Thorsten von Eicken's RightScale Blog
It looks like pretty soon all computing will be called cloud computing, just
because the cloud is "in." Fortunately most computer savvy folks actually
have a pretty good idea of what the term "cloud computing" means: outsourced,
pay-as-you-go, on-demand, somewhere in the Internet, etc. What is still
confusing to many is how the different offerings compare from Amazon Web
Services to Google App Engine and Force.com. I recently heard a
characterization of three different levels of clouds which really helps put
the various offerings into perspective.
Here’s my rephrasing:
Applications in the cloud: this is what almost everyone has already used in
the form of gmail, yahoo mail, wordpress.com (hosting this blog), the rest of
google apps, the various search engines, wikipedia, encyclopedia britannica,
etc. Some company hosts an applica... (more)
GigaSpaces Technologies and RightScale announced their alliance to provide an
integrated solution for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Ideal for
data-intensive and transactional applications, the joint solution offers an
affordable end-to-end stack for easily deploying and scaling applications
running on Amazon Web Services. By integrating the GigaSpaces eXtreme
Application Platform (XAP) with RightScale’s automated cloud computing
management platform, customers will have unparalleled automation, simplicity
and performance in scaling-out applications in the cloud.
The nee... (more)
Cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon are putting out the technology
that the enterprise and SaaS providers need to move beyond testing the waters
and take advantage of the Cloud today. The latest, and most important from
the data storage perspective, is Amazon’s Elastic Block Store, or EBS.
Over the years we’ve witnessed a shift to hosted IT infrastructure where
all the issues surrounding the physical plant are consolidated and managed by
a specialist service. In the past six months we've witnessed the incredible
rate at which cloud computing has really taken off and is now a... (more)
RightScale announced full support for Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Elastic
Block Store (EBS) cloud storage solution, providing immediate benefits of a
virtually limitless storage area network for all RightScale users, directly
from the RightScale Dashboard. RightScale customers, including users of its
free developer edition, can utilize EBS with RightScale to manage and
allocate one or more disk volumes from 1GB to 1TB each, maintain data
availability even when virtual servers are shut down, and create backups via
the snapshot feature.
Snapshotting stores the EBS volume to Amazon’... (more)
RightScale, the cloud management start-up, is now supporting Amazon Web
Services’ (AWS) Elastic Block Store (EBS) cloud storage solution.
Its users will have access to what it calls a “virtually limitless”
storage area network directly from the RightScale Dashboard.
The Benchmark Capital-backed start-up says its customers, including the folks
who use its free developer edition, can use EBS to manage and allocate one or
more disk volumes from 1GB to 1TB each, maintain data availability even when
virtual servers are shut down, and create backups via the snapshot feature.
"The combination of RightScale and Eucalyptus is an excellent way to achieve
federation between public and private cloud platforms,” said Rich Wolski, a
professor in the Computer Science Department at UCSB and director of the
Eucalyptus project. Wolski, an upcoming speaker at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing
Expo (November 19-21, San Jose, CA), made the comment as it was announced
that RightScale has partnered with the Eucalyptus Project Team at the
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to foster cloud computing
research, experimentation and adoption.
"Deploying scalable, reli... (more)