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Benjamin Ball09/14/14
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The Best of the Week (Sept 5): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Sept 5 to Sept 12). This week's topics include cloud middleware architecture, Azure blob storage, web based SSH access in OpenShift, Docker and Kubernetes on Azure, and OpenStack Ceilometer.

Benjamin Ball09/14/14
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How to Network Docker Containers with Weave

Zettio, created by the founders of RabbitMQ, has released Weave--a new networking system for Docker containers. Docker can already connect containers on a single host, but now networked containers can interact even across an unsecured network.

Ofir Nachmani09/14/14
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Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices

In a recent interview, the Netflix cloud pioneer answered a broad range of questions covering everything from his take on AWS development, DevOps vs NoOps, and the future of enterprise IT.

Mike Bushong09/13/14
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Automation Through Workflow State

The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error. The premise behind SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that SDN will help enable and ultimately promote automation.

Peter Zaitsev09/13/14
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OpenStack: A MySQL DBA Perspective – Sept. 17 webinar

The webinar will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover how MySQL can be used by the OpenStack infrastructure including the expected load, high-availability solutions and geo-DR.

Robert Diana09/13/14
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Geek Reading September 12, 2014

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Cloudify Community09/12/14
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Going Hybrid Cloud with OpenStack

This deeper integration with OpenStack technology makes Cloudify even more equipped to handle the task of multi-cloud deployment and management between OpenStack and not-only-OpenStack environments.

Phil Whelan09/12/14
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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.

Robert Diana09/12/14
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Geek Reading September 8, 2014

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Mike Bushong09/12/14
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Back on the SDN Grind

We’re back into the swing of things here at Plexxi after an exciting week at VMworld and a long holiday weekend. As the summer comes to a close, we are looking forward to a busy autumn and hopefully some cooler weather (it’s the ideal season for #SocksofPlexxi).

Trevor Parsons09/11/14
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How Log Data Could Help Win Your Fantasy Football League

Log data is a powerful resource being overlooked by businesses. The value that may be hidden in the data is so large, it is borderline reckless not to manage your log data. This is occurring because the beneficiaries of this information are often the end users, who couldn’t tell you the difference between a log and a blog.

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.

Dmitriy Setrakyan09/11/14
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Two-Phase-Commit for In-Memory Caches - Part II

When working with in-memory caches, we can always manage to keep the data within transactions consistent by slightly enhancing the standard 2-Phase-Commit protocol. The main advantage of in-memory vs. disk is that failure handling does not introduce any additional overhead.

Omri Erel09/11/14
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3 Don’ts of Cloud CRM Migration From On-Premise

With CRM application moving from on-premise to the cloud, managers need to ensure that this change goes as smoothly as possible. While it may seem simple (and sometimes it can be), there are a variety of ways in which cloud migration can be poorly done.

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.

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.

Cloudify Community09/08/14
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Feeder Feeder Data Eater!

Feeder is not only about testing logging pipelines...in 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.

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.

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.