This is a quickstart tutorial for getting started with Google Compute Engine: namely how to create an instance and install Apache web server. It's a pretty basic point for getting started, but definitely necessary, and includes a lot of great documentation on Google's behalf.
At last week’s Cloud Standards Customer Council held in Austin Texas, the first panel of the day dealt with “Current and Future PaaS Trends.” The panel debated whether there should or could be a PaaS standard as well as what its future might look like.
The point is that the real conversation is not about open but about something more precise. Without that precision (the business objective behind the request), the discussion isn’t terribly meaningful.
Recently we combined the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and the Citrix Cloud Networking Group into one integrated unit called Citrix NCSP (Networking, Cloud & SP Group). We believe these changes will strengthen our position in the quickly evolving data center market.
The simplest way to overcome this issue from the operator’s point of view is to use only one writer node for these types of transactions. This usually involves configuration change at the load-balancer level. See this post for possible load-balancer configurations.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Sept 5 to Sept 12). This week's topics include workflow automation, an OpenStack MySQL perspective, multi-tenant cloud platforms and virtualization, networking Docker containers, and scaling Azure sites.
Today I attended a day-long event put on here in Austin by the Cloud Standards Customer Council. It was a packed agenda focused around the theme “preparing for the post-IaaS phase of cloud adoption.”
DZone curators and research analysts recently attended NCDevCon, an annual event for web and mobile developers in Raleigh, NC. This article includes videos from a number of sessions they found interesting, as well as a link to the total video sessions from the conference.
An interesting (and informative!) video has come out of the recent DockerCon Hackathon. The video elaborates on how to manage Docker containers with ElectricCommander and demonstrates what the pipeline for that process is going to look like.
Moving from a traditional monolithic architecture to a microservices approach is an enormous change for any organization, and fraught with multiple challenges. I'll cover a number of these here, including an emphasis on a microservices approach that isn't to be taken lightly.
Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of what characteristics exist in a cloud based solution – do you think there should be other capabilities added? Do you feel capable of discussing your cloud decisions with someone non-technical?
More than anything, what I took away from this experience is that short term large scale is dirt cheap. I’d make sure that heaps more instances could be added early and when I next see, say, four or more instances being used and load escalating quickly, I’d up the instance size very early as well.
In part 5 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and I got a chance to discuss and demonstrate ways to manage and automate a hybrid cloud environment
Aaron & Brian talk with Dr. Steve Herrod about the transition from CTO to VC, his views on the evolution of the Enterprise, how he thinks about mobile-only, and why he's building iOS apps in his spare time. We also talk about how our podcast is like a VC firm, except without all the money.
The most impactful aspect of SDN is that it offers people the opportunity to revisit their architectural decisions. If SDN gets relegated to a technology add-on on top of an already overburdened network, a huge opportunity to take a bite out of networking’s Second Law will have been lost.
OpenStack Live will emphasize the elements of making OpenStack work better with emphasis on the critical role of MySQL and the value of Trove. You’ll hear about the hottest current topics, learn about operating a high-performing OpenStack deployment, and listen to top industry leaders.
PaaS grew out of multi-tenant run applications on systems run by providers. Admins in enterprise IT are understandably hesitant to deploy critical applications on a slice of someone else's pie, but the development of scalable, containerized, multi-stack PaaS software has changed the landscape.
The challenge in architecting, building, and managing data centers is one of balance. There are forces competing to both push together and pull apart datacenter resources. Finding an equilibrium point that is technological sustainable, operationally viable, and business friendly is challenging.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Sept 5 to Sept 12). This week's topics include cloud middleware architecture, Azure blob storage, web based SSH access in OpenShift, Docker and Kubernetes on Azure, and OpenStack Ceilometer.
Zettio, created by the founders of RabbitMQ, has released Weave--a new networking system for Docker containers. Docker can already connect containers on a single host, but now networked containers can interact even across an unsecured network.
In a recent interview, the Netflix cloud pioneer answered a broad range of questions covering everything from his take on AWS development, DevOps vs NoOps, and the future of enterprise IT.
The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error. The premise behind SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that SDN will help enable and ultimately promote automation.
The webinar will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover how MySQL can be used by the OpenStack infrastructure including the expected load, high-availability solutions and geo-DR.
I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.
This deeper integration with OpenStack technology makes Cloudify even more equipped to handle the task of multi-cloud deployment and management between OpenStack and not-only-OpenStack environments.