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First of all the the traditional ideas of an AMI Bundle have been dropped because of Microsoft licensing limitations. For traditional EC2 Linux users, a local file system image can be bundled as an AMI in order to be used on Amazon EC2. This provides a direct migration path between the...
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to...
Sun Co-Founder Andy Bechtolsheim is shifting to a part-time advisory role at Sun. Having already co-founded Arista Networks with David Sheraton, a tenured professor of engineering at Stanford University who has devised some "very capable, very fast cloud networking software" according ...
Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing covered by Ben Worthen (with further comments from Daya Baran, Giva Perry and Dan Farber) . Here is a quote from Larry: The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to ...
Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions have announced that an enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Dotfuscator CE prevents the reverse engineering of .NET applications. The Visual Studio 2010 version, renamed Dotfuscator S...
3Tera has announced that it will be demonstrating for the first time Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop technologies deployed and running in a cloud environment using 3Tera's AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform. XenApp and XenDesktop from Citrix can now be offered as on demand services....
Being held for the first time at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on November 19, 2008, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will show you how to take advantage of the cloud. Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to del...
Zmanda, the not-yet-profitable open source backup and recovery start-up that likes to think of itself – in an allusion to MySQL – as the “next billion-dollar acquisition,” is touting its widgetry for the cloud. It can back up Windows Server and Live applications, stuff like Exchange an...
Castro continued: "In Cuba we provide free health care, free food coupons, free housing and if we had any computers on the island, we would provide free laptops and Internet too. So, I agree with Richard Stallman that Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and all American companies pushing this new ...
The official name of the widgetry that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently called “Windows Clouds” is going to be “Windows Azure,” described by chief architect Ray Ozzie as a virtualized “scale-out” service that runs on machines in Microsoft’s data centers. A technology preview of the...
A lot has been written recently about Larry Ellison and Cloud Computing. I attached a few of the stories posted on this subject in the related stories section of this blog post. If you read these related stories and the ones posted elsewhere, you'll have a pretty good idea about the su...
Amazon made a special announcement today that they have officially thrown off their "beta" tag and are in full production. What does it mean? Well to the users of their web services absolutely nothing. It will be business as usual, except now, you know it comes with an SLA. Amazon are ...
“We are proud to be named a leader in the independent evaluation of the IC-BPMS market–a strong growing market segment that promises game-changing business value. This is no small feat in a category of software that is one of the more comprehensive collections of middleware tools avail...
"Cloud computing is an extremely appealing proposition to a business with such dynamic needs as ours," said Veit Irtenkauf, Miwok Airways' Senior Vice President, Products. "But implementing a complex system such as ours on Amazon EC2 is not trivial. We need a system that can deal with ...
3Tera, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announced today it will be demonstrating for the first time Citrix XenApp™ and Citrix XenDesktop™ technologies deployed and running in a cloud environment using 3Tera’s award winning AppLog...
Appistry, a provider of cloud application platform software, today announced expanded support for developers and architects building applications for cloud computing environments using the Microsoft .NET framework.
The explosion of cloud computing providers dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for web entrepreneurs and innovative projects. However, the lack of interoperability and consistency across services keeps many businesses from adoption. There have been several calls for standards to...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has launched a public beta of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server, providing flexibility for deploying solutions in the AWS cloud. In addition, AWS announced that ...
IBM said Monday that it's going full bore at cloud computing and launching a company-wide initiative to fill the cloud with new software and services. Amazon and Google have something of a first mover advantage with SMBs and ISVs; and IBM's vision is more a mix of tradition data center...
This is certainly the case, whether or not SOA is a leading indicator of SaaS. However, it will take a while for SaaS in a Cloud Computing model to catch up with SOA (see ReadWriteWeb’s post - Fastest Growing US Companies are Rapidly Adopting Social Media for a presentation of this p...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
Keynote Systems has announced the results of a survey the company conducted at this week's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo. Keynote's study, which polled 600 conference attendees, found that 48 percent of the respondents have already deployed, or plan to deploy applications or services...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
Lisa Schmeiser this morning filed an InfoWorld story in which she writes about the results of her research on recession-proof IT jobs. Three skill sets appear in her story: Virtualization first, then AJAX, and then Ruby-on-Rails, among the Web 2.0 technologies. Virtualization and Cloud...
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo launched today, the first day of the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, a new iPhone Conference Scheduler program, in San Jose, California. The iPhone application has been developed by Chris Laffra of IBM, and it will also serve the delegates...
Everywhere you look, someone somewhere is talking about clouds. Cloud this, cloud that, what on earth is all this fuss about? Well the good news, as with most technologies it's never as complicated as the marketing hype would lead you to believe. We've been working in the 'cloud' world...
3Tera's Cloudware incorporates the fundamental building blocks used in developing today's most popular applications; storage and computing, software catalog, definition and control, plus how they all relate to each other. More importantly, the architecture is vendor agnostic so that th...
For cloud computing to take off, there need to be tools available that enable a developer to build and deploy an application without having to download anything to their desktop. This requires an on-demand development tool that sits on top of the cloud and provides a development Platfo...
Cirrhus9 has announced the availability of its new cloud computing infrastructure and related managed services. Powered in part by 3tera's AppLogic cloud computing platform and managed by Cirrhus9, the new services enable customers to benefit from Internet-scale infrastructure and prep...
"The maturation of virtualization technologies, in combination with the reality of today's business environment, has made the security, manageability and flexibility benefits of adopting client virtualization increasingly attractive to business customers," said Roberto Moctezuma, vice ...
Gartner singled out virtualization is the top strategic technology for 2009 at its Symposium/ITxpo this week, restating what it said six months ago when it identified virtualization as the highest-impact trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012. Cloud computing is seco...
"In the upcoming era of cloud computing, the web will be much more than just a means of delivering content – it will be a platform in its own right, requiring an extremely scalable cloud networking infrastructure," said Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO of Arista, formerly known as Ara...
Rackspace Hosting has unveiled its cloud hosting strategy which extends the company's technology and service leadership to cloud hosting. In support of its new cloud hosting strategy, the company announced it has agreed to acquire Slicehost and Jungle Disk, and has established relation...
Aptana has announced the general availability of Aptana Cloud, an online service that integrates with Eclipse software development tools to enable hosting, scaling and managing Web applications in "The Cloud." Aptana Cloud provides an end-to-end solution for deploying, scaling, staging...
IBM has turned Lotus Notes into a fluffy hosted service called Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging as it's been threatening to do. The move sorta catches IBM up to Microsoft with its $10-a-head-a-month Exchange Online. Big Blue is targeting its new Gmail-like service at companies with 1,000–1...
Yahoo’s net profits were down 64% in Q3 to $54.3 million, four cents a share. This time last year it realized $151.3 million, 11 cents a share. Revenues were up 1.1% to $1.79 billion, excluding TAC it was $1.325 billion, short of the $1.37 Wall Street estimated. US sales were up 7% and...
Keynote Systems has announced it will open its cloud infrastructure, offering any Web team concerned with their end users' experience free access to KITE (Keynote Interactive Testing Environment), Keynote's product for testing and analyzing the performance of Web applications across th...
Today at the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, a totally packed General Session has been taking place given by Pieter Humphrey of Oracle, who gave a hugely popular session on Rich Enterprise Applications...what he calls (inevitably) REAs. It is easy to...
VMware has announced that Independence Blue Cross (IBCis using VMware's industry-leading datacenter virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure 3, to improve the efficiency of its business operations. IBC covers 3.4 million members and processes more than 32 million clai...
It said Monday it’s going to lose 25 cents-35 cents a share (GAAP) on revenues of $2.95 billion-$3 billion, down from $3.2 billion this time last year. It figures its gross margin will be between 39% and 41%. The loss includes a restructuring charge of roughly $60 million stemming from...