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Google TV is about to launch. It's playing a part in the way people think about how the Internet and traditional media meet to form an entertainment experience that is new but not relegated to a traditional television set or a personal computer. Right now, television shows or movies can be converted to be seen online but it requires a digital device to view the programming.
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Morgan Stanley recently released a report detailing a survey it did of 50 chief information officers. We got our hands on the report and found it interesting from a market perspective. We do not ordinarily follow what the investment banks say about the cloud computing and virtualization markets. But the viewpoints from this breed of analysts provides a perspective about the maturity of the space.
Network World - Abiquo Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif. What it offers: Abiquo Enterprise Edition, cloud management software How much it costs: Community Edition: free download. Enterprise Edition: From $211 for 1-49 physical cores to $432 for 1,000 or more cores Why we're watching the company: Abiquo has tackled two problems plaguing just about any IT organization that operates a virtual infrastructure – how to manage it effectively and how to avoid vendor lock-in. Abiquo combines open source software with cloud expertise and support for multiple hypervisors.
Today we launched a new option for acquiring Amazon EC2 Compute resources: Spot Instances . Using this option, customers bid any price they like on unused Amazon EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long their bid exceeds the current "Spot Price." Spot Instances are ideal for tasks that can be flexible as to when they start and stop. This gives our customers an exciting new approach to IT cost management.
Prague, quelle belle ville ! C’était le lieu choisi par SYS-CON pour organiser leur premier congrès en Europe sur les thèmes Cloud Computing et Virtualisation. SYS-CON se présente comme “the World’s Leading i-Technology Media Company” et organise de très nombreux congrès aux USA, sur le Cloud Computing, la Virtualisation, AJAX, SOA, et autres thèmes d’actualité.
Two weeks ago Guy Rosen posted a very interesting analysis of the EC2 instance IDs which reveals how many instances (virtual machines) have been launched on EC2 since its beginning in 2006. We’ve also been digging in our records and I can share some interesting findings. First of all, Guy’s analysis contains one significant error which is due to the limited data set he had access to.