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
Storing Massive Files On The Cloud On December 9th, Amazon announced, in a blog post, an increase in the maximum size of file that could be stored on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Before the increase, the largest file that could be stored was 5GB – anything larger had to be split into chunks and put back together within an application, using an intermediate server or on the client device. Now, the limit has been increased to 5TB, an increase of approximately 1000 times. This new limit allows the storage of large databases, video files or scientific data, but
WikiLeaks and the Cloud DDOS Strategy I found the recent WikiLeaks saga to be fascinating. Never in history has the individual had so much power to collate and distribution sensitive information, with the ability to embarrass governments around the world and put them into damage control. But for a cloud computing vendor like myself, this story added an interesting twist. Within hours of releasing documents, the WikiLeaks servers were under heavy attack from patriotic individuals, and likely also governments, trying to stem the flow of information. It was a typical distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, which can usually shut-down an
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.
Recent Developments in Private Clouds. While most of the initial interest in cloud computing focused on companies that offered their cloud services for businesses to use as they need, there has recently been a shift towards so-called private clouds. These private clouds leverage an existing data centre infrastructure to provide scalable infrastructure throughout the business, at the times it is needed. Nimbula is the latest company to release their software to the public, currently in the form of an open public beta trial. Their newly launched propriety cloud operating system, Nimbula Director, aims to mimic the Amazon EC2 public infrastructure
Companies Introduce New Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform to Enable Automation of Large-Scale Cloud Computing Infrastructures SAN JOSE, Calif., and HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 6, 2010 – Cisco and BMC Software today announced a strategic alliance to develop and market new solutions for large-scale multi-tenant cloud computing infrastructures. Under the alliance, the two companies are aligning product development roadmaps and technology architectures to offer worldwide customers a complete suite of solutions that simplify and automate the delivery of cloud services. As part of the alliance, Cisco and BMC announced the availability of a new cloud solution, the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform, that
(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