(Update From Amazon Website) We’re excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2 instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen. It’s there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS Management Console and select one of your active instances. You will immediately be able to view graphs and track performance on metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic. Basic Monitoring for Amazon EC2 provides metric data on instance performance at five-minute frequency. Customers
Here are 20 of our Favorite Cloud Computing Storage and Sharing Services Online Ubuntu One Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your entire collection to iPhone and Android mobile phones. Amazon S3 Is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data,
Amazon Cloud Host stops hosting WikiLeaks site (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ website, which posted thousands of classified U.S. government documents this week, U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman said on Wednesday. The move comes after Lieberman’s staff made inquiries to Amazon on Tuesday as reports surfaced that WikiLeaks had asked Amazon to host its website on the Amazon servers after hackers targeted the WikiLeaks site. A representative for Amazon was not immediately available for comment.
Customers can now deploy CA Identity Manager to Provision Employees and Partners to Cloud Applications Deployed on Force.com ISV momentum for Force.com builds as Dreamforce 2010 approaches Islandia, NY, Nov. 30, 2010 – CA Technologies today announced the availability of CA Identity Manager on AppExchange 2. With CA Identity Manager, organizations can automate identity management functions, such as role-based user provisioning and de-provisioning, and self-service access requests, using a single, automated system to manage identities for Force.com cloud applications, as well as existing in-house applications. In addition, CA Technologies will be attending Dreamforce 2010, the cloud computing event hosted by
Wikileaks evades hackers with shift to Amazon Website moves front page to Amazon server hire service but keeps US embassy cables out of reach Wikileaks, the site that has infuriated the US government by releasing thousands of US diplomatic cables, is being hosted by one of the symbols of that country’s internet success – Amazon. The site came under a “Distributed Denial of Service” (DDOS) attack on Sunday night from an unidentified hacker, forcing it to seek a new location for its computer files. And it found it though Amazon’s “Elastic Cloud Computing” (EC2) service, which enables businesses to hire
CloudTweaks Event Partner the CIO Cloud Summit announced today that it is looking for qualified speakers and cloud computing experts to present at the upcoming event, April 10-13, 2011. Qualified speakers include senior-level IT executives or individuals with executive level experience and a direct technology focus. All speakers must represent large organizations. The CIO Cloud Summit brings together more than 50 CIOs, IT executives and technology thought leaders to network with their peers and discuss the latest cloud computing topics and trends. The event is an opportunity to connect with individuals who are planning, working on, or have completed cloud-computing
12 Open Source Cloud Computing Services that may help your business. offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We unlock the storage and processing technologies of the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing our growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve their particular business needs. The aim of BitNami is to simplify the deployment of web applications, such as wikis or blogs, in order to make them more accessible. There are a lot of high quality open source software packages that aren’t used as much as
Platform as a Service: Read the fine print I’m surprised at the number of startups that are now going directly to the cloud, bypassing traditional web hosting solutions and avoiding the need to own a server in-house. That’s great news, and at a minimum it shows that the big players — Google, Amazon and Microsoft — are marketing well to the startup crowd. But I am even more surprised at the number of startups that make critical cloud platform selections without reading the fine print. The little details with Platform as a Service (PaaS) are the ones that cause the most