A year or two ago a minor storm circled around the cloud community after a report was published questioning the environmental impacts of cloud computing. The noise all died down pretty quickly, but not the industry's focus on creating data centers with ever-increasing efficiencies.
I’ve found myself doing more and more EC2 work of late and have finally gotten around to making my life easier when using Fabric with Amazon instances. Here's the result of a little bit of hacking.
While the tools are generally useful for tons of stuff, one of the things that's been painful to do with the command-line is export the settings for a VM, and then recreate the VM from those settings.
What does a cloud computing expert need to know? Whether you're preparing to interview for such a position or you're trying to find the right candidate, here's what you need to know.
In the course of writing ASP.NET applications, most developers have found the need from time to time to add support to their applications for multiple users.
The WSO2 enterprise middleware platform incorporates architectural principles and services that solve hybrid cloud use case challenges -- principles such as federation, delegation, architecture distribution, loose coupling, and interoperability.
This is a comprehensive guide to finding and fixing problems. To start off, ask yourself: How much downtime can you tolerate?
You’d be excused for thinking that cloud adoption would be a no-brainer for all organizations. Sadly, this isn’t always the case and a number of hurdles stand in the way to broader adoption.
Yesterday part of Amazon Web Services failed, taking with it a slew of startups that use its Cloud infrastructure. AirBNB was one of the biggest, but Heroku, Reddit, Minecraft, Flipboard, and Coursera all went down with it. So what the heck happened, and how could it have been avoided?
Strong encryption is the most important component of an enterprise cloud service, and it's easy to do incorrectly.
Not long ago I covered the topic of Big Data adoption in the enterprise. In it, I described how Serengeti enables enterprise to respond to common Hadoop implementation challenges resulting from the lack of usable enterprise-grade tools and the shortage of...
Icenium decouples compiler from platform -- so a dev can build an iOS app without xCode or a Mac, and web developers can use existing skills to build, test, and publish mobile apps to Android and iOS without platform-specific work.
Heroku is a cloud application platform that is designed to take the worry out of server administration. You just build your app, push it to Heroku via Git, and relax. What about deploying a Sinatra app though? Let’s see…
This tutorial will show you how you can store images in Windows Azure. You'll build a console application that uploads an image to Windows Azure, and then creates an HTML file that displays the image in your browser.
Taking a close look at the new Windows Azure Mobile Services features, including the iOS SDK and expanded data center availability.
We all spend a lot of time worrying about getting our organization to start using a cloud service, but what happens when we amass vast quantities of data on that service and want to shift?
If you’re building applications with Adobe Flash and want to enable the use of Windows Azure for blob storage, you’ll need to be able to create a “cross-domain policy file” in order to get the Flash client to request blobs. Why?
What are PartitionKey and RowKey for, exactly? Do we have to specify them manually? Let’s take a closer look.
I love the rate at which new and improved features are being added to the Windows Azure platform. Here’s what was announced yesterday.
The Pirate Bay announced on Wednesday that it had migrated from physical servers to an international group of cloud providers, rendering the filesharing site less vulnerable to attack by law enforcement.
Focus on the customer is necessary to truly have an enterprise cloud. Think back to Mat Honan’s personal identity hack: part of the attack surface included Apple’s and Amazon’s customer support mechanisms that were in place on Mat’s accounts — which isn’t surprising.
The following steps show you how to create and deploy a basic JSP application to Windows Azure using the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java.
When I wrote about Heroku and Amazon Web Services a few months ago, it seemed both services were equally worthwhile in many respects. My rule of thumb was: small app – Heroku; large app – Amazon. Since then, a few events have caused me to reevaluate my position.
When you finish this tutorial, you'll be able to create a virtual machine that runs a compute-intensive Java application that can be monitored by another Java application.
In this post, I’ll cover how to set up a Node.js worker role that serves as a dedicated cache and a PHP web role that accesses the cache using the php_memcache extension.