Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Indian Businesses Seem to be In Love with Cloud

Nearly 9 of every 10 (89 percent) respondents in India believe that Cloud Computing, or ‘as-a-service’ approach, is relevant to their organization. Nearly 8 of every 10 (79 percent) respondents in India say they currently have a cloud-related initiative in place within the organization, or are planning to implement cloud, or ‘as-a-service’ approach, in the […]

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix has developed s Asgard, a web interface that lets engineers and developers manage their AWS infrastructure using a GUI rather than a command line. Netflix Asgard is open source. Paypal a big user of OpenStack has ported Asgard to OpenStack. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/paypal-has-rebuilt-netflixs-cloud-management-system-for-openstack/

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Disaster recovery in the Cloud

I have been thinking of why people should put their Disaster Recovery (DR) site in the cloud. This makes perfect sense, here is why. Typically a DR site cost as much as the primary data centers. This is because organisations need to replicate every component of their data center. Match every server with the same […]

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Why Some Startups Say the Cloud Is a Waste of Money

In Silicon Valley, tech startups typically build their businesses with help from cloud computing services — services that provide instant access to computing power via the internet — and Frenkiel’s startup, a San Francisco outfit called MemSQL, was no exception. It rented computing power from the granddaddy of cloud computing, Amazon.com. But in May, about […]

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Amazon CDN CloudFront in India

Amazon CDN (Content Distribution Network) service CloudFront is now in India. They have launched with edge servers in Mumbai and Chennai. If you are already using CloudFront, you don’t need to do anything. Now users in India will get faster services through the CloudFront. Read more on the announcement.

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Friday, July 26th, 2013

5 Benefits Of Cloud Computing You Aren’t Likely To See In A Sales Brochure

From Forbes: Cost savings… elasticity….  scalability….  load “bursting”….  storage on demand…  These are the advertised benefits of cloud computing, and they certainly help make for a solid business case for using either third-party services or a virtualized data center. But after the agreements are signed, systems and processes are set up, and users are retrained, […]

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

IBM partners with Open Source Cloud Foundry

IBM is backing Cloud Foundry the Open Source PaaS platform. By teaming up with Pivotal and Cloud Foundry, IBM wants to help developers focus on getting apps to the cloud without having to worry about whether the underlying technology will be compatible. The first product of the IBM-Pivotal partnership is IBM WebSphere Liberty, a lightweight […]

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Open Stack is now 3 years old!

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Raspberry Pi cloud

Computer scientists have made a working model of multi million pound cloud computing technology using just Lego bricks and a handful of 20 mini computers. The University of Glasgow’s Raspberry Pi Cloud project links together 56 Raspberry Pi computer boards in racks made from Lego, which mimic the function and modular design of commercial cloud […]

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

India public cloud market to reach $ 443 mn in 2013

 Public cloud services market in India is forecast to grow 36 per cent in 2013 to total $443 million, research firm Gartner today said. The public cloud services market stood at $326 million in 2012, Gartner said in a statement. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services, which was the fastest- […]

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The biggest cloud app of all: Netflix

Netflix, the popular video-streaming service that takes up a third of all internet traffic during peak traffic hours isn’t just the single largest internet traffic service. Netflix, without doubt, is also the largest pure cloud service. Netflix, with more than a billion video delivery instances per month, is the largest cloud application in the world. At the Linux Foundation’s Linux […]

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Google donates patents to protect cloud software from lawsuits

Google unveiled a “patent pledge” that it hopes will shield cloud software and big data developers from the type of litigation that has engulfed the mobile phone industry. The pledge, which is like a non-aggression pact, covers ten patents related to Google’s MapReduce technology. The pledge, which Google announced on Thursday, says that developers are […]

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Monday, April 1st, 2013

VMware CEO: Not all IT service providers will survive cloud

Cloud computing represents a fundamental shift in the way technology services will be delivered to enterprises, forcing IT firms to re-look at how they operate now, according to Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer of VMware, which provides software that enable creation of cloud computing infrastructure within corporate premises. Gelsinger is convinced that not all major […]

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A very open cloud

Businesses will double the amount of data they send across networks in the next few years. In the US, that means greater use of managed IP. Australia, though, like a lot of countries, is heading in the opposite direction. Cisco’s Virtual Networking Index provides sophisticated forecasts of how we will use networks over the next […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2013

Netflix shows off how it does Hadoop in the cloud

Netflix is at it again, this time showing off its homemade architecture for running Hadoop workloads in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s all about the flexibility of being able to run, manage and access multiple clusters while eliminating as many barriers as possible. Read More [amazon_enhanced asin=”1449311520″ /].

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Friday, November 9th, 2012

Netflix open sources their cloud monitoring tool

At Netflix we need to be able to quickly query and analyze our AWS resources with widely varying search criteria. For instance, if we see a host with an EC2 hostname that is causing problems on one of our API servers then we need to find out what that host is and what team is […]

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Oops. OpenStack board member says letting VMware into project was a mistake

Boris Renski is co-founder of OpenStack integration consultancy Mirantis and he says every enterprise he’s worked with so far has been interested in OpenStack because they view it as an alternative to VMware. The board’s vote earlier this month has now muddled the differences, he says. “If OpenStack isn’t an alternative to VMware, then what […]

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

VMware Joining OpenStack Delayed, For Now

The OpenStack Board of Directors met this week and on the agenda was a somewhat surprising action item: Vote on whether or not to accept VMware – once thought to be a competitor to the project – into the increasingly popular who’s-who club of cloud computing. VMware’s going to have to wait to see if […]

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Rackspace powered by OpenStack

Rackspace one of the key founders of OpenStack, has finally switched to OpenStack. These products will be provided to customers in limited amounts over a period of time to ensure a smooth ramp-up. – Cloud Servers, powered by OpenStack – based on the latest OpenStack compute release, this solution is fast, reliable, scalable and is […]

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012

A cloud’s real carbon footprint

Is cloud storage really more power efficient? There is, however, an often-touted benefit of using the cloud for data storage and that is power savings. Broadcasters are only now becoming aware of the importance of controlling power costs. Moving forward, technical managers can expect federal, state and local government bureaucrats to increasingly drive companies to […]

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