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Counting the Cost of Cloud

IT costs were always a worry, but only an occasional one. Cloud computing has changed that.

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AppDirect Nails $8.5M To Build A Cloud App Store, Rackspace Newest Partner

AppDirect, a company that offers white-label cloud-based app stores, has today announced $8.5 million in funding to ride the wave of interest in cloud services and continue its expansion in partnership with third parties. And today the company also announced a new customer in that strategy: Rackspace, which has launched the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace, an online store for cloud-based software and services to more than 180,000 Rackspace customers worldwide. 

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The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. The ramifications are evident in a few ways: It shows the depth of the OpenStack ecosystem in its ability to attract engineers from the ARM ecosystem to make the project happen.  Contributors included engineers from Calxeda, Cisco, Core NAP, Dell, Equinix, HP, NTT and Rackspace Hosting. It demonstrates OpenStack’s drive to grow its community and diversify the architectures it can run on. For instance, TryStack cloud was developed to test software on the architectures supported by OpenStack.  According to OpenStack, users now have the choice to launch...

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Twitter’s Open Source Big Data Tool Comes to the Cloud Courtesy of Nodeable

Usually when we think of a pivot, we think of a company that has decided to drop its core offering and market a different product or service. Obvious Corporation put ODEO up for sale and focused on Twitter. BRBN shuttered its location check-in service and became Instagram. But Nodeable‘s pivot isn’t that sort of pivot. Today Nodeable launched a new service called StreamReduce, a cloud-hosted real-time big data analytics product. 

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OpenNebula 3.6 Brings a Raft of New Tools and Marketplace Integration

OpenNebula 3.6, which is the twelfth stable release of the platform, offers a raft of new features including virtual machine (VM) rescheduling, new quota and accounting tools, and integration with OpenNebula’s new virtual appliance marketplace, to name just a few.

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