I did some benchmarks and found that (with batch operations) it took around three minutes to delete ~75000 files in about a terabyte. Single-threaded.
Examining the costs associated with Windows Azure Diagnostics (WAD), and some ways to keep them down.
Taking a look at some recent analyses of the open source cloud and its userbase.
Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely interview the organizers and presenters of Build a Cloud Day.
In this post, I'm going to kick off a series in which I'll walk through the creation of a back-end service for a Windows 8 app. This first post will provide an overview of the series, and introduce a couple of potential technologies you can use to build your back-end services.
Zenoss polled more than 100,000 of their community members to determine the prevailing sentiments concerning open source cloud deployments, the perceived advantages and disadvantages of this technology as well as to gain insight into future open cloud deployments within IT departments.
Amazon's new SES Mailbox Simulator is great, allowing you to email to simulator addresses. Each address triggers a specific type of behavior: a successful acceptance, hard bounce, "out of office" auto responder, or complaints.
How do you troubleshoot Node.js apps hosted on Windows Azure? Here's a brain dump of diagnostics information that Node.js developers might find useful.
Let’s re-imagine the app store in the cloud for a moment and see how browser support for native APIs could enable this.
Availability of a cloud service is important. People I know get quite agitated when Facebook or Twitter is unavailable, but imagine the repercussions when a big enterprise such as Genomic Health can’t access a critical application, such as CRM.
Azure Mobile Services are a simple way to generate and host services that can be used in combination with mobile apps (not only Microsoft-made, as we’ll see later) for different purposes: generic data services, authentication or push notification.
This tutorial shows you how to use WebMatrix to develop and deploy a Node.js application to a Windows Azure Website.
What happens when you go live and the floodgates open. What is the response time going to be like then, and how will you know what your users are experiencing?
Brian talks with Dr. James Mitchell, CEO of Strategic Blue about “Cloud Broker-Dealing,” how cloud computing is becoming a commoditised market, and how we can expect to see a rapid progression towards commodity-market-style trading of futures contracts for cloud computing.
"We are now adding RDS to the AWS Free Usage Tier." That's the key piece of information in Amazon's latest announcement about its cloud services. I also see this as a shot accross the Oracle bow.
Red Hat announces the next phase for their application server strategy and the JBoss EAP application server, a technology collaboration with 10gen and their MongoDB database, and changes to community projects that you can vote on.
CloudBees, Inc. has announced the launch of new one-click services intended to help customers streamline and customize their cloud deployment.
I get this question quite often. Most developers think they need to delete rows one row at a time, but that isn't true.
I sat down with the awesome Sarah Austin to film an interview talking about why I’m so excited about the convergence I’m seeing between a number of different trends.
When working on Azure, you may want to obtain information about your role environment. This can be tricky if you use NodeJS.
Suppose I have an application I want to deploy in the cloud. I also want to automatically elastically scale this app. In fact I'm hoping that this app will succeed - and then I'm going to want to deploy it in different geos.
The public preview of hosted Virtual Machines in Windows Azure is now
available to the general public. This platform preview enables you to
evaluate our new IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you
have registered for the 90 Day Free Trial...
It’s been a while since we’ve had an update on the Apache CloudStack (incubating) 4.0 release, so let’s take a look at where we’re at.
Let’s face it: the technologies that constitute the underpinning of what we do online are boring – but they allow our world to function, and perhaps that's more important than the latest app to allow filters to be used with little square pictures.
I was asked the other day what was the connection between High Performance Computing (HPC) and Clouds, so I thought I would try to post an answer here. Let's first talk a little bit about HPC.