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Friday, September 24, 2010

Yongsan Army Garrison Does Cloud Computing!!

First Signal is ready for the cloud !

Even with the time constraints of the Chusok holiday and the onslaught of a 100-year flood, the class soldiered on with five excellent projects. 




I would like to thank the class for their focus and determination. See you next time!

Yongsan presentation 1
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Yongsan presentation 2
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Yongsan presentation 3
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Yongsan presentation 4
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Yongsan presentation 5
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Army Cloud Computing in Korea!

After a long uneventful flight, I've arrived at Yongsan Army Garrison in Soeul Korea. After enjoying the economy accomodation on a Boeing 777 for over 14 hours, my room and bed at the Dragon Hill Lodge was a welcomed sight! If you're active or retired military and traveling to Seoul, you should definitely check DHL for accomodations. The facility is operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center by the US Army in support of personnel assigned or employed by the US Forces Korea.

Tomorrow (Monday) is the first day of a five day class. This edition of "Cloud Compuing 201", however, will be delivered a little differently this time because Chusok (or Chuseok), the Korean Thanksgiving, is celebrated this Wednesday.

On Chuseok, Koreans return to their hometowns to pay respects to the spirits of one's ancestors. People perform ancestral worship rituals early in the morning. They often visit the tombs of their immediate ancestors to trim plants and clean the area around the tomb, and offer food, drink, and crops to their ancestors. Harvest crops are attributed to the blessing of ancestors. One of the major foods prepared and eaten during the Chuseok holiday is songpyeon (송편), a crescent-shaped rice cake which is steamed upon pine needles. Other foods commonly prepared are japchae, bulgogi and fruits. Like the American Thanksgiving, Chusok is the time to celebrate the family and give thanks for their blessings. Due to Chesok, there will be no class on Wednesday.  The five-day class will be compressed into two, 2-day halves.
The US Army is definitely taking cloud computing seriously. The Army Private Cloud Computing procurement makes that abundantly clear. I'm honored to be in a position to help them realize the promise.


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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Taiwan GovCloud

Last week, Henry Kenyon of Federal Computer Week reported that the Taiwanese government is planning to spend $744M to develop cloud computing technology. Premier Den-yih Wu sees this as a way for his country to take advantage of the country's strong information and communications technology industry.

According to an August 2010 IEEE Spectrum article, a cabinet level advisory task force has now been formed to help government agencies choose which cloud computing projects to fund.  The government is building its own private cloud in order to combine the information systems in over 4000 government agencies into two or three cloud computing centers.


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