The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 09/04/2012 – 15/04/2012

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The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 09/04/2012 – 15/04/2012


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13/04/2012

Amazon Releases New Search-as-a-Service in the Cloud
Amazon Web Services has released its cloud search offering, CloudSearch, which has been rumored for months. The new service is based on the same technology that powers product searches on Amazon.com. Amazon is the first company to offer search-as-a-service, but something tells us the Internet giant’s competitors will soon be scrambling to keep up now that Amazon has entered the market.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/amazon-releases-new-searchasaservice-in-the-cloud-015148.php

 

 

SharePoint Backup: It Ain’t What It Used to Be, It’s Better
  What is the first rule for administrators of a SharePoint environment?Always backup your implementation. With no backup and recovery plan, you are setting yourself up for failure.

You might be asking yourself, “Do I really need to back up my entire SharePoint environment when the server admin next to me does it every day as part of his regular backup routine?

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/sharepoint-backup-it-aint-what-it-used-to-be-its-better-015105.php

 

12/04/2012

VMware Wants CloudFoundry to be the Linux of the Cloud
Open Source Platform-as-a-Service effort celebrates its first anniversary as VMware opens it up wider for community contributions.http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/vmware-wants-cloudfoundry-to-be-the-linux-of-the-cloud.html 

 

 

AOL’s Patents: Why Microsoft Is Interested?
On April 9, 2012, Microsoft decided to buy AOL’s 800 technology patents for at least $1 billion. For a price of $1.3 million per patent, Microsoft’s keen interest on AOL’s intangible property is understandable because patents do play a great part in legal and business strategies especially now that the competition is getting steeper among major technology entities of the world. The said patents can be used for tablet computers or smart phones therefore they are feared weapons and important assets of every technology company.http://cloudtimes.org/aol-patents-why-microsoft-is-interested/

 

11/04/2012

IBM Set to Unveil Converged PureSystems
  IBM will unveil a new converged computing system Wednesday that will compete with existing offerings from Cisco, HP and Oracle. First Details of the new PureSystems offering began emerging Tuesday night. Here are some excerpts from early reportshttp://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/04/10/ibm-set-to-unveil-converged-puresystems/ 

 

OpenNebula 3.4 Cloud Platform Is Out
  The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 3.4 (Wild Duck). OpenNebula 3.4 is the most feature-rich open-source alternative to VMware datacenter and cloud suite, delivering enterprise-class functionality, stability and scalability with broader platform support and integration capabilities for KVM, Xen and VMware hypervisors. The software brings countless valuable contributions by many members of our community, and specially from Research in Motion, Logica, Terradue 2.0, CloudWeavers, Clemson University, and Vilnius University.http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2239409

 

10/04/2012

Bridging the DevOps Divide by Leveraging Cloud Technologies
  In today’s increasingly instrumented and interconnected world, business leaders are seeking ways to leverage strategies that optimize growth, improve agility, driver higher-value customer relationships and lead to increased revenue. Many see cloud as the answer. In fact, a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study found that 90 percent of organizations expect to adopt or substantially deploy a cloud model in the next three years. While cloud adoption is becoming more mainstream, organizations are also now moving beyond virtualization to higher value stages of cloud computing.http://cloudtimes.org/bridging-the-devops-divide-by-leveraging-cloud-technologies/

 

Evolution of SharePoint Project Governance: Lessons Learned
Organizations have been talking about “effective governance” for years in relation to large-scale systems, but the emergence of governance in the SharePoint world is relatively recent and still fairly immature.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/evolution-of-sharepoint-project-governance-lessons-learned-015076.php

 

09/04/2012

Learning to live in the clouds
An AARNET engineer recently vented to me that they (AARNET) have been providing cloud services for 20 years, but without the fancy name. I can certainly sympathise with his sentiment but there is something more to the success of cloud computing than a shiny buzzword.http://www.smh.com.au/technology/learning-to-live-in-the-clouds-20120407-1whoq.html

 

Windows Phone 8: What’s Microsoft’s developer story?
On the development front, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 seem to be joined at the hip.In the April 5 post, Microsoft execs reiterated that “today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone.” Will any reworking be required? The post doesn’t get into particulars, beyond saying “much of your code will be transferrable.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/windows-phone-8-whats-microsofts-developer-story/12353

 

Cloud computing weekly news summary

This week on the development front, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 seem to be joined at the hip. In other words, Windows Phone is going the way of Windows 8 on the developer side of the house. As is the case with Windows 8 Metro environment, XAML will be supported. While closely related, XAML is not Silverlight, as Silverlight developers working on Windows 8 apps have discovered.

The next thing about Microsoft, it has found itself a big market for cloud services in India’s national government. Starting this year, the Indian government will deploy Microsoft Software-as-a-Service solutions to about 7.5 million users in the education market.

Microsoft decided to buy AOL’s 800 technology patents for at least $1 billion. For a price of $1.3 million per patent, Microsoft’s keen interest on AOL’s intangible property is understandable because patents do play a great part in legal and business strategies especially now that the competition is getting steeper among major technology entities of the world. The said patents can be used for tablet computers or smart phones therefore they are feared weapons and important assets of every technology company. As Many Organizations have been talking about “effective governance” for years in relation to large-scale systems, but the emergence of governance in the SharePoint world is relatively recent and still fairly immature.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) to its side it also has released its cloud search offering, Cloud Search, which has been rumored for months. The new service is based on the same technology that powers product searches on Amazon.com. Amazon is the first company to offer search-as-a-service, but something tells us the Internet giant’s competitors will soon be scrambling to keep up now that Amazon has entered the market.

As main new feature in CloudComputing, OpenNebula 3.4 incorporates support for multiple Datastores that provides extreme flexibility in planning the storage backend and important performance benefits, such as balancing I/O operations, defining different SLA policies and features for different VM types or users, or easily scaling the cloud storage. Additionally, OpenNebula 3.4 also features improvements in other areas like support for clusters.

A year ago, VMware officially launched its open source CloudFoundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) project. VMware officially announced how they are opening up the platform even further in an effort to dominate the open source PaaS landscape. Linux is a great operating system that provides a degree of application portability across multiple types of hardware architectures. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is the new hardware platform in Herrod’s view with multiple approaches. The idea behind the CloudFoundry PaaS is to enable a portability or abstraction layer that allows developers to leverage the power of IaaS, without worrying about the underlying differences across different IaaS platforms.

 

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