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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More than two months after publishing its beta, Enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat has officially launched on the market JBoss Data Grid 6, a NoSQL in-memory database logically designed to trendy world of Big Data for its JBoss management platform.

Today, the main challenge companies face a much [...]

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CliQr Technologies launches today with a new cloud platform that empowers existing applications to move to the Cloud. CliQr has been emerging from over one and a half years spent refining its revolutionary cloud application management platform and monitoring the success of early production customers.

CloudCenter is a unique and powerful [...]

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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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These past few years, a number of enterprises have already made the jump to cloud computing, and are now focused on managing the cloud and maximizing business value out of the services. As the IT field moves past the theoretical phase and entered management and implementation, enterprises who have made the jump [...]

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SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) plans to use its testing methodology to benchmark cloud deployments. The company is well known in the industry because of its benchmarks on computer systems. It maintains and develops benchmarks which are standardized to evaluate enterprise computing systems. A not-for-profit organization, SPEC recently formed a working [...]

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IBM continues its strategy of betting on intelligent computing and announced a wide range of improvements in performance and efficiency of their storage systems and technical systems to deal with Big Data.

IBM announced Smarter Computing, a new strategic approach to design and manage storage infrastructures. The new offering delivers more [...]

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by Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround

Cloud infrastructure is being continuously improved and optimized, so that over time it will be standardized and commoditized. Today’s cloud service providers are offering nearly identical hardware and stacks, which is more cost effective on their end in terms of maintenance and operational costs. This begs the [...]

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After being criticized for locking developers into an ever rising cloud stack, retail giant Amazon has launched a brand new managed database services that include Elastic Beanstalk support, which is a boon to the large number of Microsoft-centric developers out there.

It was only a few days ago that Amazon announced [...]

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Amazon is pushing harder to attract Microsoft Windows .NET developers. The company has launched two new managed services offerings aimed to woo Windows .NET developers. First, Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) for SQL Server relational database, a new service for Microsoft’s database server and second .NET applications can now be developed and [...]

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Last February, the person responsible for VMware’s Cloud Foundry service, Derek Collison, has left the virtualization giant in order to start his own venture, with the main goal of further improving the service of making platforms. The idea behind his new project is to approach platforms not as tools meant for developers, [...]

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By Ajit Sancheti, Co-Founder, Mu Dynamics

 

The Problem

One of the primary challenges to developing applications in the cloud is testing performance. Most developers use cloud-based PaaS platforms to develop their applications, but in large part, these platforms are missing tools that can assist developers in improving the quality of the [...]

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dotCloud is a new kind of PaaS designed for the FullStack Development enabling developers to build, deploy and scale applications in the cloud using virtually any combination of language and database without the need for additional hardware or software.

The San Francisco-based company announced today the immediate availability of support for WebSockets, [...]

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Platform as a service (PaaS) remains to be the core element of cloud computing in any personal or business solutions. Any changes, therefore, to its make up will definitely affect cloud vendors and users according to the research analyst Gartner.

Vice president and Gartner analyst, Yefim Natis said, “With large and growing [...]

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One of the best features of cloud computing is its ability to summon other compute-based business services. Cloud computing effectively allows enterprises to decide on acquisition and deployment cloud facilities. It provides them control over peak migration and requirement loads from consumers. This allows them to plan ahead the workload distribution requirements [...]

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Cloud computing has obviously given business startups the boost it needs in 2011. Several companies such as RightScale, Hiroku and New Relic emerged and flourished with the cloud platform. In 2012, there will be other business startups that will leverage their business, but if there’s one thing they need to focus on [...]

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