Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing focuses upon how to construct, secure, manage, monitor and use public IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS clouds. Major areas of focus include barriers to cloud adoption, progress on the part of cloud vendors in removing those barriers, where the line of responsibility is drawn between the cloud vendor and the customer for each of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS clouds,|as well as the management tools that are essential to deploy in the cloud, ensure security in the cloud and ensure the performance of applications running in the cloud. Covered vendors include Amazon, VMware, AFORE, CloudSidekick, CloudPhysics, ElasticBox, Hotlink, New Relic, Prelert, Puppet Labs and Virtustream.

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Performance Monitoring for Cloud Hosted Applications – Time for a Clean Sheet of Paper

September 24, 2009
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Cloud hosted applications require a new approach to applications performance management. An approach that is offered on a SAAS basis, with an easy to install application resident agent, and that focuses upon response time instead of resource utilization is required. New Relic RPM is the first example of such an approach.

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vCloud Express

September 16, 2009
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The launch of vCloud Express came with little detail on its features and functions with many confused as to what type of solution it was. Is it a product, a service, a program or a certification?

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VMware Buys SpringSource

August 10, 2009
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It was only a matter of time before VMware decided that if it was going to be an applications platform company, and really take on Microsoft, that it would need a presence in the business of building applications, and in providing the run-time infrastructure for applications. Acquiring SpringSource is a brilliant move because it leverages…

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News: Parallels Announce Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 for Windows Release Candidate Evaluation Program

August 7, 2009
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Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 Windows Release candiate is available for download. Virtuozzo Containers is a market leading OS virtualization solution for Windows and Linux and can deliver high density, low effective virtualization environments.

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Cloud Computing Providers — are they content providers or carriers?

July 7, 2009
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Last month Verizon expanded its Computing as a Service (CaaS) cloud computing offering. The expansion itself is not surprising. The interesting tidbit is that Verizon has Carrier Status and therefore different laws apply to them than any other cloud provider that does not have this status, such as Amazon EC2, Terramark, etc. Will cloud computing…

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Cloud Computing and the End Run around IT – Here We Go Again

June 6, 2009
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Instead of shifting workloads from internal IT clouds to external clouds via "cloud-bursting", the most likely use case for cloud computing this year will be the import of tactical workloads from external clouds to the data center. This will create the next great end-run around IT and IT management processes.

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TechMentor

May 29, 2009
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Welcome to The Virtualization Practice

May 29, 2009
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Welcome to the new analyst site, The Virtualization Practice, committed to analysis and commentary in cloud and virtualization spaces. Join us in this new endeavor.

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