Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to
make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility
service. The “cloud” model initially has focused on making the hardware
layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an
important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud,
complete application infrastructure needs to be easily configured, deployed,
dynamically-scaled and managed in these virtualized hardware environments.
Thus "Elastic Computing" enters and enhances the cloud computing model by
allowing companies to efficiently and cost-effectively configure, deploy and
managing clustered, highly-scalable applications in cloud computing
environments. This session will discuss in greater detail how these models
work in concert and how to gain business value from them.
Axceleon, a company involved in high performance cloud computing solutions
for computational grids, clusters and render farms, announced the
introduction of its new global workflow, pipeline and "seamless rendering"
product named CloudFuzion.
"With the introduction of CloudFuzion, Axceleon continues its commitment to
hide complexity for the artist, brings complete workflow management to the 3D
animation ecosystem and allows studios to harness developments in cloud
computing, realize savings on their infrastructure and increase
productivity," said Mr. Duffy, President and CEO of ... (more)
What is the Best Cloud Application or Best Cloud Software? How about Best
Cloud Hardware? What's the Best Cloud Infrastructure, the Best Cloud Platform
and what are the Best Cloud Services? How about Best Cloud Storage Solution,
Best Cloud Management Solution, and of course - above all- what is the Best
Cloud Product Overall?
The industry is certainly in broad agreement that the future of computing
will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. On
November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Cloud Computing
Expo 2008 West Sponsors and Exhibi... (more)
"We have introduced a game-changing set of technologies that will bring new
opportunities to Web developers and business developers alike," declared Ray
Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, today at its Professional
Developers Conference in Los Angeles. Ozzie announced Windows Azure, the
cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and
highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services
approach to computing.
“Today marks a turning point for Microsoft and the development
community,” Ozzie said proudly, adding:
"The Azure Servi... (more)
"As businesses are beginning to see more traffic through their cloud services
or APIs than their browser-based applications, it is necessary to have a
scalable, easy to install analytics solution for valuable business insight,"
said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa Systems, as his company today announced the
availability of Sonoa Analytics, a powerful solution that enables
business-level visibility and decision support for cloud services and APIs.
"We are addressing this need and giving our customers the ability to rapidly
introduce a powerful, enterprise-grade analytics... (more)