Today, we are excited to announce the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon Redshift enables customers to obtain dramatically increased query performance when analyzing datasets ranging in size from hundreds of gigabytes to a petabyte or more, using the same SQL-based business intelligence tools they use today. Customers have been asking us for a data warehouse service for some time now and we’re excited to be able to deliver this to them.Amazon Redshift uses a variety of innovations to enable customers to rapidly analyze datasets ranging in size from
The troubled IT giant is about to tweak its cloud services effort according to a Bloomberg News report. The question is whether yet another new strategy can give the company the traction it needs so badly.Cloud computing has been designated a top priority for Hewlett-Packard which sees its legacy PC, server, and printing businesses under fire. Now it looks like the company is retooling that key cloud effort, according to a report from Bloomberg News.A new division, headed by Saar Gillai, is charged with weaving the disparate pieces of HP’s cloud strategy and weaving together, according to the report which cites an internal HP memo as its source.
Early during my tenure as Cloud Czar, I was proud to have helped NetApp become the first infrastructure vendor to build an expansive enterprise cloud ecosystem of telco and service provider partners. Together, we serve over 77 percent of the Fortune 500 companies’ core applications and NetApp is the storage foundation for data served to more than one billion cloud users. Today, I want to share my enthusiasm for new customer cloud capabilities announced by NetApp and Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the inaugural re:Invent conference. NetApp Private Storage for AWS combines the availability, performance, agility, and control of NetApp’s enterprise
James Hamilton on his boat, Dirona, docked at the Wakiki Yacht Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo: Kent Nishimura/WiredOn a rainy Monday in August 2011, a 10-million-watt transformer exploded in northern Virginia, sending an enormous voltage spike across the power grid. The surge hit an Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia, knocking out the facility’s main source of power, and about 15 minutes later, James Hamilton just happened to pull into the parking lot.It was a serendipitous moment. Hamilton is the Distinguished Engineer who oversees the increasingly complex design of the data-center empire that drives Amazon Web Services, or AWS — the nothing-
Open ... and Shut Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the thought police are back. For years, the open source community was torn apart by fractious debates over what "open" meant and who was open enough. As we've moved beyond name calling to focus on getting work done, the same old debate has shifted to cloud computing, with a new crop of pundits and evangelists wrangling over who is the cloudiest of them all.For some, the answer may be "No." Flexiant founder, Tony Lucas, for example, took to the stage at Structure this week and denounced "cloud washing" and demanded that it be stopped. This follows Appirio calling out
One hurdle to corporate adoption of PaaSes is customer concern about being locked into one vendor’s platform. A new Cloud Foundry app will let them, in real time, see which of several Cloud Foundry PaaSes will run their workloads.Cloud Foundry wants its Platform-as-a-Service to be the basis for a wide array of PaaSes going forward — a sort of super Paas foundation. And so far, it’s got some promising partners in that effort: AppFog, Uhuru, ActiveState, and Tier 3 all offer PaaSes based on Cloud Foundry.To add more transparency, Cloud Foundry is now offering now offering an application to help customers check out what features and services are
NASA was one of the primary driving forces behind OpenStack, an effort to provide an open source alternative to Amazon’s widely popular cloud services. But as OpenStack takes off in other places, the space agency is turning away from the open source platform — and into the arms of Amazon.
The rumor du jour is that Microsoft is just two weeks away from launching a competitor to Amazon’s massively popular EC2 service. This seems like big news, until you consider that Microsoft already offers a competitor to Amazon EC2.
According to Derrick Harris of GigaOm, Microsoft is building an “infrastructure-as-a-service” cloud that provides access to raw virtual servers, and it plans to launch this new service on June 7 at an event in San Francisco. The
Todayâs cloud computing landscape has no clear leading vendor; but rather is a mosaic of services. While the commercial opportunities are enormous, open source clouds are beginning to dominate the private cloud side of the market.
These are the findings of a new survey of 651 companies, conducted by RightScale, Inc. Among the 64% of respondents who plan to include a private cloud option as part of their cloud portfolio, open source private cloud solutions are taking the lead. The largest share of cloud adopters, 41%, plan to use only open source-based private cloud
You've told your ITOps team to make it happen, you've approved the purchase of cloud-in-a-box solutions but your developers aren't using it. Why?Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson and myself get this question often in our inquiries with enterprise customers and we've found the answer and published a new report specifically on this topic. It's core finding: Your approach is wrong. Your asking the wrong people to build the solution. You aren't giving them clear enough direction on what they should build. You aren't helping them understand how this new service should operate or how it will affect their career and value to the organization. And more
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