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Last week, there have been few important feature releases from Amazon.  Apache CloudStack proudly announces its graduation to Top Level Project.   There were also some new releases from StackMob, Scalr and Appcelerator. Here’s a quick sum up of Cloud happenings over the last week. To begin with, IaaS leader Amazon has added another powerful security option, the AWS CloudHSM service. The CloudHSM service helps customers to meet strict requirements for key management without sacrificing application performance. Next, they have also announced about the newest version of Amazon Linux AMI. The goal of this version is to ensure that EC2 customers will have a stable, secure, and simple Linux-based AMI that integrates well with other AWS offerings. Apache CloudStack has been graduated to a Top Level Project, announced by The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). That is, Apache... (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)

Cloud Brings out New Equations to the Ecosystem

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)

Private Cloud - The Future of IT?

Cloud Computing can be realized through multiple implementation models. One of the implementations that is gaining a lot of interest is the Private Cloud.  This article attempts to look at the key attributes of an ideal Private Cloud and takes a futuristic view of the Private Cloud in an enterprise from the IaaS perspective. Private or Public, every Cloud implementation has to respect four key tenets. They are 1. Elasticity 2. Pay-By-Use 3. Self Service 4. Programmability Elasticity gives the illusion of infinity. Consumers of the Cloud will be able to scale up, scale out or scale ... (more)

A Peek into Amazon DynamoDB

Last week Amazon Web Services added another feather in the cap in the form of a brand new NoSQL service called DynamoDB. Though it looks like yet another announcement from the Amazon stable, this is huge. It has a strong impact not just on AWS but the industry. In the last couple of years, there has been massive rush in the NoSQL database market. Many companies sprung up offering a variety of schema-less, scale out databases. Major Cloud platform providers have their own offerings in the form of Amazon SimpleDB, Google BigTable and Windows Azure Table storage. Recent entrants ... (more)