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Brian Gracely05/28/14
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The Cloudcast #144 - The OpenStack Rebel Alliance

Brian and Kenneth Hui (@kenneth_hui) talk to Troy Toman (@troytoman) about the evolution of OpenStack at Rackspace, scaling OpenStack in production environments, his OpenStack keynote, what is "Core" within OpenStack and the thinking behind adding new projects to OpenStack.

Oliver Hookins05/28/14
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Understanding Upstart’s Logging Options

The actual services running on these instances tend to run through Upstart. The result of the recent Init Wars in the Debian community, I find Upstart to be an acceptable Init system, and certainly is easy enough to configure – drop a conf file in a reasonably minimal format into /etc/init and you are done.

Sharone Zitzman05/27/14
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The OpenStack Summit - In Bits and Byte-Size Pieces

My general impressions from this summit are two-fold, both on a personal and technical level - the community itself is great, and that people are doing some really amazing and useful stuff. In this post i will give a short technical overview of a few interesting projects i think are worth mentioning.

Tatiana Crawford05/27/14
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Deputizing Everyone For Cloud Security

If you track back the origins of most IT compliance standards and regulations they have emerged as a way to drive and enforce specific behaviors. It’s a way industries help reduce risk aspects, hopefully driving an improved collective behavior for all.

G. Andrew Duthie05/26/14
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Cisco AnyConnect and Hyper-V - Connect to a VPN from Inside a VM Session

With my current client, I need to be able to access files, servers, and tools on their remote network, which they enable via the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software. So far, so good. I had no trouble at all installing and connecting with this software from my laptop over my FiOS connection.

Omri Erel05/26/14
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How to Choose a Cloud Provider

As a company, you need to know how to choose a cloud provider because the cloud, just like every other computing platform, need to be managed efficiently. Once you have made the decision to move to a cloud, the next critical decision is choosing the right cloud service provider.

Benjamin Ball05/25/14
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The Best of the Week (May 16): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 16 to May 22). This week's topics include two new episodes of the Cloudcast, getting started with clustering, building Azure cloud systems, and powerful tactics for cloud migration.

Ilyas Fakir Mohammed05/24/14
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16 Ingredients of a Successful SaaS Company

The degrees of complexity in building “Pure” Multi-Tenant SaaS application will vary from one domain to another for Example: Building a SaaS Application targeted to HealthCare industry is completely different from SaaS based education or collaboration platform.

Tatiana Crawford05/23/14
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Getting Past Heartbleed: What Happens Next

The discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability was one of the most impactful events in recent security history. Although roughly 51,000 software vulnerabilities were reported to NIST in the last decade, few have had the broad impact of Heartbleed.

Maarten Balliauw05/23/14
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Optimizing Calls to Azure Storage Using Fiddler

There is no profiler out there that currently allows you to easily hook into what traffic is going over the wire to Azure storage. Fortunately for us, the Azure team added a way of hooking a proxy server between your application and storage itself.

Mikio Braun05/22/14
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Attending AWSSummit 2014 in Berlin

I was pretty surprised be the size of the whole event, probably more than a thousand people were listening to Werner Vogels keynote and four tracks of talks on all aspects of Amazon’s web services. The location itself (the Postbahnhof in the eastern part of Berlin) was actually pretty bad.

Omri Erel05/22/14
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3 Powerful Tactics for Successful Cloud Migration

Cloud migration is never simple. Moving to cloud has been a difficult prospect for many businesses. But it is not as difficult as you may think. If you’re still hesitating about moving over or haven’t quite figured out how best to make the transition, we have some great suggestions to help with the migration.

Hanu Kommalapati05/22/14
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Building Reliable Cloud Systems on Microsoft Azure

Sometimes mission critical systems may have higher SLA requirements than those offered by the cloud platform services. It is possible to build systems whose availability is higher than the constituent services by incorporating necessary measures into the system architecture.

Brian Gracely05/21/14
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The Cloudcast #143 - Containerize All the Things

Brian and Eric Wright (@discoposse) talk with Ben Golub (@golubbe), CEO of Docker, about the growth of the Docker community, when it will GA, how to monetize an open-source centric business, and some of the popular and unusual use-cases that the community has created around Docker.

Dmitriy Setrakyan05/21/14
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Getting Started With Clustering

What do Clustering frameworks really do? More often than not clustering frameworks will provide capability to auto-discover servers on the network, share resources, and schedule tasks. Some will also add distributed messaging and distributed event notification capabilities.

Brian Gracely05/20/14
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The Cloudcast #142 - OpenDaylight Meets OpenStack

Brian and Amy Lewis talk with Neela Jacques, Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project about the evolution of SDN, how code gets developed between competiting (and cooperating) companies, how customers view SDN and ODL and the connection points between OpenDaylight and OpenStack.

Benjamin Ball05/20/14
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The Best of the Week (May 9): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 9 to May 15). This week's topics include the DZone Research news update, using Apache Stratos, understanding Cloud Foundry Java buildpacks, the most recent Cloudcast, and cloud security.

Sharone Zitzman05/16/14
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Navigating Through OpenStack Networking – The Definitive Breakdown

Neutron, The Openstack Networking project (formerly named Quantum) is a project aimed at providing software-defined networking stack. In other words, it implements network provisioning and management on OpenStack clouds.

Amy Armitage05/16/14
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Integrated PaaS and IaaS Technology Complements Your Enterprise Cloud Strategy

The availability of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) means that anyone can provision servers, storage and networking in the cloud with a high level of configurability and control and pay (in general) for the amount of resources reserved.

Ariya Hidayat05/15/14
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Cloud Storage, Identity, and Web Application Platform

There is a definite convergence of solution duality in services like Dropbox, Box, Apple iCloud, and Google Drive. The first two started from being a content synchronization/storage and then moved towards an identity solution, the other two are known to have existing users lured into the cloud storage story.

Chris Haddad05/15/14
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Why to Use Apache Stratos

Apache Stratos (incubating) is an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS) framework project supported by the Apache community. Apache Stratos (incubating) brings enterprise-ready quality of service, governance, security, and performance to internal private clouds, externally managed clouds, and public clouds.

Max Katz05/14/14
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The Future of Cloud IDEs

From my personal experience, developers are very picky, they don’t like change, and they don’t like someone telling them to use some new cloud IDE.

Brian Gracely05/14/14
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The Cloudcast #141 - Cloud Portability Without Leaving the Nest

Aaron talks with Navin Thadani (@navinthadani) about nested virtualization and common use cases spanning public clouds. For those that aren’t familiar with nested virtualization & Ravello, give everyone a quick introduction.

Topher Marie05/14/14
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The Why Behind SSH Key Management

It always starts out the same way — a few machines, a few users, and a few ssh keys to manage. You manually copy their keys (and your own) to the appropriate machines. You might even say “screw it” and share one key for root access. Admit it. It’s ok.

Mike Bushong05/14/14
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Plexxi’s Pledge to Massachusetts Open Cloud Project

Plexxi has pledged nearly $1MM in networking products and technical expertise to help build the Massachusetts Open Cloud because we’re genuinely excited by the research, development and commerce that will flow from it.