Cloud computing news
|Cloud Open-Washing: What is it and why should I care about it?|
|We have talked about cloud washing some moments ago, and the topic of cloud washing made hot again, this time by Red Hat, warning us the danger of cloud open-washing. What is it and why it’s important for your business, especially if you are keen to adopt the cloud?http://www.cloudbusinessreview.com/2012/04/02/cloud-open-washing-what-is-it-and-why-should-i-care-about-it.html|
|New Amazon EC2 Fresh Servers|
|Let’s face it. Sometimes you just need a local server. Perhaps your office is too cold, or you have the urge to pull the cover off and reseat the memory. Or, you might have some data on floppy disks that you simply cannot live without.http://ow.ly/a2SOQ|
|Dell Acquires Wyse Technology To Boost Cloud Offerings|
|Dell announced on Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire Wyse Technology, a privately held provider of cloud computing and desktop virtualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount.http://cloudtimes.org/dell-acquires-wyse-technology-to-boost-cloud-offerings/|
|University of Tokyo Launches New Fujitsu Supercomputer|
|Fujitsu announced that it has completed construction of the new supercomputer, nicknamed Oakleaf-FX, for the Supercomputing Division of the University of Tokyo’s Information Technology Center.http://www.hostingtecnews.com/university-tokyo-launches-new-fujitsu-supercomputer|
|Microsoft seeks more programming language support for Windows 8|
|Microsoft is hoping to convince more developers to bring their languages to Windows 8 and the new Windows 8 Runtime.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-seeks-more-programming-language-support-for-windows-8/12324|
|The Cloud Opens Up — Citrix Takes CloudStack to Apache|
|Citrix announced that its CloudStack solution will join the Apache Software Foundation, becoming the first Apache cloud platform project. CloudStack now leaves the confines of its private cloudstack.org nest for the broader Apache community. This is positive news for the future of cloud computing, and will foster innovation in both enterprise-grade and open source development.|
|Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Hadoop-Based Service for Windows Azure|
|The Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure capacity is expanded by four times.|
|Windows 8: Where’s our hardware reimagined?|
|I want to see, touch or buy a Windows tablet that will get me excited about Windows 8. Six months or so from launch, there’s still nothing filling that gap.|
Cloud computing weekly news summary
Samsung this week delivered drivers and guidance to make it easier for those with the Series 7 tablet to load the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on there. We’ve all seen demos of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, which transitions between a PC and a tablet, which Lenovo touted as a Windows 8 device. And Intel’s talking up all the supposedly great clam-shell touch ultrabooks that are in the pipeline. Especially in the tablet space, the hardware matters as much if not more than the software.
While Windows 8 already supports development using a number of programming languages, Microsoft wants developers to bring even more to the new Windows runtime (WinRT) at the heart of the next version of Windows.
Microsoft also Releases Second Preview of Hadoop-Based Service for Windows Azure. The Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure capacity is expanded by four times. Microsoft is planning to simultaneously deliver the final version of Hadoop on Azure and a tech preview of Hadoop on Windows Server on March 30. The final release of the Windows Server offering is planned for June 29.
Red Hat raises the case of cloud open-washing at a round table conference in London, saying that some cloud vendors say that they are open for the sake of marketing. According to Red Hat, one of the leading open source software companies, VMware and Microsoft are said to be two of some cloud vendors that are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their cloud products are open when they are actually closed. Over 500 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders across business and technology attended the Data 2.0 Summit this week in San Francisco.
Dell has reached a deal to acquire Wyse Technology, a privately held provider of cloud computing and desktop virtualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount. A lot of companies have been using the term ‘Big Data’ to define a revolution of finding value in the new abundance of data. What the business and technology community needs to realize is that ‘Big Data’ is not just about analyzing private company data but about an avalanche in ‘Cloud Data’ from social sharing activity and tweets to open government initiatives and data cooperatives. We are all becoming members of a larger online data economy.
Fujitsu announced that it has completed construction of the new supercomputer, nicknamed Oakleaf-FX, for the Supercomputing Division of the University of Tokyo’s Information Technology Center. Which Combining high performance, scalability, and reliability with superior energy efficiency, PRIMEHPC FX10 further enhances Fujitsu’s technology used in the K computer, which has achieved the world’s top-ranked performance. For the supercomputer’s peripheral systems, 74 PRIMERGY x86 servers, 234 ETERNUS storage systems, Technical Computing Suite, which is HPC middleware for peta-scale systems, and FEFS, a high-performance, highly reliable distributed file system that is a component of the Technical Computing Suite, have been deployed.