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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.
digg Open-source software has been on the rise at many businesses during the extended economic downturn, and one of the areas where it is starting to offer companies a lot of flexibility and cost savings is in cloud computing.
CIO — A key benefit often discussed about cloud computing is how it enables agility. This benefit is real and powerful. However, the term agility is used to describe two different kinds of benefit; both are real, but one of them will, ultimately, be seen as offering the greatest impact.
Twitter has thousands of servers. What makes having boatloads of servers particularly annoying though is that we need to quickly get multiple iterations of code and binaries onto all of them on a regular basis.
Designed decades ago to hold up amid nuclear apocalypse, the infrastructure of the Internet now faces strain from a very different source: the explosion of cloud computing. According to Nick McKeown, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, creating an Internet that will serve us well into the future demands a new, open approach to data flows and networking. McKeown spoke today at the GigaOM Network’s Structure conference about how and why we’ll increasingly see networks defined by software, with control gradually being “lifted up and out into a global network operating system.”
CIO — Last week brought a spate of interesting—and contradictory—stories and research reports about how enterprises are or will embrace cloud computing, topped off by a report by Forrester analyst James Staten that concludes that for all the talk about private clouds, they're a pipe dream for all but a few enterprises. Kicking off the parade of news was a survey sponsored by Savvis .
January 04, 2011, 3:34 PM — With most providers, it is relatively easy to clone a virtual server to use as the starting point for other servers, after all, that is what cloud computing is all about.