Chris Jones

Chris Jones has a passion for Mobile. He has many mobile (iOS and Android) apps published on the App Stores. Chris has also worked on many high profile projects including development for TV Broadcasting, Live Streaming, Principal CDN (Content Delivery Network) Architect, and Cloud. You can reach Chris at cjones@cloudm2.com.

The Year of the VM

Google is the latest large player that has announced an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) model this month (Microsoft Azure announced their virtual machine IaaS model earlier this month).  Google’s IaaS solution is called Google Compute Engine.  Compute Engine is being released as part of Google’s limited preview with no timeline mentioned for public availability. Google’s first claim to fame in the Cloud Computing space for developers was Google App Engine and datastore.  Their PaaS (Platform as a Service) model… continue…

Opposing Camps Ground Cloud API Standard

Will we ever see a common Cloud API standard? Or is this a fanciful notion? Currently, there seems to be several camps in the Cloud Computing world.  One camp believes in a full open environment, where a community of developers work towards a common goal.  Another camp believes in a closed environment, where each vendor creates their own so-called standards and customers determine which vendor solution to use. There’s even a third camp emerging, which is a hybrid of the… continue…

Cloud Object Storage Meets NAS

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Open Stack, like other cloud initiatives, use object storage vs NAS or SAN storage. Legacy systems that have been looking into cloud storage have realized that storage changes can be challenging, since access to object storage is via an API instead of the familiar NAS interface. Things may be changing in cloud storage. This week Maldivica announced the launch of their Storage Connector for Open Stack.  The Maldivica Storage Connector is promising to make object storage now universally accessible using… continue…

The Basics of Cloud Storage

There are many aspects of cloud computing, but the low-hanging fruit is cloud storage.  Meaning, cloud storage is the easiest and least expensive place to start your cloud computing journey. The players in the cloud storage field are increasing daily, it seems. The most well-known are Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google, AT&T, OpenStack (Rackspace), Oracle and IBM.  As a developer, where do you start? If you have ever worked with corporate storage you may be used to different brand names… continue…