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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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Is OpenStack an Overly Fragmented Standard?

The year 2012 has been completely game-changing for the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, which has numerous powerful companies backing it, many of which are part of the OpenStack Foundation. And, in the past week alone, Rackspace delivered its OpenStack-based private cloud solution along with rock solid support, and Red Hat announced that it is preparing an enterprise-class version of the OpenStack platform for hosting IaaS deployments. Now, there are criticisms arriving, as some analysts claim that OpenStack is in danger of becoming an overly fragmented cloud standard. SearchCloudComputing reports the following quote from Lydia Leong,  research vice president at Gartner Inc.: "If your distro doesn't have a lot of changes, then it doesn't have a...

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Bits Blog: Boundary: Keeping Cloud Software in Shape

Boundary, a start-up, monitors the performance of applications in the cloud, which can show where slowdowns might be occurring, or where operational savings might be found.

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