Weekly Cloud Roundup
HP Public CloudHP 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 ServicesUse 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 FoundryImproved 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.
HerokuNew 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.