Cloud computing security concerns declining
According to a Wall Street Journal article, security concerns about cloud computing are declining, particularly amongst small and medium size enterprises.
It’s not rocket science
Formed by ex-NASA and ex-Rackspace employees, Piston Cloud Computing aims to help enterprises build private clouds by utilising a custom OpenStack distribution with the focus on security and ease of deployment.
Monkeys randomly re-creating Shakespeare
Cloud computing need no longer be the preserve of the mundane. Jesse Anderson has gamut of cloud computing instances delivering virtual monkeys to randomly produce works of Shakespeare.
Cloud encryption to prevent eavesdropping
With concerns about the USA PATRIOT Act impact on cloud computing, the Canadian New Democratic Party has implemented encryption on top of their Salesforce.com accounts to prevent eavesdropping.
Platform as a Service
TIBCO deliver cloud computing solutions
TIBCO has delivered new cloud computing solutions to “allows users to provision complex environments across public, private and hybrid clouds in minutes – all in a completely self-service way”
Platform as a Service comparison site
A new site, paaslist.com, aims to help make decisions about which PaaS provider to use by making point-by-point comparisons.
Cloud control solution from Sensible Cloud
sense from Sensible Cloud aims to give enterprises a high degree of control over their cloud computing solutions. Stated aims include:
- making cloud computing easier,
- making cloud computing more cost-effective and transparent,
- ensuring that organizations have tighter governance over cloud investments.
It does this by automatically “right-sizing” cloud resources according to business, cost and performance parameters.
JRuby on EngineYard released
Python and Django on Heroku
The availability of Python and Django on Heroku has been announced. Heroku is best known for its Ruby PaaS, but in common with others in the industry, is attempting to support other platforms.
Virgin and Savvis deliver cloud computing
Salesforce invests in Box.net
Salesforce has invested a sum, said to in excess of $50 million, into Box.net, provider of cloud storage solutions.