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Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular program...
Opinions on how best to package and deliver applications are legion and, like many other aspects of the software world, are subject to recurring trend cycles. On the server-side, the current favorite is container delivery: a “full stack” approach in which your application and everythin...
Worldwide, there's a growing appreciation for the many benefits of the Open Source way. Clearly, being truly Open is a frame of mind that can apply to just about anything in life -- including the development and nurture of a progressive company culture that's equipped for the challenge...
With many organizations incorporating open source code into their software, business managers should have a basic understanding of what open source is all about. After all, Gartner and Accenture report open source adoption rates nearing 100% so it’s likely that your development team is...
AppDynamics role with Cloud Foundry is two-fold. First, as a member of the foundation, we’ll offer our unparalleled performance monitoring and cloud experience to help define the standards for the initiative, dedicating resources and contributing code in the true open-source spirit. Se...
Organizations building out private Infrastructure as a Service clouds and utilizing public cloud infrastructure facing the challenging task of using several interface consoles to manage their infrastructure. One unified console would be ideal to accomplish tasks such as: Capacity man...
This blog post details how to install the OpenStack keystone (identity) service - first of five posts. Following my high level description of OpenStack, I now delve in the install of OpenStack This post is a manual install of OpenStack on Centos. Although the steps are detailed here:...
Built on existing server architecture, the next version of Open-Xchange Server (scheduled for launch in the second half of 2012) features a redesigned web-based interface, which works the way users do without the disruption of moving from one part of an application to another. It has r...
I spent a couple of days in Austin at HostingCon, meeting with a broad cross-section of the hosting community. Rackspace CTO John Engates and lots of other “Rackers” were there to promote OpenStack. Most of the other big mass-market shared hosters were there too – like The Planet, Ho...
Here are my slides from today’s talk at today’s OSCON, Open Source Tool Chains for Cloud Computing presented with John Willis (VP of Services at Opscode) and Alex Honor (Founder of DTO Solutions and Leader of the Control Tier Project). The idea we hoped to convey is that integration b...
[openstack] Late yesterday, Rackspace launched OpenStack with a reasonable community of boosters. OpenStack aims to disrupt the cloud stack red ocean with a complete open source release of the Rackspace CloudServers compute and CloudFiles object storage systems for use by anybody. Imp...
Since cloud computing has a bit of an identity crisis, and cloud storage is just starting to realize one itself, it should be no surprise to anyone that “cloud storage gateway” has more than one meaning. While they are all a single market, implementation and deployment details make th...
A recent survey of WaveMaker's 15,000 developers found that over 20% had moved to WaveMaker as an alternative to Microsoft development tools like MS Access and MS .NET. "Microsoft shops" typically employ a variety of Microsoft products and have dozens to hundreds of applications that n...
It's the age old question in IT, the question of whether or not to build it yourself or just buy it off the shelf. Lately, I seem to be hearing the questions again and again. It seems that for some reason some IT guys have gotten it into their head that if they adopt a cloud infrastru...
IBM and the University of Missouri are joining forces to create a cloud that will help the school develop and deliver data on some real important life sciences discoveries. Usually, when I’ve written about schools and cloud providers getting together it’s to talk about improving admini...
Last week I got into a nice discussion on Twitter regarding the role of open source in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) stack. With open source cloud stacks from Eucalyptus, Cloud.com, Abiquo and others competing against proprietary source solutions from Enomaly, VMware and other...
As always we are adding features that our customers are requesting. We got quite some feedback from our customers on our policy to expire the freeware version every three months. Even though we just wanted our customers to stay on the most recent version of the software many customers...
One thing that has been causing some pain for the users is inability to delete the whole bucket contents under some circumstances where versioning was on. We tracked down the issue and found out that we didn’t handle deleted folders correctly. This issue is actively discussed on S3 for...
New cloud-based business technology applications are reinventing workplace collaboration -- to address the needs of forward-looking organizations and their essential employees, in today's more economically frugal operating environment. Progressive business leaders are breaking down tr...
One of the negatives of deploying an Internet-scale infrastructure and application is that until it’s put to the test, you can’t have 100 percent confidence that it will scale as expected. If you do, you probably shouldn’t. Applications and infrastructure that perform well – and correc...
SearchCIO.com recently came out with a great article with some savvy guidance on building a private cloud — 5 steps, actually, for making a private cloud successful and within your reach. Even if you still want to manage IT infrastructure and apps in-house, building a private clo...
We’ve seen it before. Typically, the economy sputters and so do tech sales. But I read a story recently that proclaims the opposite for the Great Recession — that the economic slowdown caused cloud sales to rise because it prompted more CIOs to create lean and mean IT machines with mor...
Cisco announced the results of a survey exploring the security implications of social networking and the use of personal devices in the enterprise. Perhaps the most telling finding was that employees continue to work around restrictive corporate IT security policies. Why do businesspeo...
Larry Dignan of ZDNet shared stats from a recent IDC report that global revenue from public cloud computing services is expected to grow at five times the rate of traditional IT. Public IT cloud services revenue is expected to hit $55.5 billion in 2014, up from $16 billion in 2009. Tha...
Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup for Azure 1.5.1 and later. CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With release 1.5 we introduce support for Windows Azure Blo...
We’ve almost completed server standardization through virtualization but we haven’t really begun to standardize network and infrastructure services. And we’re certainly nowhere near ready to standardize on the cloud and application frameworks that will enable a seamless Intercloud. The...
Jon Stokes from Ars Technica has an interesting interview today with Ping Li of Accel
I can't comprehend that any event producer anywhere in the world today would answer this question by picking any one of the five available options presented. "A leading tool?" What do you mean by "a leading tool?" What other tools would you possibly have in this day and age? This quest...
The following log files would be of interest for debugging errors encountered while working with UEC. On CC axis2c.log – This file logs messages specific to Axis2c web services. cc.log – This file logs messages specific to Cluster controller. cc-registration.log –...
As part of its exploitation strategy, Telefónica I+D has decided to release as Open Source a number of components developed during its research on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds. These components will be integrated in the Claudia Platform that will offer a Service Manag...
Red Hat came out with financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2010 and reported a net income of $23.39 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to $16 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the same quarter of fiscal 2009. For the fourth quarter of fisca...
Design of enterprise clouds incorporate multiple dimensions (security, data,service brokering, infrastructure management, etc..) and one of the most critical to understand is the impact of latency. With Network vendors starting to provide 10GigE connections, switches and fabric, and gi...
Google, PayPal, Equifax, VeriSign, Verizon, CA, and Booz Allen Hamilton - some big names getting together to own your identity, so that your online transactions with government and commercial organizations becomes easier and more secure. This sounds like a great step forward, when y...
In life, occasionally it is refreshing to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the context of cloud computing, it is imperative that you do this quite often. While it is easy to be focused and locked into a particular segment of the cloud, as I often do with PaaS, users ...
There was one pretty good learning, after I had installed installed Hybridfox. This is the one about allocation and association of ip addresses. And it kind of took by surprise. The other day I had got the XPI File for hydbridfox ready and passed around to some testers to play around w...
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to contribute something back to PowerBuilder – mostly in an OSS way. I signed up to be a developer on the codeplex hosted pfc code that Bruce Armstrong posted, but there is zero activity over there. I could fork PFC and start a new project, but what I ...
Although I haven’t seen a thoroughly researched study, I figure there must be at least 250,000 FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) tools available to every systems administrator on the planet (230,000 at SourceForge + 15,000 at Launchpad + 12,000 at CodePlex + 5,000 at Google Code and...
The talk at the Cloud Computing Expo this week in Santa Clara was all about enterprise cloud adoption. Is it real? Is it already happening? If so, who’s doing it, which applications are they running and which clouds are being tested? To a large extent, cloud computing is a victim of it...
In our constant pursuit of exploring new technologies, we stumbled upon the Eucalyptus and greatly contemplated on its installation. Being driven by our leaning towards cloud. Eucalyptus really clouded our minds and we decided, "no pain, no gain". And here we are having successfully in...
Cloud computing environments are just as suited to illegitimate use as legitimate use. Do providers need a way to separate the chaff from the wheat to reassure enterprise-class customers that they’re doing everything they can to eliminate the hijacking of cloud computing resources for ...