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)
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
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)
Over the last week the cloud world seemed to be showered with heaps of new
offerings and releases from the cloud providers. There had been a few
announcements and new feature release from Microsoft, Amazon, Cloudera and
StackMob. Also, there was some good news for developers from Google,
CloudFoundry and Hortonworks. Plus, HP Cloud showcased its new cloud
migration service to the enterprises.
Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week.
Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has introduced a new High Memory
Cluster Eight Extra Large instance for Amazon Elastic C... (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)