Eucalyptus Systems, Amazon’s private cloud partner, was expected to
announce a new 3.3 release of its open source cloud platform Monday that
promises its greatest compatibility with AWS yet.
Its new capabilities are also supposed to make Eucalyptus the solution for
developing and testing applications built for AWS. Users get new levels of
availability, speed, resource utilization and cost savings across the
application development lifecycle.
Eucalyptus is supposed to make the whole test-dev process faster and easier
since it provides a standardized and consistent environment that spans both a
private and public cloud. As a result, applications that test successfully on
a Eucalyptus private cloud have reportedly proven ready for production
deployment at unlimited scale on AWS.
MemSQL, AppDynamics, Mosaik Solutions and Nokia Siemens Networks have already
deployed Euc... (more)
After trashing its public OpenStack cloud efforts Monday in favor of
reselling third-party widgetry – and reportedly canning workers in the
300-man group according to TechCrunch – Dell folk who are left were anxious
to say that Dell is still in the private OpenStack game, pointing to another
press release put out Monday saying that Dell will enable Microsoft’s
Windows Server Hyper-V as a viable hypervisor on the OpenStack cloud
The press release says it’ll be the first instance of a leading technology
vendor enabling Hyper-V on OpenStack for private clouds, giving cust... (more)
For its next trick, the unquenchable, super-ambitious Google is gonna try
taking over the US government.
On Tuesday, after the first federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled Apps.gov, a
thinly populated, GSA-managed, almost completely salesforce.com- and
Google-dominated web store where federal agencies are supposed to go to get
GSA-sanctioned cloud applications and “coming soon” infrastructure
services as well as free software like YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, Google
said that by next year it would have a government-specific version of Google
Apps that meet security requirements and... (more)
In what is sure to be characterized as a cynical delaying tactic by its many
critics, the SCO Group wants the slander suit it filed against Novell in the
Third District Court in Salt Lake City in mid-January moved to state court.
SCO lawyers told the court that by law it has to decide the issue of
jurisdiction before Novell's motion to dismiss can be decided and if the
federal court sends the case to the Utah state court then the state court
gets to decide Novell's motion to throw the suit out.
If it fails to get the charges quashed, Novell at least wants to keep the
case in the f... (more)
Elastra, a 40-customer SMB-directed start-up that provides a legacy-embracing
configuration management service for Amazon Web Services (AWS) - your basic
in-a-click virtual deployment, monitoring and accounting beginning with
RDBMSes like MySQL, Postgres and EnterpriseDB - has picked up a $12 million
second round from - surprise, surprise - Amazon, Bay Partners and existing
investor Hummer Winblad.
Maybe the investment will convince Elastra not to go
cloud-agnostic/anti-cloud silo like it plans - unless it becomes a cloud
It uses two homegrown markup languages (no scr... (more)