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Eucalyptus Cloud 3.3 approaches more and more to Amazon AWS and integrates open source tools from Netflix

I already had written about it, after Netflix announced they will provide some of their tools as open source. Now it happened. In its new 3.3 release Eucalyptus has integrated exactly these Netflix tools and offers more functionality for the first time in terms of availability and management for applications within a private cloud infrastructure. […]

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Microsoft probably builds a cloud computing data center in Germany

First, I have this information not from a Microsoft employee, so it is not a confirmed report. However, three people have told me, independently from each other, the fact that Microsoft plans to build at least one data center for its cloud services, including Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365, in Germany. Therefore, one should […]

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – Microsoft is not yet on par with Amazon AWS

That Microsoft, as one of the world’s leading IT companies eventually have to fight with an „online store“ and a „search engine“ for market share, probably, no one ever dared to dream in Redmond. But that is the reality. Amazon and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the engine of innovation in the cloud computing […]

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Social Enterprise Technologies to leverage corporate hierarchies

How often do we hear that a supervisor did not come up an employee in the hierarchy to protect himself. Social enterprise technologies such as modern intranets raise this because every employee can communicate publicly about his knowledge at the higher levels. Moreover, the communication between the leadership with the employees on the remaining levels […]

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The cloud represents the maximum flexible interconnection of the world and our society

Talking about cloud, we mean scalability, availability and flexibility. But with a look at the recent and future developments, we can also notice a different context I have already presented during my talk at the Webmontag Frankfurt. Viewed from another angle the cloud represents the maximum flexible interconnection of many different areas that nowadays otherwise […]

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Cloud-Desktop: The browser becomes the operating system

The variety of software-as-a-service applications and other cloud services is growing steadily. Next to a difficult overview this leads to a higher complexity. One trend are cloud marketplaces that categorize a catalog of different services and thus giving an overall portfolio. What these marketplaces currently still missing is the integration of existing services and applications. […]

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Top Trend: Web-based GUIs for Cloud IaaS

Many administrators are not developers and do not necessarily know how to use the APIs of current infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers to programmatically build a complex cloud infrastructure. The next generation of cloud services, especially in the area of IaaS, must and will be much easier to use. In the future we will see more and […]

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ProfitBricks under the hood: IaaS from Germany – be curious

Last week I had a briefing with ProfitBricks to get a better understanding of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering from Germany and to ask specific questions. I examined ProfitBricks critically with two articles in the past, number one here and number two here. First, because I don’t like marketing phrases that just promise much more than […]

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Software-as-a-Service: Why your application belongs to the cloud as well

Software-as-a-service is the most growing part in the cloud computing market. More and more providers of classical software solutions make the change and offer their applications over the cloud. Learn why your application belongs to the cloud as well and why your customers but even you as a provider benefit from this step. What means […]

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Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Windows Azure – A direct comparison

Many companies are currently in the evaluation of public cloud services such as IaaS. The first thoughts brush the two large and supposedly known providers in the scene – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure. Both have an extensive and growing range of cloud services today. But, if you want to compare both portfolios […]

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