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Government's 7 Common Challenges to Embracing the Cloud

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report highlighting what government users have found to be the biggest challenges in implementing their cloud computing efforts. Much of what it discusses can be instructive for any company or organization.

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Netflix Open Sources Eureka for Mid-Tier Load Balancing in the Cloud

This week, Netflix has open sourced its Eureka service, which handles many infrastructure tasks for Netflix's Amazon Web Services cloud implementation, including mid-tier load balancing, deployment automation, data storage, and caching. "Eureka is a REST-based service that is primarily used in the AWS cloud for locating services for the purpose of load balancing and failover of middle-tier servers," reports Netflix. It should be of interest to many people deploying applications and services in the cloud. You can get Eureka now on GitHub.  As GigaOM notes: "This is not the first time Netflix has stepped in to fill a void in Amazon’s platform and open-sourced the result.  In June, the company put the source code...

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Windows Server 2012 Launches as Cornerstone of Microsoft's 'Cloud OS'

Microsoft is making available the final Windows Server 2012 bits for test and/or purchase as of Sept. 4.

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IBM SmartCloud Optimized for Managing, Drilling Data from Consumer Devices

IBM's latest SmartCloud addition tracks customer intelligence on consumer devices with the promise of enhanced customer experiences as the reward.

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Amidst Confusion About the Open Cloud, Support Will Settle the Score

The Linux Foundation's interesting LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences are winding down today in San Diego, Caliornia. Both conferences have had remarkably rich schedules, as we covered here. And, lots of new data on cloud computing arrived in conjunction with CloudOpen, all of which is prompting debate about just how confusing the open source cloud computing space is getting. 

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