Amazon and Eucalyptus Partnership: A Boost for Hybrid Cloud Development

I was extremely pleased to hear that Amazon and Eucalyptus have partnered to provide formal support of their common API’s. I am certain I will not be the only one who finds this news exciting. Anyone who has attended Learning Tree’s Introduction to Cloud Computing course will have gained hands-on experience of working with a […]
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Demystifying Private Cloud Computing

Last week I was on a consulting assignment for a client that is interested in cloud computing but concerned about the security of the cloud. A private cloud is something that could clearly benefit this organisation but then the question arose about how they would provision and deploy a solution and what would the skill […]
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Amazon S3 Object Expiration

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a low cost storage solution for storing all types of data. Examples of its usage include static resources on dynamic Web applications. For instance, my company places all images for our Web applications on S3. This reduces the load on the application servers leaving them free to deal with […]
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Amazon Simple Notification Service Announces SMS Support

Amazon have announced that the Simple Notification Service (SNS) now supports SMS text messages as a new method for notifications. This is a welcome addition to the SNS service. Amazon SNS is a Web service that allows applications to send notifications from the cloud. These are then delivered to subscribers or other applications for consumption. […]
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Choosing Windows Azure or Amazon Web Services

Two of the largest providers of cloud computing services are Microsoft and Amazon. Both companies sell cloud services at every level of the cloud computing stack: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The Windows Azure Platform In the world of cloud computing, Microsoft is probably […]
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