Virtustream buys cloud pioneer Enomaly

Virtustream, a fast-growing enteprise cloud provider, is buying cloud-computing pioneer Enomaly for an undisclosed amount. Enomaly, which launched in 2003, sells one of the first private-cloud management products, Elastic Computing Platform, and in the last year launched an infrastructure resource exchange called SpotCloud.

Is SpotCloud Google AdSense for Cloud Computing?

Enomaly’s SpotCloud cloud-computing brokerage is now available for public beta, and Enomaly Founder and CTO Reuven Cohen thinks it can be for cloud computing what Google AdSense is for web sites. In fact, he says AdSense was the inspiration for SpotCloud.

SpotCloud Aims to Change Moore’s Law and Cloud Dynamics

Enomaly has managed to cobble together between 10,000 and 25,000 servers available on any given day for its SpotCloud market, said CEO Ruven Cohen, and today will open its beta program to more sellers. Next month, it will open the market up to all buyers.

SpotCloud: It’s a Market, Not a Cloud

Enomaly, a provider of software to create compute clouds, today announced SpotCloud, a brokerage service that allows Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers a way to sell their excess compute capacity, and buyers a way to find smaller regional cloud providers for batch jobs.

Streaming Media West Roundup: Internap, Ankeena, HD Cloud

Online video platform providers, CDNs and other media infrastructure companies have gathered in San Jose., Calif., this week for the Streaming Media West conference. Here are some highlights from vendors releasing news on Day One of the show:
Internap Updates Its CDN Offering
After a lengthy silence, Internap (s INAP) is announcing new features to its content delivery network that it believes will help make it competitive again. The features are primarily focused around improved ease of use for its enterprise customers, including new “set and forget” capabilities such as single-upload transcoding and continuous bitrate adjustment. The CDN has also been tweaked to leverage Internap’s Managed Internet Route Optimizer technology, which it claims delivers better performance by making sure that content is delivered from the right point of presence. Finally, the company updated its reporting features to provide more granular analytics.
While Internap has struggled to compete in the CDN market ever since it acquired the assets of Vitalstream two years ago, the company’s VP of marketing, Peter Evans, says the latest update may finally make the company competitive in CDN. “Now we have a product that we’re comfortable standing behind,” Evans said. “Do I think we’re going to go head to head with Akamai (s akam) or Limelight (s llnw)? No. But I do think we can compete with them in an RFP, and I think we can go up against Nos. 3 through 50 in the CDN market.” Read More about Streaming Media West Roundup: Internap, Ankeena, HD Cloud

11 Top Open-source Resources for Cloud Computing

[digg=] Open-source software has been on the rise at many businesses during the extended economic downturn, and one of the areas where it is starting to offer companies a lot of flexibility and cost savings is in cloud computing. Cloud deployments can save money, free businesses from vendor lock-ins that could really sting over time, and offer flexible ways to combine public and private applications. The following are 11 top open-source cloud applications, services, educational resources, support options, general items of interest, and more. Read More about 11 Top Open-source Resources for Cloud Computing

Thunder in the Cloud Over Openness

Updated: Google (s GOOG) called to let me know that despite its inclusion on a list released Thursday that named the search giant as a member of the Open Cloud Manifesto Group, when the formal list comes out on Monday, Google won’t be on it.  Spokesman Jon Murchinson emailed me to say, “While we are not a party to the manifesto, Google is a strong advocate of cloud computing, given the substantial benefits for consumers and businesses. We value industry dialog that results in more and better delivery of software and services via the Internet, and appreciate IBM’s leadership and commitment in this area. We continue to be open to interoperability with all vendors and any data.”
Microsoft’s (s MSFT) Steve Martin, senior director of developer platform management at the Redmond giant, posted an inflammatory blog post last night about the creation of open standards for the cloud. In it, he touts Microsoft’s openness, proposes a wiki for the creation of open standards in the cloud, and points to a shadowy cabal of tech companies that are developing what he dubbed an “Open Cloud Manifesto.” That group isn’t so shadowy anymore.
My sources have so far named IBM (s IBM), Sun Microsystems (s JAVA) and Google as participants. Reuven Cohen, founder and chief technologist of Enomaly Inc., is heading up the effort, according to a post today on his blog that defends it. The full manifesto will be released in its entirely on Monday, but he linked to a site where people can discuss the effort now.  Read More about Thunder in the Cloud Over Openness

Amazon’s New Management Console Treads Lightly

Today, Amazon ( s AMZN) Web Services announced a management console that illustrates how carefully Amazon is playing its role as a platform provider. The new console competes in part with products from  RightScale, Elastra (which has backing from Amazon) and Enomaly, but doesn’t crush them out of existence.  Currently those vendors offer management products beyond Amazon’s — either in functionality or in managing other clouds too.

I had wondered before whether or not Amazon would launch features that would make startups building around its platform obsolete. I came to the conclusion that Amazon’s willingness to share information would help vendors plan ahead in time for them to shift or expand beyond EC2 or other Amazon products. Read More about Amazon’s New Management Console Treads Lightly