Database Services on a Private Cloud For database environments, the PaaS cloud model provides better IT services than the IaaS model. The PaaS model provides enough resources in the cloud that databases can quickly get up and running and still have enough latitude for users to create the applications they need. Additionally, central IT management, security, and efficiency are greatly enhanced through consistency and economies of scale. Conversely, with the IaaS model, each tenant must build most of the stack on their own, lengthening time to deployment and resulting in inconsistent stacks that are harder to manage. A private cloud
CloudFlare CloudFlare is a free, cloud-based service which boosts the performance of any website online. It does so by making the site efficient in using its limited, available resources and by taking preventive measures to counter a diverse range of potential, online threats that are detrimental to the smooth, optimum performance of the site. Besides being 100% free, the CloudFlare’s core service is very quick and efficient at supercharging the websites with a setup time of a mere five minutes. Let’s have a detailed look at what CloudFlare has to offer. [photomosaic -2] Improves Website Performance CloudFlare has a globally
At BitNami, we’re committed to making it easy for anyone to run their favorite open source applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. We’re excited to announce that we’re making it even easier to run BitNami apps in the cloud by offering a free plan for our BitNami Cloud Hosting service! The new free tier of service for BitNami Cloud Hosting allows you to deploy and manage your favorite open source applications on one Amazon micro instance for one year. A micro instance provides 613 MB of memory and up to 2 EC2 Compute Units. As Amazon also offers a free service
What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing? Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE was an exotic substance accidentally invented by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett in 1938. In spite of its less-than-ordinary origins, PTFE was found to have some extraordinary properties – high heat resistance, high corrosion resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any substance yet manufactured. At the height of WWII, its composition was a closely guarded secret, but today we know it as Teflon. The reason behind this anecdote is to demonstrate the close relation between science and the military. After all, many of the greatest advances
The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state. As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially migrate to this no-cost platform in June 2011. Ultimately, the Department of Technology and Information (DTI), the state’s central IT organization, aims to move everyone to Microsoft Live@edu, as well as offer it to the more-than-129,000-student population, over the next two years. Based on the
Apple Set to Unveil iCloud Services Apple is set to unveil its new cloud service iCloud that is designed to improve how users can access content across different Apple devices. iCloud from Apple is expected to retain the company’s dominance in the smartphone and tablet markets and avoid customers to buy mobile devices from the competitors, according to Adam Satariano from bloomberg.com. It seems Apple is taking competition from devices powered by Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android software very seriously. Recently, both Google and Amazon.com launched cloud music services that allow users to upload songs to remote servers and access them
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.