Category Archives: Open Source

The Vitality Of Seeding Openness Within The Cloud

The Vitality Of Seeding Openness Within The Cloud In the context of cloud investment and associated justifications, present day ventures are particular about three core concerns that are by no means novel and have haunted the IT industry since day one – agility, flexibility and customization. The parameters sound exceedingly familiar, especially to those who…

VMware Launches Cloud Foundry with SuccessFactors

VMware Launches Cloud Foundry with SuccessFactors Virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware has launched its Cloud Foundry project with SuccessFactors. Cloud Foundry helps businesses to build applications using open and industry-standard development technologies while preserving the flexibility to deploy across both public and private clouds. SuccessFactors, a global specialist in business execution software, will…

Cloud Computing Standards – is it time?

Cloud Computing Standards – is it time? In a previous article, Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends, I said that an alignment of standards in cloud computing is necessary, since cloud computing is at a relatively early stage of development and its evolution is moving at a high rate of speed. There are many organizations developing standards…

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,…

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