Category Archives: Open Source

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable…

The Hottest New Cloud Computing Startup: Nebula

The Hottest New Cloud Computing Startup: Nebula Startups in cloud computing attracting a lot of attention, both from the tech media and the investment community, are nothing new. While I have covered two such companies in earlier articles (See: Venture Capitalists Flock To Cloud Computing Startup  and What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security), this…

5 Excellent Cloud Development Communities

5 Excellent Cloud Development Communities

 5 Excellent Cloud Development Communities to Discover New Talent Compiled is a list of 5 recommended cloud developer communities to find new talent, collaborate or to simply research and discover new API’s to help grow your business. These are in no particular order of preference. GitHub GitHub has grown into an application used by nearly…

O’Reilly Cloud Open Source Convention 2011 (OSCON)

Register now for the O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2011 (OSCON), taking place on July 25-29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, has been building a better future by putting open source to work for the benefit of everyday people. In special collaboration and partnership with CloudTweaks, the program encompasses 20…

28 Percent of U.S. Organizations Using Cloud Computing Today

Twenty- eight percent of U.S. organizations are using cloud computing today, according to a recent report by CDW, a provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. Results from CDW’s first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll indicate that most organizations prefer to go for the implementation of a single cloud application. For…

Auto Scaling Strategies For Windows Azure, Amazon’s EC2 And Other Cloud Platforms

The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an extremely important one when it comes to architecting cloud-based systems.  The major…

The Real Pioneers of the Cloud

The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now,…

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards?

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. I had written earlier on the lack of codified standards in cloud computing to provide benchmarks for service. (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?). I had also…

YubiKey Authenticates Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

YubiKey Authenticates Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Yubico has announced the availability of its authentication token YubiKey to increase security for Microsoft Cloud Platform Windows Azure platform applications. Yubico specializes in providing easy and secure login solutions and the scalable and cost-effective Windows Azure Platform enables customers to build, host and dynamically scale applications and services…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars To Watch – Complete List

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars To Watch – Complete List

Over the past couple of months, CloudTweaks offered to its readers corporate profiles of some of the most innovative and fast developing start-ups in Europe. Some companies on the list are already well-known in the cloud computing sectors while others are still developing their services. What distinguishes them is the fact that all the companies…

CA Technologies Powers Squiz’s Cloud Computing Platform

CA Technologies Powers Squiz’s Cloud Computing Platform Australian web solutions provider Squiz will use CA 3Tera AppLogic software as its cloud computing platform. Squiz delivers on-demand web services via a global network of local offices responding to local client needs. It is leveraging CA’s solution to deliver its product suite to customers in a software-as-a-service…

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