AWS Launches Revamped EC2 Dedicated Cloud Hosting Services

This new feature  from Amazon Web Service will enable the users to get a comprehensive knowledge about their dedicated cloud hosting and the server location to know where their Virtual Machines are running.

Amazon cloud  Amazon Web Service announces the launch of a new service EC2 Dedicates Hosts. This new service will not only provide the knowledge of the server, which will be running the machines of the users, but it will also include many management features to help the users in reducing the licensing costs. The reason behind this new services EC2 Dedicated Hosts is that the users of dedicated cloud hosting feel unease because they never know that where their virtual machines are running.

“You can bring your existing server-based licenses for Windows Server, SQL Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and other enterprise systems and products to the cloud. Dedicated Hosts provide you with visibility into the number of sockets and physical cores that are available so that you can obtain and use software licenses that are a good match for the actual hardware” AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr said.

He further said that this new service has improvements in four main areas of their user’s concern which are licensing costs, compliance, usage tracking and better control over the instances through their virtual machines. The Dedicated Hosts (DH) service will allow users to port their existing server-based licenses for Windows Server, SQL Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and other products to the cloud.

Among other exciting features of EC2 Dedicated Hosts is that feature which will provide the ability to see the number of sockets and physical cores that are available to a customer before they invest in software licenses, it will reduce the chances of overpaying because users can pre-plan the usage of its dedicated cloud hosting service. Another management improvement is created by the Control Instance Placement feature, that promises ‘fine-grained control’ over the placement of EC2 instances on each Dedicated Host.

“EC2 automatically monitors the health of each of your Dedicated Hosts and communicates it to you via the Console. The state is normally available; it switches to under-assessment if we are exploring a possible issue with the Dedicated Host” Jeff said.

He further said that the provision of physical server will be welcome by the cloud hosting users and remove and doubts about compliance and regulatory requirements.

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Microsoft and Red Hat Team Up for New Standards in Hybrid Cloud Offerings

This partnership of Microsoft and Red Hat, Inc will offer  the customers to get more choices and flexibility of hybrid cloud computing by deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure.

MS and Red  Microsoft Corp and Red Hat Corporation announced a partnership on the 4th of November 2015. According to the announcement the Microsoft is offering the Red hat Enterprise Lunix as the ideal choice for the enterprise Lunix workloads on Microsoft Azure. This partnership will offer the customers a more flexible hybrid cloud computing system.

The announcement also added that the Microsoft and Red Hat will also work together to deal with the common needs of the organizations, ISVs and the developers in deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across the private and public cloud. After a few weeks, the customers will be able to run their Red Hat enterprise Lunix on Microsoft Azure as the Microsoft is becoming a Red hat certified cloud and service provider.

“This partnership is a powerful win for enterprises, ISVs and developers,” said Scott Guthrie, executive VP Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. “With this partnership, we are expanding our commitment to offering unmatched choice and flexibility in the cloud today” he said.

Microsoft Azure customers will also be able to take benefits of Red Hat’s application platform. Which includes Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Cluster Storage and Open Shift, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service offering. Support teams of Microsoft and the Red Hat will be co-located on a same premises to offer an integrated and cross-company support spanning.

“The data center is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid,” said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “With Red Hat and the leader in enterprise cloud workloads joining forces, our customers are the winners today, as we unite on common solutions to help them solve challenges in this hybrid cloud Together, we’re offering the most comprehensive support agreement for our mixed technologies to support customers” he further said.

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can use for inter-operation of Red Hat cloud Forms. Red Hat Cloud Forms customers will be able to manage the Red Hat enterprise Linux on both Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. Azure workloads can manage on Red hat Cloud Forms in a few months.

The team of Microsoft and Red Hat is expected to offer more cutting edge technologies of Hybrid Cloud Computing in the near future.

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Cisco Global Cloud Index Predicts a Quadruple Increase in Cloud Traffic by 2019

Cloud traffic will see a quadruple increase in next five years, the numerous factors behind this growth will be public cloud services, personal cloud storage, and Internet of Everything.  Cisco released the fifth Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014 – 2019) yesterday. A number of forecasts related to the cloud computing services are done in this index. The index shows that the cloud traffic will be increased from 2.1 to 8.6 zetta-bytes till the end of 2019 which is a quadruple increase in the cloud traffic. The report also elaborated the several factors which are behind this accelerated growth of clod traffic such as personal cloud storage for mobile devices, attractiveness of public cloud services for businesses and virtualization in private clouds.

“The Global Cloud Index highlights the fact that the cloud is moving well beyond a regional trend to becoming a mainstream solution globally, with cloud traffic expected to grow more than 30 percent in every worldwide region over the next five years,” said Doug Webster, vice president of service provider marketing, Cisco.

The report further predicts that the Internet of Everything (IoE), which connects the people, data and devices will also impact the traffic growth. The large volume of data generated by the applications of IoE will reach 507.5 zettabytes by 2019. A very small part of this content is stored in data centers today, but the scenario will change as the demand of big data analytics increases.

“Enterprise and government organizations are moving from test cloud environments to trusting clouds with their mission-critical workloads. At the same time, consumers continue to expect on-demand, anytime access to their content and services nearly everywhere. This creates a tremendous opportunity for cloud operators, which will play an increasingly relevant role in the communications industry ecosystem “said Doug Webster.

Today, 73 % of data is stored on client devices like personal computers, but till the end of 2019 majority of data, almost 51 % will move to non-PC devices like smart phones, tablets, and others. With this shift, the demand of personal cloud storage will also increase and almost 55 % of the residential internet population will use personal cloud storage, by 2019. The forecast also estimated that the global Smartphone traffic will reach 201 zettabytes by the end of 2017.

This index and cloud related forecasts indicate toward the need of greater cloud storage capabilities to meet the need of the time.

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