OpSource to Be a Featured Speaker and Exhibitor at Industry’s Largest Enterprise Cloud Computing Event SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) – OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced that it will be a featured speaker at the Cloud Computing Expo, which is being held November 1-4, 2010, in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference is the only enterprise IT event which covers the entire scope of the cloud computing spectrum. OpSource will also exhibit at the show in Booth # 320. OpSource CEO Treb Ryan will offer a standalone session and also serve as
Source: BBC Some of the world’s biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The 70 firms, which includes BMW, Shell and Marriott Hotels, said systems that do not work together are holding back the spread of cloud computing. The companies have formed the Open Data Alliance Centre to push for unified standards for technology. The businesses involved account for more than $50bn (£32bn) in IT spending. “The old way just won’t work anymore,” said Andrew Feig, an executive director at Swiss bank UBS. “We want to pay
Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing have a new landscape to explore when considering going into the clouds. Before exploring the benefits and the challenges, it is a great idea to make up a check list: What are my drivers & motives for cloudsourcing? Be clear about your priorities and make
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.
Microsoft Windows Azure Part II Continued from Part 1 Storage: The ability to execute the code is the fundamental requirement; applications need persistent storage to hold the code information when they are not running. As we saw in AWS, S3 or Simple Storage Service, Windows Azure has storage service. Also, Microsoft has another cloud service called SQL Azure which we will take it up later. The simple way to store in Windows Azure is to use BLOBS. A separate storage account needs to be created. In this account data is stored in containers. A single account can contain many containers
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