2013 ended up being a fun/busy year with more time devoted to play than to work, consequently the Ventures project backlog and site received little attention.  There were, however, a number of ongoing tech hobbies and projects that simply need to be polished and published, so here's the start. I'll try to catch up over the winter, perhaps even a New Year's resolution to post regularly.  

Cloud Computing Collections

A sick hobby, but I've been following three specific Cloud Computing topics and collecting links and resources along the way.  The pages remain works-in-process, but are typically updated on a monthly basis and may be of interest to those evaluating Cloud Computing providers or services.  Topics may change in the future, but here's what we have:

  • Cloud Computing Calculators - A growing list (>120 as of EOY 2013) of Cloud Computing Calculators found on the interweb.   Currently organized by vendor, this collection includes pricing, ROI, TCO, comparison and general assessment tools.  
  • Cloud Provider Health/Status Dashboards - For those evaluating Cloud Services, it may be important to get a feel for prospective provider's uptime, reliability and incident response.  This page contains a growing list of publicly accessible dashboards, status pages, event logs and outages reports randomly caught by monitors/alerts.
  • Cloud Service Directories and Marketplaces - A starter list of Cloud Service Marketplaces, directories and such.  Still a pretty rough page/collection, but may evolve into some sort of Uberlist of Cloud Marketplaces.
Links to the collections have been permanently planted in the sidebar of this site since the Google SItes Announcement Gadget will ultimately bury this post.  Pages will be updated monthly including ongoing polish, feel free to offer suggestions - hopefully of utility to others.