Joyent ports Kernel-based Virtual Machine into its operating system
Joyent has ported Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) into its SmartOS operating system. SmartOS, is a fork of the Illumos operating system, which in its turn is a fork of the OpenSolaris project. Joyent machines run on SmartOS and this would appear to underline its commitment to keeping the project going after Oracle, who bought Sun, the original owner of Solaris and maintainers of OpenSolaris, closed the project.
Mozilla releases Firefox 6
Hot on the heels of Firefox 5, version 6 has been launched. There are very few user interface changes with most new features being behind the scenes and for developers.
Microsoft Office 365 hiccups
Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud computing version of its popular Office suite experienced outages last week. Microsoft CRM Online was also effected.
LinkedIn replaces Ruby on Rails with Node.js for its mobile application
Cloud Foundry announces deployment partners
VMware’s multi-language open source Platform-as-a-Service, CloudFoundry, has a number of new deployment partners:
- Canonical will incorporate Cloud Foundry client into Ubuntu
- Dell will support Cloud Foundry in its Dell Crowbar project
- enStratus will add Cloud Foundry to its service catalogue
- Opscode will add a Cloud Foundry deployment recipe to its Chef deployment application
In a further announcement, Cloud Foundry announced the availability of RabbitMQ messaging server on the platform; currently RabbitMQ is free in beta.
Understanding cloud computing vulnerabilities
Security is often cited as the main obstacle to implementation of cloud computing, this article attempts to give an overview of security vulnerabilities and how they must be addressed with respect to cloud computing.
Above the clouds: Introducing Akka
A presentation of Akka, a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that attempts to address concurrency, scalability and fault tolerance.
Hotlink SuperVISOR for VMware announced
HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware aims to create a single environment for data centres running a variety of hypervisors, such as Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM).
Real World Windows Azure: General Mill launches consumer site on Azure
The Windows Azure section of the Microsoft Developer Network has a short interview with Dom Alcocer, Marketing Manager at General Mills about the launch of a consumer site for gluten-free products deployed on Microsoft Azure.
Convenience Store Chain Chooses IBM to Collaborate in the Cloud
IBM isn’t just targeting large enterprises for its cloud computing offerings. This week IBM chose to highlight a small chain of geographically dispersed US convenience stores that has implemented IBM LotusLive for its cloud computing solution with the aim of aiding collaboration between employees, customers, licensees, vendors and partners.
Amazon receives one-fifth of the world’s traffic
Web analytics firm comScore announced that 1 in 5 web visits in June 2011 were to Amazon sites.
Fujitsu Cloud Services
Fujitsu has launched services to aid collaboration and messaging in the cloud as part of Fujitsu Cloud Services