Agile Cat — Japanese Cloud Trends

As for interoperability, becoming the essential important matter in PaaS?

Posted in Azure, Microsoft, PaaS by japanclouds on March 14, 2010

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February 23, Tech-Days 2010 opened by Hotel Ground Pacific in Toyo.  Everyone was surprised to the message video of Ray Ozzie being screened in the opening of conference. Ray Ozzie, through this message video, fascinated the most people who get together in the meeting place. The fact that Ray Ozzie builds is the big result, Windows Azure.  In 2008 spring, what he declares with MIX is propulsion of the cloud. Furthermore, the fact that he entrusts is in the future of the enormous organization, Microsoft.  Ray Ozzie improved Windows Azure, and reformed also organization itself.

If with this message video, the impressive part is extracted, it becomes speech below, probably will be.
”We realize the wave of the reactivation which it visits in IT industry.” But, such a cute message, is dispatched to imitation, it can presume that there was very hardship. Because, by the fact that Windows Azure is propelled, the business model of big business Microsoft is changed.  Therefore, as for Ray Ozzie needing, to persuade the boards of directors of the carrier which is longer than him was.

From Microsoft’s Creative Destruction (Dick Brass) which is published to New York Times, the fighting where it can force Ray it is and can presume easily. In addition, by the fact that the interview of Gartner is read, we understand the circumstances to which he educates the engineers who cannot use professional service. And now, Ray Ozzie, between several opensource products and Windows Azure, has been about to actualize interoperability. That, rather than saying, that the policy of from the past Microsoft is modified, is the attempt which throws away the rule of the company, is the road which everyone avoids.

Story changes, but as for “P” of PaaS, in other words the concept of Platform in the cloud, sooner or later that is a point which you say somewhere whether it is gathered and summarized. Conclusion of that time became that it probably is unreasonable, however, an opinion agreed concerning the point that, it is interoperability, as the important primary factor of “P.”

Furthermore, between .Net Service Bus and  AppFabric, there is no great difference, and when it had the rough way of speaking, the different recognition also of the point that it is a name corresponded.  That is, Ray Ozzie’s thinking will be wiping out the name of .Net. Of course, as technology. Net is healthy and, even from this, it keeps being called with the name, probably will be. But, the fact that it is PaaS to which Windows Azure has interoperability is symbolized, unless .NET is suitable as a general term of the service bus, it can presume that Ray Ozzie thinks. As for the reason of this name modification, you see other than that and do not hit.

The fact that Ray Ozzie aims probably is the heterogeneous conversion of Windows Azure. Until you say, typical case of the hetero cloud is Amazon AWS, without, but that layer is IaaS. And, the seat of hetero PaaS has been less crowded. In other words, Amazon AWS aims toward hetero IaaS, Windows Azure aims toward hetero PaaS.  Such a trend is visible, faintly. That way when you thought, in these both the arm where may be a possibility of coexisting it does. And, it was announced on February 22nd of American time, it seems the cross license regarding the patent between both and that coherence meets. The hetero cloud is strengthened, how in addition, would like to keep observing whether how it spreads.


Where does Ray Ozzie lead Microsoft?


Microsoft will provide an another cloud with IIJ?

Posted in Azure, Microsoft, PaaS by Agile Cat on January 12, 2010

Jan.13 – IIJ announced to deliver a cloud server with Windows Server on this May. In this service, Windows Server including Hyper-V will be deployed on IIJ’s GIO, and their customer will be able to configure the elastic cloud with those resources. Microsoft will provide their “Dynamic Datacenter Tool kit” in this service.

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Intech will launch IT infrastructure services on clouds

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on December 21, 2009

Dec.21 – The company announced to start new IT infrastructure services named "EINS/SPS" as the add-on for their network & outsourcing solution "EINS". With this solution, Intech will deliver an elastic solution to their customers. Also, the company will deliver a "disaster recovery environment services.

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Posted in, PaaS, SaaS by Agile Cat on December 15, 2009

Dec.15 – The company announced to launch their OEM program that will provide platform to Japanese major system integrators. In present, there are eleven partners including NEC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Software Engineering and so on. In other hand, it gives the very strong presser to Japanese System integrators, and will accelerate the moving to cloud in Japanese market.

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Fujitsu Launches Cloud Services in North America

Posted in PaaS, Social by Agile Cat on December 9, 2009

Dec.8 – The Japanese systems maker enters the cloud-building market relatively late. Most of the larger IT hardware and software companies already have stakes in the ground, and there are a large number of startups already at the party. Fujitsu announced Dec. 8 that it is joining the ever-expanding “cloud-builder” club of Tier 1 IT companies.

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NTT Data announced to launch "BizCloud"

Posted in Consulting, PaaS, SaaS, Telecom by Agile Cat on December 8, 2009

Dec.9 – The company will start “BizCloud”  as their brand, and will provide services form IaaS to SaaS. It will include Private Cloud to specific customers and Community Cloud shared by multi customers. NTT Data wants to provide the comprehensive services consist of SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, cloud building by customers, utilizing of cloud, consulting and so on.
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IMJ Mobile launched support serivces for Amazon EC2

Posted in Amazon, Mobile, PaaS by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company launched "Amazon EC2 Adoption Services" which consist of  planning, design, build and management for EC2 environments. In addition to those standard services, the mail magazine for mobile and the access analysis services will also be delivered.

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Nippon Computer Kaihatsu launched PaaS to small and middle customers

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company started to deliver SecureRDP to small and middle businesses with HIC who’s the exclusive representative office of it in here. So far, the product has over 200 customers, and Nippon Computer Kaihatsu aims to sell 40 licenses by March 2010.

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ClassCat announced to provide the cloud appliance to hosting businesses

Posted in Amazon, Open Source, PaaS, Small-Middle, vitalization by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company announced to provide the cloud appliance named “ClassCat Cloud” on Jan. 2010. It’s a kind of blade server including Amazon EC2 compatible technologies and “ClassCat Cute Server Manager Enterprise Edition”.  It’s also supports Xen and KVM as vitalization technologies, and Eucalyptus as Amazon EC2 compatible cloud technologies.

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TIS announced to launch cloud infrastructure optimizing services

Posted in Industries, PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on November 24, 2009

Nov.24 – The company announced to provide cloud infrastructure optimizing services named “IT@VSOP”. With those services, consist of “ACS (Assessment/Consulting Service), SIS (System Integration Service) and SMS (System Management Service), the customers of TIS, who go to cloud, will get the view for cost and complexity.

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Hitachi enhanced "Harmonious Cloud" as a private cloud solution

Posted in Hitachi, Large, PaaS, Private by Agile Cat on November 3, 2009

Nov.2 – The company enhanced their private cloud solution and PaaS environments of “Harmonious Cloud”. In this new lineup, customers will be able to chose some of vitalization environments consist of Virtage, VMware and Hyper-V. The company recommends Virtage for mission critical purpose, VMware and Hyper-V for legacy OS supports.

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NEC will deliver middleware "WebOTX V8.3" for cloud computing

Posted in Large, NEC, PaaS by Agile Cat on October 26, 2009

Oct.26 – The company explained about some of enhanced points including (1) more manageability and efficiency of batch processing, (2) modifying of service integration abilities among other products, (3) more suitable licensing style for clouds.

In this license style, customers will save 36% of costs against to current prices.

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IIJ Group shakes hands with Citrix

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 26, 2009

Oct.26 – The company will provide the virtual desktop and infrastructure solution on their cloud platform named “GIO” on next Feb. A new buzz word DaaS (desktop as a service) is used in this announcement of Citrix Service Provider Program, they signed.

IIJ will also provide XenApp and XenDesktop in GIO environment.

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NEC opened "Cloud Plaza" in their head quarter

Posted in Large, NEC, PaaS, SaaS by Agile Cat on October 15, 2009

Oct.15 – The company launched “Cloud Plaza”, and will demonstrate the real environment of cloud computing to their customers, including SaaS and so on. The company announced to reconstruction of any divisions for the cloud shift last April. In the drastic management, a hundred thousand employees will change their positions each other.

NEC wants to reduce 20% of labor cost by 2012.

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NetWorld will dive into the cloud market with Bplats

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 13, 2009

Oct. 13 – NetWorld announced to start a meter rate payment and a monthly payment services. So far, the company has provided IT infrastructures such as virtualization and so on into cloud, and will deliver those new services with Bplats.

Furthermore, the company will add the IT asset management service from Quality and the security monitoring services from AhnLab into their lineup in this December.

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NEC leverages the sales for cloud software and devices

Posted in Data Center, PaaS by Agile Cat on October 8, 2009

Oct.8 – NEC announced the development plan of IT peripheral devices for next three years. The company has focused on the growth of cloud computing, and will address to sell software and devices for datacenter utilizing.

As the first phase of new businesses, the company will deliver a management software that can reduces the failing detection time by ninety percent maximum.

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JB Group launched their cloud businesses

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 7, 2009

Oct.7 – JBCC Holdings announced to launch the facilities to evaluate and detect cloud computing technologies for their customers and partners. The company will also leverage cloud computing businesses with their twelve subsidiaries.

In this plan, the company will open “Cloud Integration center” for VMware, vSphere, IBM CloudBrust, Windows Azure, Google Apps, and Amazon EC2.

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Data Japan has started to provide cloud hosting services with Hyper-V

Posted in PaaS, Private, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 5, 2009

The company starts the new business “Virtual Web” today that consists of Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2. In this service, their customers will be able to use virtualized environment with more cheaper costs against on-premises one.

Also, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional, Parallels Plesk Control panel are provided as the potions.

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IT Core announced their cloud services – $100/month

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 5, 2009

Like of Aamzon EC2, IT Core will launch the on-demand IaaS named “ GrowServer2010” Nov.1. Since from 2004, the company has provided “GrowServer” based on VMware, as a hosting service.

Comparing with EC2, the service requires bit more money, however, it includes 90GB of persistent disk services against to Amazon S3. So the total prices will be less than EC2, the company says.

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Terilogy announced to make the new businesses with NIHON Unisys

Posted in PaaS, SaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 5, 2009

Oct.5, Terilogy announced the choice of NIHON Unisys to introduce monitoring system named “eG Enterprise Suite” from eG Innovations, Inc. The product will be used for the SaaS and PaaS management of Unisys cloud businesses.

The system is designed especially for virtualized infrastructure including Web servers, applications and databases which live in multiple layers.

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IIJ announced their cloud services – $80/month

Posted in PaaS, Small-Middle by Agile Cat on October 5, 2009

IIJ’s cloud services named “IIJ GIO” was announced Oct.5. As the first phase, the company will launch their private cloud in this Nov and public one in April 2010. Regarding former, there will be three service levels based on CentOS 32bit/64bit.

In those services, open source products are employed so that their customers can save the costs. As the minimum scale, one services will be delivered at $80 per month.

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