[Owasp-Malaysia] Companies create alliance to push open source clouds

Muhammad Najmi Ahmad Zabidi najmi.zabidi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 23:13:30 EDT 2010


How bout the billing for computing service. Grid has billing.


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
<sharuzzaman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Offloading CPU intensive job.
>
> For example, you are a home-based 3D graphic designer. You have to render 3D
> object.
>
> Before cloud computing, you have to buy your own powerful computer with
> powerful CPU. With cloud computing, you offload that rendering job to the
> cloud.
>
> Few hours later, or the next day you woke up, your job is complete.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Muhammad Najmi Ahmad Zabidi
> <najmi.zabidi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> One question,
>>
>> In what sense cloud computing can benefit home users.
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Mohd Fazli Azran Abd Malek
>> <mfazliazran at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > IELO, Mandriva, and Nexedi this week joined forces and formed the Free
>> > Cloud
>> > Alliance, which will work to push open source products for cloud
>> > computing.
>> >
>> > The Free Cloud Alliance was formed to show that companies can build a
>> > cloud-based infrastructure using open source products, according to
>> > Jean-Paul Smets, CEO at Nexedi. The members also want to work toward
>> > cloud
>> > services that provide the same operational benefits offered by, for
>> > example,
>> > Amazon, but at the same time give users access to the source code and
>> > their
>> > data in its native form, Smets said.
>> >
>> > "If you have access to the source code and your data in its native form
>> > you
>> > don't run the risk of being locked in to one vendor," said Smets.
>> >
>> > The products offered by the Free Cloud Alliance include the NiftyName
>> > Virtual Datacenter and Block Storage Server from IELO; Xtreem Storage
>> > Server
>> > from Mandriva; Neo Storage Server and SLAP Cloud Engine from Nexedi; and
>> > the
>> > OEM Platform from TioLive, a Nexedi subsidiary. All the products are
>> > "free
>> > as in beer and free as in freedom," according to the Free Cloud Alliance
>> > Web
>> > site. Users get access to the source code and pay for enterprise
>> > support, if
>> > they need it.
>> >
>> > NiftyName Virtual Datacenter provides a platform for anyone who wants to
>> > offer infrastructure as a service. Site setup is provided for €4,000
>> > (US$5,400) and enterprise support costs €500 per node and year. The SLAP
>> > (Simple Languages for Accounting and Provisioning) Cloud Engine is used
>> > to
>> > automatically share and manage server resources, which can be available
>> > on
>> > either virtual or physical servers. Enterprise support costs from €50
>> > per
>> > year and server.
>> >
>> > TioLive's OEM Platform can be used by companies that want to create an
>> > ERP
>> > (enterprise resource planning) or CRM (customer resource management)
>> > application and offer it as a service. Enterprise support is available
>> > at
>> > €5,000 per seat and year. The Alliance is looking for more open source
>> > software publishers that want to become members. To join they will need
>> > a
>> > strong belief in software freedom, just like the current members, said
>> > Smets.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Mohd Fazli Azran
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> Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
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