Zenny's Cloud Links #69 - Netflix Eureka, Nexus 1000V, Defining the Open Cloud

Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Virtualization and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of September 3rd that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!

Polyglot: No One Language Will Rule the Cloud by Scott M. Fulton III | Smart Bear

Complexity is hard and scale is hard. If you’re going to have a well-architected app that scales properly, you’re going to have lots of components for all sorts of reasons, so you’ll be building your apps with different workers, different process types, and message queues…

Amazon makes storage service more Web-friendly by Mikael Ricknas | Infoworld

Amazon is adding a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing capability to its S3 Simple Storage Service, allowing developers to more easily build Web applications that access data stored in the company's cloud.

Netflix open-sources Eureka to fill gap in Amazon’s cloud by Barb Darrow | Gigaom

On Tuesday, Netflix put source code for its Eureka mid-tier load balancing technology onto Github so that other Amazon Web Services users can tweak it for their own use. This isn’t the first time Netflix has filled voids in the AWS stack.

Private Cloud Builders Team Up For Tussle With OpenStack by Klint Finley | Wired Enterprise

On Wednesday, in an effort catch your attention, two companies building on-premise alternatives to Amazon’s cloud services announced a partnership. Basho is integrating its Amazon Simple Storage System (S3) compatible product RiakCS with Apache CloudStack, an open source private cloud system backed by Citrix.

The Tale of Two Clouds – What is the Future of Cloud Adoption in IT by Mark Thiele | Gigaom

When it comes to the debate on public versus private clouds or commodity versus legacy IT, there seems no room for nuance. So, while cloud and commodity IT are the way of the future, private cloud and legacy IT are here to stay.

Cisco Nexus 1000V as Enabler of Cloud by Jeremy Oakey | Presidio Blog

A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute, resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. One challenge is that the physical network lacks visibility into the topology of the overlays. A second obstacle is that network overlays utilizing standard vSwitches do not allow for security and network policies to live-migrate with VMs.

Defining the Open Cloud by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier | Linux.com

Last week at CloudOpen we had a short panel discussion about what makes an “open cloud.” Surprisingly, some folks don’t think that having the source code to the cloud service is a requirement.

Study Finds Cloud Security Is the Biggest Barrier to Cloud Adoption by Gerry Grealish | Cloud Computing Journal

Another month brings another new study highlighting security concerns as the leading barrier to cloud uptake in the enterprise. Rather than decreasing, it seems like the concerns are going in the other direction.

Cloud storage to hit 1.3B subs by 2017 but where’s the money? by Barb Darrow | Gigaom

Just when we think we’ve maxed out the amount of cloud-based storage the world can consume, there’s data to prove us wrong. IHS iSuppli research shows that cloud storage subscriptions will grow at double-digit rates til 2017 when they’ll hit 1.3 billion.

Six Steps to Moving Enterprise Software to the Cloud by Andrew Till | Wired Enterprise

The global enterprise software industry is in a period of rapid transition, with more companies and industries being run on software and delivered as an online service to a widening range of connected devices… As a result, leading independent software vendors (ISVs) are transforming their products and services along many dimensions for cloud-based delivery. Here’s a look at the six most common steps they’re taking towards cloud-based enterprise software.

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