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Peter Zaitsev08/22/14
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Trove and OpenStack

Trove is OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS for its cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS). And as the mission statement declares, the Trove project seeks to provide a scalable and reliable cloud database service providing functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines.

Trevor Parsons08/21/14
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Why We Love Log Management (and You Should Too)

It doesn’t matter if your title puts you in, being able to track down the big insights from your data is the secret-sauce every engineer is looking for. Collecting data is a step in the right direction, but organizing, monitoring, and reporting provides the insights necessary to make business decisions.

Julien Danjou08/21/14
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Tracking OpenStack contributions in GitHub

I've switched my Git repositories to GitHub recently, and started to watch my contributions statistics, which were very low considering I spend my days hacking on open source software, especially OpenStack.

Dan Domkowski08/21/14
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Cloud Behind the Firewall: Private PaaS and FedRAMP

Is your organization experiencing pain points related to meeting FedRAMP requirements? Learn how companies like JPMorgan Chase and McKesson take advantage of a policy-driven platform without hampering innovation, and how the Federal Government can, as well.

Peter Zaitsev08/20/14
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Getting My Hands Dirty on an OpenStack Lab

Like you all may know, OpenStack is currently one of the coolest open source projects, so I was thrilled when I was asked to manage the deployment of an OpenStack lab for internal Percona use. Starting from basically zero, I created tasks in our Jira and assigned them to a pool of volunteer consultants.

Omri Erel08/20/14
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6 Tools Every SaaS Company Needs to Boost User Retention

Believe it or not, the average SaaS company loses 5 – 7% of their customers per year. This is surprising because most SaaS companies focus on acquiring users more than keeping the users they have. But why is user retention so much more important than getting new users?

Michael Mainguy08/19/14
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Things to Remember About Information Security

Gone are the days when a developer would write an application that only ran in a secure environment and now it is possible for applications to be moved to locations where previously well managed security gaps now are exposed to the internet at large.

Keith Mayer08/19/14
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Auto-provisioning Azure Virtual Networks with PowerShell and XML

In this article, we’ve defined a custom PowerShell function to quickly provision a new Virtual Network in an existing Azure subscription. Along the way, we’ve explored an approach that you can leverage to elevate your PowerShell skills from simple scripts to reusable tools.

Denis Goodwin08/18/14
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An APM Solution Divided Cannot Stand

Application Performance Management (APM) is a broad concept, and many technologies fall under its umbrella. With renewed focus on performance, APM is a very hot topic and a high growth area for products and services, which has given way to a gold rush of new tech vendors entering the space.

Cloudify Community08/18/14
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Bootstrapping Cloudify on Devstack

Cloudify 3.0 is a major milestone for Gigaspaces. It tightens our integration with Openstack and steers the product architecture to closely match the OpenStack architecture stack. There are several ways to get started with Cloudify 3.0 on OpenStack.

Tommy Patterson08/17/14
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Developing Cloud Based Automation for Azure VM Migrations and Self-Service Infrastructure

How do you approach infrastructure management in the cloud? Tune in as I welcomes Justin Pirtle to the show as we discuss how Microsoft IT has developed and implemented automation tools to enable self-service cloud provisioning that has resulted in lightning fast IaaS provisioning times.

Doug Winfield08/17/14
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Capturing Traffic via Virtual Router

Fiddler offers many ways to gather traffic from mobile devices; in most cases, you simply turn off the device’s cellular connection, enable WiFi, and point the device’s proxy settings at your desktop PC running Fiddler (see iOS, Android, Windows Phone).

Yung Chou08/16/14
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What is and What is Not Cloud Computing

This was a presentation which I delivered at Stratford University in PDF format. My focus was on bringing clarity of cloud computing to the audiences so we can better articulate the business values of cloud computing and why cloud is or perhaps is not the solution for a business problem.

Phil Whelan08/15/14
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Microservices and PaaS (Part 1)

This blog is divided into two parts. Part I introduces microservices, while Part II will cover the many ways that Platform as a Service enables the effective use of a microservices architecture, including a discussion of suggested practices to follow to optimize their use.

Brian Gracely08/15/14
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The Cloudcast #158 - Private Cloud Management as a Service

Aaron & Brian talk with Sirish Raghuram (Founder/CEO of Platform9) about their Private Cloud Management offering, delivered via SaaS. They discuss the complexities of managing cloud infrastructure, the challenge of skills evolution, and how SaaS delivery can potentially change the economics of Private Cloud.

Brian Gracely08/14/14
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The Cloudcast #157 - Automating Data Center Scale Infrastructure

rian talks to Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh, Founder of @HashiCorp. Creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, and Terraform) about their new tool Terraform and the evolution of DevOps. They discuss how their tools compliment each other and existing tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible.

Bruno Terkaly08/13/14
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Node.js in Azure Web Sites and Service Bus - Reading Messages from Cloud-hosted Queues

This is a simple post that illustrates how you can use Node.js to read messages from the Azure Service Bus. You will need to provide a site name. An Azure Web Site will be provisioned for you. This will be where we deploy to once we are ready.

Omri Erel08/13/14
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The State of Software-as-a-Service

SaaS is a rapidly growing industry. Between 2010 and 2012, annual global SaaS revenue increased from $10 billion to $14.5 billion and grew to 4.11% of total software revenue. This infographic by Staff.com details the current state of the SaaS industry.

Omri Erel08/12/14
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4 Traffic Acquisition Tools to Help you Grow Your Business

Growth hackers use product and distribution knowledge to identify technology-based avenues for growth. For growth hackers to be effective, they must possess a significant understanding of technology, particularly how users interact with it, new trends and how it might be integrated into different tools and platforms.

Max Katz08/12/14
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Appery.io + Auth0 = Fast Mobile App Development with Identity Management in the Cloud

Building mobile apps with identity management wasn’t simple, until now. Auth0, a cloud service that eliminates the friction of identity for your app, and Appery.io, the only cloud platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services are collaborating to make this happen.

Trevor Parsons08/11/14
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Set Up Logging on Google Compute Engine in Less Than 5 Minutes

As developers continue to rely on cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure, the need for comprehensive log data management for these platforms has grown as well This post gives a quick overview of setting up Logentries on Google Compute Engine.

Ariya Hidayat08/11/14
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Docker on OS X

In virtualization, Docker is the new kid on the block. It is easy to set up and play with it when you are running Linux. What if you are using OS X as your primary development system? Two possible solutions are discussed here, using boot2docker or running it via a Linux virtual machine.

Brian Gracely08/08/14
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The Cloudcast #156 - Making Complex Apps Look Simple

Aaron and Kenny Coleman talk to Tom Rossi (Founder of Molehill - @molehill, @buzzsprout) about running web-scale applications, interacting with 3rd-party services via APIs, and how to make complex back-end applications appear simple to end-users.

Lisa Schultz08/07/14
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Cloud Database, DBaaS Market to Reach $14 Billion by 2019

Thanks to the evolution of technology, businesses have access to more data than ever before. As such, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the cloud database and database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market is projected to grow from $1.07 billion this year to $14.05 billion by 2019.

Itamar Haber08/07/14
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5 Tips for Running Redis over AWS

Cloud computing can help host an application in a way that is both scalable and cost effective. The leading vendor in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) arena is Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers scalable, highly available and secure cloud hosting.