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Clustrix Lifts the Curtain on Early Database Customers

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Can a New IaaS Cloud Really Compete?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Look Out! Your Data Center Is About to Change Again

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: 

Infrastructure Key to Google’s No-Downtime Guarantee

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

A Rocky Road to the Hybrid Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

The popular consensus is that 2011 will be the year of the cloud. Well, not quite. More likely, it will be the year of the hybrid cloud.


Despite what appears to be a mad rush to push infrastructure concerns to someone else, the fact is that most enterprises will be content to test the cloud waters over the next few years. The best way to do that is to integrate local resources with those available on the cloud. In that way, you retain control over data and applications while scaling resources up when the need arises.

Facing Up to Cloud's Complexity

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Loraine Lawson.

One of the things everyone likes about the cloud is the simplicity of it. Whether you're talking about services or computing power, the overall concept is that you can just sign up, enter a credit card number and get what you need. It's implicit that you avoid all the wrangling with IT over things like architecture, integration, governance, technology and bureaucratic, blah, blah, blah.

 

Be honest, businesses: Down deep, didn't you know it was too good to last?

 

potCloud Aims to Change Moore’s Law and Cloud Dynamics

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Cloud Adoption Triggering Fundamental Changes Among SMBs: Report

Grazed from eWeek.  Author:  Nathan Eddy.

Ubuntu's Narwhal rides OpenStack cloud

Grazed from The Register.  Author: Gavin Clarke.

It's official: the next Ubuntu will straddle clouds, with Natty Narwhal packing both OpenStack and current favorite Eucalyptus.

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has confirmed that Ubuntu 11.04, due in April, will contain APIs that let people fluff their own private clouds built on OpenStack or Eucalyptus.

The Rise of the 'Internet of Things'

Grazed form IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Almost imperceptibly the "Internet of Things" is building all around us. Every time you turn around, there is another class of embedded systems being connected to the Internet.