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 customers should know.
The Cloud is not just about Compute
AWS success is primarily attributed to the mature Web Services that help
customers build scalable, reliable and available applications. In fact,
Amazon Simple Queuing Service (SQS) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
were one of the f... (more)
OpenStack gets one of the most crucial endorsements as HP goes into the
public beta on May 10th. I got the private beta access a couple of months ago
and I tried a few scenarios. Though it has a long way to go, HP Cloud looks
complete in its approach and is ready to take Amazon head on!
HP Cloud has three major components in its current form:
HP Cloud Compute that provides on demand compute instances as well as custom
instances to handle workloads. HP Cloud Compute also enables the addition of
new instances through RESTful APIs based on industry standards for quick
HP ... (more)
Last week, the cloud world seems to have received lots of new offerings and
releases from various providers. There were new releases from CloudStack,
Google, StackMob and MongoHQ. There was also a new feature release from
Amazon. Microsoft has published an article on choosing the best SQL database
solution in Windows Azure. Plus, an acquisition news from VMware and an
analyst report on fourth quarter result of Rackspace are also in the offing.
Early last week, IaaS leader Amazon has introduced a new Route 53 DNS
Failover feature. This feature pairs well with Amazon S3’s website ho... (more)
The cloud world seems to have been received some interesting announcements
and offerings over the last week. There were some new feature releases and
price offerings from Amazon.
Microsoft has announced some important updates to Windows Azure Mobile
Services. Plus, Cloud Foundry has also announced its ‘handshake’ with
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week:
Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has offered a month long free trial of
the AWS Trusted Advisor to all AWS customers. This service inspects the AWS
environment and makes recomm... (more)
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
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.