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Mitch Pronschinske06/10/14
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Is Docker Ready for the Enterpise?

Docker 1.0 has been pushed to users today to coincide with the start of the inaugural DockerCon conference. Now the community is ready to find out if the symbolic 1.0 release lives up to the enterprise-ready label.

Keith Mayer06/10/14
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Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud Using Microsoft Azure

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of articles aimed at showcasing examples of leveraging relevant cloud technologies, such as Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online, that encourage a DevOps mission within an organization.

Tatiana Crawford06/10/14
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Troublesome Old IT Antics in the New Cloud Playground

The current IT environment is evolving rapidly, and many organizations are moving to cloud-based infrastructures for reasons related to both cost and scalability. Every IT innovation brings its challenges as well as its benefits, but cloud environments especially add additional complexity when it comes to security.

Brian Gracely06/10/14
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The Cloudcast #147 - Scalable OpenStack in Europe and Globally

Aaron and Eric Wright talk with Carl Perry (@edolnx, Cloud Architect at @eNovance) talks about deploying large scale OpenStack environments, European community design summits, being a significant contributor to OpenStack, NFV capabilities for SPs, and working upstream vs. delivering a distribution.

Trevor Parsons06/09/14
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Managing DevOps Across Multiple Clouds

Like it or not the future of enterprise IT involves hybrid cloud computing in multiple forms. At the moment, most IT organizations are simply struggling with how to manage DevOps between their own on-premise systems and a single cloud.

Phil Whelan06/09/14
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Everybody Loves Cloud Foundry

With the growing list of Cloud Foundry supporters, the question is...can other open source PaaSes survive or has a new industry standard emerged? Despite PaaS being a nascent market, 33 companies (including HP, IBM, Rackspace, Docker and, of course, ActiveState) have bet on this particular horse in the race.

Brian Gracely06/09/14
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The Cloudcast #146 - Red Hat's Big Cloud Vision

Aaron and Eric Wright (@discoposse) talk to Brian Stevens (@addvin, CTO/EVP at Red Hat) about being a CTO, customer expectationd of OpenStack from RedHat, how he see Private and Public Cloud evolving and how Red Hat is pulling together all the "full stack" pieces they have developed and acquired for the Cloud.

Benjamin Ball06/09/14
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The Best of the Week (May 30): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 30 to June 5). This week's topics include PaaS service discovery, developing applications for OpenStack, automating server management, off-premise managed clouds, and Heat & DevStack on HP Cloud.

Dmitriy Setrakyan06/09/14
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Distributed Caching in 5 Minutes

Distributed In-Memory Caching generally allows you to replicate or partition your data in memory across your cluster. Memory provides a much faster access to the data, and by utilizing multiple cluster nodes the performance and scalability of the application increases significantly.

Janakiraman Jay...06/09/14
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Business Management Challenges in SaaS

You need to get two things right in order to be a successful SaaS ISV–Right Product and Right Business plan. While the success of the product depends on several factors, including those that are beyond the control of the ISV, putting together a right business plan in very much in control of the ISV.

Neil Mackenzie06/06/14
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Network Connectivity in Azure

The new Regional VNET capability of Azure has allowed the provision of a wide variety of network services such as internal load balancers, instance-level public IP addresses, and VNET-to-VNET VPN capability. This post provides a summary of these features and described how they fit into the existing network capabilities.

Sharone Zitzman06/06/14
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The Heat is on with OpenStack Icehouse

OpenStack Icehouse, the Ninth OpenStack Release, was announced at the last summit and was named for a street in Hong Kong. The Icehouse release is primarily focused on stability and maturity. The release marks another milestone in the growth of the project. Just a few stats.

Mark Hinkle06/05/14
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Eutester with CloudStack

An interesting tool based on Boto is Eutester it was created by the folks at Eucalyptus to provide a framework to create functional tests for AWS zones and Eucalyptus based clouds. What is interesting with eutester is that it could be used to compare the AWS compatibility of multiple clouds.

Tommy Patterson06/05/14
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Microsoft IT’s Deployment of Azure Multi Factor Authentication in the Cloud

Join me as I welcome Principal IT Enterprise Architect, Laura Hunter to the show as we discuss how Microsoft IT has internally simplified the authentication process for its employees and their devices using Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Chris Haddad06/04/14
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The Flight to Managed Cloud

A managed cloud delivers a private, off-premise Cloud managed by a service provider. By blending DevOps practices, policy-driven configuration, expert management, and Cloud infrastructure, a managed cloud environment exhibits high on-demand scalability, flexible self-service, and affordable pay-as-you go pricing.

Yung Chou06/04/14
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DevOps, Automation, and Cloud Computing

Convention wisdom refers DevOps as a strategy, an approach, or a movement as some call it. DevOps addresses the idea that Development and Operations need to be aligned well in an application lifecycle, work closely and collaboratively to eliminate inefficiency, reduce bottlenecks, and maximize productivity.

Brian Gracely06/04/14
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The Cloudcast #146 - Red Hat's Big Cloud Vision

Aaron and Eric Wright (@discoposse) talk to Brian Stevens (@addvin, CTO/EVP at Red Hat) about being a CTO, customer expectationd of OpenStack from RedHat, how he see Private and Public Cloud evolving and how Red Hat is pulling together all the "full stack" pieces they have developed and acquired for the Cloud.

Matt Farina06/03/14
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State of Application Developer Experience with OpenStack

When I first started writing applications that ran in OpenStack clouds or worked against the APIs the experience was painful. To figure out what I could do with the APIs I ended up in the source code for OpenStack or asking those who were in the source or knew the system better.

Alexey Olenev06/03/14
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PHP + Java, or In-Memory Cluster for PHP Developers

Last year I participated in the development of distributed systems in Java, and I use in-memory data grids (IMDG) for building of such the systems. What is IMDG about? It's a durable clustered in-memory cache with the possibility of distributed data processing and writing data to persistent storage (for example relational database).

Sharone Zitzman06/02/14
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OpenStack Heat and DevStack on HP Cloud

OpenStack is clearly making waves and rapidly becoming the de-facto standard in private clouds. In the last few releases, its orchestration engine, Heat, which was originally inspired by Amazon CloudFormation, is getting more mature with more desired functionality.

Topher Marie06/02/14
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A Deeper Look at Automating Server Management in the Cloud

With the explosion of cloud servers and cost-effective physical servers, there is a significant challenge that IT organizations face: managing and maintaining all of those servers. Today’s modern day servers are generally single purpose workhorses running applications, Web servers, or infrastructure tools.

Benjamin Ball06/01/14
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The Best of the Week (May 23): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 23 to May 29). This week's topic include the heartbleed bug, conversations about cloud security, what makes a SaaS company successful, an edition of the Cloudcast, and Openstack with Cloud Foundry.

Phil Whelan05/30/14
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Service Discovery Solutions

For the most part, PaaS removes the need for service discovery - automatically wiring service credentials into application instances and freeing developers from working with service discovery infrastructure. This is the ethos of the 12 Factor App and something you will often hear ActiveState talking about.

Brian Lewis05/30/14
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Infrastructure as a Service Product Line Architecture Documentation

he Infrastructure as a Service Product Line Architecture documentation is a toolset that helps you arrive at a design pattern and make informed decisions about Microsoft’s Cloud OS platform. Covers common elements in hybrid cloud fabric design: compute, network, storage and virtualization.

Brian Gracely05/30/14
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Talking Cloud, DevOps and OpenStack on TheCUBE at OpenStack Summit

This past week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Stu Miniman (@stu) from Wikibon on theCUBE at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta.