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Weekly Cloud Roundup

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Weekly Cloud Roundup

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The cloud herd grew by one this week with the announcement of HP's Public Cloud, which brings some new competition to AWS, Azure, Cloud Foundry, and other cloud services.  Amazon Web Services also continues to keep ahead of the curve by trying to attract Windows developers with updates to a couple of it's services.  Hope you enjoy, and if you've got some cool cloud news, let me know about it by commenting below.  

HP Public Cloud

HP Cloud Now Available in Public Beta
This week HP announced the availability of the public beta version of their HP Cloud Services to rival the likes of Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services.  There are quite a few services to be had here, and devs. should be excited to learn that the PaaS is built on OpenStack technology, which has become THE open-sourced-based cloud architecture of choice.

Amazon Web Services

Use Amazon CloudWatch to Monitor Your AWS Charges
Now it's easy to check out your AWS charges; just access your Account Activity page to monitor your AWS charges.  

Managed Services for Windows Developers
Amazon RDS for SQL Server and newly implemented .NET support for Elastic Beanstalk should start drawing some Windows developers over to the other side of the cloud solution fence.

Cloud Foundry

Improved Support for Background Processing
Cloud Foundry apps can now be run as standalone apps that do not require a framework or container.  This update shows you how to get started with Standalone Apps on Cloud Foundry.

Heroku

New Support for Multiple Versions of Ruby
Now you can specify a Ruby version to Ruby's dependency management tool, Gem Bundler.  The link above provides the needed code to try it out.

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