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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 week. 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 Case for Private PaaS

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 PaaS offering. 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. Microsoft’... (more)

Is AWS Marketplace an Oversimplification of the Cloud?

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)

Is PaaS a Bane or Boon to the Hosting Business?

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)

Weekly Roundup: AWS Launched OpsWorks & Google Added Support Packages

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)