Last week, there were some offerings and new features release from Amazon.
Microsoft made an announcement on Windows Azure Store expansion and new
add-ons. Google has published some interesting Google Cloud Platform case
studies. Plus, Scalr has announced the extension of their multi-cloud
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week.
Early last week, IaaS leader Amazon added three new features to the
CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Linux. New features include IAM Role
Support, Auto Scaling and Aggregate Metrics. These scripts can be run in the
background to periodically report system metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. Next,
they have announced the beta release of AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows
Server. The AWS Diagnostics tool addresses a user request to make the
intersection between AWS and Windows Server easier to analyse and
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 ‘On... (more)
Almost every PaaS vendor has gone polyglot and Amazon Web Services is not an
exception. Last week AWS has announced PHP and Git deployment for Elastic
Beanstalk. Having been launched with Java support almost a year ago,
Beanstalk has got another language in the form of PHP. Technically, Amazon
Beanstalk has been designed to run any language / platform from day one.
Since AWS is an IaaS, many developers felt it was complex to choose the
instance types, adding persistent storage, enabling monitoring and other
tasks. Other PaaS providers like Microsoft and Google have good integra... (more)
I recently got a chance to work on RightScale for a proof-of-concept and I
must say that they have an impressive technical architecture that reflects
some of design and deployment best practices of the Cloud. I want to provide
a business overview of this platform through this article.
Compared to traditional IT, Cloud does offer many benefits in the form of
self-service, on-demand, elastic, and pay-as-you-go models. For example,
going live with a line of business application on physical infrastructure
might take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks and by leveraging the Cloud, this
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)