Posts tagged "Rightscale"
Unpicking the multi-cloud at GigaOM Structure

Unpicking the multi-cloud at GigaOM Structure

Last month, RightScale’s State of the Cloud report got me thinking about the rise of multi-cloud solutions. Next month, I’ll be moderating a Mapping Session at GigaOM’s Structure event to work out how, where, when, why and if this trend is going to prove significant. Hybrid clouds, in which one public cloud and one private cloud...
Survey lifts covers on Cloud Promiscuity: good thing, bad thing, or who cares?

Survey lifts covers on Cloud Promiscuity: good thing, bad thing, or who cares?

Figures from RightScale‘s latest State of the Cloud Report (free registration required) suggest “a strong interest in multi-cloud strategies” amongst respondents. The rationale for hybrid cloud (mixing a public cloud service like Amazon’s with something running in your own data centre, colocation site or hosting facility) is reasonably well understood, but why might companies choose to use more...

Talking to Simon Wardley about Ubuntu and the Cloud

Image via Wikipedia Most readers of this blog are probably well aware that a new version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution is coming this week, and that it will be putting code from the Open Source EUCALYPTUS Project to work in simplifying the creation of private Clouds that look remarkably like Amazon’s EC2. You’ve probably...

Sun releases Creative Commons-licensed API to their new Cloud

On stage at CommunityOne East in New York just now, Dave Douglas (Senior Vice President, Cloud Computing and Developer Platforms) and Lew Tucker (CTO, Cloud Computing) just unveiled a RESTful API to Sun’s new Cloud. Walk-on parts during the hour-long streamed presentation included two recent podcast victims; EUCALYPTUS Project Director Rich Wolski and RightScale CEO...

RightScale CEO sees little need to ‘move up the stack’

There’s an oft-repeated truism that Cloud Computing‘s service providers will always wish to ‘move up the stack’ toward the higher-margin nirvana of the layers above. In conversation with RightScale CEO Michael Crandell yesterday it would appear that he, at least, sees little need to join this scramble upward. [display_podcast] Show notes for this podcast are...

Looking back at Powered by Cloud conference

Clouds of a rather different sort complicated things at the start of the Powered by Cloud conference in London last week. As you may have heard, ‘unprecedented’ (but repeatedly forecast) snowfall brought the UK’s capital grinding to an ignominious halt. Despite the absence of a handful of the speakers, the only person who knew how...

Powered by Cloud conference, London

Image via Wikipedia Event organisers are feeling the squeeze as advertising, travel and ‘training’ budgets present easy targets to Finance Directors seeking to balance their books in the current economic climate. Amidst announcement after announcement of cancelled and radically down-sized trade shows and conferences, one bright spot in the event management space appears to be...