. The intent of CloudScape is to help you understand the landscape, or “cloudscape”, of where things are at any given point in time. CloudScape currently consists of several interesting sections.
Because cloud computing is so new, there are many players trying to dictate the future. But who dominates in the long run is anyone’s guess. To help you keep an eye on the leading cloud computing vendors historically and currently, CloudTrends contains a collection of analytical tools that visually reveal important trends in cloud computing adoption.
- CloudSearches is an analysis of the volume of Google searches relating to the top five computing clouds (real-time, customizable).
- CloudJobs, By Platform is an analysis of the number of cloud computing related jobs available in the United States for the top platforms (updated once weekly).
- CloudJobs, By Language is an analysis of the number of cloud computing related jobs available in the United States for several popular programming languages (updated once weekly).
Every day, countless articles and blog posts document new things about cloud computing. Trying to keep up with this information can be challenging. To make things easier for you, CloudNews is an aggregation of cloud computing news feeds that you can periodically check to get your cloud computing news from one place. The initial launch of CloudNews contains feeds for:
- general cloud computing news
- software as a service (SaaS) news
- platform as a service (PaaS) news
- infrastructure as a service (IaaS) news
Want to start a career in cloud computing or make a change to your current career path? Look no further than CloudJobPosts to help you get started. CloudJobPosts is a collection of job postings, organized by various cloud computing platforms and programming languages, that can help you quickly find your next employer or consulting gig. Why waste time searching one job site after another when you can launch every thing from one location?
We read (and read, and read) about cloud computing every working hour of every day. Along the way, we bookmark the articles, blog posts, and web sites that we think will stand the test of time, and then share them with you via CloudLinks.
Want even more timely information about cloud computing? The CloudTweets sidebar on every CloudScape page keeps you up to date with tweets about cloud computing.
As we scour the web, we’ve noticed that there seems to be a lot of fluffy conversational information about cloud computing, and too little “in-the-trenches” publications about how to really build and manage cloud computing apps. CloudBlog is an attempt on our part to help rectify this imbalance. Because we here at The Cloud View build cloud computing applications for clients, we understand the new challenges and pitfalls of building cloud computing applications.
To give you an idea of what CloudBlog will be like, here’s an excerpt from our editorial schedule.
- All About Multi-Tenancy: Learn exactly what multi-tenancy is, how it’s been done by others, the right and wrong ways of doing it, and how to implement it yourself when building a new cloud computing application.
- Force.com Primer: Build great cloud computing applications in no time using the Force.com cloud platform.
- RoR in the Clouds: Create a secure, scalable, elastic Ruby on Rails cloud application and deploy it on various cloud computing platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Heroku, and Engine Yard.
And that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for more hot topics to come.