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Amazon Web Services and Oracle Announce New Certification

Amazon Web Services New Certification SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) –   ORACLE OPENWORLD Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that a wide selection of Oracle enterprise software has been certified to run on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using Oracle VM virtualization. As…

NorthScale Teams With RightScale to Deliver Elastic Data Scaling in a Managed Cloud Environment

Technology Integration Ideal for Social Games and Other Dynamic “Scale-out” Applications on the Cloud SANTA BARBARA, CA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2010) – RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and NorthScale, the elastic data management software company, today announced the availability of NorthScale’s Membase NoSQL database technology within the RightScale…

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Part 2

Cloud Computing Comparisons By Malick As we saw in Part 1, Amazon Web Services being the pioneer in Cloud Services (Please see our earlier post about this topic: Link1, Link2, Link3) it has become common practice to compare other services with AWS. Amazon started offering its windows service back in early 2009. As the cloud…

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid

Cloud Computing Comparisons Between AWS, RackSpace and GoGrid Windows Server Domination: It is no secret that most of the early cloud servers were in Unix flavors. However, in the recent past, there is a spate of new Windows cloud servers bursting out from leading cloud vendors. It is true that windows cloud servers, though they…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3 What is AMI and types of AMIs available in various regions? Amazon Machine Image is the basic unit of computing provided by Amazon Web Services Elastic Computing Cloud EC2. As we see in Virtualization, these are virtual appliances ready to be launched as Virtual Machines. These…

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices

Amazon AWS Lowers On-Demand and Reserved Prices Effective immediately, we have lowered the On-Demand and Reserved prices for High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge) and Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge) instances for Linux/UNIX and Windows by up to 19%. If you have existing Reserved Instances, your hourly usage rate starting September 1st will be lowered to…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 2: A Cloud Giant

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 2: A Cloud Giant Part 1 can be visited here. We saw the various innovative cloud products and services offered by Amazon Web Services in Part 1. At this stage, it is quite natural that we have the business economics going on in our mind as how…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 1: The Evolution of Amazon AWS

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 1: The Evolution of Amazon AWS

Practically Speaking about Cloud Computing – Series by Cloudtweaks Practically speaking: Gartner declared that Cloud Computing is at its peak of the Hype Cycle with inflated expectations in 2010. We are witnessing the same in reality now. The talk is no longer about its definitions or security concerns. As cloud computing is entering into the…

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Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.…

PaaS And IaaS: Rising Champions Of Cloud Computing

PaaS And IaaS: Rising Champions Of Cloud Computing

PaaS and IaaS: Rising Champions of Cloud Computing In the cloud conversation, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) appear much less than the famed Software as a Service (SaaS). This is not surprising when you consider that a world already populated with built platforms and infrastructure has but to operate…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…


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