Posted by: Marten Mickos | July 20, 2014

When it comes to software and cloud services, the concept of lock-in has a heightened meaning. Vendor lock-in exists in all industries, but no where does it take you more by surprise than in software and cloud services. Much like when selecting a house renovation contractor, there’s a hidden penalty you pay both operationally and financially.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve served as CEO at several software companies, including MySQL and Eucalyptus Systems, where I am today. During this...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | July 17, 2014

So much has been written about cloud computing that one might forget that the cloud is still a relatively new and rapidly evolving field. The underlying technologies, as well as how stakeholders talk about them, will inevitably change in the coming years.

For example, a few years from now, terms such as private cloud and public cloud that dominate today's discussions could fall out of fashion as organizations realize that the best cloud computing architectures blend on-premises...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | July 16, 2014

Private cloud can be a confusing term. Organizations may easily conflate it with legacy systems that have received slight, superficial modification - a phenomenon known as cloudwashing - or internal IT infrastructure that simply can't match public cloud's versatility.

In truth, though, private cloud is increasingly cost-effective and cutting-edge. With the right platform, enterprises can evolve their IT infrastructure while still retaining control and ensuring performance. Here's...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | July 15, 2014

As we reach the middle of July, there's plenty to cover on the hybrid cloud front. Amazon Web Services continues to pick up market share and maintain an edge over Microsoft Azure and other competitors. The dominance of AWS, as well as Amazon's recent attempts to push its services further into the data center, underscore the growing range of options that organizations have for modernizing infrastructure to bridge private and public environments. Here are some of the top Eucalyptus and cloud...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | July 14, 2014

Various Resources regarding Eucalyptus’s Elastic Load Balancing Service


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