Nov 072014
 

SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source

Joyent Inc, virtualization and cloud computing company based in San Francisco, California, to open sources its container technologies SmartDataCenter and Manta. Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill publishes a following post on Joyent’s blog.

November 06, 2014 – by Bryan Cantrill

 Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestration software that runs the Joyent public cloud; we have used it for the better half of a decade to run on-the-metal OS containers — securely and at scale. Manta is our multi-tenant ZFS-based object storage platform that provides first-class compute by allowing OS containers to be spun up directly upon objects — effecting arbitrary computation at scale without data movement. The unifying technological foundation beneath both SmartDataCenter and Manta is OS-based virtualization, a technology that Joyent pioneered in the cloud way back in 2006. We have long known the transformative power of OS containers, so it has been both exciting and validating for us to see the rise of Docker and the broadening of appreciation for OS-based virtualization. SmartDataCenter and Manta show that containers aren’t merely a fad or developer plaything but rather a fundamental technological advance that represents the foundation for the next generation of computing — and we believe that open sourcing them advances the adoption of container-based architectures more broadly.

Joyent Open Source its SmartDataCenter and Manta www.TheCloudComputingAustralia.com-207

Joyent Open Source its SmartDataCenter and Manta

Without any further ado — and to assure that we don’t fall into the most prominent of my own corporate open source anti-patterns — here is the source for SmartDataCenter and the source for Manta. These are sophisticated systems with many moving parts, and you’ll see that these two repositories are in fact meta-repositories that explain the design of each of the systems and then point to the (many) components that comprise them (all now open source, natch). We believe that some of these subcomponents will likely find use entirely outside of SDC and Manta. For example, Manatee is a ZooKeeper-based system that manages Postgres replication and automates failover; Moray is a key-value service that lives on top of Postgres. Taken together, Manatee and Moray implement a highly-available key-value service that we use as the foundation for many other components in SDC and Manta — and one that we think others will find useful as well.

In terms of source code mechanics, you’ll see that many of the components are implemented in either Node.js or by extending C-based systems. This is not by fiat but rather by the choices of individual engineers; over the past four years, as we learned about the nuances of Node.js error handling and as we invested heavily in tooling for running Node.js in production, Node.js became the right tool for many of our jobs — and we used it for many of the services that constitute SDC and Manta.

And because any conversation about open source has to address licensing at some point or another, let’s get that out of the way: we opted for the Mozilla Public License 2.0. While relatively new, there is a lot to like about this license: its file-based copyleft allows it to be proprietary-friendly while also forcing certain kinds of derived work to be contributed back; its explicit patent license discourages litigation, offering some measure of troll protection; its explicit warranting of original work obviates the need for a contributor license agreement (we’re not so into CLAs); and (best of all, in my opinion), it has been explicitly designed to co-exist with other open source licenses in larger derived works. Mozilla did terrific work on MPL 2.0, and we hope to see it adopted by other companies that share our thinking around open source!

In terms of the business ramifications, at Joyent we have long been believers in open source as a business model; as the leaders of the Node.js and SmartOS projects, we have seen the power of open source to start new conversations, open up new markets and (importantly) yield new customers. Ten years ago, I wrote that open source is “a loss leader — minus the loss, of course”; after a decade of experience with open source business models, I would add that open source also serves as sales outreach without cold calls, as a channel without loss of margin, and as a marketing campaign without advertisements. But while we have directly experienced the business advantages of open source, we at Joyent have also lived something of a dual life: Node.js and SmartOS have been open source, but the distributed systems that we have built using these core technologies have remained largely behind our walls. So that these systems are now open source does not change the fundamentals of our business model: if you would like to consume SmartDataCenter or Manta as a service, you can spin up an instance on the public cloud or use our Manta storage service. Similarly, if you want a support contract and/or professional services to run either SmartDataCenter or Manta on-premises, we’ll sell them to you. Based on our past experiences with open source, we do know that there will be one important change: these technologies will find their way into the hands of those that we have no other way of reaching — and that some fraction of these will become customers. Also based on past experience, we know that some (presumably much smaller) fraction of these new technologists will — by merits of their interest in and contributions to these projects — one day join us as engineers at Joyent. Bluntly, open source is our farm system, and broadening our hiring channel during a blazingly hot market for software talent is playing no small role in our decision here. In short, this is not an act of altruism: it is a business decision — if a multifaceted one that we believe has benefits beyond the balance sheet.

Welcome to open source SDC and Manta — and long-live the container revolution!

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Sep 092012
 

New Private Cloud Computing Market Report by Renub Research Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com

New market research study “Private Cloud Computing Market & Forecast to 2015: Worldwide Analysis” worked out by Renub Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The study reports that the private cloud market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 21.5% for the period of 2011 – 2015

New Private Cloud Computing Market Report Forecast to 2015

New Private Cloud Computing Market Report Forecast to 2015

London, UK (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

The computing industry is witnessing a paradigm shift in the way computing is performed worldwide. There is a growing awareness among consumers and enterprises to access their information technology resources extensively through a ‘utility’ model, a development broadly called ‘cloud computing.’ Over the recent past, the interest in cloud computing has grown exponentially worldwide and is increasingly being adopted in all major ICT-related board room discussions.

The private cloud market is expected to be more than double from its current market in 2011. For this private cloud market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 21.5% for the period of 2011 – 2015.

New market research study “Private Cloud Computing Market & Forecast to 2015: Worldwide Analysis” worked out by Renub Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Private Cloud Computing Market & Forecast to 2015: Worldwide Analysis
Published: September, 2012
Pages: 65
Price: US$ 1,250
http://marketpublishers.com/report/technologies_electronics/telecommunications/private-cloud-computing-market-forecast-to-2015-worldwide-analysis.html

The study provides a comprehensive assessment of the fast-evolving, high-growth Cloud Computing Market. The market is analysed in full – the business processes, insightful data and information on its dynamics, competition, infrastructure and industry structure, support and application issues are among the topics discussed by the study.

Report Contents:

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING OVERVIEW

2.1 Private Cloud Technology
2.1.1 Virtualization Technology
2.1.2 Storage Technology
2.1.3 Security
2.1.4 Bandwidth
2.1.5 Provisioning, Management and Metering Tools

3. PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING ANALYSIS

3.1 Private Cloud Computing Market & Forecast
3.2 Private Cloud Computing Market Share & Forecast
3.3 Private Cloud Server Market Share & Forecast – By Application

4. PRIVATE CLOUD MARKET & FORECAST – SEGMENT WISE

4.1 Private Cloud Application Virtualization Tools Market & Forecast
4.1.1 Private Cloud Business Infrastructure Application Market & Forecast
4.1.2 Private Cloud Based IT Infrastructure Application Market & Forecast
4.1.3 Private Cloud Application Development Market & Forecast
4.1.4 Private Cloud Collaboration Application Market & Forecast
4.1.5 Private Cloud Decision Support Market & Forecast
4.1.6 Private Cloud Web Infrastructure Market & Forecast
4.1.7 Private Cloud Scientific/Engineering Market & Forecast
4.2 Private Cloud Infrastructure Virtualization Tools Market & Forecast
4.3 Private Cloud Business Processes (BP) Virtualization Tools Market & Forecast
4.4 Private Cloud Middleware Virtualization Tools Market & Forecast

5. PRIVATE CLOUD – DRIVING FORCES

5.1 Increasing Enterprise Private Cloud Server Deployment
5.2 Advantages Offered by Private Cloud Server
5.3 Datacenter Hardware Spending to Boost Private Cloud
5.4 Factors Driving Investment in Private Cloud Computing
5.5 Increasing Cloud-Based Mobile Applications
5.6 Affordable to Businesses, Especially Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
5.7 Private Cloud Adoption

6. PRIVATE CLOUD CHALLENGES

6.1 Cloudy Laws & Regulations & Privacy Issues Still Foggy
6.2 Data Availability & Networking Obstacles in the Private cloud
6.3 Business Concern Regarding Losing Control over Data and Risk

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 3 1: Private Cloud Computing Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 3 2: Forecast for Private Cloud Computing Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2015
Figure 3 3: Private Cloud Computing Market Share (Percent), 2010 – 2011
Figure 3 4: Forecast for Private Cloud Computing Market Share (Percent), 2012 – 2015
Figure 3 5: Worldwide – Private Cloud Server Market Share by Application (Percent), 2010 – 2011
Figure 3 6: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Server Market Share by Application (Percent), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 1: Worldwide – Private Cloud Server Market by Application (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 2: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Server Market by Application (Million US$), 2012 – 2015
Figure 4 3: Worldwide – Private Cloud Business Infrastructure Application Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 4: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Business Infrastructure Application Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 5: Worldwide – Private Cloud IT Infrastructure Application Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 6: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud IT Infrastructure Application Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 7: Worldwide – Private Cloud Application Development Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 8: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Application Development Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 9: Worldwide – Private Cloud Collaboration Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 10: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Collaboration Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 11: Worldwide – Private Cloud Decision Support Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 12: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Decision Support Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 13: Worldwide – Private Cloud Web Infrastructure Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 14: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Web Infrastructure Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 15: Worldwide – Private Cloud Scientific/Engineering Market (Million US$), 2010 – 2011
Figure 4 16: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Scientific/Engineering Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2014
Figure 4 17: Worldwide – Private Cloud Infrastructure Virtualization Tools Market (Million US$), 2009 – 2011
Figure 4 18: Worldwide – Forecast for Private Cloud Infrastructure Virtualization Tools Market (Million US$), 2012 – 2015
Figure 4 19: Worldwide – Private Cloud BP Virtualization Tools Market (Million US$), 2009 – 2011

More new market research reports by the publisher can be found at Renub Research page.

May 212012
 

Federal Cloud Computing Deployment Models

By Allison B Cotney

Cloud computing is defined to have several deployment models, each of which has specific trade-offs for agencies which are migrating services and operations to cloud based environments. Because of the different characteristics and trade-offs of the various cloud computing deployment models, it is important the agency IT professionals have a clear understanding of their agency’s specific needs as well as how the various systems can help them meet these needs. NIST’s official definition for cloud computing outlines four cloud deployment models: private, community, public and hybrid. Let’s take a look at some of the key differences.

Private cloud. The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units). It may be owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises

In general, federal agencies and departments opt for private clouds when sensitive or mission-critical information is involved. The private cloud allows for increased security, reliability, performance, and service. Yet, like other types of clouds, it maintains the ability to scale quickly and only pay for what is used when provided by a third party, making it economical as well.

One example of a private cloud deployment model that has been implemented in the federal government relatively recently was implemented by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which allows researchers to access and utilize servers on demand.

Community cloud. The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be owned, managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations in the community, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises.

The community cloud deployment model is ideal and optimized for agencies or independent organizations that have shared concerns, and therefore need access to shared and mutual records and other types of stored information.

Examples might include a community dedicated to compliance considerations or a community focused on security requirements policy.

Public cloud. The general public provisions the cloud infrastructure for open use. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.

The public cloud deployment model have the unique advantage of being significantly more secure than accessing information via the Internet and tend to cost less than private clouds because services are more commoditized.

Research by the 1105 Government Information Group found that federal agencies interested in public clouds are most commonly interested in the following four functions:

Collaboration

Social Networking

CRM

Storage

One example of a public cloud deployment model based solution is the Treasury Department, which has moved its website Treasury.gov to a public cloud using Amazon’s EC2 cloud service to host the site and its applications. The site includes social media attributes, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter which allows for rapid and effective communication with constituents.

Hybrid cloud. The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud deployment models (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds).

Large portions of agencies that have already switched some processes over to cloud based computing solutions have utilized hybrid cloud options. Few enterprises have the ability to switch over all of their IT services at one time, the hybrid option allows for a mix of on base and cloud options which provide an easier transition.

NASA is one example of a federal agency who is utilizing the Hybrid Cloud deployment model. Its Nebula open-source cloud computing project uses a private cloud for research and development as well as a public cloud to shared datasets with external partners and the public.

The hybrid cloud computing deployment model option has also proven to be the choice option for state and local governments as well, with states like Michigan and Colorado having already declared their cloud computing intentions with plans illustrating hybrid cloud deployment models.

For more information about Federal Cloud Computing Challenges, visit this link http://www.armedia.com/blog/2012/03/federal-cloud-computing-challenges-part-1-cloud-deployment-models/

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May 062012
 

Accounting & Private Cloud Computing For Organizations

Author: Hopper Grace

One of the exciting growing styles in cloud computing is that of personal cloud computing and on which all areas cloud computing can be used?. Is cloud computing only for technological innovation solutions companies and service giants? Or can conventional, proven solutions like bookkeeping also advantage from it? Because of its built in benefits, most of the companies are choosing a person cloud to a community one. It changes out that cloud computing is having a higher effect than anyone believed possible. This very well for bookkeeping companies also, who can advantage from the many benefits of cloud computing. But what is a person cloud, and is it really a great idea for businesses?

ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON ACCOUNTING

• Low over head costs: This allows bookkeeping companies to range up in size easily, without having any facilities difficulties.

• No management overheads: Most of the cloud computing services offer professional, round-the-clock management, as well as computerized trouble shooting. That indicates alternatives can be better used on bookkeeping perform and holding out time is decreased.

• Network performance: Up-time and assistance a continual in cloud computing come to be far better than in the on-premise techniques. This implies the business stability goes up and companies can concentrate on their primary actions rather than having to sustain a full-time program.

• Backup and recovery: Companies are better specific and outfitted in providing strong copy and restoration solutions than on location programs. This implies bookkeeping companies no longer have to sustain an IT group, and can also save expenditures on power utilization.

For bookkeeping companies looking to range up but hemmed in so far by facilities and assistance difficulties, cloud computing provides a excellent chance to develop and rely on.

The idea of a person cloud came to exist when companies began sensation the need for higher comfort than they believed community cloud computing offered. This recommended defending the workflows, solutions, as well as information from on purpose or random leaking. Personal cloud computing defines this by providing two alternatives for organized services:

• On-premise private cloud: In this type of assistance style, the solutions and programs are organized within the company. This allows the IT office to perform as a cloud computing company for the company. Protection is improved as information and solutions relax within the company’s program, and traffic is administered by the software.

• Virtual private cloud: Another choice of reaching private cloud computing is through virtualization. This engaged developing a exclusive devoted facilities within the community cloud, replicating an on-site private cloud. The program is linked through private relationships.

The benefits of keeping a person cloud and bookkeeping using cloud computing are many. The company can have improved control on the information, which includes the actual physical security as well. This also causes improved comfort. However, this comes at the price of having to sustain an IT group and facilities, which can arrive at its realistic boundaries very soon once solutions start to range up.

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Oct 192011
 

What Are the Benefits of Private Cloud Computing For Businesses?

By Mike T Klein

A Private Cloud computing platform is a stack of network, server and storage hardware dedicated to you for the purpose of cloud computing. When a managed cloud computing service is utilized, the stack of hardware becomes a customizable cloud of computing and storage resources that can be configured and re-configured when and as you wish. Why is this ability to configure and re-configure your server resources with a Private Cloud computing platform so valuable? Here’s why.

Cloud Computing Australia : Benefits of Private Cloud Computing For Businesses

Cloud Computing Australia : Benefits of Private Cloud Computing For Businesses

With a typical dedicated server stack, which is either managed by you or outsourced, you select your server, storage and networking needs, purchase them, and then live with that configuration for 3 to 5 years. During the course of those years, you might add memory, which isn’t too difficult. You might need to upgrade disk drives, which proves a bit more difficult. Over time, you might need to upgrade CPU’s, which is very difficult and expensive because this essentially requires changing the entire server.

When speaking to finance professionals, the following analogy can be used to describe the benefit of Private Cloud computing:

Imagine you were responsible for bus transportation in a metropolitan area. You are getting ready to order new busses that your community would need to live with for the next 7 years. Busses are available in 20, 30, or 50 seat configurations. You need 1,000-1,100 total seats to accommodate your population and the routes you’ve designed to service their needs. Each line is designed to maximize the use of a 20 or 50 seat bus. So, you guess and buy twenty, 20-seat buses, and twelve, 50 seat busses, and then hope it’s efficient for the next 7 years.

Interesting puzzle huh? Even if done really well, at the end of the day, there’s still tons of room for inefficiencies and wasted resources.

Instead of being forced to live with the same resource configuration for several years, imagine you could purchase a “cloud with 1,000 bus seats” and re-configure those seats at will into whatever size busses you want, at any point in time. Busses could be as small as a single seat or you could have one bus with 1,000 seats. Got a convention? Make 4 x 200 seat busses between hotels and the conference center. Having this flexibility is really powerful and valuable. Why? Because with the increased flexibility you can have more seats being used at any one time, thus requiring significantly fewer seats while providing a better experience.

That could be called “cloud transportation”, and it would be every Transportation Officials dream. Now think of each bus as a server and you have “private cloud computing” – every IT-finance manager’s dream come true.

An Important New Requirement

We just saw the power of the flexibility provided by Private Cloud computing. Unfortunately, it introduces a level of complexity that wasn’t present before. There are a few unique abilities that must exist in order to really gain the benefit of a Private Cloud.

Continuing with the transportation analogy… you now have this new on-demand flexibility for your busses. All you need now is a staff of people monitoring the traffic flow and re-designing the busses with more or less seats based on demand and utilization. They would work feverishly to reduce the wait and route times for anyone wanting a seat on any bus. The flexibility is powerful but to get the most out of it you need fairly sophisticated and complex (i.e. expensive) abilities to dynamically change your configurations and obtain the full benefit of the flexibility.

In the computing world, what you need to do is watch the server, storage and network resources. When one appears to be causing a bottleneck, provide it more resources. You also have to remember to reduce the number of resources allocated to a server that doesn’t need it. If you don’t, it sits idle and unavailable for another server that might demand it. This resource allocation process is powerful, but not inexpensive.

That’s where you need to pay attention when designing your Private Cloud. You need it to automatically change the cloud configuration in real-time so resources are where they need to be when they need to be there! In the blink of an eye and automatically, it needs to turn cloud servers off that aren’t being used and turn them back on when they are needed. This means that a small, extremely smart piece of software will have to constantly monitor your server, storage, memory and network resources and compare that to work-loads. It will then estimate and forecast which servers need more resources. After estimating, it then needs to automatically, in real-time, re-allocate resources so that you are always using your cloud computing resources in the most efficient manner. How cool is that? The dream continues…

Cost

The beautiful ending to this story is that the ultimate savings of idle capacity can be passed on to you. The cost for a well designed Private Cloud computing platform is less than a dedicated server on a per server basis! So, not only is it more flexible and can deliver a lower total cost of ownership, a managed Private Cloud can be outright cheaper. That’s the benefit of Private Cloud computing.

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