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Troy Hunt09/17/14
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10 Things I Learned About Rapidly Scaling Websites with Azure

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.

Yung Chou09/17/14
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Automating and Managing Hybrid Cloud Environment

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

Brian Gracely09/16/14
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The Cloudcast #161 - Transitioning from CTO to VC

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.

Mike Bushong09/16/14
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Networking’s Second Law

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.

Peter Zaitsev09/16/14
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OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

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.

Phil Whelan09/15/14
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Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

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.

Mike Bushong09/15/14
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Datacenter Architecture: Together and Apart

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.

Benjamin Ball09/14/14
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The Best of the Week (Sept 5): Cloud Zone

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.

Benjamin Ball09/14/14
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How to Network Docker Containers with Weave

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.

Ofir Nachmani09/14/14
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Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices

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.

Mike Bushong09/13/14
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Automation Through Workflow State

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.

Robert Diana09/13/14
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Geek Reading September 12, 2014

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.

Peter Zaitsev09/13/14
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OpenStack: A MySQL DBA Perspective – Sept. 17 webinar

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.

Cloudify Community09/12/14
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Going Hybrid Cloud with OpenStack

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.

Phil Whelan09/12/14
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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 August

Michael Maximilien ("Max") kicked off this month’s Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting with reflection of the 3 releases of Cloud Foundry that have occurred since last month's meeting - v178, v179 and v180.

Robert Diana09/12/14
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Geek Reading September 8, 2014

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.

Mike Bushong09/12/14
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Back on the SDN Grind

We’re back into the swing of things here at Plexxi after an exciting week at VMworld and a long holiday weekend. As the summer comes to a close, we are looking forward to a busy autumn and hopefully some cooler weather (it’s the ideal season for #SocksofPlexxi).

Trevor Parsons09/11/14
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How Log Data Could Help Win Your Fantasy Football League

Log data is a powerful resource being overlooked by businesses. The value that may be hidden in the data is so large, it is borderline reckless not to manage your log data. This is occurring because the beneficiaries of this information are often the end users, who couldn’t tell you the difference between a log and a blog.

Dmitriy Setrakyan09/11/14
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Two-Phase-Commit for In-Memory Caches - Part II

When working with in-memory caches, we can always manage to keep the data within transactions consistent by slightly enhancing the standard 2-Phase-Commit protocol. The main advantage of in-memory vs. disk is that failure handling does not introduce any additional overhead.

Omri Erel09/11/14
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3 Don’ts of Cloud CRM Migration From On-Premise

With CRM application moving from on-premise to the cloud, managers need to ensure that this change goes as smoothly as possible. While it may seem simple (and sometimes it can be), there are a variety of ways in which cloud migration can be poorly done.

Rick Delgado09/11/14
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The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing

Disaster can strike at any time. It may happen as a cyber attack, targeting important business systems and networks, or it may be a large scale power outage affecting millions of people and companies.

Mike Bushong09/11/14
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The Future of Networking: Freaky Deeky Math

The SDN dialogue remains fairly focused on automation. This is actually a good thing; the manual nature of networking means that networking is in dire need of some help on the automation front. There has been a meteoric rise in the number of companies building tools for this very purpose.

Markus Eisele09/10/14
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Start Your xPaaS Journey with OpenShift

After you've hopefully read the short little introduction to xPaaS you're excited to try out all the new features and just want to get started without further reading? That is easy. The only true prerequisite for everything you do around xPaaS is an OpenShift account.

Brian Gracely09/09/14
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The Cloudcast #160 - The State of The Cloudcast - MidYear 2014

Aaron & Brian talk about the industry in 2014, the transition of the show, and some recent events. They discuss Bi-Modal IT, the state of Private Cloud, Public Cloud, how VC's are investing in Open-Source, and how everyone is evolving their software skills. They also make 2015 predictions sure to be wrong.

Neil Mackenzie09/09/14
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Introduction to Docker and Kubernetes on Azure

There has been much interest recently in the use of microservices to architect large-scale services. Microservices are predicated on the idea of deploying individual applications each of which provides a single service, and linking these microservices together to create a large-scale service.