There are moments when the light bulb just goes on and an awareness passes over me that says “innovation is here”. The first time I played Zork on an Apple IIe…my first Prodigy login...my first Blackberry (and the love of mobile that ensued). Moments that said that the way my world worked was going to change because of technology…in a good way. I had one of these at IDF last fall when I saw a demonstration of a tool that allowed data center managers to dynamically access compute power in an open market environment…and other data centers sell excess capacity in the same market. Imagine a world where workloads could be dynamically allocated to data centers across the globe based on a variety of attributes including bandwidth capability, cost, and platform requirements. Pretty cool huh? I walked away impressed wondering who came up with this interesting idea.
Well, wonder no more my friends. The guy behind this great idea and many others is none other than Enomaly’s Reuven Cohen (his twitter followers call him @ruv) Reuven is the brains behind Enomaly’s recent rise to cloud start-up darling. I got a chance to chat with Reuven about his idea of an open cloud market, now called Enomaly’s Spot Cloud solution as well as their more established Elastic Computing Platform. Check out the latest Conversations in the Cloud.