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Xen Bug Forces Amazon and Rackspace to Reboot Their Services

by Janakiram MSV on  Oct 02, 2014

Last week Amazon Web Services and Rackspace notified customers that their servers would be rebooted as a part of Xen hypervisor patching. This is the second time that AWS has scheduled reboots as a part of its cloud infrastructure maintenance, and AWS published guidance for building applications resilient to reboots and restarts.

CloudBees Exit PaaS Business, Resign JCP Executive Committee Seat

by Ben Evans on  Sep 29, 2014

CloudBees have announced they are exiting the PAAS business to focus on Enterprise Jenkins. With this new focus, they have resigned from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.

Docker Fans Rejoice! CoreOS Added to DigitalOcean

by Richard Seroter on  Sep 17, 2014

Public cloud provider DigitalOcean recently announced support for CoreOS, the new Docker-centric Linux distribution. CoreOS is growing in popularity as container-based development goes mainstream, and DigitalOcean is part of a growing pool of providers that support this unique operating system.

VMware Revealed a Push Toward Cloud and Open Source at Its Recent VMworld 2014 Conference

by Justin Cormack on  Sep 12, 2014

At the VMworld 2014 conference, VMware announced that they will deliver an OpenStack product, VMware Integrated OpenStack, using VMware software components for storage, networking and management.

New in Motorola RhoMobile 5.0: Licensing Model, Cloud Services and KitKat Support

by Abel Avram on  Jul 31, 2014

Motorola RhoMobile 5.0 comes with a new licensing model, support for the latest iOS and Android versions, a set of new or improved cloud services – Build, Synchronization, Push Notification –, Zebra Printing support, and others.

AWS Expands Credential Lifecycle Management and Monitoring

by Steffen Opel on  Jul 29, 2014

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) recently expanded available password policy rules to enable self-service password rotation. A new credential report provides visibility into the AWS credentials security status. AWS also added logging of AWS Management Console sign-in events to AWS CloudTrail.

Cloudbreak, New Hadoop as a Service API, Enters Open Beta

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 22, 2014

Cloudbreak, a new open-source and cloud-agnostic Hadoop as a Service API, is now open for beta access to application developers and enterprises. SequenceIQ, Cloudbreak's maker, claims that its freely available product will make it easier to manage and monitor on-demand Hadoop clusters while also abstracting their provisioning.

New Mobile Services in Amazon's Cloud

by Chris Swan on  Jul 16, 2014

Amazon has launched new web services designed to simplify the building and operation of mobile applications using their cloud as a back end. Cognito provides an identity management platform and key/value store, and is complemented by Mobile Analytics. The AWS Mobile SDK has been updated to version 2.0 to provide integration with the new services, and there are samples in github for iOS and Android

New Low End T2 Instances for Amazon EC2

by Chris Swan on  Jul 02, 2014

Amazon have introduced T2, a new class of low cost general purpose instances for EC2 intended for workloads that don’t drive consistently high CPU usage. At the low end t2.micro offers higher performance, more memory (1GiB) and a lower cost (1.3¢/hr) than the previous t1.micro. The T2 class also offers small and medium sizing with 2GiB and 4GiB RAM respectively.

Interview with Mitchell Hashimoto on Vagrant Cloud End of Beta

by Matthias Marschall on  Jun 30, 2014

HashiCorp has released Vagrant Cloud to the public. Vagrant Cloud enables developers to share their locally running Vagrant instances remotely. Additionally Vagrant Cloud is a central place for storing and discovering Vagrant Boxes. With the new Organizations feature, Vagrant Cloud users can limit access to their boxes or shared Vagrant instances with Access Control Lists (ACL).

Google Announces Cloud Dataflow Beta at Google I/O

by Barry Burd on  Jun 28, 2014 2

At its annual developer conference, Google announced a set of new initiatives for cloud computing. At the top of the list is Cloud Dataflow -- a way of managing complex data pipelines.

The Google I/O 2014 Keynote Address

by Barry Burd on  Jun 26, 2014

Google’s two-day 2014 developer conference began with the opening keynote address. (The “opening” keynote is, in fact, the only keynote in this year’s schedule.)

AWS CloudTrail Expands Auditing of API Calls

by Steffen Opel on  Jun 25, 2014

AWS has considerably increased the number of services supported by AWS CloudTrail to cover the majority of the extensive AWS service portfolio. This now includes most compute and networking and all deployment and management services, thereby providing comprehensive end to end auditing of almost any changes to customer’s infrastructure.

Docker + Apache Brooklyn = Clocker

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 20, 2014

Clocker, an open source project, enables users to manage and auto-scale Docker containers, in a cloud-agnostic manner. The project is built on top of Apache Brooklyn, a multi-cloud application, management software.

DockerCon 2014 Highlights

by Chris Swan on  Jun 12, 2014

After the launch of Docker 1.0 there was more to come. The conference t-shirts said ‘Containers everywhere!’, with plenty of evidence of that from the large Bay area service providers. There were also some additional launches - libswarm ‘a minimalist toolkit to compose network services’, libchan ‘an ultra-lightweight networking library’, and more partners getting involved with libcontainer.

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