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Over the last week, the cloud world has witnessed a few important announcements from a couple of major cloud players. There were some new feature releases from Amazon and Microsoft. In addition, Amazon has announced the SAP Business Suite certification on AWS. Also, there was a ‘must read’ post published by Microsoft. Plus, ActiveState has announced about its significant revenue growth from the past year. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week. Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has introduced the integration of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). This service allows a user to set up notifications for any RDS instances by creating an Event subscription. Next, Amazon has announced that AWS has been certified to host the SAP Business Suite environment in full production mode. Thus, increase... (more)

Windows Azure and the Hybrid Cloud

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)

What Makes an Ideal Cloud Application?

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)

Windows Azure - What's New?

Microsoft not only announced a set of new features to Windows Azure at the Professional Developer Conference last week but they also made a few underlying statements. I want to share my viewpoint and insights into what was announced at PDC last week. Most of the features that got announced are not available yet and will be in CTP form early next year. Here is a quick summary of what’s coming to Windows Azure in the near future. There are broadly classified into platform enhancements, enterprise features and developer productivity. Platform Enhancements VM Role – Web Role and Wo... (more)

Amazon Has Got a Winner in the Form of Simple Workflow Service

Amazon Web Services never fails to amaze me in their innovation and the pace at which they do it! While the competition is struggling to get the basic pieces of the puzzle right, AWS is marching ahead delivering what the enterprises really need. There is a pattern that’s clearly visible in the last few major announcements from AWS – they want to win the enterprise. Whether it is VPC, Direct Connect, IAM or the recent Storage Gateway, they are all squarely targeted at increasing the confidence of the enterprises to embrace the Cloud. Yesterday’s announcement of Simple Workflow Ser... (more)