A few months back Heroku introduced log-runtime-metrics, which you can enable from the command line to insert CPU load and memory usage metrics into your log events at 20 second intervals. What if you want to look back at your performance over the past 20 mins, hour, or week for that matter, though?
Ceilometer is fast-moving open-source cloud metering and monitoring project that connects to a variety of consumers. See how to put Ceilometer into action on your own projects.
Heat is an orchestration engine that uses repeatable templates. Hear about the roadmap for the next major release of Heat.
Multi-tenant SaaS applications deliver a personalized client experience while maximizing performance and efficiency. Many teams are challenged by the specialized knowledge required to create a SaaS application on a legacy Java platform.
OpenStack's Neutron project is a networking-as-a-service initiative that hopes to address the lack of tenant control in multi-tenant environments as well as difficulties in deploying advanced networking services.
I recently brought up the idea of release criteria for Apache CloudStack on the development mailing list. I thought I'd pontificate on why I think this is a good idea, and what it really entails. But first a bit of background:
Today we held the first of a series of webinars put in place to help guide IT Pros around the world with step-by-step tasks in building a virtual network, virtual machine, and even uploading your own customized virtual machines to the Microsoft cloud.
Cartridges are extremely convenient because they handle the database drivers for you. They also wire together other components and implement auto-scaling and other functionality.
After more than a year of working on PHP support, Google App Engine's PHP runtime is now available for everyone, although it's still technically a "preview." At Google I/O, the limited preview started.
OpenSSL might be the getting in the way of a smooth install for Rails 4 on AWS. If this is the case, you should check out these general install instructions, which solved some problems that Rails 4 beta users were having.
Create an new OpenShift application and import it to your Eclipse workspace with JBoss Tools, then push those changes out to OpenShift.
Heroku users have been waiting for a Heroku-native feature like this for a long time, and now it's here. There are Node.js, Ruby, and Java Play Framework apps for you to demo.
At a recent presentation, the speaker takes a look at a few reasons why OpenStack is really catching on and why it matters to the web app development world and the enterprise world.
Some helpful code from the Amazon Elastic MapReduce developers is up on GitHub now for you to download. This includes several sample apps and some bootstrap actions for popular applications.
This week Splunk Enterprise, the commercial offering, became a cloud service called "Splunk Cloud" and powered by AWS. Another cloud service that was introduced last year called Splunk Storm and this week they announced that they are expanding their free developer offerings to 20GB of total storage per month.
Open Source by itself doesn't prevent vendor lock-in. Application dependency portability is just as important.
Ceph led by inktank and RiakCS from Basho are the two most talked about object stores these days. In this post we look at RiakCS and take it for a quick whirl. While RiakCS (Cloud Storage) can be seen as an S3 back end implementation, it is based on Riak.
The original title of this presentation is "5 things you don't know about Amazon Web Services," but I counted 9 in the slideshow.
Returning to Maritz’s picture of next-generation applications that consume, process and distribute data at a massive scale, wiring-in-the-large will hopefully play the same modernizing role that local dependency injection did for Java EE in the corporate datacenter.
If you take a truly secure system and place it in an external or hybrid cloud, it will remain secure. Simply exposing a secure system to a larger number of potentially hostile assailants is not enough to make it vulnerable.
Ever heard of the JBoss AeroGear project? It's a pretty intriguing project that provides libraries to unify native, web, and hybrid mobile development. One of its most helpful libraries is the AeroGear Push Server, which is now available as an OpenShift Online Cartridge.
OpenStack continues to hold a strong position in the open-source, build-it-yourself cloud platform space. See where the project is currently and get a recap of all its benefits.
OK, now this beats everything I’ve seen so far. I can now code in the cloud. Wow. Coding in the cloud. Sounds awesome. What’s next!? And who are they? See the Koding, Inc. blog for their press release about opening up their services to the public:
Does the source "code" matter anymore? Or is it the platform and how we collaborate that matters most? Is the new definition of open source purely the ability to openly share your ideas, be it an App, a written work or something else?
Aaron and Brian speak with Brandon Philips, CTO for CoreOS on the concept of a new purpose-built operating system for massive scale out applications.