Amazon keeps cutting prices of its base level services, but software vendors still say when it comes to deployment in many cases, AWS is still not the most cost-efficient option.
The nation’s biggest broadband and cable provider is joining the OpenStack effort, just in time for it’s big coming out party in San Diego next week. Comcast is also working with Cisco on applications that can build on that open-source infrastructure.
vCider’s virtual networking smarts will help Cisco build distributed cloud infrastructure that ties into its own Open Networking Environment. The move is seen as a counter to VMware’s acquisition of Nicira.
SUSE’s Alan Clark and Cisco’s Lew Tucker are the chairman and vice chairman of the fledgling OpenStack Foundation. They’ve got a lot on their plate as the foundation has to wean itself from Rackspace and set its own course.
As datasets get fatter and cumbersome, it’s becoming harder to move them around. Even the fattest pipes look like cocktail straws when you’re talking about petabyte databases. It’s getting more and more difficult to move these massive troves of data to the applications that use them.
The future of the cloud is a programmable network with applications that are smarter about using resources, said Lew Tucker, VP and CTO of Cloud Computing for Cisco at Structure 2011 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
The big buzz at our Structure 2010 pre-event event was about Lew Tucker, Sun Microsystems’ CTO & VP of Cloud Computing, joining Cisco Systems as the new CTO of Cisco’s fledgling cloud efforts. I’m being told the news is going to be announced very soon.