Cloud File Sharing Start-Up Review: Minus

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Minus is a cloud-based, out of the box, straight-forward sharing platform which allows the users to upload and share photos, music, videos, PDFs and more. The site is focused on making everything simple and naturally convenient for the users. The site looks, sounds, interacts and then impresses and stands out ahead of others in its

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

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

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Cloud Job Of The Day – Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services Do you like helping large enterprise customers solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to help guide a project

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Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage

Lessons from the Amazon Cloud Outage Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock (or maybe a tropical paradise with no Internet connectivity), you must have heard about one of the greatest disasters of the cloud computing industry – Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) outage that happened last week. Now, mistakes are a part

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Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free

Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds. Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 –

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Amazon VPC Adds Dedicated Instances

Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances Dedicated Instances are Amazon EC2 instances launched within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that run hardware dedicated to a single customer. Dedicated Instances let you take full advantage of the benefits of Amazon VPC and the AWS cloud – on-demand elastic provisioning, pay only for what you use, and

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Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology

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Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

Amazon Chief Technology Officer talks about the Cloud Computing Ecosystem At the Cloud Connect conference currently on in Santa Clara, California, Amazon Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Werner Vogels spoke about what he called the “cloud computing ecosystem.” By “ecosystem”, Vogels was referring to the gamut of services built upon the base of Amazon’s cloud-based platform

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A Taxonomy Of The Amazon Cloud

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Using the Amazon cloud is a challenge, partly due to the overwhelming number of terms that must be understood to just get your servers up and running. Below is a taxonomy break-down that you can use as a reference for getting started with the Amazon cloud.: Cloud Computing: A self-service environment for the creation of highly-scalable applications,

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Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012

IaaS and PaaS to disappear by 2012 Cloud computing comes with its own unique acronyms, which can at times make it a confusing space to work in. The two key acronyms people know are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The provider gives you on-demand access to compute infrastructure, with console access (RDP or SSH) to

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Optimizing Applications for the Cloud

When ISVs plan to build applications using cloud computing services, they have two key decisions to make: What services to build, and  what sort of application to build? One approach is to build a traditional enterprise application, carryout minimal modification and run it on a particular provider’s cloud system infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s

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Wikileaks evades hackers with shift to Amazon EC2

Wikileaks evades hackers with shift to Amazon Website moves front page to Amazon server hire service but keeps US embassy cables out of reach Wikileaks, the site that has infuriated the US government by releasing thousands of US diplomatic cables, is being hosted by one of the symbols of that country’s internet success – Amazon.

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