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Deloitte Augments Cloud Computing Services, Appoints Paul Clemmons as Practice Leader With an objective to provide expanded services to clients, Deloitte announced that it has expanded its Cloud Computing Practice and has appointed Paul Clemmons as the Practice Leader. Cavium Networks, Caswell Team to Deliver MMBS Powered by OCTEON Processors Cavium Networks has announced collaboration with Caswell, a provider of communication appliances, to deliver multi-motherboard blade servers (MMBS) powered by an array of OCTEON processors for energy efficient cloud computing applications.
OpenStack DIY, Distributions and Systems March 13, 2013 Azmir Mohamed As you know, OpenStack is open source software for building private and public clouds. When Cloudscaling took Series A funding and pivoted to a pure product company in late 2011, it was a strategic move to use OpenStack as the heart of our Open Cloud System (OCS) product.
Allan Leinwand from GigaOm wrote a great article asking “ Where are the network virtual appliances? ” This was followed up by another excellent post by Rich Miller . Allan sets up the discussion describing how we’ve typically plumbed disparate physical appliances into our network infrastructure to provide discrete network and security capabilities such as load balancers, VPNs , SSL termination, firewalls, etc. He then goes on to describe the stunted evolution of virtual appliances: To be sure, some networking devices and appliances are now available in virtual form.
How big is the opportunity for cloud computing? A question asked at pretty well every IT conference these days. Whatever the number, it's a big one. Let's break down the opportunity by the numbers available today.
Last night we saw coverage by Carl Brooks Jo Maitland (sorry, Jo) of an announcement from RackSpace that they were transitioning their IaaS Cloud offerings based on the FOSS Xen platform and moving to the commercially-supported Citrix XenServer instead: Jaws dropped during the keynote sessions [at Citrix Synergy] when Lew Moorman, chief strategy officer and president of cloud services at Rackspace said his company was moving off Xen and over to XenServer, for better support. Rackspace is the second largest cloud provider after Amazon Web Services. AWS still runs on Xen.
I’ve signed up for Upcloud , a new cloud service provider, and thought I’d put together my initial thoughts into a blog post. First I, tried to launch trial server with 2GB of RAM, found I could only use 512MB as I was using a free account. That’s fair enough, but still a shame. On the server creation page, I was presented with a few Linux images I could choose from.