Microsoft and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, hello cloud!

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. On Wednesday at Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) event in New York, I joined Cisco CEO John Chambers to announce an expanded partnership between our two companies. Microsoft and Cisco have a long history of collaborating to help customers address business and technology challenges. ...

OnApp offers one UI to manage virtual, bare-metal and “smart” servers

  photo: Anna Gordon/GigaOM SUMMARY:OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl claims OnApp version 3.1, which provides on-demand access to pretty much everything in the data center, is the platform he wishes he’d had when he was running hosting businesses. London-based OnApp has finally released version 3.1 of its software, which aims to help hosts and telcos get ...

A quick reminder of why cloud computing really matters — the applications

photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:Amazon Web Services’ second-annual user conference is around the corner, but its scale is as much about AWS’s platform as it is about the ecosystem of developers and applications it has enabled. Amazon Web Services’ second-annual re:Invent user conference kicks off on Tuesday, and the scale of the thing speaks volumes of ...

RightScale rolls up multi-cloud management and cost analytics in one suite package

SUMMARY: The early mover in multi-cloud management is melding cloud cost and usage analytics with its management services in a new suite. Dealing with multiple clouds is all the rage, at least if you scan the headlines —  recently systems integration giant CSC bought ServiceMesh to deal with these issues. So RightScale, which staked its claim in ...

There is no open core in OpenStack

  SUMMARY:It used to be that open-source business models were exclusively “open core”: take code from trunk, wrap it with proprietary “value-add” and sell a “commercial” edition. For a number of reasons, from fast growth to broad reach, that model doesn’t fit OpenStack. The most common model of monetizing open source is the “open core” ...

What Operating System Templates are Available?

When you spin up a VPS Server you can choose from any of the following pre configured image templates. If you need something you can’t see please Contact us. ArchLinux ArchLinux 2012.08 x64 Centos CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened LAMP CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened LLMP CentOS 5.5 ...

A Tale of Three OpenStack Clouds : 50,000 Cores in Production at CERN

  Tim Bell is CERN’s infrastructure manager, and the recent recipient of an InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award. He spoke about his work with Puppet at CERN at PuppetConf 2012. This post was republished with his permission I had several questions at the recent GigaOm conference in London regarding the OpenStack environments at CERN. This blog entry explains the different instances and ...

Windows Azure Connections Enabled at Equinix Data Centers

  Today Equinix announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft that enables cloud connectivity to Windows Azure in key markets globally through our data centers. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications. By leveraging Azure, enterprises can flexibly build applications using any language, tool ...

The cloud under one roof key factors for hosting providers when choosing a data center

SUMMARY: Every hosting provider wants a slice of the cloud pie. But without a data centre that can perform, the ability to grab the opportunity can be challenging. As a result, the connectivity, proximity and scalability of a data centre can make or break a business’ success. The data centre is the backbone of any ...

512MB For All!

We all like nice surprises and the best sort of surprise is getting more than you bargained for! Today we are pleased to announce a FREE upgrade of all nodes to 512MB across all of our clouds, for you, our valued customers. To activate this entirely free upgrade, just log in to the client area ...