When it comes to traditional configuration management tools, Chef, Puppet and others, these usually fall into the fry camp. This approach involves dynamic configuration at deployment time. Meaning, you have a server and need to configure it for the first time, including permissions, installing packages, etc.
With Jelastic PaaS, hosting of your applications becomes truly flexible. In addition to the automated vertical scaling, Jelastic also lets you increase/decrease the number of servers in your environment, if it is required for your application.
YARN stands for Yet Another Resource Negotiator. According to Hortonworks, it is “the architectural center of Hadoop.” YARN is the stack layer that allows multiple processing engines, with varying workloads (streaming, SQL, batch, machine learning etc.) to run on top of the Hadoop file system, HDFS.
Using SaaS monitoring tools allows you to evaluate and optimize your user’s experience. The correct questions must be asked by customers when they would like to evaluate security vulnerabilities or abilities of their third party SaaS providers.
Even jaded IT veterans are sitting up and taking notice of the potential benefits of Docker's microservice model of app development, deployment, and maintenance. By containerizing the entire runtime environment, Docker ensures apps will function smoothly on any platform.
Those who have built cloud-based systems clearly understand the strategy needed for SaaS data integration, and what the best practices entail. However, a majority of those who work to bring the benefits of cloud computing to their enterprise do not place the same value on this great technology.
Overall, between SaaS vs ASP, an application designed and created specifically as a SaaS offering is safer if you want to use a web-based application, as it will also be easy to scale without incurring further costs.
This article is part 1 of a two-part series. In this article, I'll provide an example of leveraging Azure Automation runbooks and PowerShell Workflows in a concerted approach to fully automate all aspects of provisioning new IaaS workloads on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution.
Today is another exciting day in the Cloud Foundry community, with the Cloud Foundry Foundation taking a giant step toward becoming official: its draft governing documents and bylaws have been posted for public review.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (October 17 - October 24). This week's topics include the Docker 1.3 release with optimized tools, information retrieval with Apache Lucene and Tika, and configuration validating.
Just a quick one as it’s mostly explained in How to Disable SSL 3.0 in Azure Websites, Roles, and Virtual Machines, but there are a few bits worth adding. Oh – just in case POODLE was news to you, go back and read my post on Everything you need to know about the POODLE SSL bug from last week.
I recently came across an interesting blog post that pulls together some different Docker design patterns that you might find useful. Vidar Hokstad wrote this blog article, and he has quite a bit of experience with Docker, especially in using Docker to create repeatable builds without data loss.
Brian talks with Andrew Kennedy (@grkvlt) Senior Software Engineer at Cloudsoft about the creation of Apache Brooklyn, "Clocker", and a modern approach to building applications on clouds that span Docker containers, VMs, Bare Metal and multiple cloud environments (AWS, OpenStack, Softlayer, etc.).
Securing cloud-based assets starts by applying data-security practices modified to address the characteristics of virtual-network environments. Cloud services are slowly gaining the trust of IT managers who are hesitant to extend the security to accommodate placing their critical business assets in the cloud.
Most businesses have adopted procurement management techniques to assist profitability by cutting down production costs. There are however, only a few companies which are addressing pricing strategies in order to drive revenue, which is the profitability equation’s other half.
An article from Jaime Alquiza talks about load testing Kafka clusters that are being hosted on AWS / EC2. Alquiza opens up the article with some words on what exactly the difference is between load testing and benchmarking, and how load testing doesn't necessarily characterize the same workload for your system.
I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications running on Linux virtual machines to the Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS. In this article, I’m documenting the general steps we used in an attempt to help other organizations that may be planning a similar migration approach.
In this blog, you will learn how to deploy a Docker application to production in five easy steps. For demonstration purposes, you are going to use the node.js application that was build for CloudFoundry and used to demonstrate Deis in a previous post. A truly useful app of which the sources are available on github.
Triggered by a discussion with a customer yesterday, it occurred to me (again?) that network engineers are creatures of habit and control. We have strong beliefs of how networks should be architected, designed and build. We have done so for long times and understand it well.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Oct 10 to Oct 16). This week's topics include microservice cloud platforms and Docker, cloud development obstacles, the emergence of SDN, OpenStack in Node.js with pkgcloud, and a guide to SaaS development frameworks.
What does a cloud winner mean? Billions and fame for some, large take-overs or IPOs for others. But the cloud war is not over yet. It is not because the first battles were won that enemies can’t invent new weapons or join forces. So the war is not over, it is just beginning. History is written today.
Docker, the ever-popular containerization tool, released Docker 1.3 today. This latest version includes over 750 new commits, and has many new capabilities and enhancements. Among these are digital signature verification, new process injection, container lifecycle management, security options, and shared directories.
Aaron talks with Evan Powell(@epowell101, CEO of @stack_storm), about Automation as a Service, Infrastructure.next as Code, and increasing the efficiency of DevOps tools and workflows.
Cloud computing may be growing by leaps and bounds, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy road for businesses to fully take advantage of it. Adopting any new technology usually takes time, and considering how the cloud can change the way a company operates, a cloud computing transition can prove challenging.