The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), announced that it has formed
a group dedicated to addressing the need for open management standards for
cloud computing. The “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to
develop a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management.
No specific standards currently exist for enabling interoperability between
private clouds within enterprises and hosted or public cloud providers.
DMTF’s Open Cloud Standards Incubator will focus on addressing these issues
by developing cloud resource management protocols, packaging formats and
security mechanisms to facilitate interoperability.
The Open Cloud Standards Incubator was formed as part of the DMTF Standards
Incubation process, which enables like-minded DMTF members to work together
and produce informational specifications that can later be fast-tracked
through the... (more)
Under the pressure from Windows Azure release in a week, Amazon unveiled
today a new AWS SDK for .NET Developers providing .NET developers the
libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered
application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls
including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and other compliant
languages. .NET developers get a special treatment with a dedicated .NET
Forum and a special Windows & .NET Developer Center.
The SDK includes:
The AWS .NET Library - This library provides a set of developer-friendly APIs
that ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced an
agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected
through NSF’s merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing
resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, easy-to-use PC
applications via Microsoft cloud services, the program is designed to help
broaden researcher capabilities, foster collaborative research communities,
and accelerate scientific discovery. Projects will be awarded and managed by
NSF. More details about funding ... (more)
Some time ago I had a bad feeling about Windows Azure. The reaction to the
article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of
release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the
technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying to explain how
I don’t really understand Windows Azure and related technologies (to those,
actually that was one of the points of the article - too much confusion).
So I find myself after six months since the release of Windows Azure looking
at the same things as before. First, the “cloud” confusion.... (more)
The Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop is tested and deployed on Yahoo!’s
clusters, which are the largest Hadoop clusters in the world. The Yahoo!
Distribution of Hadoop is a source distribution that is based entirely on
code found in the Apache Hadoop project.
Hadoop is a free Java software framework that supports data intensive
distributed applications. It enables applications to work with thousands of
nodes and petabytes of data. Hadoop was inspired by Google’s MapReduce and
Google File System (GFS) papers.
A wide variety of companies and organizations use Hadoop for both research ... (more)