Eclipse makes deployment easy -- now easy to the cloud as well, using the OpenShift Eclipse plugin.In this screencast, Grant Shipley shows you how to do it, walking through the process for 7+ minutes, in step-by-step detail.
is that time of the year again: first we dim the lights, close the
shades, light candles and put soft music in the background – then we
take time to look at our crystal ball, to bring you the latest on what
lies in the future (the future of your...
Recently at Surge 2011, the annual conference on scalability and performance, Google's CIO Ben Fried gave an illuminating keynote address. His main insight was that generalists are the people that will lead engineering teams in successfully scaling the...
Why develop for the cloud? In a word: tons of headaches vanish (scalability, reliability, interface complexity, all of IT). But you don't need to use a PaaS or IaaS in order to kill these headaches, using cloud-like techniques.All website-serving servers, for...
Following up on Brian’s post about
running tests in Windows Azure, I want to talk about some specific
challenges to testing Ruby applications on Windows Azure. In subsequent
posts I'll walk through examples of running tests against a Ruby...
This post assumes that the reader is
familiar at configuring the WSO2 Load Balancer without autoscaling, and
has configured the system already with the load balancer. Hence this
post focuses on setting up the load balancer with autoscaling. If you...
As you may have heard by now, Windows Azure went through an upgrade
over the weekend and gained some new features. We thought a blog post
summarizing the changes as they affect OSS developers was warranted, so
here we go!
New and updated Windows Azure...
Amazon Web Services just announced a new South American Region located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
South America-based businesses and global companies with customers in
South America can run their applications and workloads in the new...
While waiting for a new project, I wanted to learn something useful.
And because on many projects we need to assess and test the performance
of the application being developed while only rarely there is enough
hardware for generating a realistic load, I...
Be sure to check out the DZone Blog for pictures of our meetup last week at the HQ in Cary, NC!We successfully completed the first Kolamba DZone meetup with 5O+
attendees from WSO2, University of Moratuwa, University of Colombo,
Informatics and IFS.
Here are some details on how the high availability features that we added few days ago work. This boils down to properly setting up session replication between Tomcat, GlassFish and Jetty web servers in Jelastic and configuring load balancer redirecting...
In recent months, I’ve been diving deeply into the how’s and why’s of
running PHP applications on the Windows Azure Platform. That has meant
becoming intimately familiar with the Windows Azure SDK for PHP,
the centerpiece for PHP on Azure. In the...
One of the concerns that many people have when considering a move to
the cloud is that of granular control. The last thing an organization
wants is to open the flood gates to uncontrolled performance, cost or
poor efficiency. Sensible Cloud is trying to...
Loggly is a cloud based logging service. It helps you collect, index,
and store all your log data and then makes it accessible through search
for analysis and reporting. All this is done without having to download
or install anything on your servers. We...
Another big week in cloud news, but the story this time around is how
cloud apps are having a huge impact on the enterprise – including the
devices they use and the benefits they see – and how that’s changing the
predictions being made for...
There are several ways to implement sharding in your application. The
first and by far the most popular, is to implement it inside your
application. It can be implemented as part of your own Data Access
Layer, database driver, or an ORM extension....
Facebook/Heroku integration is really easy, and this video lasts only 153 seconds, so why not?
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about the best
ways to test PHP applications in a Windows Azure environment. I think
that, at a high level, my ideas are applicable to any OSS/Azure
application that can be tested using any of a...
I haven’t got a lifetime’s experience in IT. Rather than an
impediment in my career however, I’ve found that having come from a
varied background has given me a degree of perspective that perhaps some
of my lifers don’t enjoy. Case in point –...
Yesterday, I presented "Cloud Foundry for Spring Developers", at the Atlanta Spring User Group. I finally got around to upload the presentation slides to Slideshare:
Cloud Foundry for Spring Developers View more presentations from Gunnar...
When I first spoke with Rackspace over a year ago about CloudU, the basis of the concept was that as someone who has seen first hand the benefits Cloud Computing can
bring to an organization, I wanted to tackle a project that saw more
Yesterday Zend Technology Evangelist Kevin Schroeder posted the latest in a series of articles explaining how to connect to the Zend Developer Cloud in numerous ways.True, Kevin's job involves promoting Zend products. But that doesn't make his tutorials less...
I’m sitting here at the CloudBeat event, a conference that I’ve had a
deep involvement in with as co-content adviser along with my friend and
colleague Paul Miller. Our focus for this event was to avoid the
obvious vendor pitches and CloudWashing...
A few days ago Cisco announced their new Global Cloud Index, offering impressive statistics on data center traffic and ambitious analysis of cloud trends.Their own summary is a little complex (complete with two footnotes): The Cisco Cloud Index
This a follow-up to my first post on CloudFlare. This will make more sense if you read that one first.
John from CloudFlare was kind enough to invite me (well, technically I
kind of invited myself) down to the CloudFlare offices. Conveniently