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Welcome to Cloud Foundry

Welcome to Cloud Foundry
Deliver and Update Applications at Velocity and Scale Pivotal CF™ is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. It delivers an always-available, turnkey experience for scaling and updating PaaS on the private cloud. The solution features: Pivotal CF Elastic Runtime Service – A complete, scalable runtime environment, extensible to most modern frameworks or languages running on Linux. Deployed applications enjoy built-in services and can automatically bind to new data services through a service broker or to an existing user-provided service. The following three Pivotal One™ services support your enterprise requirements for automatic application binding and service provisioning: Pivotal HD Service – Build, manage and scale Hadoop as a natively integrated Pivotal CF Service. Pivotal CF Technology How Does the Self-Service Platform for Application Management Work? With Pivotal CF, your developers can rapidly evolve new ideas into complex applications. Pivotal CF Downloads

Cloudkick, manage servers better Monitor anywhere With Rackspace Cloud Monitoring, you can monitor your websites—whether they're hosted on the Rackspace public cloud, Rackspace dedicated servers, servers in your data centers, or even servers in other providers' data centers. Send alerts to your laptop or smartphone to stay on top of your entire infrastructure, including websites, ports, protocols, and more. Telkom’s ADSL Bitstream snub Telkom seems to have gone to ground when it comes to the launch of a commercial Bitstream service. This delay is hurting progress in the ADSL market, argue many ADSL providers On 30 November 2011 ICASA said in its “Presentation of the findings note on the ICASA framework for introducing Local Loop Unbundling” that it will “engage with industry to ensure that a true bit-stream product is introduced, by the 1st of November next year [2012]”.

AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order for provisioning AWS services or the subtleties of making those dependencies work.

Front-end Google BigQuery with an 4.5 application - Part 1 __________________This three part article shows how to set up a Google BigQuery project, how to front-end that project with a sample application available for download here as a Dropbox share, and how the engineering behind that sample application works.Part one here explains how to set up a Google Cloud Platform account, and how to build a basic BigQuery project.Part two will first describe the sample application user experience, and will then focus on application configuration and the security set-up.Part three will explain the engineering behind the application.I want to say thank you to Eyal Peled, of Google, for taking time to answer some questions I had about BigQuery.__________________Google Cloud Platform offers a wide range of products that move computing from an ownership model to a rental model. In the Platform product line, Google BigQuery handles large data volumes and queries.

Cloud Computing: Multi-Tenancy Misconceptions One of the biggest benefits of the cloud, ‘Dynamic Scaling,' goes hand-in-hand with multi tenancy. If your application has a fixed group of users, you can easily predict the server load and still handle it with a typical data center. However, a large number of users, basically multi tenants, makes the cloud platform most efficient in terms of usability of the application and ‘Do More With Less Resources.' Some of the other characteristics of a typical multi-tenant application, benefited by Cloud are: Large global population working across time zonesQuite possible that at any time 100% usage is not possible, but rather 70-80% Application serves a global common process for most, but yet is customizable for local needs

10 Ways To Promote Your Business With $5 Do you want to give your business a boost but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Try out It is a very usefull website to promote your business. Essentially, it’s a marketplace where you can can sell and buy gigs that are priced at $5. Pivotal Cloud Foundry Application Portability Containers and standardized orchestration tools provide a consistent deployment environment across public and on-premise infrastructure. Open application and orchestration standards enable operators to migrate applications between any compatible public and private infrastructure. Cloud Foundry applications can run on virtualized servers provisioned in VMware vSphere, OpenStack and Amazon Web Services. Application Portability Containers and standardized orchestration tools provide a consistent deployment environment across public and on-premise infrastructure.

HP Takes Plunge on Dual Cloud Bursting HP has introduced advancements to its CloudSystem solutions with the means for cloud provider and enterprises to accomplish dual cloud bursting, one of the Holy Grails of hybrid computing. The CloudSystem targets service providers by giving them the ability to allow their enterprise customers to extend their private cloud-based applications bursting capabilities to third-party public clouds too. See more news on the HP AppSystems portfolio. HP CloudSystem, announced in January and expanded in the spring with a partner program, is designed to enable enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. As a result, clients have a simplified yet integrated architecture that is easier to manage and can be scaled on demand, said HP. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]

Blame it on your phone Cellphone users may need to look at their phones, in addition to their mobile service providers, when pointing fingers for poor coverage. Local cellphone users have been up in arms with mobilenetworks lately, as connectivity gets progressively worse – but they do not realise their smartphones are also a contributing factor when it comes to a shaky connection. This is according to Strand Consult, a Danish ICT research firm that has outlined cellular handsets’ role in poor mobile coverage.

How is cloud computing like an airplane? LAS VEGAS – A cloud computing service is like an airliner - even though it can experience devastating crashes that affect many people, like Amazon’s crash last month, it’s still safer than driving your own car… or IT infrastructure. That’s the rationale provided by Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix, during a panel discussion on cloud computing during a keynote address at Interop 2011. Also on the panel were Randy Rowland, senior vice president of product development at Terremark; Andy Schroepfer, vice president of enterprise strategy at Rackspace; and moderator David Berlind, chief content officer at UBM TechWeb. Berlind began the discussion be reviewing the recent cloud outages and attacks at Amazon – up to three days for some users – and the Sony PlayStation Network, which lasted several days and affected 100 million customers. Berlind also quoted data that found that every one second of latency costs financial trading firms $100 million over a year.

DStv prices from 2000 to 2013 MultiChoice announced this week that, following its annual review, the price of many of its DStv services will increase from 1 April 2013. From April DStv Premium subscribers will pay R625 per month for their subscription instead of the current R590 per month. DStv Compact subscribers will pay R275 per month instead of the usual R260 per month, while DStv Select users will have to fork out R175 per month as opposed to the usual R166. The access fee for PVR and/or Xtraview will also increase from R65 to R70 per month.

How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? How Much Can The US Government Save By Going To The Cloud? The government has often been accused of wasteful expenditure. Ask any average American citizen about government expenses, and there’s a good chance you will get a derisive response which also includes a strong opinion on why citizens should stop paying taxes because they seldom get their money’s worth.