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Keith Mayer08/04/14
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Step-by-Step: Quickly Build IaaS Server Farms in the Cloud

In this article, we’ve used the new AzureResourceManager module for PowerShell to quickly provision a multi-VM server farm environment, including storage, virtual networking and multiple VMs. In future articles, we’ll look at leveraging Azure Resource Groups from a management perspective as well.

Eric D. Schabell08/02/14
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Inducted into the OpenShift Accelerator Program Means More bpmPaaS

There is just something about having a simple to use Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows a true developer to ignore all the questions about how to setup her infrastructure before deploying her project.

Peter Zaitsev08/02/14
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Paris OpenStack Summit Voting – Percona Submits 16 MySQL Talks

Paris OpenStack Summit presentations are chosen by OpenStack member voting. Please vote for our talks by clicking the titles below that interest you. You must be an OpenStack Foundation member to vote. If you aren’t a member, sign up here – it’s free and only takes a minute.

Brian Gracely08/01/14
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The Cloudcast #155 - Large Scale Distributed Infrastructure with Mesos

Aaron and Brian talk with Dave Lester about how Twitter manages large-scale infrastructure, an introduction to Apache Mesos and how projects like Kubernetes, Docker, Aurora are helping to define the next-generation of web-scale infrastructure management.

Chen Harel08/01/14
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AWS Speed Test: What are the Fastest EC2 and S3 Regions?

Many developers choose to host their data and code in the Amazon Web Services cloud, but when it comes to choosing a region it’s not that clear how to choose between the different options. To help shed some light on this, we've tested the upload/download speeds between the 8 available AWS regions.

Cloudify Community07/31/14
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Cloud Automation... Cloud Orchestration. That's What It's All About.

The real long-term benefit of using a cloud orchestration tool is to manage post deployment through built-in management, logging and monitoring capabilities, as well as the built-in workflows for automating failover and auto-scaling processes – which all eventually leads to faster rollouts and improved TCO.

Rob Sanders07/31/14
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How Do You Move Azure Assets Between Directories?

However, whilst the SQL Azure databases have been migrated and are now associated with my new Microsoft Account, they are linked against an expiring subscription. Since this is a bit tricky to explain, I’ve tried to illustrate the scenario with a diagram.

Tom O'connor07/30/14
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Part 3: Ansible and Amazon Web Services

In this section, we'll look at how you can put it together using Ansible to provision an EC2 instance, do the OS config, and deploy an application. In previous parts, we've only needed to have the Ansible python module installed on the execution host (y'know, the one on which you run ansible-playbook and so on).

Cloudify Community07/29/14
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Deployments at Scale - How to Scale to 1000+ Node Instances Painlessly

Deploying a large scale application used to require a large IT team to provision resources. The cloud world, and the DevOps tools that have sprung up around it, have simplified this process significantly, although some of the fundamental issues surrounding large scale deployments have still not changed much to date.

Omri Erel07/29/14
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Security Standards to Be Aware of with SaaS

bBeing visibility and control to their clients, users will still have to take total control of potential compliance risk. It has been observed that whenever business applications are moved outside the enterprise perimeter, security is greatly compromised.

Eric Berg07/28/14
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Introducing the Okta FAQ: Tips, Tricks and Time-Tested Words of Advice

Okta’s known for our simple and delightful user experience, but for those just getting to know us, we’ve created an FAQ in the Okta Community to reduce nervousness, strengthen confidence and prevent the development of hives when working with Okta.

Trevor Parsons07/28/14
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Digging Deeper on AWS: Real-time Alerting for Windows Security Events

After many conversations with our AWS customers and the AWS CloudTrail team, we recently released our AWS CloudTrail integration to automatically support the most important log events our customers wanted to be monitoring across their AWS environments. We found that some of the most common need for notifications included:

Benjamin Ball07/27/14
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The Best of the Week (July 18): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (July 18 to July 25). This week's topics include the July Cloud industry news update from DZone Research, an OpenStack bot on Twitter, the four point DevOps story, OpenStack DBaaS, and creating a cluster with GlassFish.

Peter Zaitsev07/25/14
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DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the Basics

While DBaaS is an interesting concept that introduces a completely new way of approaching an application’s database infrastructure, and can bring enterprises easily scalable, and financially flexible platforms, it should not be considered a silver bullet.

Mark O'neill07/25/14
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Prebuilt OAuth connectors for

One of the neat things about the latest (v7.3) version of the Axway API Gateway is that it comes with pre-configured OAuth 2.0 connectors for You can find these under External Connections in Policy Studio, as shown in the screenshot below:

Cloudify Community07/24/14
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Cloudify 3.0 Has Been Released!

Automated Monitoring: Eliminate the boundaries between orchestration and monitoring with a mechanism designed to automatically react to events with corrective measures. Using custom workflows, a custom workflow engine and a modeling language, Cloudify 3.0 allows you to automate any process and any stack.

Benjamin Ball07/23/14
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There's a Bot on Twitter That Sells OpenStack Instances for Bitcoin

A developer over at StackMonkey wrote a bot that sells instances of his OpenStack cluster for Bitcoin, and the Twitter user @obitcoin is using it on Twitter. Truly we live in a frightening but awfully convenient digital age, made more convenient by devs like Kord Campbell, the developer in question.

Mike Croft07/23/14
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Creating a Simple Cluster with GlassFish

In this post, I’ll go through the first steps of getting Glassfish installed and clustered with Apache to proxy requests. All this will be set up using one CentOS and one Fedora instance, but the steps should require little to no tweaking for other Linux platforms.

Chris Haddad07/22/14
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Four Point DevOps Story

What solution or best practices do you see solving balkanized, silo development tooling, fractured governance, disconnected workflow, and incomplete status reporting when working with distributed outsourced teams or across internal teams?

Steve Millidge07/22/14
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Highly Available PHP sessions using memcached 4 Coherence

In this blog we will show you step-by-step how to use PHP memcached support, combined with our new library to store PHP sessions directly in Oracle Coherence using the memcached protocol.

Amy Armitage07/22/14
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Turnkey IaaS and PaaS: Business Benefits of Build vs. Buy

Open source platforms such as OpenStack, OpenShift, and Cloud Foundry have emerged as the best and brightest platforms for networking, data storage, compute horsepower, and secure distributed infrastructure needs of enterprises big and small.

Benjamin Ball07/21/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (July 21)

A lot has happened in the cloud industry since the release of our 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report in early March, which is why we are providing monthly industry news updates to keep our community truly updated. Here are the major happenings up through July 16th.

Brian Gracely07/21/14
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The Cloudcast #154 - AppStore APIs and Data to Help Build Better Apps

Brian talks with Ariel Michaeli (@arielmichaeli, Founder/CEO at appFigures) about how appFigures was born out of FileItUp Media’s necessity, API access to all AppStore data, how mobile AppStores have evolved, how they help developers better monetize apps, and the trends that are emerging across multiple App stores.

Cloudify Community07/19/14
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OpenStack Wiki in Short – A Quick Guide to Open Cloud

In this post, we will be outlining in short the different OpenStack components, and how they work together. From OpenStack Cinder through OpenStack Heat, and Trove – this is your quick wiki for everything OpenStack compute, networking, and storage.

Ofir Nachmani07/19/14
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AWS NY Summit Highlights: Ruling the Cloud Stack and an Expanding Ecosystem

Not only is Amazon growing, but its surrounding ecosystem is flourishing, as well. It seemed to me that somewhere around 50% of the exhibitors (give or take) were new to the show. A number of which even used the event as a rehearsal for AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas this coming November.