This article describes how interoperable clouds can be created, today, through the integration of open standards such as the Open Cloud Compute Interface, the Open Virtualisation Format and CDMI. They provide the means to package virtual infrastructure deployments, an API for the runtime management of storage infrastructure and an API for the runtime management of infrastructure as service.
In this IEEE article, author Eric Olden discusses an identity fabric that links multiple applications to a single identity to manage the volume of user identities that network administrators must secure and to enable a full-scale cloud adoption.
In this IEEE article, authors Balakrishna Narasimhan and Ryan Nichols discuss the results of a survey of organizations with experience using cloud applications and platforms. They discuss the key findings of the survey including the emerging challenges in the cloud adoption.
IronRuby is Microsoft's implementation of Ruby on the .NET framework. This article introduces IronRuby, and covers running Rails applications in IronRuby as well as potential issues to look out for. 2
InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5
William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3
FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, uses Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis, with a Rails/Heroku frontend. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure and functional programming. 1
In Part 1 of this series we introduced a design pattern for grid computing on Azure, while in Part 2 we developed a grid application in C#. In this article we'll run that application. 1
Answering: What are the cloud computing benefits, public or private clouds, providing infrastructure or a platform, how can a client enforce regulatory compliance, and others.
David Pallmann shows how to perform grid computations on the Azure cloud computing platform. In Part 1 he presented a design pattern, while in Part 2&3 he shows how to develop&run a grid application.
David Pallmann shows how to perform grid computations on the Azure cloud computing platform. In Part 1 he presents a design pattern, while Part 2&3 will contain a concrete code example.
Learn about the new user experience of cloud computing providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid and their differing feature sets. 6