Amazon Elastic Beanstalk Enters PAAS Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS) last week released its Elastic Beanstalk Service to beta.  Elastic Beanstalk is AWS’s new Platform as a Service (PAAS) solution that helps developers deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. Elastic Beanstalk runs with Amazon EC2, S3, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto-Scaling and Simple Notification Service on the Amazon Linux AMI.Elastic…

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Choose The Cloud

One of the issues that has held cloud computing back from even faster market adoption is a lack of understanding by rank and file business and consumer users of the benefits of moving to the cloud. Spearheaded by Box.net, CEO’s of a number of prominent cloud vendors have banded together to talk about the benefits…

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Why Developers Hate Platform As A Service

Not being a pure software developer myself, I never quite understood why many developers do not like the current PAAS environments on the market. Randy Hearn, a senior research analyst with Info-Tech Research Group; gives food for thought on how PAAS vendors can make their solutions more appealing to developers.

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Upcoming Cloud Computing Conferences

In a clear sign that Cloud Computing is moving rapidly up the technology adoption curve; there are numerous Cloud Computing conferences scheduled within the next 8 months. Many of these conferences coincidentally overlap and there are now an equal number of conferences in Europe and Asia versus the USA. Some of the more interesting conferences…

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Microsoft Announces New Windows Azure Features

Microsoft announced a number of new capabilities and services for Windows Azure at its PDC10 conference. New capabilities and services include: Support for Virtual Machine (VM) roles. VM roles will allow users to move their legacy applications to Windows Azure eliminating the need to change code to work within Windows Azure Remote Desktop Functionality will…

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OnDemand Speed Links 16 August 2010

Enterprise 2.0 Software Patents In a sign that Social Computing in the Enterprise is now going mainstream, Alexander Wolfe reviews 13 recent Enterprise 2.0 patent applications. CA Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm CA continues its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Silicon Valley based 4Base; one of the more established Cloud Consulting firms in the industry…

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