For months, we’ve heard the rumblings about HP’s public cloud. Insiders have been offering invites. HP’s intentions have been no secret, but now it is official. The HP Public cloud will open to the public on May 10.
The move is part of HP’s intent to be a public cloud services provider and marry that with its private and hybrid cloud strategies.
The HP Public Cloud is similar to Amazon Web Services in some respects but the difference is in HP’s idea of how the traditional enterprise fits into the model. Aspects of it are built on OpenStack.
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My procrastination on the loadbalancing project was in-part because I don’t yet have work paying for my Rackspace hosting yet (yes, the project is THAT skunkworks-y) and I thought loadbalancing was going to be expensive, but also in part because I thought load balancing was going to be complicated. Well, I was wrong on both counts. A load balancer AND second server is only costing me $15/mo more, due to adjusting my service tier down on my first server.
Today I can finally speak publicly about a new cloud service that has seen the light and I had the pleasure of participating in CTP phase.
Since SQL Azure is available on the market, one of the main workhorses has been how to implement backups of our databases. Initially the only way I had was to make a copy of the database in another SQL Azure, which meant the cost of having to pay for the additional database. Later began to appear new tools that allowed the export/import the data and schemas through SQL scripts or through the new “bacpac” format. A good summary of them was made on this Luis Panzano’s blog entry, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
In case you are on Facebook or have an e-mail account on Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, have you ever noticed that you simply never have to install a setup? Otherwise you needn't download any software or updates for the e-mail service? It's because the service is from a cloud, an idea that does your entire be just right for you, so that you can simply, do your job.
Cloud computing service was in play for quite a while, previously been called an Applications Corporation (ASP) and likewise as Software as a Service (SaaS). This implies, any software you would like from a cloud won't be directly provided to you, but rather the working terminal of the software, the side that you really want. It is able to even be regarded as Platform as a Service (PaaS), which holds a computing station, a platform or a stack.