I’m always pleased to come across a blog that I really ought to have known about already. A post from Robert Scoble on Cisco data center technologies (I’ll use the American spelling – center – in deference to Cisco’s origins) led me to the blog of James Urquhart – Wisdom of the Clouds. James is a very recent Cisco hire and an expert on cloud computing. His blog will be a godsend to anyone interested in the more techie aspects of the subject, but there is also a whole lot of careful thinking shining through between the lines of tech stuff.
James also has a cornucopia of cloud computing bits and pieces gathered in his Delicious site. From this, for instance, I got the news that Alchemy Plus is partnering with Microsoft to build a cloud computing complex in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Why Inverness? Because its bracing climate will make it easier to cool the massive bank of servers that the complex will house. This item caught James’ eye because of his own Scottish origins. With a name like Urquhart…..
By the way, you can view Scoble’s video interview with James and his colleagues on Facebook.