IBM is has become comfortable adopting the approach of SaaS, and now they're focusing on changing the way people interface with email applications. IBM is creating an email application that moves away from a management tool with embedded features, and moving towards an interface dashboard with mail just being one of the capabilities.
Most people have no idea what kind of capabilities are possible with Windows Azure. This article includes a number of different tools and services that help stand up websites with Azure, and providing monitoring and data collection along the way.
This is the final post of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.
In this episode of The Cloudcast, Brian Gracely talks with guests about the Open Compute Project, Cisco's future in storage, the future of software-defined and object storage, Microsoft's new CEO, and how many public clouds will be optimal in the future.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23). This week's articles discuss a range of topics including PaaS versus IaaS, using Clojure with CloudStack, a discussion on TechNet Radio with the CEO and COO of PoliticalTracker, how to monitor performance on Windows Azure applications, and a discussion of how the IT industry explains and markets the "cloud."
Most lay people don't understand what the cloud is. This is hardly breaking news, but is the IT industry taking enough responsibility for this lack of knowledge?
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.
This article is to give you a full taste of the functional programming when using Clojure with CloudStack. The article includes instructions for installing everything you need to operate these tools, and gives you an idea of how they will be utilized.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on a cloud security survey recently conducted by CloudPassage. The survey looks at the actual adoption of cloud computing, both private and public clouds, what cloud benefits are most important to businesses, what security challenges are the biggest pain points and so on.
The most recent episode of TechNet Radio includes an exclusive interview with the CEO and COO of PoliticalTracker.com. In the video, they discuss a new website design for the website, as well as how they use online solutions such as Windows Azure and Visual Studio Online.
At the CloudStack Collaboration COnference in Amsterdam there were several ongoing discussions about PaaS solutions. Notably, Amazon Web Services offers an explanation between different PaaS solutions on a spectrum that goes from operational control to pure application deployment.
Do consumers really care about the difference between IaaS and PaaS? The answer to this question is most likely, no, but that doesn't eliminate the need for distinction, it merely is a matter of how best to deliver the value of cloud computing to users.
Multi-tiered applications are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot, especially when hosted in cloud infrastructures. When there is an outage or when performance slows, it is difficult to identify the root cause or location of the issue.
The OpenStack Foundation promotes a sense of cooperation between its members to create innovative platforms. However, the current emerging competitive market does not provide the most ideal conditions for this open community to gain and maintain speedy success.
As we begin 2014, we have the opportunity to review the past and look to the future. Here at CloudPassage we talk to organizations implementing cloud computing every day, and we have designed our security solutions to address these cloud environments.
Aaron talks with Ian Rae (@ianrae) and Giles Sirett (@shapeblue) about Open Source Software and the disruption to traditional vendors and supply chain models. We also discuss who really has the power to influence cloud architectures. Music Credit: Nine Inch Nails (nin.com)
Brian talks with Angelo Luciani and Eric Wright about their Virtual Design Masters contest (Season 2), how VMUGs are changing, how Home Labs are evolving and the choices IT professionals are making about next-gen technologies for 2014 and 2015.
Learn how to use the Elastic Beanstalk Worker Tier, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SES to deliver e-mail messages to your customers asynchronously.
Learn the 'how' and the 'why' for Spotify's Docker usage. They've already integrated it into their build pipeline and are now deploying Docker services to production.
Which is better: a single VPC with multiple subnets or multiple accounts with many VPCs? Should you simplify management with a single VPC or use multiple VPCs to lessen the blast radius of network changes?
Cloud computing is great, right? As a way to get something up and running quickly, affordably, and with a minimum of fuss, it can rarely be beaten. But some of the most compelling attributes of the public cloud are best suited to ephemeral or (relatively!) short-term use cases.
Some of the true differences between a cloud infrastructure design and conventional enterprise infrastructure deployment and why the cloud fundamentally changes application deployment speed, economics, and provides more and better tools for delivering high reliability applications.
Starting with the control/data plane concept, I broke apart the cloud into multiple planes and then focused on how the layers would communicate to enable a cloud management platform that inherently scaled in and out as well as up and down.
Many organizations offer APIs. The really interesting trend is that APIs are being used to automate tuning of cloud-based applications to meet varying demands
Learn how to use convenience features, like iterators and waiters, as well as high-level abstractions, such as the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) stream wrapper.