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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.

Zemian Deng09/03/14
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Deploying Applications or Libraries to WebLogic Server Using Command Line

Here is how you can automate deployment for WebLogic server using the command line.

Cloudify Community09/03/14
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Open Cloud Deconstructed: What It Means to be Native to the OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack is an open source cloud and that makes it quite unique in comparison to many of the closed source public clouds generally available today. As with any open source project we have the option to contribute and influence how the OpenStack cloud ultimately shapes out.

Zemian Deng09/02/14
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WebLogic Shared Library Deployment

When deploying a large WAR file application, it would be more easier to manage if we can separate the dependency jars away from the rest of the Web content

Peter Zaitsev09/02/14
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OpenStack Trove: The Benefits of this Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)

In a previous post, my colleague Dimitri Vanoverbeke discussed at a high level the concepts of database as a service (DBaaS), OpenStack and OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS, Trove. Today I’d like to delve a bit further into Trove and discuss where it fits in, and who benefits.

Phil Whelan09/02/14
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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.

Anh Tuan Nguyen09/01/14
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How to Build the Distributed Crawling System

Around 3 months ago, I posted an article explaining our approach to build Cloud Application. From this article, I will gradually share our practical design to solve this challenge. As mentioned before, our final goal is to build a Saas big data analysis application, which will deployed in AWS servers.

Markus Eisele09/01/14
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Everything Developers Need To Know About xPaaS

A very tiny little overview to get you up to speed. To make it simple, JBoss xPaaS services is another name for having all the powerful capabilities of JBoss Middleware available as a cloud based services, ready for use on OpenShift.

Maarten Ectors08/29/14
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The Next IT revolution: Micro-Servers and Local Cloud

The next IT revolution is about to happen however. Those proprietary hardware platforms will soon give room for commodity multi-core processors from ARM, Intel, etc. General purpose operating systems will replace legacy proprietary and embedded predecessors.

Peter Zaitsev08/29/14
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OpenStack Trove Day 2014 Recap: MySQL and DBaaS

The OpenStack Open Source Database as a Service Mission: To provide scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines, and to continue to improve its fully-featured and extensible open source framework.

Phil Whelan08/28/14
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PaaS Services Roundup

For developers, one of the many cool things about using a PaaS is that you can easily connect your application to any type of service instead of being limited to what your IT department officially provides.

Omri Erel08/28/14
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Important SaaS Development Platform Checklist

SaaS development platform checklist includes a number of factors: the impact of SaaS applications on IT, IT roles and responsibilities, as well as the impact on regulatory compliance, and so on, and all these play an important role in successful deployment.

Gaurav Mantri08/27/14
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Making Azure Blob Storage Searchable Using Azure Search Service

The problem is that unlike Azure Table Storage, Blob Storage does not have querying capabilities and in order to find answers to questions like above one would need to list blobs in a container and then do the filtering on the client side.

Trevor Parsons08/27/14
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Real-time Alerting on Anomaly and Inactivity Made Simple

When someone is looking to be alerted when something unexpected happens within their environment they are usually referring to anomaly detection. But the problem is that it’s hard to turn a complex problem (i.e. looking for something when you are not sure what it is) into an easy to use solution.

Troy Hunt08/27/14
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InfoSec Insanity: Sharing the Crazy for the Betterment of Online Security

I was getting a little fed up with the craziness I kept seeing on the web when it comes to security, so I created this: That’s right, a great big freakin’ padlock with a straightjacket or more to the point, I created the Twitter account @InfoSecInsanity. So what exactly is InfoSec Insanity?

Phil Whelan08/26/14
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Microservices and PaaS (Part 2)

Part I provided a brief background on microservices, with a summary of some lessons learned by microservices pioneers. In this installment I will cover a number of practices related to microservices that were discussed during the meetup.

Manik Surtani08/26/14
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Partitioned Clusters Tell No Lies!

You are happily running a 10-node cluster. You want failover and speed and are using distributed mode with 2 copies of data for each key (numOwners=2). But disaster strikes: a switch in your network crashes and 5 of your nodes can't reach the other 5 anymore !

Ayende Rahien08/26/14
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Introducing Azure DocumentDB

On Friday, Microsoft came up with Azure DocumentDB. You might say that I have a small interest in such things, so I headed over there to see what I can learn about this project.

Brian Gracely08/25/14
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The Cloudcast #159 - Panamax - Docker Simplified

Aaron & Brian talk with Lucas Carlson (Chief Innovation Officer at CenturyLink Labs) and Jonas Rosland (OCTO at EMC) about the recently released Panamax system to manage Apps, Docker, Fleet and CoreOS. They discuss application templates and how to work with Mesos, Kubernetes and the Docker ecosystem.

Trevor Parsons08/25/14
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Traditional Log Management Is Dead. Long Live Autonomic Analytics!

In this new era of cloud computing, faster and cheaper are not enough. The modern Ops “toolkit” needs a log analytics service built for cloud-based environments that offers easy log data centralization, autonomic analysis, and a real-time monitoring service for connecting distributed systems and teams.

Benjamin Ball08/24/14
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The Best of the Week (Aug 14): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (August 14 to August 21). This weeks topics include microservices and PaaS, private cloud management, what is/isn't cloud computing, information security concerns, and cloud automation for Azure VM migrations.