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Vivek Bhatnagar
Seattle
I am passionate about cloud as new business and technology model.
Interests: cloud computing, windows azure, cloud startups, google applications, ec2
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VMware Inc., has announced it will acquire Shavlik Technologies, extending the company’s security portfolio into patch and configuration management. "With the Shavlik acquisition, VMware will be able to provide simple to use and affordable management services developed to address the specific demands of SMBs," Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president and... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Silver Lining In Cloud
What was announced? OpenShift expands on the PaaS that Red Hat acquired last November with its purchase of Makara, a startup offering an application building platform on EC2. Currently there are three application deployment services offered as part of OpenShift; Express, Flex, & Power. Express - Free and Easy Cloud... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Silver Lining In Cloud
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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit April 2011 Update The April 2011 Update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available. The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Silver Lining In Cloud
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What was announced? VMware is calling Cloud Foundry as Industry’s first Open PaaS platform. The core value prop of Cloud Foundry has three pillars: Choice of develo per frameworks Currently supports Spring for Java, Rails and Sinatra for Ruby and Node.js as well as other JVM-based frameworks like Grails. Work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Silver Lining In Cloud
Microsoft announced several updates to the Windows Azure platform today at MIX11 in Las Vegas. These new capabilities will help developers deploy applications faster, accelerate their application performance and enable access to applications through popular identity providers including Microsoft, Facebook and Google. Details follow. New Services and Functionality A myriad... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Silver Lining In Cloud
VMware certainly holds the technology pieces needed to fulfill its mission — hypervisor, management platform, dynamic tools, application platform, applications and even a public cloud presence. It can presently provide IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings, and continues to evolve its capabilities in all of these areas. And its overwhelmingly large... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
In the keynote of VMworld, CEO Paul Maritz outlined VMware’s vision around three main areas, what he called “the new stack.” 1) Infrastructure (server virtualization, private/public cloud) 2) Platform as a service 3) End-user devices (PC, smart phones, iPads, etc.). Key messages/takeaways: (a) Virtualization as the new point of innovation:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
The Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group cloud-research engagement team supports researchers in the field who use Windows Azure to conduct their research. As part of this effort, we have built a desktop utility that measures the upload and download throughput achievable from your on-premise client machine to Azure cloud storage... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
This paper in the Microsoft Download Center compares SQL Azure Database with SQL Server in terms of logical administration vs. physical administration, provisioning, Transact-SQL support, data storage, SSIS, along with other features and capabilities. Download Now: SQL Azure vs. SQL Server Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
To date, this service has been available at no charge. Today, Microsoft is announcing pricing for the Windows Azure CDN for all billing periods that begin after June 30, 2010. The following three billing meters and rates will apply for the CDN: $0.15 per GB for data transfers from European... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
1. SQL Azure Database size - We are expanding SQL Azure to support up to 50GB per database. With this update, SQL Azure now supports up to 5GB in the Web Edition, and up to 50GB in the Business Edition. SQL Azure can scale to multi-terabytes (across db instances) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
Steve Marx, Technical Strategist for Windows Azure, has a post on his blog today about combining the newly released PivotViewer Silverlight control with Windows Azure to create a visual way to browse Netflix Instant Watch movies. From Steve’s blog post: The PivotViewer Silverlight control shipped this morning, which means you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
We’re happy to announce that the June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is now available in German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Korean. On the download page select the language you want to install if it isn’t set to the right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
Microsoft Project Code-Named “Houston” (Houston) is a light weight database management tool for SQL Azure. Houston can be used for basic database management tasks like authoring and executing queries, designing and editing a database schema, and editing table data. Currently, Houston is its first community technology preview (CTP), the instructions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
In my day job, I am mentoring many sales and technical people trying to transition from product based services based sales engagements. Consider following 10 steps: For your top 10 accounts get customer insight on cloud: Enquiry and Advocacy . Understand Risk: Software / Services sales Product description Vs. Services... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
Windows Azure must provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data, while also enabling transparent accountability. To help customers better understand the array of security controls implemented within Windows Azure from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, a new white paper, "Windows Azure Security Overview", has just been released... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
Since 12th July any Windows Azure user can choose to move to Invoice billing from credit card charges. Following are the steps to request for Invoice billing: 1. Click on https://mocp-support.custhelp.com . It will open a service request screen. 2. Provide email id if not logged in with live ID.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
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` Windows Azure Buying Process and Account Management Last week I had an opportunity to meet many CIOs in “CIO conference” at Microsoft campus. Some of them have already deployed workloads on Windows Azure. In all my discussion, there was a common question on Windows Azure account management. Therefore I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
The cloud services arena is crowded (85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud - Source) with technology vendors and service providers jockeying for position in the field, but there are some companies that are emerging as particularly promising. While each brings a different set of assets and often very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
"What is cloud computing?" is the question that never seems to go away. No matter how much people try, a universally agreed-on definition remains elusive. However, a further challenge to a common understanding around the concept of cloud computing comes from the fact that different constituencies view the cloud from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
I am passionate about cloud as new business and technology model. My day job includes working with companies and partners to make them successful in cloud space. Awareness of cloud computing continues to increase, as does the subsequent confusion and a gradual understanding of the inevitability of many of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Silver Lining In Cloud
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