InfrAstructure As Service (IAAS) offerings and tools in market trends

New Microsoft Private cloud offering, has lots of new but few things taken from open source community.We are nearing end of discussion on open source vs property source..each one is contributing to others success.Microsoft also has given lot to open source community like AJAX which was introduced by Microsoft later taken leaps and bound by open source community, same with standardizing web services..Same way Self service portal for hybrid cloud release by microsoft is replica of features in Eucalyptus.(more tools like there provide similar features.these opn source tools are.Nimbus Open QRM OpenNebula Eucalyptus)

Eucalytus : unsung IAAS hero ,Rich Wolski, a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. in year 2008  released an open-source (under a FreeBSD-style license) infrastructure for cloud computing on clusters that duplicates the functionality of Amazon’s EC2, using the Amazon command-line tools directly.  The system is called Eucalytus.

According to the Eucalyptus site:

“EUCALYPTUS – Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems – is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing ‘cloud computing’ on clusters. The current interface to EUCALYPTUS is compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface, but the infrastructure is designed to support multiple client-side interfaces. EUCALYPTUS is implemented using commonly-available Linux tools and basic Web-service technologies making it easy to install and maintain.”

Using Eucalyptus you can manage your private as well public cloud from same portal.Also you can view performance statistics,you can dynamically provision virtual machines can give user self service portal to manage and schedule virtual machine requests. The platform provides a single interface that lets users access computing infrastructure resources (machines, network, and storage) available in private clouds—implemented by Eucalyptus inside an organizations’s existing data centre—and resources available externally in public cloud services.

This is same fuctionality is now provided my Microsoft System Centre Virtual machine Manager SCVMM offers new New self service portal to manage and create hybrid clouds.(it helps in rapid provisioning and de provisioning from portal).

Pre-configured Private cloud under Fast track programe Microsoft tied up with Cisco for switches and netapp for storage components , to offer joint offering of pre-configured private and public cloud .Hyper-V cloud fast track offers Compute,Storage,Network,Management,Virtualization,Automation,Service Management,Tenant/ User self service.

.There are new levels as defined by Microsoft Orchestration,Management,Automation,Virtualisation,Hardware

1. Administration:Microsoft System Centre Service manager MSCSM offers Service level tracking SLA based on customization rules .

1.Orchestration: tool opalis(End to End Workflow) now here there is BPM like tool called Opalis which is used to draw workflow to define workflow of virtual machine  assignments rules.

2. Management(manage processes and operation in cloud),Microsoft System Centre Operation Manager, MSCOM and Microsoft System Centre Virtual machine Manager SCVMM tracking and performance reporting at virtual machine and operation management level.

3. Automation ,(centralized automation and configuration)

4. Virtualisation,(Virtualized resource pools defined by hyperV (hyper-visor by Microsoft) has DM utilities like Snap Manager.

5. Hardware : management and provisioning customization with power shell.

In 2012 microsoft will be releasing new version of Microsoft System Centre Service manager MSCSM which will offer cloud level monitoring on single webapp

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