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So Google has gone into the developer collection business. It’s a move akin to grinding up glass and stirring it into Microsoft’s supper. At least Google hopes it is. Making Netscape look like kid’s stuff, it’s making the web the platform. Monday evening, at a gathering called Campfire One, Google unveiled App Engine, a hosted web application platform that offers web developers free use of Google’s mighty infrastructure and all the building blocks that Google uses for its own applications. Amusingly, it’s as vendor lock-in and importable as anything Microsoft in its heyday ever dreamed up. That, however, didn’t stop Google from immediately filling the 10,000 spaces it made available for App Engine’s initial beta. The offer goes like this: Google will provide web developers with 500MB of storage, 200 million megacycles... (more)

GigaSpaces and RightScale Partner to Deliver Scalable Applications in the Amazon EC2 Cloud

GigaSpaces Technologies and RightScale announced their alliance to provide an integrated solution for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Ideal for data-intensive and transactional applications, the joint solution offers an affordable end-to-end stack for easily deploying and scaling applications running on Amazon Web Services. By integrating the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with RightScale’s automated cloud computing management platform, customers will have unparalleled automation, simplicity and performance in scaling-out applications in the cloud.  The need for scalable, reliable solutions that deliver superior results has never been greater. Businesses across industries are demanding high performance applications that can keep up with company growth and expanding data volumes. Yet, traditional IT approaches cannot meet this need in an effici... (more)

Trusting the Cloud: Timing and Adoption of Cloud Technologies

Cloud technologies offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments. But when does it make sense to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of your IT services to the cloud? The movement of information and services out of the data center and into the cloud can unleash fear in many of us. Trusting that your information is secure, accessible and protected is important, and deciding what information remains inside and outside of the cloud can be critical to the success of your business. In this session, Mike Feinberg, Senior VP of EMC’s Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division will discuss how to optimize the deployment of cloud technologies and the options that exist for migrating information to the cloud. Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Regis... (more)

Free "Cloud Computing & AJAX" Session by Amazon's Jeff Barr on October 22, in San Jose, California

SYS-CON Events presents a free Cloud Computing education session on October 22, 2008, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose, California. "Using AJAX & Cloud Computing Platform to Build Cost-Effective, Highly-Scalable Web Apps" session will be presented by Amazon's Jeff Barr. Jeff will examine how Rich Internet Applications can be designed and deployed most effectively on the Cloud Computing platform. There are only 50 seats available for this free Cloud Computing Expo preview session and they wil be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Click here to register! 50 Seats Available, First-Come First Served To reserve your seat, please fill out the enclosed registration form with the "free seminar option" and using the coupon code: "cloudappseminar" (lowercase and case sensitive). Cloud Computing isn’t just another buzzword: this session will look a... (more)

Tap In Systems to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that leading cloud technology provider Tap In Systems will exhibit at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, ( which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The Tap In Systems consists of a team of engineers and software developers with many years of experience in network management, systems management, software and web application development. Its members have worked in large corporate environments as well as start up ventures. Tap In Systems was formed to provide IT management solutions that were previously only available from high cost enterprise software vendors. This is accomplished by leveraging the latest open-source technologies to build applications which use the latest web-enabled techniques. Our philosophy is to em... (more)

iPhone Launched in Thailand with Poor 3G Network

The iPhone 3G has arrived in Thailand with the mobile operator True Move. According to the website iPhones Talk, Apple reportedly negotiated for some time to get the phone into the country. Despite its potential appeal in the Thai market, there is speculation surrounding how many Thai users will be able to take full advantage of the iPhone 3G's rich features due to spotty 3G coverage and lack of education about the phone's advantages, in addition to the lack of heavy data related usage there. Given its price tag, another question arises: Does the iPhone make sense for consumers and operators in countries where voice calls dominate mobile use, and data/Wi-Fi usage isn't very high? Due to a decision made by leading Thai mobile operators last year the country has scaled down their investment on 3G network upgrades, which could result in a large group of iPhone users wi... (more)

Zeus Technology’s Owen Garrett to Present at Cloud Computing Conference in NYC

Owen Garrett, Product Manager of Zeus Technology, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Cloud Computing is transforming how services are being deployed across organizations. The agility of an ‘in the cloud' application infrastructure unlocks ways to deploy, manage and monitor network and internet services. This presentation describes how load balancing and application traffic management software can deliver unexpected and cost reducing benefits in the cloud, without deploying unnecessary proprietary appliances. Specific techniques will be discussed, such as solutions to improve performance, utilize dynamic caching, shape and compress traffic to minimize the effects of CPU oversubscription and how to use ‘in the cloud' technology to maximize application delivery without... (more)

Aria Systems' CEO to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Ed Sullivan, Aria Systems' CEO and Founder, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. While the surge in Cloud Computing's popularity has coincided with the economic downturn, it was the increase in the quality of cloud services and security measures that is ultimately responsible for the industry's boom. Financial savings associated with cloud services are an incentive during trying times, but the evolution of Cloud Computing into the mainstream is a direct indicator that businesses have developed a trust in the quality and security of cloud based services. Although it took a devastating recession for many non-traditional industries to embrace the cloud, in this session, Sullivan will discuss how Cloud Computing will remain a competitive business solution for years to come... (more)

Can Cloud IP Address Be Damaged Goods?

Elasticity of the cloud computing is a wonderful idea. You can get an instance of networked computer exactly when you need it and you only pay for the time when you actually use it. But while the virtual memory and hard disk is a “clean slate” created specifically for you, the IP address assigned to your instance may have been previously used by a spammer and it could be already on a “spam blacklist”. In an extreme case the whole IP address range can be marked as a source of spam. And this is exactly what happened to Amazon’s EC2: “Go Daddy blocks links to EC2 “. The problem is the scarcity of IP addresses — doesn’t have enough addresses to give every user a fresh new IP address with the new instance. And the solution to this problem is called Internet Protocol version 6/IPv6: The very large IPv6 address space supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses, o... (more)

A Cloud Guide for HPC Top Drivers, Barriers, and Use Cases

This white paper from Univa UD presents an evolutionary approach to cloud computing within a high-performance computing (HPC) context. The paper addresses the seamless and incremental process of moving from private/internal to public/external clouds, the realistic use cases, and the qualities needed in a vendor to get you there. This paper also compares several public cloud offerings and profiles a vendor who is enabling a range of cloud solutions for leading Fortune 500 companies. Click Here to Download This White Paper Now! ... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Beta Draws Industry Interest

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced that the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio of products has transitioned to Beta and is on track for final delivery later this year. These products are part of the company's outlined strategy to offer solutions that expand the scope and market reach of its virtualization and cloud technologies. By sharing Red Hat's broad hardware and ISV ecosystem, the products will offer customers flexibility, operational choice and efficiency, while expanding the market adoption of virtualization. In February, Red Hat announced its 2009 virtualization strategy and roadmap, which included plans to deliver the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, featuring server, client and management products designed to enable ubiquitous adoption of virtualization across the enterprise. Red Hat has worked with customers and partners over the ... (more)