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Last week in cloud world, there were some new features release and price offerings from Amazon and Google.  Openstack has announced the release of ‘Grizzly’.

Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week.

Early last week, IaaS leader Amazon has launched a new Punched Card Cloud (PC2). The PC2 is compatible with all mainframe operating systems. Users can upload, compile and run the FORTRAN, COBOL, and PL/I programs on PC2. Plus, the AWS Cloud Control Language allows users to create, manage, and destroy cloud resources using line-oriented statements specified on punch cards. Next, Amazon has announced about the expansion of Amazon Redshift clusters and EC2 High Storage instances in the US West (Oregon) Region.  Amazon has extended the AWS access policy language to include support for variables. Policy variables make it easier to create and manage general policies that include individualized access control.

They have also added a new Tags page in the EC2 Console that help users browse EC2 resources and to add or remove Tags from multiple resources. Their final announcement of the week was price reduction of up to 26% on Windows On-Demand instances. This reduction applies to the Standard (m1), Second-Generation Standard (m3), High-Memory (m2), and High-CPU (c1) instance families.

OpenStack has rolled out its 7th release, called ‘Grizzly’.  This release supports the compute, storage, and networking technologies with greater scale and ease of operations. Grizzly lets customers manage multiple OpenStack compute environments as a single unit. And, Grizzly also expands block storage options.

Google Compute Engine has made some significant announcements on expanded availability, new features and price drops. New features include boot from persistent disks, improved administration console, five new instance type families with 16 new instance types, an enhanced metadata server. They have expanded availability in two new zones in Europe. And they have made 4% reduction on all Compute Engine pricing.

Microsoft has introduced a new class at the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars. This session gives early stage startups full access to Windows Azure and to help them succeed by connecting each company to leading technical and business mentors.

Stay tuned until next week!

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.