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Ofir Nachmani03/13/14
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Cloud Academy: Test Drive Your Cloud Skills

According to IDC’s prediction, 7 million new cloud related IT jobs will be created by 2015. As cloud is still evolving, there is an overall lack of knowledge, skills and experience in the IT industry. The constant expansion of the cloud world is causing this knowledge gap to constantly increase.

Alec Noller03/12/14
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Dev of the Week: Johan den Haan

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Johan den Haan, CTO at Mendix.

Nati Shalom03/12/14
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Replication as a Service (Part One)

Using the existing xap-gateway recipe, the construction of a replication network is possible by hand. This post, and ones to follow, describe the process of turning this basic capability into a true cloud service, complete with multi-cloud support and REST API.

Keith Mayer03/12/14
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TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Building Your Hybrid Cloud

Managing Cloud Foundations with Windows Server 2012 R2. Continuing the "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers walk us through managing cloud foundations with Windows Server 2012 R2. Tune in as they go in depth into what management tools are available as well as introduce the new features found in PowerShell 4.0.

Troy Hunt03/11/14
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With Great Azure VM Comes Great Responsibility (Which is Why You Really Want an Azure Web Site)

If you think you want a VM so that you get more control, you’ve got it the wrong way around. When you look holistically at what it really means to build and support a web app, you’ve never had it better than what you do today with an Azure Web Site.

Ronak Khunt03/11/14
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How to Create a Web Application with OpenShift Using Eclipse

Developing and hosting a web application with OpenShift is very easy. In this post, I am going to demonstrate how to setup/configure Eclipse IDE to develop and host web applications with OpenShift.

Trevor Parsons03/11/14
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Help For Moving From Physical Servers to the Cloud

When you’re moving to the cloud, there’s a lot of change you’re going to have to be ready for. You’re going to get overwhelmed by data coming in. We can help you pick out the important pieces and find the actionable insight that you need to make your transition, and continuing operations, smooth.

Brian Gracely03/10/14
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The Cloudcast #133 - The Cloud Foundry Foundation

Aaron ad Brian talk with Andy Piper (@andypiper), Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry. We discuss the role of developer advocates vs. evangelists, the changes across Cloud Foundry, the new Cloud Foundry Foundation, and why build-pack architectures are crtical to successful PaaS implementations.

Phil Whelan03/10/14
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The Cloud Foundry Ecosystem - Everybody Wins

Last week, the nonprofit foundation tasked to oversee the open source Cloud Foundry project was announced. Like large stones being placed on one side of a weighing scale, things tipped in favor of Cloud Foundry as the open-source PaaS solution to bet on.

Benjamin Ball03/09/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 28): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Feb. 28 to Mar. 6). This week's topics include an interview with our dev of the week (and topic expert in the 2014 Cloud Platform Report), coding cloud APIs, SaaS churn rates, hypervisors, and the five layers of PaaS.

M Butcher03/07/14
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The 5 Layers of PaaS

As we've seen, each functional phase of PaaS can be done to greater or lesser degrees of complexity. Old guard PaaS systems often come feature-packed. But with PaaS building blocks like Docker, Flynn, and CoreOS, building a special purpose tailored mini-PaaS is not out of the question.

Sharone Zitzman03/07/14
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Scaling Rules with Cloudify

The cloud gives you the option to use as many resources as you want, essentially "endless" resources on demand, where you only pay for what you use. In a world where everything is dynamic, and IT environments are constantly changing, this is becoming an ever-growing need.

Chris Smith03/06/14
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DZone Research Exclusive - The New PaaS: Bring Only What You Need

DZone's 2014 Cloud Platform Report features exclusive content from industry experts like this article from Matt Butcher, Lead Cloud Engineer at Revolv that focuses on the evolution of Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

Simon Jackson03/06/14
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OneDrive is My Savior

In this article, the author discuses a life lesson in backup recovery and the wonder that is the OneDrive recycle bin. They also discuss other new features of OneDrive since it's creation from the previously called SkyDrive, including an impressive version history and uptime policy.

Alec Noller03/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Matt Butcher

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Matt Butcher, Lead Cloud Engineer at Revolv, Inc, author, and teacher at Loyola University Chicago.

Chris Haddad03/05/14
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Reducing Cloud Computing Cost

Cloud projects may cost more than terrestrial projects. Cloud projects may not reduce IT cost. Unless, you carefully consider appropriate Cloud usage scenarios, build Cloud-aware solutions, and choose Cloud-native platforms.

Phil Whelan03/04/14
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Which hypervisor? Why not all of them!

Stackato micro cloud runs on VMware hypervisors, KVM, Xen, Virtualbox, naturally meaning it can run on vSphere, Openstack, or CloudStack. We keep emphasizing that you can run Stackato on any hypervisor. We wanted to show you the strength of easily moving your applications to ANY cloud environment.

Jp Morgenthal03/04/14
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Essential Characteristics of PaaS

There's been a lot of discussion on the internet about the definition of Platform-as-a-Service. The interesting thing is that the sheer breadth of the discussion makes it very difficult to nail down exactly what it is. This article presents a few ideas about defining PaaS.

Alec Noller03/03/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report

Here at DZone, we are dedicated to providing our community with the knowledge needed to understand the latest technologies and trends and make the best decisions. That’s why we are excited to announce the release of our biggest research undertaking to date: DZone’s 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report.

Keith Mayer03/03/14
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Step-by-Step: Live Migrate Multiple (Clustered) VMs in One Line of PowerShell - Revisited

In this article, we’ll walk through the steps of doing exactly that … via Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 or our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 bare-metal, enterprise-grade hypervisor in a clustered configuration.

Amy Armitage03/03/14
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Hostnet Drives New Business With Jelastic’s Platform-as-Infrastructure Turnkey Cloud Platform

Jelastic recently welcomed Hostnet, a hosting and domain name service provider from the Netherlands. Established in 1999, they are one of the largest and most reliable providers in the Netherlands. Currently, Jelastic partners with more than 30 providers to offer a Java and PHP hosting platform.

Rajveer Singh R...03/01/14
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The Difference Between Microsoft’s OneDrive and SkyDrive

GoMo News noticed the obvious discrepancy here between the branding Nokia is using with its latest X range over cloud storage and existing branding. We asked our resident Microsoft specialist, Rajveer Rathore, which was correct? SkyDrive or OneDrive?

Sharone Zitzman02/28/14
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Coding to Various Cloud APIs Using an All encompassing Uber Abstraction Layer

The JClouds API can be integrated into any Java project, and makes it possible to provision machines, terminate them, and even run scripts on these VMs. JClouds serves as a framework that enables you to provision pretty much anything on a lot of different clouds, something that was not previously possible.

Omri Erel02/28/14
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5 SaaS Churn Rate Reduction Unique Methods

The maturity of Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as underlying technologies has made SaaS an increasingly prevalent delivery model. As a result of new developmental approaches, AJAX is also gaining popularity.

Trevor Parsons02/27/14
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Amazon S3 Archiving…You Asked, Logentries Delivered!

Ask and you shall receive – we have now opened a Beta for archiving to Amazon S3. So you can be safe in the knowledge that your log files will be archived safely every night to a reliable storage facility should you ever need them in the future.