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Amazon EC2 Used for Hosting BitTorrent Clients

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Developer demonstrates how Amazon’s service can be used to bypass ISP BitTorrent throttling Web technology consultant and developer Brett O’Connor has released an intriguing HOWTO article that demonstrates how a BitTorrent client can be moved from the desktop and into the cloud by using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. Security experts claim this poses […]

Cloud Computing Reality Check: Microsoft Servers Crushed By Windows 7 Downloads

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You could consider this a positive sign for Microsoft (MSFT): Interest in the recently announced public availability of Windows 7 Beta has been so strong that Microsoft’s servers failed under the load, leaving Windows engineers scrambling to add capacity. Microsoft has been actively stoking interest in Windows 7 Beta, and they must have known interest […]

Will Managing Virtualization (VM) Sprawl Lead to Rogue Cloud Deployments?

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I just read an interesting article regarding the potential cost pitfalls associated with VM sprawl. Jett Thompson, an enterprise computing architect from Boeing, has developed a cost model regarding the benefits of virtualization and the related pitfalls of VM sprawl. It seems that virtualization is easy to justify, so long as you don’t give the […]

Cloud Computing Security: From DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) to EDoS (Economic Denial of Sustainability)

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so in between baking, roasting and watching Risk Astley rickroll millions in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I had a thought about how the utility and agility of the cloud computing models such as Amazon AWS (EC2/S3) and the pricing models that go along with them can actually pose […]

Amazon CTO Says Cloud Infrastructure Keeps Companies Focused On Innovation

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On the night of the historic U.S. presidential election, news outlets across the country streamed live video of the news coverage on their Web sites. Obviously, the Web traffic that night, compared to others, was exponentially greater. But it’s not as if news organizations went out and spent boatloads of money to build massive datacenters […]

The Year of Cloud Computing: Virtualization Predictions for 2009

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By Jake Sorofman The New Year is about renewal. It’s a clean slate for progress and a new opportunity to put things on track and set aside the messiness of the previous year. 2008 ends at an interesting time — overall, the mood somber, but behind that, there’s a quiet hopefulness. Many see opportunity on the […]

Capgemini Brings Cloud Computing to the Enterprise with Amazon Web Services

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Capgemini launches Cloud Computing Center of Excellence delivering innovation for the Enterprise market Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced an agreement with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com extending its Outsourcing portfolio with Cloud Computing services. Capgemini’s new Center of Excellence, focused on cloud computing […]

Hyperic HQ 4.0 Delivers Application Performance Monitoring for Amazon Cloud Users

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New Release First to Deliver Enterprise Monitoring Capabilities with the Intelligence and Automation Needed to Support Applications in the Cloud Hyperic Inc., the leading provider of web application performance monitoring software for the datacenter and the cloud, today announced Hyperic HQ 4.0, the next major evolution of its award-winning systems monitoring and management application. The […]

Vembu Technologies Supports Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing

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VARs, MSPs and Other Service Providers Can Now Start Their Own Online Backup Service With Vembu StoreGrid, the Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing Platform and Amazon S3 Cloud Storage Infrastructure Hot on the heels of Amazon removing the Beta tag and releasing Amazon EC2 for production, Vembu Technologies, a fast-growing provider of backup and storage solutions […]

Understanding Cloud Computing Costs In The Enterprise

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Amazon has gone live with Windows support in the EC2 cloud while at the same time announcing a private beta for some new scaling and load balancing features.  These features will certainly be useful for the smaller customers of EC2, but my guess is that those features were driven by a desire to make the […]

Amazon Adds Windows, SQL Server To Cloud Computing Service

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Amazon’s EC2 cloud-computing service has emerged from beta and is now generally available with two additions: beta-level support for Windows and SQL Server Amazon Thursday announced that after two years in beta mode, its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cloud computing service is now generally available. At the same time, the company said the hosted service […]

Citrix Drives Adoption of Virtual Appliance Portability Standard for Enterprises and Clouds

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Open Source Project Kensho Tech Preview Now Available for Free Download Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today released a technology preview of Project Kensho, its toolkit for the development and deployment of portable virtual machine appliances in enterprises and clouds. First announced in July, Project Kensho provides a powerful, […]

Cloud Computing Forever Changes Consolidation And Capacity Management

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This is an intriguing topic – the relationship between the need to forecast compute capacity (part art and part science today), and the "elasticity" guaranteed by what we’re calling "the cloud." So last week, when Michael Coté (an analyst with RedMonk) wrote about "How cloud computing will change capacity management" I thought it would be […]

vCloud: VMware Adapts To Cloud Computing

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Virtualization has been the hottest trend in computer administration for the past decade. And during the rush to virtualization, VMware has stayed in top place despite strenuous efforts by competitors to unseat it. So it seemed that the only threat to VMware could be a disruptive innovation with a totally different model: cloud computing sites […]

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