Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost,... (more)
The industry is heated with debates on whether adopting private or public
cloud is the smartest, best, cheapest, you name it choice. But this debate is
missing the mark. Businesses shouldn't be discussing public vs. private, but
rather how can they make the two work together to their greatest advantage.
The ideal is to merge on-premise and off-premise into a seamless environment
that can be managed as a single entity.
A forward-looking stance that will eventually see major adoption. But as of
late 2013, hybrid cloud was still "rare," noted Gartner analyst Tom Bittman.
In this dis... (more)
“We carefully chose 3Tera to be one of our first strategic partners for C3
because of their deep experience offering a full and open cloud computing
platform for running multi-tier applications in a massively scalable global
cloud," said AJ Jennings, vice president of business development, Citrix
Systems, as Citrix and 3Tera announced a partnership combining the new Citrix
Cloud Center (C3) solution with 3Tera’s award winning AppLogic Cloud
“Adding XenServer Cloud Edition to our application packaging technology,
global cloud presence, and disaster recovery app... (more)
RightScale has announced that it has added the new Amazon EC2 Europe cloud
infrastructure to the list of clouds supported by the RightScale Cloud
Management Platform. Amazon Web Services global and European Amazon EC2
customers now have access to RightScale's automated cloud management platform
to manage and scale cloud deployments as well as facilitate application
migration and management across U.S. and EU clouds.
Amazon EC2 in Europe provides Amazon EC2 users with reduced latency and aids
them in adhering to EU regulatory requirements for data storage and
processing. For gl... (more)
Eucalyptus Systems was expected to update the eponymous open source private
cloud project Wednesday improving the free GPL-based widgetry's scaling.
Eucalyptus 2.0, described as a major rev, is supposed to be able to support
massive private and hybrid clouds. Its performance has also been enhanced and
it should deploy without modification on existing IT infrastructure.
The company can't quantify exactly how scalable the thing is but its notion
of scalability includes both front-end transactional scalability and back-end
resource scalability. Eucalyptus 2.0 provides increased back-e... (more)