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Ana-maria Mihalceanu11/16/14
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Step by Step Java Web Application Development using IBM Bluemix PaaS (Part 1)

This article aims to showcase how easy is to develop a java web application on a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) like IBM Bluemix. Technologies involved are Java 1.6 or higher, Servlets, JSP, SQL DB database service available on Bluemix, Liberty for Java runtime, GIT and any IDE desired for implementation (eclipse is being recommended by Bluemix documentation, but I used NetBeans).

Benjamin Ball11/15/14
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The Best of the Week (Nov 7): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (November 07 - November 14). This week's topics include the case for hybrid clouds, cloud productivity and innovation, LXD and Docker, 5 evolving Docker technologies, and a recap of the latest in the cloud wars.

Ankur Kumar11/14/14
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My Weekend Getaway with IBM Bluemix – A Cloud Platform Providing PaaS with DevOps

As my usual ritual of going through technology tweets over the weekend, I got interested in exploring IBM Bluemix and decided to have first-hand experience of the same. A blog based on my weekend experience with IBM PaaS offering - Bluemix with keytakeaways and working web application example with data cache.

Ravi Namboori11/14/14
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The Evolution of Cloud Computing

This article on cloud computing intends to be a primer for non-IT professionals. As cloud computing is a very important breakthrough in the field of information technology, different ways in which it is operated have been cited. Also listed in the article are its advantages and how it came into being.

Omri Erel11/13/14
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SaaS Product Management – Best Practices

The SaaS product management process is fundamentally different from the typical traditional software management in quite a number of ways. The SaaS product manager finds metrics very important in the product management process.

Maarten Ectors11/13/14
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LXD and Docker

This blog post is not about the technical details around LXC, LXD, Docker, Kubernetes, etc. It focuses on the different use cases LXD and Docker are solving and should help non-experts understand them.

Stan Roach11/12/14
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Two Top Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business – Productivity and Innovation

There is absolutely no doubt we have entered an era of cloud computing, wherein businesses are using this technology to streamline processes, as well as, explore new avenues for growth. But not everybody is exploiting the use of the cloud as they should.

Brian Gracely11/12/14
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The Cloudcast #170 - Reigniting of the Cloud Wars

Aaron and Brian are actually in the same town, at the same time, so they catch up on Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack Summit , upcoming AWS re:Invent and of course Docker news. They also kickoff the fundraising campaign for the 2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge.

Rick Delgado11/12/14
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Flash Goes Mainstream: What that means for Data Storage

Flash will continue to dominate as the business standard until there is a strong competing technology that matches its capabilities. There have been plenty of experiments in alternative memory technologies, like carbon nanotubes or memristors, but these efforts have failed to deliver products in significant volume. That doesn’t mean new technology won’t come along, especially as these alternatives are improved upon over the next few years. For now though, flash is still the future of storage.

Aruna Karunarathna11/11/14
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Create a WSO2 Worker-Manager Cluster in Just 2 Minutes

I've been working on an application(WSO2 Cluster Wizard) which creates a Worker-Manager Separated cluster for a given WSO2 Product. The objective of this application is to reduce the time spent on creating clusters in developers/testing local machines.

Nati Shalom11/10/14
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The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum

Given that the cloud infrastructure world keeps on changing and evolving very rapidly (not just between OpenStack and VMware), any tight integration approach will have a higher chance of breaking compatibility or being limited to the least common denominator at some point.

Benjamin Ball11/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 31): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (October 31 - November 07). This week's topics include Docker configuration management, SDN and legacy companies, cloud training and certification, Spring cloud, and pairing with Docker.

Tetiana Markova11/07/14
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Tunable Triggers for Automatic Horizontal Scaling

Today we’d like to pay special attention to the application server scaling. The key role of an app server is to handle the incoming requests, therefore, it’s important to increase and decrease the amount of its instances during the time when the load is changing.

Cloudify Community11/07/14
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OpenStack Juno - The Stats Behind the Open Source Cloud

Every now and again we like to do an OpenStack statistics roundup, usually we do this following the release of their annual report, but recently they sent a quick OpenStack Juno summary, and I thought I would share the highlights, and how this compares to previous reports.

Pieter Humphrey11/06/14
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Spring Cloud 1.0.0.M2 Available Now

Since Spring Cloud is an umbrella project we have a "release train" of related updates to all the sub-projects (like with Spring Data). The 1.0.0.M2 release has updates to spring Cloud Config, Spring Cloud Netflix, Spring Cloud Bus, Spring Cloud Security and Spring Cloud CLI.

Cloudify Community11/05/14
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NFV on OpenStack Cloud – Open Source Everything

Based on a monitoring indicator or a group of indicators I can decide to add additional Sprout servers to support more connections, or to shutdown Sprout servers at times of lesser activity. This is called elastic scale-out.

Aaron Nichols11/05/14
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Pairing With Docker-spoon

All this awesomeness doesn’t come without some conditions. Spoon takes advantage of the idea that working in a terminal with tmux is low latency & easily shared. There is some work being done to use VNC inside spoon to allow for the use of GUI apps but that’s not the optimal use case.

Mike Bushong11/04/14
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SDN and Legacy Companies: Laggards or Pragmatists?

The most basic truth here is that there is no real consensus on operating models around any of the new technology. While there are rough agreements on a few architectural principles, there is really not a lot of best practices to which companies can pin their operations.

Phil Whelan11/04/14
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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 October

There seemed to be a big crowd on the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting this month. The main focus of this meeting was the Foundation, for which it was suggested attendees bring their questions. But first, the technical...

Cloudify Community11/04/14
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Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards

We have discussed OpenStack networking extensively in previous posts. In this post, I’d like to dive into a more advanced OpenStack networking scenario. Many cloud images are not configured to automatically bring up all network cards that are available. They will usually only have a single network card configured.

Keith Mayer11/03/14
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End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud (Part 2)

This is a two-part series on automating the end-to-end provisioning process for IaaS workloads running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This process includes orchestration of all tasks, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and configuring operating system and application workloads running inside Azure VMs.

Phil Whelan11/03/14
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Cloud Training and Certification: The Enterprise Imperative

Over the past few years, enterprises have also adopted cloud computing -- and today, major cloud providers can each point to large enterprises making significant use of their cloud computing offerings. What is less appreciated, however, is the inconsistent level of cloud adoption throughout these enterprise customers.

Benjamin Ball11/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (October 24 - October 31). This week's topics include the value of public cloud, SaaS data integration, the Cloud Foundry foundation, SaaS vs ASP, and the reality of Docker hype.

Cloudify Community10/31/14
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How Docker is Changing Configuration Management

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.

Tetiana Markova10/31/14
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Extending Scaling Opportunities within Multiple Middleware Stacks

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.