Ubuntu Expands Cloud Support By David Schofield of CloudTweaks The forthcoming launch of Natty Narwhal (version 11) of Ubuntu will see the addition of OpenStack support APIs into the kernel in addition to the support that already exists for Eucalyptus and Amazon EC2 clouds. This will expand the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud offering in the private cloud arena as well as the public. It has not yet been announced which release of OpenStack will be supported with the current Austin release due to be superseded by the Bexar release in February. The April launch will continue to push Ubuntu as one
Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars Companies: Over the next month CloudTweaks will be presenting a series covering “25 growing cloud computing start-ups in Europe”. Some of these promising start-ups are in their initial stage of development while others are already gaining strength and market share in the global market for Cloud Computing services.We can say that most of these companies are rough diamonds that could transform into real jewels in the crown within the next several years. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Aepona Invests Smartly in Its Cloud Computing Future Development Belfast-based Aepona ranks among the fastest growing European start-ups involved in
New York & Pleasanton, California, January 11, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a leading provider of a new generation of virtualized application platforms delivering end-to-end scalability, announces that CloudTran has integrated its transaction management middleware with GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). The end result is a Java-based solution that runs large database infrastructures in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Scalable applications require new approaches to transactional management and application architecture. GigaSpaces XAP and CloudTran provide solutions to these issues so application developers can build top-speed, large-scale applications in less time and with lower risk. “We were seeking a platform that
2011 Trends in Cloud Migration By Sunil Gupta, SVP & Head of Service Lines, Symphony Services and CloudTweaks contributor Cloud Migration was one of the key trends of 2010 and it is very likely to accelerate during 2011 and beyond. Many cloud vendors and service providers have come up with interesting solutions to facilitate this task but numerous challenges have to be dealt with and it is very important to take into consideration all implications of such migration to the cloud (being public, private or hybrid). No matter whether your application is running on-premises or in the cloud, the operations management team
Cloud Computing Road Trip By Sourya Biswas Oracle may be a comparatively late entrant into the cloud computing arena, but it is certainly making up for lost time with enthusiasm. According to its website, the data warehousing giant is on a cloud computing road trip around the world that will position its products and services to potential clients. This trip will take the Oracle Enterprise Cloud Summit, as the event is titled, to more than 80 cities across all major geographical regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia- Pacific (APAC). This trip marks
Does Gartner understand cloud computing? By Simon Ellis of Labslice – CloudTweaks Contributor I like the Gartner Magic Quadrant. It provides for a quick overview of a specific domain, lists the key players and assigns them a high-level effectiveness rank. It’s a great tool, and also a very dangerous one. For those who understand a domain it provides reinforcement and a third-party perspective. And for those who don’t, it affords a quick way to select a vendor or choose a technology — the modern equivalent of “no-one gets fired for selecting IBM”. Having placed many IaaS bets as a cloud
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Cisco Unveils Cloud-based TV Platform By Kiril Kirilov Networking leader Cisco unveiled a new cloud-based TV platform targeting service providers worldwide at Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas last week. The core functionality of the new Cisco Videoscape®, include ability to combine digital TV and online content with social media and communications applications. Australia-based Telstra, a global service provider, already partners with Cisco in utilizing the Videsocape platform in search of new market opportunities. Videoscape, which is still in beta testing by Telstra, will integrate voice, linear and online video, high-speed data, Wi-Fi, and network traffic routing, according to