VMware: Now you can send your VMs to Amazon's cloud (and then back to us) In what some analysts are calling a dramatic shift in strategy, VMware today rolled out new features to its vCloud Suite management software that allow customers to migrate workloads to non-VMware cloud environments, including on Amazon Web Services. In July, VMware surprised many cloud-watchers when it purchased DynamicOps, a company that allows users to easily manage workloads across multiple hypervisors and cloud platforms. VMware said at the time it is committed to a enabling its users to access multiple services from different vendors. Today, the company followed through on its promise. "They're making some pretty strong changes," says Gartner analyst Ronni Colville. "DynamicOps was a major shift in VMware not just saying it will work outside its comfort zone, but really doing it." To continue reading, register here to become an Insider It's FREE to join RELATED: VMware: It's not all about us anymore MORE CLOUD: Gartner report throws cold water on uber-hyped OpenStack project
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Building virtual lab with Amazon Web Services | Khai Tran P a g e Table of Contents Abstract Chapter Cloud computing a look from the cloud What is computing? Definition Six attributes Three types Why moving to cloud? The state in education Amazon Web Services versus Windows Azure Platform Offerings Overview about products Pricing structure payment options at glance Renting (Amazon, 2011b) Instance Monitoring traffic and charge Security Credentials 2011e) Access Sign In Identity Management 2011d) Interface Building virtual lab with Service Problem statement Setting up account Estimate usage budget
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