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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Stu Miniman (@stu) from Wikibon on theCUBE at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta.
A good solution is to install DevStack over a VirtualBox, but the challenge here is to overcome some OpenStack configuration and networking issues. By using this combination of Vagrant, VirtualBox, and DevStack, I found simple workarounds to easily install and work with OpenStack on a local environment.
Eric Wright and Kenneth Hui talk to Dan Wendlandt, about Vmware's involvement within the OpenStack community, his experience as Quantum PTL, the integration of ESX/vCenter and NSX into OpenStack projects, and his experience with customers looking at both VMware and OpenStack.
Security is a critical conversation for every business using the cloud, we at CloudPassage know that full well. But how has the conversation of cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security evolved over time? Where has the emphasis for cloud and SaaS security turned in the past three quarters?
Cloud Foundry seems like a contentious issue in the OpenStack camp with "it's not OpenStack" being the main theme of discussion when discussing PaaS. Should PaaS be fully integrated with one specific IaaS or should there be a clear separation between IaaS and PaaS?
Brian and Kenneth Hui (@kenneth_hui) talk to Troy Toman (@troytoman) about the evolution of OpenStack at Rackspace, scaling OpenStack in production environments, his OpenStack keynote, what is "Core" within OpenStack and the thinking behind adding new projects to OpenStack.
The actual services running on these instances tend to run through Upstart. The result of the recent Init Wars in the Debian community, I find Upstart to be an acceptable Init system, and certainly is easy enough to configure – drop a conf file in a reasonably minimal format into /etc/init and you are done.
My general impressions from this summit are two-fold, both on a personal and technical level - the community itself is great, and that people are doing some really amazing and useful stuff. In this post i will give a short technical overview of a few interesting projects i think are worth mentioning.
If you track back the origins of most IT compliance standards and regulations they have emerged as a way to drive and enforce specific behaviors. It’s a way industries help reduce risk aspects, hopefully driving an improved collective behavior for all.
With my current client, I need to be able to access files, servers, and tools on their remote network, which they enable via the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software. So far, so good. I had no trouble at all installing and connecting with this software from my laptop over my FiOS connection.
As a company, you need to know how to choose a cloud provider because the cloud, just like every other computing platform, need to be managed efficiently. Once you have made the decision to move to a cloud, the next critical decision is choosing the right cloud service provider.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 16 to May 22). This week's topics include two new episodes of the Cloudcast, getting started with clustering, building Azure cloud systems, and powerful tactics for cloud migration.
The degrees of complexity in building “Pure” Multi-Tenant SaaS application will vary from one domain to another for Example: Building a SaaS Application targeted to HealthCare industry is completely different from SaaS based education or collaboration platform.
The discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability was one of the most impactful events in recent security history. Although roughly 51,000 software vulnerabilities were reported to NIST in the last decade, few have had the broad impact of Heartbleed.