This article reflects on a recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted definition of Cloud Computing. NIST lists five essential characteristics of cloud computing, including on-demand self-service, broad network access, and resource pooling. Morgenthal argues that one element is missing from this definition: Resiliency.
Full Disclosure: this comparison was written by a community member who works for Jelastic. Though there a lot more issues than what is listed in this article, the author is only going to list 10 big issues that you might want to consider.
Learn how to deploy a Cold Fusion 9 application to the cloud using Jelastic. This tutorial will take you through creating an environment, the WAR file, and deploying the Java package.
The surge in PaaS interest led Geva Perry to write this post. He also discusses some general rules for startups as it relates to PaaS, and lists some of the key players in PaaS offerings.
Check out this post for some insightful, historical reflection on changes in personal and workplace computing. You can also check it out for some sweet sitcom and old tech pictures.
This comparative chart looks at various elements of AWS and Azure, including Compute VM, Scaling, Identity Management, Messaging, Caching, Storage Blob, and Queues. The blogger suggests that further comparisons will be made in future posts.
Scott Morrison, a n employee at Layer7, ruminates on his recent trip to Gstaad, Switzerland on a customer meeting hosted by IT service IPT. He observes that the "Swiss IT market is much more divese than people from the outside may think" and that the "Cloud appears in patches, but it is hampered by very real privacy concerns, and this of course represents a great opportunity."
In this episode, the Cloudcast crew explores the current legal perspectives on the cloud, including protective action companies can take from government seizure of shared data, how to know where your data is located, and Cloud Insurance!!
This post by CloudU focuses on how the cloud has democratized technology. They suggest a useful checklist of ways organizations can more effectively move to the cloud, including having a process for deciding on apps/workloads and considering issues around migrating existing workloads.
Learn how to create a quick toy application with JetBrains' relatively new language, "Kotlin", and the Guice framework using an existing Java codebase.
This post details further Windows Azure NodeJS development, this time with Mariano Vazquez developing a real-time markdown editor. He includes all the necessary code you need for listing containers in your storage account.
The Cloud9 team has also posted the videos below to help you get started with enabling Windows Azure in Cloud9.
Hello DZoners!My name is Austin Kowitz and I’m a graphic designer at DZone. And you can mostly blame (praise?) me and DZone developer, Ross Jernigan, for what you see currently at DZone. We still have tons of ideas we haven't implemented yet -- but we're...
Perry continues his coverage of the beta launch of Totango, which promotes SaaS sales by allowing users to "analyze customer engagement in real time," among other useful features. After the recent publication of Totango's research, Perry makes some conclusions about effective ways for cloud-based services to promote business through customer service.
If you have have used Jelastic, chances are, you have also tried one of our competitors. There are a number of them out there. One of the biggest ones is Google App Engine.
One of the main reasons we developed Jelastic was due to the short comings and...
Mark O'Neill considers the potential of applications designed to "manage bi-directional flows" between on-site and off-site infrastructure. He also introduces readers to one such new application, VMware's Horizon App Manager. Acronym: HAM.
OpenStack is a collection of open source software projects that enterprises/service providers can use to setup and run their cloud compute and storage infrastructure. Rackspace and NASA are the key initial contributors to the stack. Rackspace...
We've all seen cloud computing discussed ad nauseam on blogs, on
Twitter, Quora, Stack Exchange, your mom’s Facebook page... you get the
idea. The tech bloggers and performance experts often pipe in with their
graphs and statistics showing clearly...
Security remains a critical issue in the cloud. Last week, the U.S.
government released its top seven tips for secure cloud adoption while
an international team of scientists debuted perfectly secure cloud
computing … using quantum physics.
This post explains how to use MongoDB Replica Sets from a node.js app, all hosted on Windows Azure. For this, we'll use the new Windows Azure tools for MongoDB and Node.js, which contains some useful PowerShell CmdLets that will save valuable time.
Now that you are able to setup session replication in Jelastic for Tomcat, GlassFish and Jetty web servers, you might be interested in how this great feature affects resource usage.
Sharing: The Good Kind
Our commercial launch isn't very far off...
Paraphrasing on Donald Knuth’s, the operation of software is hard.
The more complex software is, so do the challenges involved in keeping
it up and running become harder. Database management systems are not
only complex systems, but are also a key...
My colleague IT Pro Evangelist in California just posted a clear and
exciting explanation of the changes to System Center to create a Private
Cloud in enterprises leveraging Microsoft technologies.
you may have heard, there have been some big...
Anyone who is working intimately with cloud computing and having
critical conversations regarding this medium will eventually be party to
the “cloudwashing” conversation.
Cloudwashing: the activity of associating all
your products with cloud...
Christina Torode from SearchCIO.com recently published a piece
discussing the merits of private cloud versus public cloud
implementations, with the consensus that hybrid IT and a hybrid cloud
computing approach will become “the dominant cloud adoption...