I was recently asked if it is possible to run PHP 5.4 in a Windows Azure Worker Role. (The default scaffold for a PHP worker role currently installs a version of PHP 5.3.)
Brian talks with Phil Cox (@sec_prof), Director of Security and Compliance at Rightscale, about managing secure and compliant environments in the public cloud . . .
Have you noticed? Traffic on the bridge across the Linux/Windows canyon now moves in both directions.
Fortunately, because Windows Azure Web Sites supports both PHP and MySQL, the migration process is relatively straightforward.
I had the chance to attend the Triangle DevOps meetup, along with my podcast co-host Aaron Delp (@aarondelp).
As we experience the "cloudification" of traditional IT, some of the core IT services are already mature enough for production uses and large-scale deployments. This article explores the basic elements of Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networking. Newbies, read more to see what the next generation's cloud-based IT world is all about.
Maybe the economy has you down. Maybe you're worried about what your career path looks like. Have no fear, these will keep somebody busy for many years to come.
This user, who formerly worked with OpenNebula, compares two IaaSes by going through a deployment and evaluation period.
At MongoLab we’re obsessed with software tools to get stuff done. DBaaS and PaaS represent new tools in a developer’s toolbox.
NetSuite's Q2 earnings include a 27 percent annual increase in subscription and support revenue ($61 million), as well as an 80% uptick in cash flows from operations.
On the same day that Heroku announced its new support for Java-based applications, it also curiously posted a laundry list of FUD about the JavaEE platform.
From Installing Heroku CLI to non-web Java processes, this list covers an array of resources for the Heroku user.
Although application built with Node.js are often completely new applications that leverage new databases or services, there are a large number of existing applications that can be built with Node.js and can take advantage of existing SQL Server databases.
Unlike other cloud conferences, CloudBeat brings IT executives who use cloud technologies onto the same stage as the companies making those technologies.
It's hard to get a lot across in a short quote, but I do believe that the broker pattern allows for businesses to reduce lock-in to any single cloud vendor . . .
You start from the basic 'Hello World' template created by the Windows Azure Powershell for Node.js cmdlets to develop both roles, with the proper modifications to send messages via socket.io.
This post is inspired by Tomasz’s Hosting Node Applications on IIS write up that focused on the benefits of running Node.js on Windows server through iisnode.
In some cases, using a software component can be as simple as adding a reference to it. However, in some cases a proper installation is required.
XenSummit will be co-located with CloudOpen and LinuxCon this year in San Diego, CA, from August 27-28.
Aaron and Brian talk with Brett Adam (@bpjadam), CTO / VP Engineering @ rPath, about the evolution of Application deployment and PaaS for the Enterprise . . .
Aaron and Brian talk with Rand Wacker (@randwacker) VP of Product at CloudPassage, about putting security in the path of application deployment, security app stores, and the difference between private cloud and public cloud security.
The MongoLab add-on for AppFog opens the PaaS up to more audiences, including Node.js, Ruby, Python, and .NET programmers.
How can Cloud and Platform as a Service (PaaS) improve a development team’s ability to rapidly deliver high value business applications and meet user demand?
My son’s latest addiction is the game Minecraft, a single or multiplayer game that has a client-server architecture to it, millions of users, a newly released version (as of last week), and a vibrant community.
Here are some thoughts on the various things providers should learn from outages: multi-site, multi-provider, and automaticity.