Standing Cloud posts
(This guest post appears courtesy of our friends at PyroCMS, developers of a fast-growing, community-driven Content Management System built with the PHP framework CodeIgniter. You can read the original post here.)
We have been quietly working on some new features for some time and we are eager to show them to you. The first is PyroCMS Hosted.
When it comes to industry awards and honors, Standing Cloud has been on a hot streak lately -- and it's not just because of the sweltering summer weather here in Boulder. We're understandably excited by the recognition, so you'll pardon us if we take a few moments to get our brag on.
The latest round of updated applications and added versions to the Standing Cloud app marketplace:
In a recent filing in the MegaUpload case, (detailed here in Wired, in case you missed it), federal authorities say they may shut down cloud-storage services without having to assist customers in retrieving data lost in the process. Uh, yeah. You read that right.
Setting aside how you feel about MegaUpload, it’s pretty clear that the second order impact and unintended consequences around situations like the government takedown of it have wide ranging consequences for all of us.
With yesterday's partial outage of Amazon Web Services tearing up Twitter, causing a kerfuffle in the media and blogosphere, and wreaking havoc on the up-time of high profile start-ups like Heroku, Pinerest and Dropbox, it's worth remembering that this isn't the first time this has happened.
As part of a special report on Enterprise Cloud Services, Network World reporter Christine Burns recently took a in-depth look at the future of Software as a Service (SaaS), and what it will take (including integration, customization and brokerage capabilities) to get SaaS to the next level. The article is based largely on a recent report from Gartner Research, Cool Vendors in Cloud Service Brokerage Enablers, which included a write-up on Standing Cloud.
Back in a pre-dev/ops era, application deployment via images and virtual appliances ruled the world. Amazon Web Services and VMware built their cloud empires on them. Flash forward to 2012. In today's fast-moving, agile environments, there’s zero tolerance for trade-offs between changes and repeatability. Machine images and other virtual appliances have become problematic, if not downright archaic.
Following our recent announcement of the launch of our new Standing Cloud Marketplace for cloud service providers, analysts William Fellows, Jason Verge and Daniel Beazer of 451 Research took a closer look at our offering, and we liked what they had to say. Check it out:
This guest post comes to us courtesy of Terry Myers, Chief Evangelist of VPS.NET
We’re excited to be able to announce that we’ll be holding our first webinar next week to show off our new Hosted Apps product. Even better, we’re able to do the webinar together with our friends at Standing Cloud. (Read more about our partnership here.