When ISVs plan to build applications using cloud computing services, they have two key decisions to make: What services to build, and what sort of application to build? One approach is to build a traditional enterprise application, carryout minimal modification and run it on a particular provider’s cloud system infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s EC2. These are hosted applications running on cloud infrastructure and benefit from hardware virtualization, but are not optimized cloud applications or cloud application services. A second approach is to create a cloud-optimized application that uses various programming models, architectures and techniques to exploit the dynamic
Rackspace Hosting and Akamai Join Forces SAN ANTONIO, TX and CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 12, 2011 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today a strategic relationship that will enable Rackspace to offer Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization services as part of its dedicated and cloud hosting portfolio. Responding to the needs of its customers, Rackspace will work to integrate key features from Akamai such as CNAMEs, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and CDN delivery for Cloud
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
Cloudkick’s world class tools will combine with Rackspace’s Fanatical Support to further the benefits of cloud computing SAN ANTONIO – December 16, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced its acquisition of Cloudkick™, the creator of award-winning web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management. Cloudkick offers what amounts to a cockpit for navigating complex cloud environments, with all the information and controls in one elegant, convenient panel to help developers and system administrators deploy and manage their cloud environments. “Until now, the cloud has been about automating hardware and
SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today defined a new category in hosting: managed cloud. The first managed cloud offering is Cloud Servers with a managed service level, providing businesses with proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and guidance on how to leverage cloud computing. Rackspace is expanding its famous Fanatical Support® into the cloud, by marrying its industry-leading 24x7x365 managed service level with its highly scalable on-demand Cloud Servers offering. With this support, companies can spend less time worrying about infrastructure and more time focusing on their core business. The service
Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites in less than 5 minutes. WordPress is the most popular CMS system in the world due to rich features, plug-in selection and unlimited customization. It also works very well in conjunction with RackSpace Cloud Sites. Here is a very quick and easy installation tutorial showing you the steps in order to setup WordPress into RackSpace Cloud Sites. One Important Note: Make sure that your wp-config.php file in your WordPress Folder is configured to point to your database.
A lot of startups and SMBs need access to very basic server resources to host their website. They don’t require cloud based REST APIs, automatic scaling or the ability to run their application as part of a high-performance compute cluster. These are your traditional content providers that sell products in on-line shops, host blogs with inline adverts and generally ensure an online presence exists for their bricks’n’mortar business. So I find it surprising when I see such traditional content providers move their online presence to the cloud. This fact, more than anything, shows that the marketing of cloud solutions can
AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – November 1, 2010) – Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of dynamic service assurance products for public, private and hybrid clouds, today announced that systems integrator and Zenoss partner Autonomic Resources has been awarded a contract to sell its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform, or “ARC-P”, through the federal government’s cloud computing storefront, Apps.gov, Cloud BPA # GS00Q11AEA0003. As part of this award announced by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on October 19, 2010, ARC-P includes IT operations monitoring and cloud service assurance through Zenoss Enterprise, enabling federal, state, local, and tribal governments to acquire cloud-based IaaS, cloud