Razor Servers announced today that it will begin offering Cloud Computing
services to its customers, using the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform
(ECP), Service Provider Edition. This will be the first Cloud Computing
service based in Pennsylvania.
Razor Servers will host the ECP cloud computing platform within its
Philadelphia datacenter, enabling Razor Servers customer to access computing
capacity on demand. Razor Servers Cloud Computing service is expected to be
available to customers on June 15, 2009. Razor Servers Enomaly ECP-based
Cloud Computing service can be used to host web sites, to power internal
business applications, and to provide burst capacity to meet peak loads for
existing systems. Razor Servers ECP Cloud Computing platform enables
customers to access and manage any number of virtual servers, running
Microsoft Windows, Linux, or any other operatin... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog
So it would seem my cloud standardization post has hit a nerve with a few. So
I would like to post a some follow on ideas I've had, since writing it.
First of all I'm also not totally sold on the whether or not cloud computing
is ready for a cloud standard just yet. What I do think we need is a
reference implementation (Platform & Infrastructure) and common extensible
API - "CloudVirt"
This API may someday form the basis for a standard, but in the meantime gives
us a uniform API to work against, so whether you're using Google App Engine
or Force.... (more)
Christofer Hoff has proposed an interesting idea earlier today. He asked,
"How many of the cloud providers (IaaS, PaaS) support IPv6 natively or
support tunneling without breaking things like NAT and firewalls? As part of
all this Infrastructure 2.0 chewy goodness, from a networking (and security)
perspective, it's pretty important."
His post actual was a kind of epiphany which lead me to think that one of the
great things about cloud computing is in its ability to virtualize
everything. The cloud is a kind of "multiverse" where the rules of nature can
continually be rewritten us... (more)
In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring
Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion.
This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and
quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead.
The software aspects of the deal actually makes a lot of sense. It certainly
seems like a very obvious fit, Oracle is buying Java. Whether Larry Ellison
admits it or not, Java is the key to enterprise focused cloud computing. It's
the perfect language and format for the fluid movement between existing
enterprise dat... (more)
Amazon Web Services has announced a new AWS Import/Export feature. A
potentially huge step forward for data portabilty when using the Amazon Cloud
In a recent post by AWS Evangelist, Jeff Barr outlined the new functionality
stating that "using a workflow similar to the one you'd use to import data,
you prepare a MANIFEST file, email it to us, receive a job identifier in
return, and then send us one or more specially prepared storage devices.
We'll take the devices, verify them against your manifest file, copy the data
from one or more S3 buckets to your ... (more)