Last week we saw a few interesting announcements from some of the cloud
providers. Also, there were some ‘must read’ posts published by
Microsoft, Amazon and Kinvey. In addition, there were some announcements on
new release from Hortonworks and MongoHQ. Yet another important news was the
key changes to the leadership team that took place at VMware and HP Cloud.
Here’s the summary of the happenings from the cloud world during the last
Beginning with the popular PaaS player, Windows Azure has provided guidance
on the optimal approach to handle restarts correctly by using ‘OnStop’
Method. This method would eventually help in avoiding data loss, data
corruption, quick shutdowns, restarts and handles new requests efficiently.
In addition, they have also published a new tutorial series and a sample
application that shows how to work with Windows Azure Storage table... (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.
Recently Amazon Web Services has launched the AWS Marketplace.
It is certainly a welcome move that brings all the available software on
Amazon EC2 under one roof. This is especially good for ISVs to get visibility
and become more accessible to potential customers.
The interface inherits the classic look and feel of Amazon shopping
experience and has close resemblance to the Amazon Appstore for Android. The
analysts and the media have responded very positively to this move from
Amazon. While this is appreciated by the Amazon partner community, there are
some facts that the AWS custo... (more)
At the WPC, Microsoft has announced that it is now bringing a subset of
Windows Azure features to Windows Server to enable hosters offer Cloud
capabilities to their customers. With Cloud competing with hosting business,
is there a scope for the traditional hosters to sustain their business?
Businesses are now overwhelmed with the hosting options that are available to
them. They can choose from a variety of options from running their web
applications in a tiny VM offered for free by many IaaS providers.
Organizations with IT teams that are confident of managing the infrastructure ... (more)
Amazon, Google and HP cloud have made significant announcements in cloud
during last week. Amazon launched OpsWorks, to automate deployments and
manage DevOps efficiently. There were also some new features release and
offerings from Google. Plus, HP Cloud launched duo of partner programs and a
trio of new services.
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week.
To start with, the IaaS leader, Amazon has launched AWS OpsWorks, a new
application management service for managing applications of any scale or
complexity on the AWS cloud. OpsWorks features an integrated... (more)