How quickly time goes by… Here is an article released the day after Amazon gave birth to its new cloud baby – The EC2. Much has changed since that time as many players have entered into the arena and many more lurking on the horizon. Private Cloud, Pubic Cloud and Hybrid Cloud have all entered into the fold. Where we will be in 4 years time will be interesting to see. One thing is for certain, “The Cloud” has grown into an evolving population and there are many adopters waiting in the wings. Here is part of the old Article
Everything as a service
The term cloud computing is new to many people. The basic concept of cloud computing has been revealed in 1960 when John Mccarthy predicted that “computation may someday be organized as public utility”. And now after about 50 years of those words we are about to see that prediction come true. It is estimated that by 2020 the majority of people and corporations will be using cloud computing exclusively. Cloud computing is expected to outnumber desktop computing in the next decade. There can’t be a complete change, but there will be a hybrid system with the majority of applications being
Amazon–EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) is a leading cloud Service provider. You can use this service to do your cloud computing tasks. The web service provided by Amazon enables you to access cloud network without having your own set of hardware. It is a PAYG (Pay As You Go) service which means you need to pay for the service as you use them. You have to setup an account before using Amazon web services and access cloud network. The following steps illustrate how to setup an Amazon-EC2 account: Open the Amazon Web Services site using following URL http://aws.amazone.comTo create a
Cloud computing is still not mature enough to give a final verdict about its usability. However, there is no doubt that there is a constant paradigm shift to cloud based computing. Before you shift your business or infrastructure to cloud based technology, you must learn some of the basic concepts about cloud-based technology, about its working and what are its pros and cons. Below are some frequently asked questions about this latest technology. 1. What does cloud-based computing really mean? Cloud-based computing is basically a service and solution providing technique in which companies get all the business solutions and most
Cloud Computing – What is that and why should I care? A nice illustrative image that we’ve come across. Via: What is Cloud Computing?
We are excited to inform you about a new feature we’ve recently added to Amazon CloudFront, AWS’s easy to use content delivery network. You now have the ability to assign a default root object to your HTTP or HTTPS distribution. This default object will be served when Amazon CloudFront receives a request for the root of your distribution i.e., your distributions domain name by itself. To utilize this new functionality, you will need to enable it for your existing distribution. For instance, you might assign index.html to be the file that CloudFront would serve whenever it receives a request
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has completed a public consultation on a draft UK code of practice for providers of cloud-based services published in April. The code of practice is aimed at setting up a clear, professional and trustworthy approach to the delivery of cloud services. More than 200 organisations have reviewed the draft code, which the CIF plans to use as a framework to standardise and certify cloud service providers. The code has been part of the CIF’s mission since its inception in 2009 for promoting trust, security and transparency within the cloud computing services industry. Feedback from the