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Docker container or VM? Canonical's LXD splits the difference

Docker container or VM? Canonical's LXD splits the difference | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With LXD, Docker containers can emulate virtual machines while maintaining close-to-the-metal speed and high security
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Canonical's new project, LXD, or the Linux Container Demon, lets users work with Docker containers to deploy the functional equivalent of full-blown isolated Linux VMs, not merely individual containerized apps.

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IBM's Big Plans for Cloud Computing

IBM's Big Plans for Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The company plans to introduce a slew of new products and services to its cloud computing offerings in 2014.
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IBM’s response? You ain’t seen nothing yet ...

 

.... More than 100 products, like e-commerce and marketing tools, will be put inside the cloud as a comprehensive series of offerings for business, Mr. Crosby said. So will another 40 infrastructure services, like big data analysis and mobile applications development.

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Craig Allen Keefner's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:35 PM

Sounds good but this is consulting I guess. On the infrastructure front such as Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft, Rackspace and Amazon, IBM is not currently one of those included. I hope it's true.

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Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed

Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A whiteboard demonstration shows how the cloud storage system handles and delivers data
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In this video, Project Technical Lead John Dickinson gives a rundown of how Swift is structured to serve large-scale data that requires high availability and high concurrency.

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CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing

CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and Rackspace have announced a joint project to develop a hybrid cloud based on OpenStack.
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An amazing project with a huge team of specialists.

 

"A typical use case would be where the demand from the physicists exceeds the resources that are available in the CERN clouds," said Bell. "This often occurs coming up to scientific conferences in order to process the latest data from the LHC and its experiments in order to improve scientific precision of their analysis."

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Why IT Is Struggling To Build Private Clouds

Why IT Is Struggling To Build Private Clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Think private clouds offer all the flexibility and none of the risk? IT is missing out if it doesn’t prepare for public cloud use.
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Excellent article by Charles Babcock on the challenges facing IT, certainly worth a read.

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Ubuntu 13.04 delivers cloud computing enhancements

Ubuntu 13.04 delivers cloud computing enhancements | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Canonical's Linux now comes with compute, storage and networking updates for OpenStack cloud deployments
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Linux in the form of Ubuntu is an important player to have in this industry.

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Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you

Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Rackspace looks to boost OpenStack uptake by building and managing cloud infrastructure for service providers
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"It's not just a ‘Rackspace wants more revenue' thing - we want to extend the network effect of this, ...." ---- Which translates into more revenue!

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Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing | Wired.com

Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
John Engates is the chief technology officer at Rackspace, and even he had trouble wrapping his mind around the way the company runs its most important of technologies. Rackspace, you see, runs its cloud software on top of its cloud software.
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Beware of Fake Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Beware of Fake Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Photo: taberandrew/Flickr You'd think that by now, since we started talking about the term cloud computing back in 2008, we'd all know what its characteristics are and how it’s consumed and delivered.

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Cloudy Skies Ahead: 3 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2013 - Forbes

Cloudy Skies Ahead: 3 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2013 - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Last week, I discussed IT predictions that would not come true in 2013. Admittedly, it’s easier to poke holes in somebody else’s predictions than come up with your own. So, to be fair, here are three technology predictions of my own.
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What we'll see in 2013 in cloud computing

What we'll see in 2013 in cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Next year, "the cloud" will finally be ready for enterprise workloads and big companies will finally start moving them there. Data centers will stop being enclosed by walls and those are just two of GigaOM's 5 big cloud predictions.
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Rackspace CTO: Services & OpenStack - Not Price - Key To Winning Cloud Computing

Rackspace CTO: Services & OpenStack - Not Price - Key To Winning Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft scramble to cut prices to lure customers to their cloud-computing infrastructures, their smaller rival Rackspace Hosting is heading in the opposite direction.
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OpenStack: Folsom. An Overview - Network Computing

OpenStack: Folsom. An Overview - Network Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The latest release of OpenStack, which goes by the code name Folsom, adds two additional modules into the mix: Quantum and Cinder.
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Cloud 2014: Top 10 Trends to Watch in The Year Ahead

Cloud 2014: Top 10 Trends to Watch in The Year Ahead | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is more than just a buzzword. It's a mega-trend that has become an umbrella term for the ongoing shift from in-house data centers to third-party facilities.
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Here’s a look ahead at the trends that cloud thought leaders believe will be the most significant in 2014.

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Nebula, GigaSpaces Team To Ease OpenStack App Migrations

Nebula, GigaSpaces Team To Ease OpenStack App Migrations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Nebula configures the hardware, while GigaSpaces' Cloudify helps prepare complex legacy apps to migrate into an OpenStack private cloud.
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Probably not quite a low cost option "Cloudify is freely available under the open source Apache 2.0 license. A elementary Nebula One cloud system is available for "less than $100,000," noted Carlen."

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Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel

Private Cloud Wars: OS Wars, The Sequel | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You can't put a layer on something and call it new, as we learned in the OS wars of old. Are we doomed to repeat the battles of the past?
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Very interesting article and certainly worth a read. But it is rather too early to suggest that the players on this list will dominate their respective markets. There is a lot of money involved and those with deepest pockets tend to prevail in the end. Of course, only time will tell.

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RaaS: Bluelock provides VMware users with cloud-based disaster recovery

RaaS: Bluelock provides VMware users with cloud-based disaster recovery | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Bluelock's new recovery as a service, powered by Zerto Virtual Replication, meets both 'in-cloud' and 'to-cloud' needs
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"According to Bluelock, cloud-based recovery-as-a-service has two important subterms that you need to understand before exploring recovery options."

 

A good RaaS is a headache solved.

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Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud

Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud interoperability and portability seems to be a hot topic these days. This topic is one that I have a bit of experience with.
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Great article on the Open Source entities working on cloud

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Piston Cloud unveils enterprise OpenStack 2.0

Piston Cloud unveils enterprise OpenStack 2.0 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Company suggests this latest release is a real alternative to Amazon Web Services
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Nebula Builds a Cloud Computer for the Masses

Nebula Builds a Cloud Computer for the Masses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A startup with some big name investors has come out with a system that can turn any data center into a cutting edge cloud computer
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Nice to see smaller operations competing with the big boys.

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Cloud computing's big debt to NASA

Cloud computing's big debt to NASA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing's big debt to NASA ( Internet ) IBM's decision this week to base its cloud services on OpenStack may help establish this open source platform as the standard in enterprises.
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Ollie Fishwick's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:49 AM

Cloud computing's big debt to NASA ( Internet ) IBM's decision this week to base its cloud services on OpenStack may help establish this open source platform as the standard in enterprises.

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OpenStack vs CloudStack vs OpenNebula vs. Eucalyptus | Cloud Computing Management content from Talkin' Cloud

OpenStack vs CloudStack vs OpenNebula vs. Eucalyptus | Cloud Computing Management content from Talkin' Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When it comes to open source cloud platforms, OpenStack has the largest and most active community but don't count out OpenNebula, Eucalyptus and CloudStack.
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How Cloud Computing May Change the Way You Do Business

How Cloud Computing May Change the Way You Do Business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In today's marketplace, accessibility is key. Business owners, large or small, need an attractive, visually appealing web presence that's always on and always engaging.
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Dell Declares OpenStack its Primary Cloud Platform | Cloud Computing Journal

Dell Declares OpenStack its Primary Cloud Platform | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
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Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google

Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In the cloud, it's a question of who has the ability to scale to meet enterprise needs.

In its latest Magic Quadrant report, research firm Gartner lists 14 infrastructure as a service (IaaS) companies, but Network World looked at four of the biggest names to compare and contrast: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace (and OpenStack), Microsoft and Google.
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