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.
Cloud Conferencing – Just a matter of time… High-quality, high-definition videoconferencing is coming to the living room, but consumers should expect to pay top dollar for it. Today not one but two major technology companies will be announcing new videoconferencing products for the home. Cisco Systems, which already has a well-established telepresence line of products for large companies, and Logitech, which makes Webcams and other PC peripherals, each in separate press conferences plan to announce products that will bring telepresence videoconferencing to consumers in the home. For years, technology companies have been describing a day when grandmas halfway around the