Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware)

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware)

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware)

If there is one company that defines the growth and importance of the Internet, the company would have to be Google. Google did not invent everything that it does on the ‘net, and to be sure, some of the things that the company is attempting to do are in arenas where Google is playing catch-up. There is no denying that in Google’s core business, search, they are still the “go-to” application for most users. Google’s power and influence make them a contender in almost any field they choose to operate in. Really, not bad for a company that a pair of Stanford students started in a friend’s garage in 1997.cloud-google-urz-hozle

Google and the Cloud

One of Google’s first ten employees was Urz Hozle, a former associate professor of computer science at UC Santa Barbara. Hozle’s current title is Google’s Senior VP for technical Infrastructure. Hozle was an early Enthusiast of Cloud computing, but realized that the current data center architecture was insufficient for the needs of Cloud users. Using concepts outlined in his very influential paper “The Data Center as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines” (co-authored by Luiz Barroso) Hozle supervised the building of Google’s own data centers. These data centers are noteworthy in that they use half the energy of conventional enterprise data centers.

VMware

The heart of Cloud Computing is using resources and equipment located in the virtual world of the Internet to do work for the customer so that he avoids the trouble and expense of actually owning the resources or equipment himself.

The current IT scenario for most businesses is running behind because of these expenses. As IT goes, so does the core business in the modern market place, and it is a rare firm that can afford to keep up using its own hardware.

VMware officially launched in Feb, 1999 and delivered its first product, the VMware Workstation, in May of the same year. The company entered the server market in 2001.

The VMware Workstation is a “hypervisor”, or virtual machine management system, which allows users to set up and use one or more virtual machines using their own x64 computers. In essence, the hypervisor allows several operating systems to run on a single computer, including OS which are not designed for the native computer architecture.

VMware cofounder Edouard Bugnion, the company’s chief architect left the company in 2004 to found Nuova Systems, which was funded and eventually acquired by Cisco. In 2008 VMware announced that they would be collaborating with Cisco to provide joint data center solutions.

By Peter Knight

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.


CloudTweaks Sponsors - Find out more!

Popular

Top Viral Impact

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb About Latest Posts Pete Knight Latest posts…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…


Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021
contact@cloudtweaks.com

Join our newsletter