Cloud computing in South Africa
The world is wiating for the big reveal from big companies like IBM and Microsoft to reveal their big cloud solution, but will South Africa really feel the affect of the cloud technology or will we be left in the dark until our telco infrastructure improves?Is there a way we can create our own cloud and start selling it to the world. Thankfully there is already a open source cloud operating system that looks awesome but needs some time for all the bugs to be fixed, and it is know as EyeOS. It is a open source operating system solution that runs on the LAMP stack or WAMP if you are STILL using Windows. There is new applications being developed for the OS which is increasing the range of different applications for different jobs. Thus you can create different profiles for specific jobs, which means no more redundant apps on your PC.
This fits all together with SaaS (Software as a Service) where software will run on any independant platform and execute a service which will be recieved by a user or another application. XML services is the best platform independant services that exist at the moment because it is only text and can be executed by almost any node. This means we can create a cloud OS that connects to these services to execute on-demand on different actions that is needed. This is the what SOA is all about!
There is also some other Open Source Cloud solutions that is now being implemented by Netbooks. They include gOs and eeebuntu where you can access a cloud OS from your browser. This means you don’t need any OS just a plain browser and an internet connection. This is the way of the future.
We are looking for techies that wants to help with the development of a Open Source cloud solution or have any more information about what technolgies is outside that we can use to build a fully fledge cloud solution.