After a trial period of four months, Rackspace has just introduced its Open Cloud platform based on OpenStack, which could be defined something like a cloud version of Linux, a project that Rackspace has worked for the past two years.

The project OpenStack was launched about two years ago to develop an [...]

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Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a land of opportunities for companies in various industries. It is clear that we are migrating from the PC era (all information stored and available in one place) to the era of Cloud (information moved and accessed from any location and device), and in this process many [...]

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The recent outage with Amazon Web Services, which resulted in several high profile sites like Pinterest, Netflix, and Instagram going down as well, is a reality check for the industry. It’s true that the cloud computing industry is building up a lot of momentum these [...]

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The Open Source solutions provider announced the availability of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0, an open source storage scalable solution designed to manage unstructured data.

Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is the first system to combine the innovations of the open source community and the benefits of capacity and cost effectiveness of [...]

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Amazon Web Services’ East Coast cloud was reported to have crashed for a second time due to a power outage because of a severe storm. A total of 1.3 million in Washington DC was affected. Because of this power outage, websites taking [...]

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Not to make light of the entire situation, but it seems that digital clouds are not completely immune to problems caused by real clouds, as severe storms that swept across the United States last June wiped out power for more than 2 million people, an outage that affected Amazon’s Elastic Compute cloud [...]

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The highlight of the second day of Google I/O 2012 has focused on the cloud services of Google. First, Google has introduced the new features of Chrome, launching the browser application for iOS devices. Then it was the turn to Google Drive with two important innovations.

Google has presented two important [...]

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With the present attention the cloud is getting, it is but normal to be concerned about security. The cloud is popular because it is able to all music and personal emails which can be accessed through mobile devices or computers. Government agencies also use the cloud for its data storage so that [...]

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Data center and cloud hosting services, Amazon cloud infrastructure suffered a power outage last week, creating problems for their clients which lasted more than 24 hours.

The blackout was lasted several hours affecting tens of notable sites including Foursquare, Quran, Moby and Reddit. Many large EC2 users ended up losing valuable business [...]

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Even though Platform-as-a-Service is relatively new, there are IT experts who believe that it can be the most significant cloud structure. Recently, the world’s largest cloud computing service providers sat down to discuss PaaS. At the Cloud Leadership Forum, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Google, and IBM presented their views regarding PaaS.

Platform-as-a-Service can [...]

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Experts do not believe that an API standard will be implemented in the near future. This is primarily because each of the cloud computing service providers has its own API definition. Although there is a real need to standardize APIs, these providers are really not bent on moving towards standardization because the [...]

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Rackspace’s President, Lew Moorman, has recently made a statement regarding the cloud market, basically stating that the industry needs to have an open source alternative to the current leader in public cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services. According to the Rackspace executive, the market is currently flooded with AWS clones, which means customers [...]

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According to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR), the total downtime of 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 amounts to 568 hours, which has an economic impact of around $71.7 million dollars.

In IWGCR’s research, they have stated that the 7.5 hours per year average unavailability only amounts [...]

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Casa Video and Netflix are examples of organizations that use the public cloud for core operations, with Casa Video using Amazon Web Services to run their entire operations, from computing to storage and running multiple instances with load balancing. Netflix, on the other hand, uses Amazon cloud services to handle data center [...]

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There’s a talk around town. Google is allegedly set to launch a cloud service at its I/O conference, finally marking Google’s foray into the cloud computing industry, and putting them in direct competition with current market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Google’s offering will be a complete IaaS cloud, which will give [...]

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The GigaOm Structure 2012 conference kicked off on 20 to 21 June in the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. CloudTimes was proud to be an official media sponsor of the show – just as last year. We reported live on Twitter – see also some photos [...]

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