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Omri Erel08/12/14
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4 Traffic Acquisition Tools to Help you Grow Your Business

Growth hackers use product and distribution knowledge to identify technology-based avenues for growth. For growth hackers to be effective, they must possess a significant understanding of technology, particularly how users interact with it, new trends and how it might be integrated into different tools and platforms.

Max Katz08/12/14
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Building mobile apps with identity management wasn’t simple, until now. Auth0, a cloud service that eliminates the friction of identity for your app, and, the only cloud platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services are collaborating to make this happen.

Trevor Parsons08/11/14
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Set Up Logging on Google Compute Engine in Less Than 5 Minutes

As developers continue to rely on cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure, the need for comprehensive log data management for these platforms has grown as well This post gives a quick overview of setting up Logentries on Google Compute Engine.

Ariya Hidayat08/11/14
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Docker on OS X

In virtualization, Docker is the new kid on the block. It is easy to set up and play with it when you are running Linux. What if you are using OS X as your primary development system? Two possible solutions are discussed here, using boot2docker or running it via a Linux virtual machine.

Brian Gracely08/08/14
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The Cloudcast #156 - Making Complex Apps Look Simple

Aaron and Kenny Coleman talk to Tom Rossi (Founder of Molehill - @molehill, @buzzsprout) about running web-scale applications, interacting with 3rd-party services via APIs, and how to make complex back-end applications appear simple to end-users.

Lisa Schultz08/07/14
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Cloud Database, DBaaS Market to Reach $14 Billion by 2019

Thanks to the evolution of technology, businesses have access to more data than ever before. As such, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the cloud database and database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market is projected to grow from $1.07 billion this year to $14.05 billion by 2019.

Itamar Haber08/07/14
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5 Tips for Running Redis over AWS

Cloud computing can help host an application in a way that is both scalable and cost effective. The leading vendor in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) arena is Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers scalable, highly available and secure cloud hosting.

Phil Whelan08/06/14
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From Micro Cloud to Micro Cluster

The most exciting thing for me about the Stackato 3.4 release has nothing to do with new product features. Starting with this release, the Stackato Micro Cloud License has been extended to allow the creation of clusters with up to 20GB of RAM without any license fees.

Topher Marie08/05/14
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Hand-Off Executing Tasks Across Servers

Many server jobs or tasks are for other parts of the organization like reports for marketing, or billing. As IT ops folks, we are constantly building scripts and jobs to execute tasks, often for others! Unfortunately, we are also tasked with running them ourselves and handing over the results to those that need them.

Bruno Terkaly08/05/14
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How to Upload Node Packages to Azure Mobile Services

Node.js applications uses packages to add functionality, you can think of these as libraries. The goal of this post is to show you how to upload these packages up to Azure Mobile Services so that you can give your node code more power. This post is about adding QueryString to Azure Mobile Services.

Matt Farina08/04/14
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Why OpenStack Matters

Sometimes you build something in a private cloud and want to move all of it or part of it to a public cloud. If you have the same APIs than the same tooling can be used for both the private and public clouds. The applications can run in both clouds.

Keith Mayer08/04/14
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Step-by-Step: Quickly Build IaaS Server Farms in the Cloud

In this article, we’ve used the new AzureResourceManager module for PowerShell to quickly provision a multi-VM server farm environment, including storage, virtual networking and multiple VMs. In future articles, we’ll look at leveraging Azure Resource Groups from a management perspective as well.

Eric D. Schabell08/02/14
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Inducted into the OpenShift Accelerator Program Means More bpmPaaS

There is just something about having a simple to use Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows a true developer to ignore all the questions about how to setup her infrastructure before deploying her project.

Peter Zaitsev08/02/14
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Paris OpenStack Summit Voting – Percona Submits 16 MySQL Talks

Paris OpenStack Summit presentations are chosen by OpenStack member voting. Please vote for our talks by clicking the titles below that interest you. You must be an OpenStack Foundation member to vote. If you aren’t a member, sign up here – it’s free and only takes a minute.

Brian Gracely08/01/14
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The Cloudcast #155 - Large Scale Distributed Infrastructure with Mesos

Aaron and Brian talk with Dave Lester about how Twitter manages large-scale infrastructure, an introduction to Apache Mesos and how projects like Kubernetes, Docker, Aurora are helping to define the next-generation of web-scale infrastructure management.

Chen Harel08/01/14
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AWS Speed Test: What are the Fastest EC2 and S3 Regions?

Many developers choose to host their data and code in the Amazon Web Services cloud, but when it comes to choosing a region it’s not that clear how to choose between the different options. To help shed some light on this, we've tested the upload/download speeds between the 8 available AWS regions.

Cloudify Community07/31/14
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Cloud Automation... Cloud Orchestration. That's What It's All About.

The real long-term benefit of using a cloud orchestration tool is to manage post deployment through built-in management, logging and monitoring capabilities, as well as the built-in workflows for automating failover and auto-scaling processes – which all eventually leads to faster rollouts and improved TCO.

Rob Sanders07/31/14
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How Do You Move Azure Assets Between Directories?

However, whilst the SQL Azure databases have been migrated and are now associated with my new Microsoft Account, they are linked against an expiring subscription. Since this is a bit tricky to explain, I’ve tried to illustrate the scenario with a diagram.

Tom O'connor07/30/14
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Part 3: Ansible and Amazon Web Services

In this section, we'll look at how you can put it together using Ansible to provision an EC2 instance, do the OS config, and deploy an application. In previous parts, we've only needed to have the Ansible python module installed on the execution host (y'know, the one on which you run ansible-playbook and so on).

Cloudify Community07/29/14
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Deployments at Scale - How to Scale to 1000+ Node Instances Painlessly

Deploying a large scale application used to require a large IT team to provision resources. The cloud world, and the DevOps tools that have sprung up around it, have simplified this process significantly, although some of the fundamental issues surrounding large scale deployments have still not changed much to date.

Omri Erel07/29/14
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Security Standards to Be Aware of with SaaS

bBeing visibility and control to their clients, users will still have to take total control of potential compliance risk. It has been observed that whenever business applications are moved outside the enterprise perimeter, security is greatly compromised.

Eric Berg07/28/14
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Introducing the Okta FAQ: Tips, Tricks and Time-Tested Words of Advice

Okta’s known for our simple and delightful user experience, but for those just getting to know us, we’ve created an FAQ in the Okta Community to reduce nervousness, strengthen confidence and prevent the development of hives when working with Okta.

Trevor Parsons07/28/14
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Digging Deeper on AWS: Real-time Alerting for Windows Security Events

After many conversations with our AWS customers and the AWS CloudTrail team, we recently released our AWS CloudTrail integration to automatically support the most important log events our customers wanted to be monitoring across their AWS environments. We found that some of the most common need for notifications included:

Benjamin Ball07/27/14
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The Best of the Week (July 18): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (July 18 to July 25). This week's topics include the July Cloud industry news update from DZone Research, an OpenStack bot on Twitter, the four point DevOps story, OpenStack DBaaS, and creating a cluster with GlassFish.

Peter Zaitsev07/25/14
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DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the Basics

While DBaaS is an interesting concept that introduces a completely new way of approaching an application’s database infrastructure, and can bring enterprises easily scalable, and financially flexible platforms, it should not be considered a silver bullet.