Microsoft Windows Azure – Part I By now, almost everybody is convinced that cloud computing is here to stay; more applications are getting transformed from on-premises based data center to internet accessible data centers. The benefits of the same are far exceeding compared to the risk associated with it. While the cloud offering from Amazon Web Services, which we discussed in detail in Cloudtweaks.com, are more towards IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service, Microsoft Windows Azure is more towards a PaaS or Platform as a Service offering. Running applications need a platform. Traditionally this platform can consist of a Server
Revenue Growth of 46% to $714 Million; GAAP Operating Margin of 13.2%; Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 28.6%; Trailing Twelve Months Operating Cash Flows Growth of 8% to $1.1 Billion; Trailing Twelve Months Free Cash Flows Growth of 39% to $1.1 Billion PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – October 18, 2010) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the third quarter 2010: Revenues for the third quarter were $714 million, an increase of 46% from the third quarter of 2009. GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $94 million, compared to
IBM CloudBurst (Pre-Packaged Private Cloud) IT infrastructure, including computing and network gear, is usually architect in enterprises. This may also include virtualization technologies. This is mostly intended towards meeting business requirements. IT infrastructure Hardware vendors like: IBM, HP, Dell etc… Software vendors like: Microsoft, Oracle, Redhat and Networking vendors like: Cisco, Juniper and so forth have provided the needs that are often left to the enterprises to install, integrate and provision for usage. Contrary to this, recent pre-packaged integrated solutions from vendors deliver complete virtual infrastructure. The idea behind pre-packaged solution is to speed-up the implementation and simplify the management
Hybrid Clouds Hybrid? True that it is getting noisier with cloud computing. And in clouds, hybrid cloud is making more noise! In giving the meanings to hybrid, dictionaries mention that it is an offspring of two animals and more similar synonyms. Going further, they use the word heterogeneous in origin and composition, two different types of components doing the same function. Hybrid clouds, as we know, depict the combined use (benefits/problems) of private cloud and public cloud. Are there two different types of components in Public and Private Cloud? Are they heterogeneous in nature? Leaving these questions to geeks (and
Choosing your cloud By Simon Ellis /Contributor of CloudTweaks The pointy haired boss at your company will inevitably want you to look at cloud. But what most bosses don’t realize is that it’s not a simple “forklift operation” of moving existing code to a new platform. Choosing the right cloud can be a challenge with factors such as cost, platform selection, language availability, scalability and automation coming into play. Below is a quick primer to help you choose between the leading cloud providers: Google AppEngine Google is a great choice for startups and in many ways they are building a
Open Source Package Consolidates APIs for Multiple Cloud Infrastructures and Prevents Potential Infrastructure Lock-in SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 13, 2010) – Engine Yard, the leading Platform-as-a-Service for Ruby on Rails, today announced the company is expanding its support of open source software to ensure an API neutral interface exists for Ruby applications, so they may move between various Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers. Engine Yard now formally supports fog, the leading cloud computing library for Ruby applications and a component in the Engine Yard application platform. Specifically, Wesley Beary the creator of fog and engineer at Engine Yard has transitioned to
Growth of World’s Largest Private Cloud Fueled by Rapid Adoption for Archiving, Compliance, eDiscovery, Legal Information Chaining, Marketing Optimization, and Video and Audio Analytics CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Autonomy’s private cloud computing platform has reached a new data processing milestone, extending its lead as the world’s largest private cloud. Autonomy private cloud now manages over 17 Petabytes of email, documents, and multimedia data on 6,500 servers on 8 data centers around the world. Seventeen Petabytes is equal to more than
What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.