Selecting IaaS good links

Selecting your IaaS provider is not an easy job.

Below some information and links about IaaS products and providers that may be useful when selecting your provider,

http://www.eucalyptus.com

http://www.heroku.com

http://www.softlater.com IBM company

http://sldn.softlayer.com/reference/services/SoftLayer_Hardware_Server

http://cloudpundit.com/2013/11/12/ibm-softlayer-versus-amazon-or-versus-rackspace/

http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/feature/Will-bare-metal-cloud-IBM-backing-push-

SoftLayer-to-next-level

Key components of IaaS

Orchestration and Hybrid cloud

http://www.eucalyptus.com

http://www.openstack.com

http://www.trystack.org

http://www.devstack.org

http://www.cloudfoundry.com

Building Private IaaS

Change your master password and enable 2-factor authentication immediately

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/06/hack-of-cloud-based-lastpass-

exposes-encrypted-master-passwords/

Amazon Web Services announces next generation EC2 instances

– Custom 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2676 Haswell processors

– Lower network latency and jitter

– Dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2015/jun/15/amazon-web-

services-announces-next-generation-ec2-instances/

Dropbox opens up on enterprise cloud strategy with security and integration updates

– Two-step verification

– Tiered administrative controls

– Extension to Dropbox for Business API with new capabilities for shared folders

http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2015/jun/04/dropbox-

opens-enterprise-cloud-strategy-security-and-integration-updates/

http://www.breqwatr.com

http://www.mirantis.com

http://www.pistoncloud.com

http://www.openstack.com

http://www.cloudstack.com

http://www.eucalyptus.com

http://www.netapp.com

http://www.nutanix.com

http://www.vce.com/products/converged/vblock/system-700

Converged cloud solutions and hyperconverged appliances.

“Hyperconvergence: the Next Tidal Wave in IT Infrastructure – Breaking

Analysis” –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdk4agk67g

Building a Hyperconverged Infrastructure in the Data Center –

Nutanix: “What is web-scale IT?” –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGpGG_6l38k

Simplivity: “Hyperconvergence- Convergence 1,2,3” –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntAbv0d_3k

“Atlantis Computing and their USX – hyperconverged software

platform.” –

Recommended Reading:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/hyper-converged-systems-

what-you-need-to-know-about-this-hot-virtualization-topic/

Securing & optimizing Public IaaS

Certificate of cloud security knowledge.

Online web-based examination

www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/certifyme

www.hytrust.com

www.evident.io

www.adallom.com

www.ciphercloud.com

www.whitehat.com

www.lockpath.com

www.skyhigh.com

example of Innovation in security using hyprvisors.

Www.bromium.com

Assesing and comparing PaaS providers

www.paasify.it

www.beanstalk.com

www.cloudfoundry.com

www.openshift.com

www.heroku.com

www.docker.com

www.appharbor.com

www.github.com

Demo about using Cloud Foundry including portability to other cloud

“What is Cloud Foundry?”

“Get Started on Cloud Foundry – Demo”:

“5 minute wonders: From zero to hero with AppHarbor”:

Applications Delivery Networs – ADN and cloud

Video: The Application Delivery Network –

Video: What is a CDN and How Does It Work? –

Video: Content Delivery Network (CDN) Basics –

Video: Introducing Software-Defined Application Delivery –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPuCjdTRLGU

Recommended Reading:

https://www.opennetworking.org/sdn-resources/sdn-definition

Future look

“55% of enterprises predict cloud computing will enable new

business models in three years”: http://www.cloudcomputing-

news.net/news/2015/jun/29/55-of-enterprises-predict-cloud-computing-will-enable-new-

business-models-in-three-years/

“‘Airbnb for cloud’: How the sharing economy will end the mega-

hosters’ monopoly”: http://www.cloudcomputing-

news.net/news/2015/jun/24/airbnb-cloud-how-sharing-economy-will-end-mega-

hosters-monopoly/

“Gartner: How Cloud Brokers Will Differentiate”:

Required Reading:

• http://www.cio.com/article/2462417/cloud-computing/cloud-computing-

whats-a-cloud-services-broker-and-why-do-you-need-one.html

• http://www.infoworld.com/article/2903436/cloud-computing/make-sense-

of-cloud-service-brokers.html

• http://searchcloudprovider.techtarget.com/feature/Cloud-brokerage-Are-

cloud-brokers-tomorrows-system-integrators

Openstack Mitaka

Openstack mitaca es el 13 version del mas popular cloud O.S. open software para construir clouds. La nueva version ofrece una mayor manageability, scalability y una mejor user experience.

Mitaka, opensoftware, fue disenado por toda una comunidad de mas de 2.336 developers, operators y users.

Mas sobre mitaca: https://www.openstack.org/software/mitaka/?&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRVd09UWTJaakV3WVRBMiIsInQiOiJFdVRzU29qVGRiaDVlT0l2QmJRclwvQ0lxZCthYXczZmNJVE9IblFxSmU1aWREQzE3VTJwK1pyOU5OTnJvTXk3cUhPXC9hSnltTzMwajB0SzBYcXVta0k1OG5JM3hxSkVXMUdTTzkwVXZtYXcwPSJ9

 

 

why openstack is so cloud popular

Muchas companias alrededor del globo estan adoptando cloud computing model and services. Dentro de esta nuevo modelo www.openstack.org se esta consolidando como la plataforma, algunos llaman cloud OS ( operating System) lider a la hora de implementar cloud solutions.

Openstack es suficientemente solida y segura y ha demostrado ser una excellente plataforma con solido soporte a la hora de pensar en cloud model.

Si esta interesado en tener una business perspective sobre que es, como funciona y servicios que ofrece openstack le sugiero este documento

Recientemente se publico un encuesta de usurarios de openstack donde se muestra los beneficios y demas razones de usar openstack.