Sun Microsystems has bought Q-layer, a Belgian vendor of software for automating the management of computing clouds, it said Wednesday. The acquisition provides a clue as to how Sun plans to go about delivering on the cloud computing strategy it outlined last month.Q-layer is the developer of NephOS, a system designed to allow enterprises to create and manage their own … [Read more...] about Sun buys cloud-computing vendor Q-layer
Linux cloud computing
Support for cloud computing will be a major feature of the October release of Ubuntu, the Linux distribution maintained by Canonical, company CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced in an e-mail to the Ubuntu developers mailing list on Friday.The server version of Ubuntu 9.10, nicknamed "Karmic Koala," will include support for EC2, the cloud computing service run by Amazon Web … [Read more...] about Ubuntu will target cloud computing with October release
Amazon Thursday announced that after two years in beta mode, its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cloud computing service is now generally available. At the same time, the company said the hosted service is adding beta-level support for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server.The beta-level support for Microsoft Windows on EC2 is in the form of 32 and 64-bit AMI (Amazon Machine Images) … [Read more...] about Amazon adds Windows, SQL Server to cloud computing service
When the IT world looks back at 2008, it will certainly remember the global financial crisis. But it will also likely link that time frame with the takeoff of cloud computing, the engine behind more conferences, conversations and marketing collateral than seemingly any other technology in development today. Cloud computing obstacles, opportunities outlined by Berkeley … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: Don’t get caught without an exit strategy
Chrome OS must be a dream come true for Google-versus-Microsoft fanboys. Rumors that Google would ship a desktop OS first flew back in 2006, but the project in question turned out to be for internal use only. Then came Android, and reports that Google's smartphone OS would soon make the leap to more traditional PCs set the market abuzz again -- although many remained skeptical. … [Read more...] about Chrome OS: Cloud computing made real
The Linux KVM hypervisor is gaining steam in the cloud computing market, with two major vendors using the virtualization software to create cloud platforms to compete against Amazon's popular EC2 service.Slideshow: The Oddest Places to Find Linux Open Source Definition and Solutions IBM announced in March that its test-and-dev cloud service uses KVM (Kernel-based Virtual … [Read more...] about Linux KVM Virtualization Gains Steam in Cloud Computing Market
An excerpt from News.com:As more Web 2.0-style applications, which include lots of content contributed by end users, come online, companies will need to have better tools to handle them, said Dennis Quan, chief technology officer of high performance on demand solutions at IBM."What's at the heart of this is the realization that this technology is not restricted to universities … [Read more...] about IBM announces Blue Cloud, its cloud computing initiative
Just as manual labourers were replaced by the machines of industry in the 19th century so certain IT roles will be swept away by cloud computing.That's the argument put forward by Gartner research director Gregor Petri - who believes that many roles managing IT infrastructure will all but disappear.Manual management of IT infrastructure - for instance provisioning additional … [Read more...] about Cloud computing: What does it really mean for IT jobs?
Two of the biggest trends in technology might be on a collision course. According to Forrester, Hadoop — often considered the heart of big data — is not a natural fit for the cloud, where we increasingly want to run our apps. But with more data generated in the cloud and stored in Hadoop, it's more likely that the "collision course" envisaged by Forrester is … [Read more...] about Hadoop and cloud computing: Collision course or happy symbiosis?
Editor's note on July 22, 2015: This cloud glossary was first written by Deb Shinder and published March 16, 2010. Since then, new cloud terms have entered the industry's vernacular, and some terms have changed or are no longer used. James Sanders has added to and revised this list to reflect current trends and products. You can still read Deb's original version after the … [Read more...] about Mini-glossary: Cloud computing terms you should know