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How can open-source cloud management tools like Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack and OpenNebula (the European open-source cloud effort of which I am director) impact the adoption of cloud technology? I see it happening in a few broad ways.
web services cloud” src=”http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/2012/06/amazon-web-services-cloud/2743191314.png” alt=”amazon web services cloud” width=”625″ height=”376″ />It seems the clouds are causing problems with the Cloud tonight. A slew of sites, including Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest, have gone down this evening, thanks to “power issues” at Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud data center in North Virginia. The websites rely on Amazon’s cloud services to power their services.
Today at its I/O event, Google announced Compute Engine, a Infrastructure as a Service product to complement its Platform as a Service App Engine offering. You can read details of the product here.
Autodesk took to the wires this morning to announce its acquisition of a long-standing partner, Vela Systems, which is described in the announcement as “a provider of cloud and mobile field management software for the construction industry.”
In a big move today, Big Blue announced “a new, simpler era of computing” with PureSystems, what it calls “expert integrated systems” of enterprise IT elements physical and virtual. “The new systems family offers clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain,” IBM said in a release. Citing a recent study, IBM said two-thirds of corporate IT projects are delivered over budget and behind schedule. ”The prime challenge facing companies worldwide is the need to spend 70 percent or more of IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance, leaving little to invest in innovation,” IBM said.
Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator* in the company’s history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure.
Recently, I wrote about how the software company I work for, Precise, cut 70 percent of its IT budget by migrating its applications and infrastructure to cloud and SaaS technologies.
It’s become increasingly clear that users who lost files due to the US government’s seizure of Megaupload will, most likely, never get their files back. First of all, Megaupload’s hosting company, Carpathia Hosting, will allegedly begin deleting files on Thursday due to non-payment by Megaupload.
We have long been advocates of moving business operations into the cloud .
Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months.
There's a new one born every minute. I don't mean the P.T. Barnum quote, I mean acronym. Today it seems to be Infrastructure-as-a-Platform (IaaP), to join all the other "as a" acronyms that are difficult to keep straight. If technology could just hold still for a few years, everybody could get up to speed on all the terminology.