Recently, Dan wrote a great piece on testing network failures with NuoDB's support for geo-distribution. If you haven't read it, then go do that right now. It's cool, and it illustrates pretty clearly how you can tune the rules for durability based on awareness of regions.
This session discusses strategies, tools, and techniques for migrating enterprise software systems to AWS. We consider applications like Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel.
Hear about the lucky breaks, the gnarly mistakes, and the unknowable choices that Heroku developers had when building the architecture that powers Heroku Postgres, and listen to the bonus podcast from Thoughtbot for an even closer look.
Take a look at DigitalOcean's growth numbers this month. They've outpaced all of Amazon Web Services, which is impressive given the number of services that AWS entails, and the straightforward single service that DigitalOcean provides.
Just ten years ago, few companies were developing and running applications in the cloud. Today, it's become pervasive.
AWS customers are saving money mostly because you can rent what you need vs. buy for the peak traffic. They are also gaining not only increased scalability but increased flexibility, reduced response times and reduced development times.
A founding member of the .NET project, Scott Guthrie is now VP of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, where he is responsible for Windows Azure as well as the .NET Framework and Visual Studio technologies. However, as you can see in this video, he's using a MacBook for the presentation. :)
I do not see Windows Azure SQL Database as a feasible solution for a firm that expects its business to scale. The only way to migrate from Windows Azure SQL Database is to export its data and import it on a regular instance, and it's not acceptable when you have a significant traffic.
Aaron talks with Shmuel Kliger, Founder & President of VMTurbo (@VMTurbo). Topics include cloud operations, common problems and root cause, implications of Open Source Software on the market, and predictions for the future
Cloud Foundry is the open platform-as-a-service, providing a faster and easier way to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry has partnered with New Relic to make monitoring of cloud-based applications easy and seamless.
Aaron speaks with Chip Childers (@chipchilders) for a quick update on Apache CloudStack as well as what's next in IaaS and how to provide services (DBaaS, Message Bus, LBaaS, etc.) above IaaS and what the future may hold.
At FutureStack this year, panelists from Docker, Pivotal, and Trinity Ventures got together to talk about the open source Cloud ecosystem.
The recent beta release of the Stackato PaaS features the newly rewritten open-source Cloud Foundry v2, Docker containers, and more.
After decades of flourishing business for legacy software vendors, the cloud comes as a wake-up call for the old ways of licensing and providing software.
For those who are not aware of monacle.io, it's a beautiful, mobile-first link sharing webpage design, and now it's open source! Here's how you can give it a no-tears deployment on Heroku.
Brian talks with Mohit Lad (@mohitlad, CEO/Co-Founder of Thousand Eyes) about cloud applications, monitoring-as-a-service, the evolution of cloud tools and important considerations for developers and IT to consider when using SaaS-based management.
The AWS cloud is here to stay. That’s a fact that is not solely attributable to its famed CTO, Dr. Werner Vogel’s, charisma. It is rather due to AWS creating its own destiny for success.
Docker has been hot in the news in the second half of this year. If you're unaware of this project, or you just haven't kept up, it's time to get caught up! Here are 9 Docker articles from 2013.
Netflix has learned a lot of tricks over the years for keeping their services running smoothly despite AWS's blemishes. Here are three of their major strategies.
Brian talks with John Blumenthal (Co-Founder/CEO) of CloudPhysics about the origins of the company, the evolution of SaaS for IT Management, performance and planning challenges in VMware environments and how to best engage the community to co-create products and get input on how to solve large data center problems.
I recently came across a PowerShell script that I think will be very handy for many Windows Azure users. The script calculates the billable size of Windows Azure blobs in a container, or the entire storage account.
When selling SaaS in the enterprise environment, the “publish or perish” caveat about providing strong documentation with hard data of the returns of your design, along with case studies and point for point comparisons to what you aim to be a replacement for, as well as competition, is more important than ever before, as well.
Today, about two months after the announcement of the Docker-RedHat collaboration and not long after dotCloud became Docker, Inc., there is a major new release of Docker that proclaims unequivocal support for all Linux distributions, including RHEL, which RedHat was eager to implement.
This session will discuss the transformation of the most widely distributed cable TV network in the United States, building on one of the world's most visited digital properties, to create a world class Big Data platform.