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Piston Cloud Airframe — A Free Starter Package For Building An OpenStack Cloud

Piston Cloud has built a free OpenStack distribution that is promised to include what is needed to evaluate the open cloud environment. To really create a cloud environment and to make it useful, you can’t have it dependent on someone else to do it for you But just to get a cloud environment up and running is a task. And that’s the challenge that OpenStack faces. How to get people from working on OpenStack to working with OpenStack as Piston Cloud CEO Josh McKenty said in an interview last week. Piston Cloud is approaching the problem by combining all the necessary pieces that go into building an OpenStack cloud. That means it has the compute, storage,...

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OpenStacker Stuffs Free Moxie on USB

The people who stuffed an enterprise-ready version of the OpenStack cloud onto a USB stick have devised a cut-down freebie edition to get you started.…...

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Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Glacier: Cheap Cloud Storage For Archives And Backups

Amazon Web Services has extended its Cloud-storage offerings today with the launch of a new product: Amazon Glacier is described as a “secure, reliable and extremely low cost storage solution” designed for data archiving and backup. The e-tailer is pitching it for use-cases where the data is infrequently accessed, such as media archives, financial and healthcare records, raw genomic sequence data, long-term database backups, and data that must be retained for regulatory compliance. The latter is something where due to...

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For Government, 'Key Driver of SOA and Cloud is Reuse': Justice Department CTO

A decade of work on service oriented architecture is paving the way to today's cloud and shared services, says Ajay Budhraja, chief technology officer with the US Department of Justice.

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OStatic's Latest Collection of Open Source Cloud Computing Guidance

In 2012, the open source community is making larger than ever contributions to the shift toward cloud computing, and the pace has quickened significantly recently. Just last week, for example, we covered the delivery of Rackspace's private cloud platform based on  OpenStack, and Red Hat's planned OpenStack platform. In conjunction with all this action, at OStatic we've been steadily collecting posts and resources related to open source and cloud computing. 

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