Showing posts with label cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cloud. Show all posts

Sunday, 14 October 2012

MindMap – Cloud Computing Vendor Ecosystem 2012

Click on IMAGE to Open Flash File which will allow you to navigate through all Nodes…
Cloud Vendors Ecosystem


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INFOGRAPHIC: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Cloud?

A really thoughtful infographic from CA Technologies’ CloudViews, based on a recent survey of IT leaders. 

It shows just how and why some companies have been slow to adapt Cloud Computing.

To read the complete story, CLICK HERE 


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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Big Data & The Cloud

A good presentation by Joe Ziegler at the 5th Elephant conference in Bangalore.

View to know WHY Cloud is Big Data's BEST FRIEND !

Eucalyptus - An Overview of On-premise IaaS and AWS

Presentation from AWS Worldwide Public Sector team's conference Building and Securing Applications in the Cloud (

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Infographic : Hypervisor Tug-of-War

We've described the battle between VMware and Microsoft as a hypervisor war going back as far as the first release of Microsoft Virtual Server. Unfortunately for Microsoft, that war was pretty ugly. On the one side, VMware had guns and cannons, and on the other side, Microsoft was throwing rocks. Ok, maybe it wasn't quite that bad, but you get the picture.
Fast forward and Microsoft has added a lot of weaponry with the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V, the company's true hypervisor. And the Redmond giant's offering just keeps on getting better. But, so too does the ESX hypervisor from VMware. A virtual tug-of-war if you will.
Check out this latest Infographic coming from the folks at SolarWinds
Instead of depicting this as a hypervisor war, the InfoGraphic calls it the Hypervisor Tug-of-War.
The survey information clearly shows that VMware remains in control. However, there are some interesting data points in there as well.
  • Survey responders believe that VMware is far and away going to be the most trusted private cloud vendor, with a whopping 76.9%
  • However 76.1% believe Microsoft will close the functionality gap with VMware thanks to Hyper-V 3.0
  • While trying to break beyond the barrier of VM Stall, it sounds like 56.8% of key applications will be deployed on a private cloud next year, while 57.7% have already moved beyond the 40% mark of their datacenter being virtualized
  • 70% of end users still deploy more than one virtualization tool
And at the bottom, we see that VMware still commands a lead in the hypervisor tug-of-war.
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Infographic by SolarWinds

Monday, 24 September 2012

Infographic: The Big Data Boom

Our age has moved into a complex situation. On the one hand, we are experiencing an ever-increasing level of home clouds and, while on the other hand, commodity data services are hungrily intensifying. In the midst of this chaos, big data and cloud computing have secured their bond, and their friendship has come forward. This has prompted a sigh of relief from the user group.

Data is a common problem in organizations, and hence they want to figure out how to get their enterprise data assets under control. The friendship mantra of big data and the cloud can be verified by analyzing the emergence of cloud computing with the processing power to manage exabytes of information. Being able to handle large amounts of information is a priority for big enterprises in the industry because organizations are trying to get their data under control. Nevertheless, learning from the great success of big data in the cloud world, many governments have also become active players in the cloud domain.

Emerging big data trends show that organizations are getting to the analytical states of their processes, gaining the ability to determine value, and getting to know what their data is doing in a particular state of their business. This also requires the combination of huge amounts of data into common, accessible points that provide mission-critical business intelligence (BI). Data warehousing and the ability to look the value of information, either in an operation state or in a decision support state, are also factors of prime importance.

Nearly all the latest market trends point to the notion of being agile and being customer responsive. Interestingly, not all big data cloud servers are the same. The technology that Microsoft provides is completely different from the technology that Google provides. The time it takes to push a big data project to completion inevitably depends on the technology used by the server. This leads us to the question of which service provider to choose and which to ignore.

To support an adaptive organization, big data is one of the critical elements. The ability of cloud computing to provision computer resources, storage, network capacity and, above all, do all this magic at a moment’s notice makes big data and the cloud the dearest of friends. There is a long way to go, but for now they seem to be friends for life.

Source :
Infographic Source: Netuitive
Write Up Source : Big Data And Cloud Computing – Friends For Life

Friday, 21 September 2012

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cloud

Benefits and Limitations of investing in a Hybrid Cloud

Pros and Cons of Hybrid cloud


Pros and Cons of Private Cloud

Benefits and Limitations of investing in a Private Cloud

Pros and Cons of Private Cloud


Pros and Cons of Public Cloud

Benefits and Limitations of investing in a Public Cloud


Pros and Cons of Public Cloud


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Infographic: Why are more more businesses moving to the cloud?

The cloud is one of the quickest growth areas in the IT sector, more and more businesses are using the cloud for their day to day processes and according to analysts TechMarketView, the UK market for cloud computing reached £1.2bn in 2011, 38 percent higher than the previous year. That’s some serious growth!

But why are businesses moving to the cloud? The reality is the cloud is fast becoming hard to ignore and in the infographic below we take a look at why:


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Infographic : Understanding Hybrid Cloud Computing

The term “hybrid” can hold a different meaning from industry to industry. Generally speaking, it describes the combination of two things to make one. In the cloud computing industry, there are a series of technologies you can use to run your web environments, from cloud to dedicated.

Users can have a hybrid environment at Rackspace by connecting Cloud Servers and dedicated servers via RackConnect™. Here is a fun illustration that highlights this technology in the simplest of terms.

Hybrid Hosting
 Hybrid Hosting

This illustration is meant to be a general explanation of what “hybrid” means in the cloud computing world. With the Rackspace solution, RackConnect, you do in fact need a firewall to connect dedicated and cloud servers. The data transferred between the two can be done over a private network.
A better explanation can be seen here:


Infographic : How Cloud Computing is Saving the Earth

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the rise of information technology has meant progress but it has also raised many challenges. Even with green IT initiatives, global data center energy consumption is on the rise and IT departments are continuing to look for ways to become more efficient.

The nature of cloud computing solves for many IT problems and in the infographic below, we have illustrated how cloud computing is making a difference. In addition, projects like Open Compute, are helping IT industries create more efficient data centers.

Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] How Cloud Computing is Saving the Earth
Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] How Cloud Computing is Saving the Earth


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Infographic : API Adoption And The Open Cloud - What Is An API?

You probably use application programming interfaces (APIs) multiple times a day and aren’t even aware of it. They make it easier to share photos with friends, access massive data stores and drive new app development.

With the rise of APIs, including our own Open Cloud API, we’ve compiled an overview to help you understand how APIs work, how you’re already using them, and how businesses are finding big successes with APIs.

Rackspace® — API Adoption And The Open Cloud: What Is An API? [Infographic]
Rackspace® — API Adoption And The Open Cloud: What Is An API? [Infographic]


Infographic : Hosting to Storage - Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses

Cloud computing helps businesses get off the ground with little upfront investment and operate on a shoestring while accessing technology and applications traditionally reserved for big businesses.

Services like web hosting, hosted storage, and email hosting take the financial strain and workload off of business so they can focus on their core competencies. Take a look at what a big deal the cloud is becoming for small businesses.

Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] Hosting to Storage: Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses
Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] Hosting to Storage: Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses


Infographic : Healthcare in the Cloud

Cloud computing is changing the way healthcare delivers care. Over 70% of health care providers are planning to deploy cloud technologies like email, collaboration, scheduling, and other systems so they can focus on patient care, not caring for complex IT systems.

The growing healthcare IT industry is in the spotlight this week with National Health IT Week sponsored by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In recognition of the partnership between the cloud and healthcare, we took a look at how cloud computing is impacting the healthcare industry.

Rackspace® — [Infographic] Healthcare in the Cloud
Rackspace® — [Infographic] Healthcare in the Cloud


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Announcing AWS Elastic Beanstalk support for Python, and seamless database integration

It’s a good day to be a Python developer: AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Python applications! If you’re not familiar with Elastic Beanstalk, it’s the easiest way to deploy and manage scalable PHP, Java, .NET, and now Python applications on AWS. You simply upload your application, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles all of the details associated with deployment including provisioning of Amazon EC2 instances, load balancing, auto scaling, and application health monitoring.

Elastic Beanstalk supports Python applications that run on the familiar Apache HTTP server and WSGI. In other words, you can run any Python applications, including your Django applications, or your Flask applications. Elastic Beanstalk supports a rich set of tools to help you develop faster. You can use eb and Git to quickly develop and deploy from the command line. You can also use the AWS Management Console to manage your application and configuration.

The Python release brings with it many platform improvements to help you get your application up and running more quickly and securely. Here are a few of the highlights below:

Integration with Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud, making it a great fit for scalable web applications running on Elastic Beanstalk.

If your application requires a relational database, Elastic Beanstalk can create an Amazon RDS database instance to use with your application. The RDS database instance is automatically configured to communicate with the Amazon EC2 instances running your application.
AWS RDS Configuration Details

A console screenshot showing RDS configuration options when launching a newAWS Elastic Beanstalk environment.

Once the RDS database instance is provisioned, you can retrieve information about the database from your application using environment variables:

import os
if 'RDS_HOSTNAME' in os.environ:
'default': {
'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql',
'NAME': os.environ['RDS_DB_NAME'],
'USER': os.environ['RDS_USER'],
'PASSWORD': os.environ['RDS_PASSWORD'],
'HOST': os.environ['RDS_HOSTNAME'],
'PORT': os.environ['RDS_PORT'],

To learn more about using Amazon RDS with Elastic Beanstalk, visit “Using Amazon RDS with Python” in the Developer Guide.

Customize your Python Environment
You can customize the Python runtime for Elastic Beanstalk using a set of declarative text files within your application. If your application contains a requirements.txt in its top level directory, Elastic Beanstalk will automatically install the dependencies using pip.

Elastic Beanstalk is also introducing a new configuration mechanism that allows you to install packages from yum, run setup scripts, and set environment variables. You simply create a “.ebextensions” directory inside your application and add a “python.config” file in it. Elastic Beanstalk loads this configuration file and installs the yum packages, runs any scripts, and then sets environment variables. Here is a sample configuration file that syncs the database for a Django application:

command: " syncdb --noinput"
leader_only: true
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE: "mysite.settings"
WSGIPath: "mysite/"

Snapshot your logs

To help debug problems, you can easily take a snapshot of your logs from the AWS Management console. Elastic Beanstalk aggregates the top 100 lines from many different logs, including the Apache error log, to help you squash those bugs.
Elastic Beanstalk Console-snapshot-logs

The snapshot is saved to S3 and is automatically deleted after 15 minutes. Elastic Beanstalk can also automatically rotate the log files to Amazon S3 on an hourly basis so you can analyze traffic patterns and identify issues. To learn more, visit “Working with Logs” in the Developer Guide.

Support for Django and Flask

Using the customization mechanism above, you can easily deploy and run your Django and Flask applications on Elastic Beanstalk.
For more information about using Python and Elastic Beanstalk, visit the Developer Guide.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Learn All About the Amazon Simple Workflow Service - Two New Videos

Another great new post by Jeff, the voice may not be that great, but the visual is good...:

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is used to power highly scalable distributed systems at NASA (case study), Sage Bionetworks (case study), and a number of our other customers.

In order to help you to better understand SWF, Balan Subramanian, SWF Product Manager, hosted an hour-long webinar:

Maxim Fateev, AWS Principal Engineer, spent another hour discussing the Flow Framework:


yoyoclouds: Cloud Infographic: The Future Of The Cloud

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Friday, 22 June 2012

Zoho Creator

Many people use Zoho’s huge suite of free, online applications, which is competitive with Google Docs. What lots of folks don’t realize, though, is that Zoho’s core is completely open source — a shining example of how SaaS solutions can work in harmony with open source. You can find many details on how Zoho deploys open-source tools in this interview

What is Zoho Creator?

Zoho Creator is an easy-to-use platform that lets you build custom business applications on your own, online.