CentriLogic, a leading provider of hosting and managed services, today
announced that it has launched the first international, multi-infrastructure
cloud computing service based in Canada. The new enterprise-class cloud
provides a secure and scalable on-demand computing infrastructure enabling
organizations to efficiently deliver content and information services over
the Web. The new cloud service enhances CentriLogic's suite of hosting and
managed services including, Co-location, Private and Managed Hosting, Data
Management, Security, Network and Professional Services.
Utilizing resources housed initially in CentriLogic’s Mississauga, Ontario
Data Center, the new multi-infrastructure cloud supports organizations that
need to collect and process data while addressing cross-border regulatory
Today's enterprise customers require the power, flexibility and av... (more)
Great post by Benjamin Black the current VP, Research at Joyent and former
manager of Website Engineering at Amazon.com. In his post he gives an
interesting insight to how Amazon Ec2 came to be.
Black outlines a backstory which takes place in early 2004, "I was told jeff
was interested in the virtual server as a service idea and asked for a more
detailed write up of it. this i did, also incorporating a couple of requests
jeff had, like the idea of a "universe" of virtuals, which i translated into
network-speak as a distributed firewall to isolate groups of servers."
He also points... (more)
Busy day for cloud interoperability related news. Google just announced a new
service called Google Wave, described as an open communication and
collaboration platform & protocol based on hosted XML documents (called
waves) supporting concurrent modifications and low-latency updates. In simple
terms Google Wave can be thought of like an ajax spreadsheet over XMPP.
According to Google, "The platform enables people to communicate and work
together in new, convenient and effective ways. We will offer these benefits
to users of Google Wave and we also want to share them with everyone e... (more)
With all the recent buzz around cloud computing within various governments
around the globe there is one major international organization notably absent
from the discussions -- The United Nations. I thought I'd take a moment to
briefly explore some of the opportunities for cloud computing within the UN.
To give a little background, the UN's stated aims is to facilitate
cooperation in international law, international security, economic
development, social progress, human rights, and achieving world peace. I'm
the first to admit that cloud computing can do a great many things, but
Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
Yesterday Microsoft launched its cloud computing offering, very similar to
that of Google's App Engine or Rackspace's Mosso. Micrsoft's Azure Services
Platform is a cloud operating "platform-as-a-service" rather then Amazon's
Infrastructure-as-a-service that can deliver web, mobile, or hybrid
software-plus-services applications capable of bridging traditional operating
and hosting environments with Microsoft extensive global hosting environment.
According to their press release, "existing software can utilize the services
to add cloud capabilitie... (more)