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This article is part of the August 2011, Vol. 1 No. 3 issue of Common challenges in developing a private cloud environment
Generally released in April 2011, Nimbula Director offers tools for enterprises to create private cloud systems in their own data centers as well as to service providers to build public cloud services. The technology provides customers with an Infrastructure as a Service offering that is modeled on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which makes sense given that Nimbula’s founders hail from EC2. Reza Malekzadeh—the former marketing director at VMware Inc. and now the VP of marketing at Nimbula Inc.—discussed how the technology works and where it stands out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. What is Nimbula Director? Think of it like Amazon EC2 behind a firewall: that is, having a private cloud solution on your own infrastructure. Within an organization, users can access a private cloud infrastructure and create self-service, self-provisioned virtual machines. In addition to using their own infrastructure, users can run workloads on external clouds. Intuit runs its TurboTax software, on private infrastructure; that software is central to its business. ... Access >>>
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