The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), announced that it has formed
a group dedicated to addressing the need for open management standards for
cloud computing. The “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to
develop a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management.
No specific standards currently exist for enabling interoperability between
private clouds within enterprises and hosted or public cloud providers.
DMTF’s Open Cloud Standards Incubator will focus on addressing these issues
by developing cloud resource management protocols, packaging formats and
security mechanisms to facilitate interoperability.
The Open Cloud Standards Incubator was formed as part of the DMTF Standards
Incubation process, which enables like-minded DMTF members to work together
and produce informational specifications that can later be fast-tracked
through the... (more)
Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with
TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people
interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud.
The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project,
available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK provides consistent
programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues).
Program Manager, Peter Galli, said Microsoft also is announcing “the launch
of a series of projects that offer samples and a toolkit that enable PHP
developers to ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
If you are a software developer and didn’t read this paper you
should. This paper is targeted towards cloud architects who are gearing up
to move an enterprise-class application from a fixed physical environment to
a virtualized cloud environment. The focus of this paper is to highlight
concepts, principles and best practices in creating new cloud applications or
migrating existing applications to the cloud. Most importantly, the paper
discusses some specific strategies on how to architect your application to
leverage the benefits of the cloud benefits... (more)
The Windows Azure CDN enhances end user performance and reliability by
placing copies of data, at various points in a network, so that they are
distributed closer to the user. The Windows Azure CDN today delivers many
Microsoft products – such as Windows Update, Zune videos, and Bing Maps -
which customers know and use every day. By adding the CDN to Windows Azure
capabilities, this large-scale network is available to all Windows Azure
To date, this service has been available at no charge. Today, the pricing was
announced for the Windows Azure CDN for all billing peri... (more)
Alin Irimie's Azure Blog
After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a
whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists
trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem
to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I believe
something is not right with with the way the information is presented to the
public or with the overall Microsoft strategy. Let me explain.
First of all, everybody is using nowadays “cloud” to describe anything
that runs on the web. Cloud is the new buzzword, and Microsoft... (more)