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 announced the
availability of Django (a high-level Python Web framework) in the Windows
Azure Web Application Gallery. This tutorial helps users to create a website
on Azure for Django Framework in just a few clicks.
HP Cloud has introduced a new HP Cloud Messaging service. This service
As a part of my job, I work with large enterprise customers trying to help
them realize the potential of Cloud Computing. As much I believe in the
benefits of Cloud, I also have a realistic discussion around the
anti-patterns for Cloud and why certain applications may not be the great
candidates to be moved to the Cloud. It makes it easy to have certain
patterns in mind when discussing what kind of a line of business application
can move to the Cloud for realizing the best return on investment.
In this article, I want to discuss the possible scenarios for getting the
maximum val... (more)
One of the critical requirements for enterprises to adopt Cloud is the Hybrid
capability. Since most of the mission critical applications live behind the
firewall, they should be able to extend the functionality of these
applications to the Cloud.
Since the initial announcement of Windows Azure, Microsoft has been
constantly investing in hybrid features. I want to highlight some of the
scenarios that are ideal candidates for the Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud.
Extending the Business Logic to the Cloud
Imagine a scenario where the e-Commerce storefront running on the public
domain nee... (more)
During the last decade, the enterprise war was among the handful of players.
Microsoft wanted to be the de facto choice of the IT by pushing .NET
application platform, integrated tools through Visual Studio, a set of
servers in the form of SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk and System Center.
Same was the case with IBM who was trying to compete through the Rational,
WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli and MQ Series platforms. Sun and Oracle complemented
each other and ran an integrated GTM to win the enterprise customers. The
goal of every player was the same – displace competition and own almos... (more)
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 l... (more)