By John | July 22, 2009
These are my links for July 21st from 09:22 to 23:28:
- Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing – Public or external clouds offer virtualized resources as a service, enabling the deployment of an entire IT infrastructure without the associated capital costs, paying only for the used capacity. Amazon EC2, ElasticHosts, GoGrid and FlexiScale are examples of commercial cloud providers of elastic capacity, offering a public interface for remote management of virtualized server instances within their proprietary infrastructure. With the growing popularity of these cloud offerings, an ecosystem of tools is emerging that can be used to transform an organization’s existing infrastructure into a public cloud. Technologies, such as Globus Nimbus or Eucalyptus, provide an open-source implementation of cloud-like public interfaces, and projects, such as RESERVOIR, are developing open-source toolkits for building any cloud architecture.
- Google Open Source Blog: Releasing Neatx, an Open Source NX Server – We at Google have been looking at remote desktop technologies for quite a while. The good old X Window system can be used over the network, but it has issues with network latency and bandwidth. Neatx remedies some of these issues.
- Certify Your Web Site To Scale | The Rackspace Cloud – SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, has announced a Performance Certification Program designed to enable companies deploying software in the Cloud, at hosted data centers, or behind corporate firewalls to certify that their website has been tested and has met or exceeded industry benchmarks for performance at peak levels of user traffic.
- Rumored iPod Touch with camera, microphone could be used as home phone | VentureBeat – The rumored new model has a microphone and a camera. Loaded with Skype or another VoIP application, the enhanced iPod Touch would make a cool but inexpensive home phone that could be used to make calls wherever a Wi-Fi network is available. With a microphone, it would also respond to voice commands.
- Cloud providers pressured to open APIs | Unfiltered – last week that it would release open application programming interfaces (APIs) for its cloud computing services and open-source API specs in the coming weeks is another example of cloud providers gaining advantage in the market by doing what more established players in the telecom world won’t do.
- Is Your Cloud App Ready For 100,000 Users? – Plug Into The Cloud – InformationWeek – Ninety percent of companies don't put their Web applications or sites through performance tests, according to Tom Lounibos, CEO of cloud testing specialist Soasta. Which companies have taken that extra step? Soasta is introducing a certification program to sort out the testers from the non-testers.
- elemental links: Cloud Watching: Scale does not guarantee Performance – A great feature of cloud computing is elasticity. If your application needs more horsepower, a compute cloud can dynamically assign more resources. When the usage spike ends, the resources can be removed. However, the ability to scale doesn’t guarantee your application will perform satisfactorily for the additional load. This could be due to a variety of issues, some might be cloud related, such as the additional overhead of running in a virtual machine, but more likely, the application wasn’t built (architected, designed) for scale. A database bound application won’t be magically fixed by adding more computing power.
- Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com – Microsoft is releasing three Microsoft-developed Linux drivers to the Linux community for possible inclusion in the Linux source tree.
- Not The Valley | Academic VC – If you've been paying attention to the buzz around Atlanta, it's been almost a year since Jeff Haynie moved west, and left us his farewell message as to "What’s wrong with the Atlanta startup ecosystem and how to fix it."