By John | August 31, 2009
These are my links for August 30th from 13:49 to 18:29:
- Citrix to Take on VMware in the Cloud – Citrix and Xen.org are planning to roll out a strategy for a open-source cloud computing platform based on the Xen virtualization hypervisor. The announcement will come on the first day of VMware’s VMworld show. The Xen Cloud Platform will compete directly with VMware’s vCloud offering, and will run competing virtualization technologies from such vendors as VMware and Microsoft.
- Could new internet routing chop 40 per cent off Google’s electricity bill? – Hardware – Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com – Researchers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and the networking company Akamai recently published results from a study that suggest big internet companies could save up to 40 per cent on their electricity bills by using an algorithm to send internet traffic to datacentres where electricity is less expensive.
- Rumor Patrol: HP May Buy Sun Hardware? « Data Center Knowledge – Fortune has a report that once Oracle closes on its deal to buy Sun Microsystsems, it will sell Sun’s hardware business to HP. Fortune’s Jon Fortt writes that “a person with knowledge of the communication between Oracle and HP suggested to me recently that Oracle still might deal those hardware assets to HP.”
- Google’s R Style Guide – R is a high-level programming language used primarily for statistical computing and graphics. The goal of the R Programming Style Guide is to make our R code easier to read, share, and verify. The rules below were designed in collaboration with the entire R user community at Google.
- ElasticVapor :: Life in the Cloud: Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud Is Everything and More – In a sense Amazon now has publicly admitted that private clouds do exist and the core differentiation is isolation (what I call quarantined cloud infrastructure), be it virtual or physical. <– This is why I Luv Ruv… Keeping it real…
- 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud — Datamation.com – The era of cloud computing is dawning amid great fanfare, supported by mountains of cash and reams of hype. Whether this change is positive is debatable – very real concerns plague cloud computing – but the tech industry has decided: the cloud is king.