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Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data

Source code hosting provider Code Spaces has suffered the ultimate cloud nightmare, having been effectively forced out of business by the actions of an attacker who managed to gain access to its Amazon EC2 control panel. The devastating incident began on June 17 when Code Spaces – a company that claimed to offer "Rock Solid, …
Neil McAllister, 18 Jun 2014

European Grid Infrastructure project condenses shared cloud

After a three-year project, the European Grid Infrastructure project has pulled the big red switch on its federated cloud, which it says pools the resources of academic iron in 19 EU countries. Drawing on the “academic private clouds and virtualised resources” of its members, the EGI Federated Cloud hosts a variety of OS …
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Autodesk shifts design apps to the cloud

Autodesk is planning to take the bulk of its software onto cloud services in the next three years, beginning with AutoCAD WS. “The collaborative aspects of cloud working are going to revolutionize the design field,” Andrew Anagnost, vice president of suites, web services and subscription at Autodesk, told The Register. He …
Iain Thomson, 22 Sep 2011
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Joyent arms cloud for death match with Amazon

A month after open-sourcing what it calls "the first major hypervisor" to arrive in half a decade, cloud computing pioneer Joyent has added this hypervisor to its flagship service, allowing Linux and Windows applications onto the Joyent Cloud for the first time. The Joyent Cloud – an "infrastructure cloud" along the lines of …
Cade Metz, 15 Sep 2011
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Open source cloud-builder respawn: Eucalyptus 3.0 looms

Marten Mickos and Eucalyptus have pumped new life into their build-your-own–cloud platform, revamping its approach to open source while adding new code designed to protect users from catastrophic failures. On Wednesday, Eucalyptus unveiled version 3.0 of its eponymous platform, a means of building Amazon-like "infrastructure …
Cade Metz, 24 Aug 2011
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Server admin kit spans heaven and data center

Scalextreme – the Silicon Valley startup cofounded by the principle architect of Bladelogic – has announced that its browser-based server admin service can now launch virtual machines directly into the heavens. Still in "preview mode", the company's eponymous service lets you manage machines across both your private data …
Cade Metz, 22 Jun 2011
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Nimbula floats 'instamatic' cloud builder

Nimbula – the build-your-own-cloud outfit founded by a former vice president of engineering at Amazon – has officially released Nimbula Director, its "cloud operating system". This includes a free version of the product, which is limited to server clusters of 40 or fewer processing cores. You can download the free version from …
Cade Metz, 6 Apr 2011
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WikiLeaks re-taunts feds with US Amazon mirrors

WikiLeaks is hosting its cache of confidential US Statement Department cables on US-based Amazon servers, just as it did with with the classified Iraq War documents it released last month. According to NetCraft's records, the whistle-blowing website is mirroring the diplomatic cables on Amazon's US-based EC2 service and France …
Cade Metz, 29 Nov 2010

Heavenly server kit open sources moist turkey plug-in

Sysadmin Thanksgiving Cloudkick has once again expanded the reach of its web-based infrastructure monitoring service. First, it moved beyond Amazon EC2-like compute clouds and into private data centers. And now, it's pushing into turkey smokers. With a blog post earlier this week, the startup announced that its Cloudkick Hybrid service can now be …
Cade Metz, 24 Nov 2010
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Wikileaks taunts Pentagon with server mirrors in USA

WikiLeaks is using US-based servers run by to mirror its controversial data stash, including the classified "Iraq War Logs" released on Friday afternoon, according to internet records. Since at least Friday night, the famous whistle-blowing site has been hosting data on Amazon's AWS infrastructure cloud, both in the …
Cade Metz, 25 Oct 2010
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Ubuntu's Koala food mixes with Windows VMs

Eucalyptus Systems — the open source outfit that mimics Amazon's so-called compute cloud inside private data centers — has released a major upgrade to its commercial product, Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition. Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 includes support for Windows virtual machines, letting you hoist Windows Server …
Cade Metz, 16 Jun 2010
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Yahoo! to open source floating Google-Amazon crossbreed

Early next year, Yahoo! intends to open source its internal "cloud serving" platform, described as something halfway between Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and Google's App Engine. Known simply as "Cloud" within the company, the platform is that piece of Yahoo! infrastructure that serves up its online applications. In short, …
Cade Metz, 12 May 2010
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Ruby giant rolls hosted Memcached service

Ruby hosting giant Heroku is letting developers roll Memcached into their web-based applications for fast performance and internet-size scale. Heroku has released a Memcached add-on to its core hosting platform that runs atop Amazon's EC2, using start-up NotrthScale's Memcached Server. The Ruby host picked NorthScale having …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Apr 2010

Cloudkick descends from sky to earthbound iron

Cloudkick has descended from the heavens, bringing its sky-high virtual server manager to real iron down here on earth. With its "Hybrid Cloudkick," you can monitor and manage your physical servers alongside instances floating in the so-called cloud. In January, the San Francisco-based startup officially unveiled its eponymous …
Cade Metz, 31 Mar 2010

Open sourcers fortify Ubuntu's Koala food

With Eucalyptus - the open source platform that put the Koala in Ubuntu's Karmic Koala - you can mimic Amazon's so-called infrastructure cloud inside your very own data center. At least up to a point. At the moment, Eucalyptus duplicates the APIs for Amazon's three primary Web Services: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple …
Cade Metz, 19 Feb 2010

Amazon EC2 watcher kick-starts cloud of clouds

Cloudkick - the San Francisco startup that recently spied a latency slowdown on Amazon's sky-high Elastic Compute Cloud - has officially launched its eponymous cloud-management service, a means of juggling server instances across Amazon EC2 and similar on-demand compute offerings. You might call it a cloud of clouds. When the …
Cade Metz, 26 Jan 2010
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'Special' Red Hat project joins search for The Meta Cloud

Following in the slipstream of the open-source lidcloud project, Red Hat has unveiled its own effort to create a single programming interface for a wide range of so-called infrastructure clouds, including Amazon's EC2 and the Rackspace Cloud. Yesterday, the commercial Linux outfit unveiled a new open-source project dubbed …
Cade Metz, 4 Sep 2009

Canonical offers tech support for clouds

Canonical and its partner in clouds, Eucalyptus, have been working to create a stack of software that runs atop the Ubuntu Linux distribution and allows companies to build their own internal compute clouds that are compatible with Amazon's EC2 cloud. This is all well and good, but what commercial data centers want in addition …

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