Posted by: Colby Dyess | May 9, 2014

In a recently published case study, we looked at Linkgard, a company that specializes in custom software development, information security and data migration, and how it benefited from a Eucalyptus private cloud. Like a lot of users of Amazon Web Services, Linkgard was looking to further increase its agility in testing and development and realize additional costs savings, all while continuing to utilize the AWS expertise it had accumulated.

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Posted by: Colby Dyess | May 8, 2014

The private cloud has received flak from some proponents of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), who argue that the falling costs of public cloud offerings, along with rapid development of new services and APIs in those ecosystems, has made on-premises IT obsolete. The ongoing pricing wars between IaaS providers would seem to underscore this point, with storage and compute becoming less expensive at a torrid pace. Egnyte chief Vineet Jain even foresees a future of $0 cloud storage -...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | May 7, 2014

Continuous Integration (CI) has been one of the hottest trends in IT in recent times, as organizations come under pressure from end users to speed up application development, testing and deployment. While CI isn't exactly a new idea - it emerged as part of the original Extreme Programming guidelines - the industry-wide shift to cloud computing architectures has made time to market and resource utilization more pressing concerns than ever before, leading companies to implement CI to keep up...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | May 7, 2014

A cloud platform can broadly be seen as having two layers. The upper layer is used by developers and users. That part consists of cloud services, represented primarily through their APIs. The lower layer is the underlying infrastructure (i.e. hardware). It operationalizes what the cloud workloads are requesting through the APIs.

In 2013, the focus of the Eucalyptus engineering team was on the upper layer. The new features we introduced with versions 3.3 and 3.4 were largely about new...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | May 6, 2014

It's been two weeks since our last Eucalyptus and cloud news recap, so there's plenty of ground to cover. For starters, you may have noticed that we just released our redesigned website homepage. The new site has an improved navigation menu and better content layout based on usability testing. Hopefully our users are now able to find the information they need much more quickly and easily. Let us know, we'd love to hear what you think!

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