The Amazon Web Services cloud is built up of EC2 instances. Users of the cloud service can purchase the instances depending on their particular needs. The advantage of this is that users can simply change the type of instance they need or scale up or scale down their requirement of instances without having made a long term commitment to infrastructure.
RightScale Inc., enterprise cloud portfolio management company, has recently conducted 2014 State of the Cloud Survey. The results say that there is increase in both public and private cloud adoption but enterprise governance is lagging.
When an enterprise uses on premises systems for storing and accessing data, the systems administrators and other IT personnel can easily access pre-boot sequence such as BIOS to enter different recovery modes and conduct memory tests. However, when an enterprise moves to cloud computing, most systems allow the systems administrator access only after the operating system has been loaded.
SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Cloud 3, the next version of its enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. This new version extends full support to VMware and EMC solutions and is based on OpenStack Havana release.
One of the biggest names in the business of software to counter financial crimes, among other services, NICE Systems today announced the opening of its new Cloud hosting facility in the United Kingdom.
CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider, announced that it has enhanced its solid-state drive (SSD) storage offering with highly-granular, affordable snapshot management technology to improve data protection and access in the cloud.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a well-known IT and communications provider, has launched the FlexCloud Hosting service to help businesses create secure IT environments to optimise server utilisation.
A London based Cloud Services Company called Lunacloud is planning on launching its IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) based platform to almost all major European countries. Corporations and even small businesses now want to host their data locally especially after the NSA data interception news took the headlines.
Market Monitor, a service of the New York headquartered 451 Research, has forecast that the Cloud market revenue will increase at a 36 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), which will put the Cloud computing market at about US $20 billion by 2016.
Tier3 is on a roll for sure this year with almost new initiatives being launched every month. The flavour of this month or say today is general availability of new self-service cloud networking features. These services include self service Shared load balancers, Site to site VPNs and Virtual LAN's. The offering is also extended to the white label partners of Tier3 and enables users to architect expansive network configurations in public cloud.