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Erik Carlin from Rackspace sent me a heads up that the new Rackspace CS API is now live. In the email he also noted that they are planning to open source both the Servers and Files API specifications later in a separate announcement. According to the CS API press release; The Rackspace Cloud solicited feedback and conducted intensive testing with its partners and cloud developers to help ensure that the community shaped the API. With today’s announcement, users now have control panel and programmatic access to the company’s cloud infrastructure services: Cloud Servers, Cloud Files and Slicehost. The Cloud Servers API will introduce four new features including: Server Metadata – Supply server-specific metadata when an instance is created that can be accessed via the API. Server Data Injection – Specify files when instance is created that will be injected into the server... (more)

The Incredible India Cloud

5th Cloud Expo in New York This April To most who watch the cloud computing space telling you that there is an incredible amount of interest in Cloud Computing is rather obvious. Often times you'll hear me talking about the opportunities from the pacific rim nations or the other various emerging economies around the globe. So the fact that interest in cloud computing is exploding in India shouldn't come as a surprise, or should it? India is an interesting place for technology, it's a country that has a population just slightly smaller than that of China making it the second-most ... (more)

Cloud Computing: The Business of Building Clouds

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Defining what cloud computing is in itself a tough job, the lack of common cloud methodologies and best practices is making the job even harder. Trying to find experienced people with knowledge on how to build out a 30,000 machine cloud is nearly impossible, and finding someone who's deployed hundreds is proving to be almost as difficult. There is an old saying in the venture capital world that consulting doesn't scale. As an entrepreneur I'm continually walking the line between making the short term buck (consulting revenue) versus the long tail... (more)

Small Web Hosts Turning to 'Mini Clouds'

It's been an interesting year so far for cloud computing "enablers" such as my firm Enomaly. It's certainly not what I was expecting. The mood for big business investing in large enterprise "cloud" infrastructures has all but disappeared. But there is another market segment quickly picking up steam. Recently I've seen a significant amount of interest from the smaller traditional VPS style hosting firms looking to create what I call "mini clouds". These mini clouds are similar to traditional virtual private servers, but instead of using dedicated servers made up a container based ... (more)

Meta-data in the Cloud

A nice spike in traffic to the CCIF today thanks to our friends at F5 (Lori MacVittie) and Slashdot. In MacVittie's post she asks "Who owns application delivery meta-data in the cloud?" I found this statement particularly interesting, in it she says "There is a very real danger, however, that cloud interoperability and portability specifications will fail to address the very real need to include all the relevant application and network infrastructure meta-data necessary to move an application from one cloud to another." This is exactly the problem we're trying to solve with the CCI... (more)