The Troposphere:

June, 2009

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June 30, 2009  7:43 PM

Rackspace falls over in Dallas, tweets the whole thing



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, Data Center, Mosso, Rackspace, reliability, service outages

More than 24 hours after users began reporting Rackspace hosted services were unresponsive, and the main site went dark, Rackspace has possibly set a new record for transparency and accountability, if not customer satisfaction, by tirelessly tweeting the...

June 30, 2009  3:32 PM

Trawling for ideas in Open Cirrus — HP’s stab at a free cloud



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, cloud management, open source, research

HP plans to release its own open source cloud computing platform, according to the Director of HP's Service Automation and Integration Labs, Chris Whitney. The Open Cirrus project, which HP Labs sponsors along with Yahoo! and Intel, was designed...


June 18, 2009  7:48 PM

Amazon EC2 zap smash: everyone’s cool with it



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon EC2, availability, CaaS, Cloud computing security, lightning, Verizon

In hindsight, the lightning-strikes-Amazon-data center story is a tidy little example of a nu-media bubble. Someone should make a graph of the coverage indexed by hysteria, outrage, maniacal...


June 15, 2009  5:27 PM

Salesforce.com pushes free version of Force.com



Posted by: JoMaitland
Force.com, Force.com Free Edition, Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com has announced a free version of its cloud development platform, Force.com, in an effort to woo new customers. Salesforce claims 110,000 business applications are currently running on top of Force.com which...


June 11, 2009  10:43 PM

Light and dark in the Cloud: Amazon fails, Rackspace punts



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon EC2, Cloud Security, Rackspace, service outages

In a succint one-day recap of the mouth-watering prospects of using cloud computing and the legless terror it can engender, website gdgt.com autoscaled gigantic traffic, and Amazon's flagshp EC2 service went dark for hours in the night after an electrical...


June 9, 2009  8:48 PM

MySQL’s Mårten Mickos joins RightScale in advisory role



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, Marten Mickos, MySQL, RightScale

Turning a funny little relational database project into one of the largest commercial open source companies ever seen, Mårten Mickos oversaw the growth of MySQL from 2001 all the way through its acquisition of MySQL by Sun in 2008. In February 2009, Mickos dusted Sun...


June 8, 2009  1:35 PM

Product release round-up



Posted by: CarlBrooks
application virtualization, cloud computing, CSC, IP Services, ParaScale, REDPLAID, Terracotta, TIBCO, VMware

What follows is a semi-regular exposition on all the products announcements we can't cover in longer form, kids. They're all interesting technology, really neat in some cases, strategically interesting in others, but SearchCloudComputing.com really needs to show how real people are using...


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