The cloud world seems to have been credited with some interesting
announcements over the last week. There were some new feature releases from
Microsoft, Amazon and Eucalyptus. Hortonworks has proudly announced its
‘handshake’ with Openstack Foundation and Rackspace certification. Plus,
an important announcement on the headcount numbers was made by VMware.
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week.
Early last week, the PaaS player Windows Azure has made some improvements to
the SQL SysPrep support in SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2. This new feature allows a
user to leverage business intelligence and other SQL Server features in the
VHDs created for on-premise and Windows Azure VMs. Next, they have provided a
couple of workarounds to update the existing Windows Azure Cloud Service with
.NET 4.5 and OS family 3. They have published detailed steps to update ... (more)
The cloud world seems to have been received some interesting announcements
and offerings over the last week. There were some new feature releases and
price offerings from Amazon.
Microsoft has announced some important updates to Windows Azure Mobile
Services. Plus, Cloud Foundry has also announced its ‘handshake’ with
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week:
Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has offered a month long free trial of
the AWS Trusted Advisor to all AWS customers. This service inspects the AWS
environment and makes recomm... (more)
Over the last week, the cloud world seems to have received some significant
announcements from Microsoft and Amazon. Also, HP Cloud has introduced a new
messaging service. Plus, Appcelerator has announced the release of Titanium
3.1 and Node.ACS GA.
Here’s a quick sum up of Cloud happenings over the last week.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Azure
Infrastructure Services. This new service allows users to host Virtual
Machines in Azure. In addition, they have also reduced GA prices on virtual
machines and cloud services by 21-33%. Next, they have also a... (more)
A couple of weeks back, at the IBF Panel discussion on PaaS, we were
discussing the opportunity for a Private PaaS. While a Private Cloud is
typically associated with IaaS, I started to ponder on the value of a Private
Installing the development platform / runtime running .NET or Java stack on a
set of VMs provisioned on the Private (IaaS) Cloud doesn’t turn it into a
Private PaaS. PaaS should really abstract the nuts and bolts of the
infrastructure (OS, middleware and other plumbing) and should expose only
what is required for the applications to run.
In 2000, Microsoft announced that it is building a brand new runtime and a
framework called .NET. At the heart of .NET was the Common Language Runtime
(CLR) designed to execute an assembly like language known as Microsoft
Intermediate Language (MSIL).
This was at a time when Sun was trying to lure the developers away from
Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C++ to their flagship Java platform. It was
not just Microsoft but an array of language and platform players were
seriously threatened by Java’s dominance. Microsoft realized that by
supporting more languages on top of .NET coul... (more)