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