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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.

Omri Erel09/08/14
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SaaS App Management Saves Real Time & Money

This infographic by New Relic explains the many benefits of SaaS app management. A survey found that more than half of the businesses that use app management save forty to sixty hours per development cycle, more than a week of time saved.

Cloudify Community09/08/14
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Feeder Feeder Data Eater!

Feeder is not only about testing logging the docs you'll be able to find an excellent use case on how to use Feeder to feed metrics. Feeder can actually be used to send any type of data via any type of transport by writing very little code.

Julien Danjou09/06/14
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OpenStack Ceilometer and the Gnocchi Experiment

A little more than 2 years ago, the Ceilometer project was launched inside the OpenStack ecosystem. Its main objective was to measure OpenStack cloud platforms in order to provide data and mechanisms for functionalities such as billing, alarming or capacity planning.

Omri Erel09/05/14
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Important Concepts of Cloud Computing Middleware Architecture

There are several cloud computing middleware solutions on the market today, and they vary based on functionality. Cloud computing continues to evolve as a vital computing platform for sharing various resources, including infrastructure, software, business processes and applications.

Max Mccarty09/05/14
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Be Sure With Azure (.NET): Blob Storage

Are you looking at utilizing Microsoft Azure for your next application, or just overwhelmed with all the options and services provided by Microsoft Azure? In this first article we will be looking at Azure Blob Storage in-depth, best practices, pitfalls to avoid and of course a healthy does of security.

Markus Eisele09/05/14
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Web Based SSH Access your OpenShift Applications

I recently came across KeyBox, a SSH console for applications in an OpenShift Domain. It is completely web-based, and by far cooler: the client is completely written in JavaScriptconnecting to JSch (Java implementation of SSH2) running as a web-application on the JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS 2.0).

Phil Whelan09/04/14
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Docker and the Application Supply Chain Challenge

If you work in IT, you’d have to have been sleeping under a rock not to be aware of the Docker craze. Below the radar twelve months ago, today Docker is being hailed as the solution for all things IT—particularly the intractable problem of how to achieve application portability across heterogeneous IT infrastructures.

Zemian Deng09/03/14
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Deploying Applications or Libraries to WebLogic Server Using Command Line

Here is how you can automate deployment for WebLogic server using the command line.

Cloudify Community09/03/14
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Open Cloud Deconstructed: What It Means to be Native to the OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack is an open source cloud and that makes it quite unique in comparison to many of the closed source public clouds generally available today. As with any open source project we have the option to contribute and influence how the OpenStack cloud ultimately shapes out.

Zemian Deng09/02/14
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WebLogic Shared Library Deployment

When deploying a large WAR file application, it would be more easier to manage if we can separate the dependency jars away from the rest of the Web content

Peter Zaitsev09/02/14
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OpenStack Trove: The Benefits of this Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)

In a previous post, my colleague Dimitri Vanoverbeke discussed at a high level the concepts of database as a service (DBaaS), OpenStack and OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS, Trove. Today I’d like to delve a bit further into Trove and discuss where it fits in, and who benefits.

Phil Whelan09/02/14
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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.

Anh Tuan Nguyen09/01/14
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How to Build the Distributed Crawling System

Around 3 months ago, I posted an article explaining our approach to build Cloud Application. From this article, I will gradually share our practical design to solve this challenge. As mentioned before, our final goal is to build a Saas big data analysis application, which will deployed in AWS servers.

Markus Eisele09/01/14
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Everything Developers Need To Know About xPaaS

A very tiny little overview to get you up to speed. To make it simple, JBoss xPaaS services is another name for having all the powerful capabilities of JBoss Middleware available as a cloud based services, ready for use on OpenShift.

Maarten Ectors08/29/14
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The Next IT revolution: Micro-Servers and Local Cloud

The next IT revolution is about to happen however. Those proprietary hardware platforms will soon give room for commodity multi-core processors from ARM, Intel, etc. General purpose operating systems will replace legacy proprietary and embedded predecessors.

Peter Zaitsev08/29/14
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OpenStack Trove Day 2014 Recap: MySQL and DBaaS

The OpenStack Open Source Database as a Service Mission: To provide scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines, and to continue to improve its fully-featured and extensible open source framework.

Phil Whelan08/28/14
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PaaS Services Roundup

For developers, one of the many cool things about using a PaaS is that you can easily connect your application to any type of service instead of being limited to what your IT department officially provides.

Omri Erel08/28/14
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Important SaaS Development Platform Checklist

SaaS development platform checklist includes a number of factors: the impact of SaaS applications on IT, IT roles and responsibilities, as well as the impact on regulatory compliance, and so on, and all these play an important role in successful deployment.

Gaurav Mantri08/27/14
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Making Azure Blob Storage Searchable Using Azure Search Service

The problem is that unlike Azure Table Storage, Blob Storage does not have querying capabilities and in order to find answers to questions like above one would need to list blobs in a container and then do the filtering on the client side.

Trevor Parsons08/27/14
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Real-time Alerting on Anomaly and Inactivity Made Simple

When someone is looking to be alerted when something unexpected happens within their environment they are usually referring to anomaly detection. But the problem is that it’s hard to turn a complex problem (i.e. looking for something when you are not sure what it is) into an easy to use solution.