Mgmt On Top of IaaS
Overview What Is Cloud Portfolio Management? Next generation IT requires a portfolio approach toward cloud services as IT teams strive to serve the diverse needs of the enterprise. While business units and application teams have led the way in cloud adoption, CIOs are now seeking to support these existing projects as part of their strategic direction.
Who are the competitors ?
Animoto usecase The Animoto guys hit the jackpot on Facebook this past week. Jeff Barr mentioned a few of the stats on his blog: Animoto ramped from 25,000 users to 250,000 users in three days, signing up 20,000 new users per hour at peak. The system they run using RightScale is quite complicated, with the www.animoto.com website, then a separate site for the Facebook app run by Hungry Machines, both of these feeding into a back-end web services site that orchestrates uploads, and, most importantly, the render farm that creates the cool videos.
Hybrid Clouds as a Reality
CloudKick Monitor anywhere
Manage Amazon EC2 Cloudkick, a Y Combinator startup, offers a free, easy server management system to businesses whose web infrastructure is maintained by Amazon’s EC2 or Slicehost cloud-based servers. Built off of Amazon Web Services’ API, Cloudkick gives users a single control panel where you can manage all of your servers (or instances) through various platforms. Cloudkick’s dashboard allows you to easily add or remove EC2 or Slicehost servers with a click and then monitor an unlimited amount of instances.
Rackspace Buys Cloudkick
Just two years after starting its business, Cloudkick has been acquired by Rackspace. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. What this means for Cloudkick is a big ramp up in its operations. Another Giant Gets Another Sexy Startup: Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick - ReadWriteCloud