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Buzzword Alert: Cloud Service Enabler Versus the Private Cloud

So what is a Cloud Service Enabler?

I love it when people call me up out of the blue and start to debate whether there is such a thing as a "private cloud". Today is one of those days, I can't help but wonder if these people think that a cloud infrastructure will somehow magically create itself.

Whether it's EC2 or Rackspace, Savvis or Gogrid, at some point there needs to be a single or series software components that enables the creation of the so called "cloud". Recently there seems to be a growing convergence with in the data center combining the best aspects of cloud computing including, SOA, utility, SLA, automation and virtualization into a single unified point of management. (A kind of turn key EC2) In a nutshell this is the opportunity for infrastructure cloud service enablers also know as a "private clouds" such as Enomaly.

So what is a Cloud Service Enabler? The fundamental software building blocks required in the creation of a cloud computing infrastructure.

More Stories By Reuven Cohen

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.