Cloud News: Joyent, enStratus, Amazon, Wyse
February 23rd, 2012 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector:
Joyent and enStratus partner. Joyent and enStratus announced the full integration of Joyent’s Cloud API and management infrastructure into the enStratus cloud management platform. New capabilities that the enStratus offering brings to the Joyent Cloud include granular financial and resource controls, server deployment automation, multi-cloud management in a single dashboard, configuration management and security and user access controls. “As enterprises embrace the cloud, the tools to streamline management of these dynamic environments are critical to business operations,” said David Bagley, CEO of enStratus. “Joyent Cloud delivers performance, transparency and reliability to enterprises in fast growing verticals like online games and mobile communications, so we are excited to partner with them to help their customers better manage their cloud deployments with enStratus.”
Amazon announces Amazon Simple Workflow Service. Amazon (AMZN) announced Simple Workflow Service (SWF), a workflow service for coordinating the various processing steps in an application and managing distributed execution state. SWF will make it easy for developers to architect and implement tasks that need to be performed in a particular sequence driven by a set of dynamic conditions. Features of SWF include a consistent execution state management, reliable task distribution, full control over application execution and a programming framework that helps developers easily incorporate asynchronous and event-driven programming into their applications using Amazon SWF. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels discusses the new orchestration service and RightScale talks about how they have been testing SWF as a back end service for a number of months.
Wyse announces Mobile Cloud Offering. Wyse Technology announced a product family that redefines content management from the cloud to include both content and apps on one’s own devices and in the public cloud. Expanding on Wyse PocketCloud the expanded product line enables users to create a personal cloud with even more capabilities using current and soon to be released Wyse PocketCloud Apps and Web services. Consumers can integrate both work and personal devices and computers into their own personal cloud, giving them complete anytime, anywhere access to both applications and content. “The Wyse PocketCloud brand has always focused on providing users with easy access to the content on their remote computers, and the new Wyse PocketCloud family is the next step in giving users complete control over their personal cloud,” said Daniel Barreto, general manager of mobile cloud business unit at Wyse. “By making a user’s entire digital life easily searchable and utilizing their computer’s storage, as well as cloud storage, we believe Wyse PocketCloud is the most complete, secure, and easy-to-use solution on the market.”