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Stacey Schneider10/23/12
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VMware’s Serengeti – Virtualized Hadoop at Cloud-scale

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...

Ben Kepes10/22/12
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Lowering Mobile Development Barriers to Entry: SDKs in the Cloud

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.

Andy Hawthorne10/22/12
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Deploying a Sinatra App to Heroku

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…

Eric Gregory10/21/12
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On-Premises Application with Azure Blob Storage

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.

Clint Edmonson10/21/12
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Windows Azure Mobile Services Updates Keep Coming

Taking a close look at the new Windows Azure Mobile Services features, including the iOS SDK and expanded data center availability.

Ben Kepes10/20/12
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Cloud Portability: What Happens When You Want to Leave?

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?

Adam Hoffman10/19/12
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Enabling Cross-Domain Access to Windows Azure Blobs from Flash Clients

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?

Maarten Balliauw10/18/12
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PartitionKey and RowKey in Windows Azure Table Storage

What are PartitionKey and RowKey for, exactly? Do we have to specify them manually? Let’s take a closer look.

Chris Koenig10/17/12
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Windows Azure Updates to Support iOS in Mobile Services and More

I love the rate at which new and improved features are being added to the Windows Azure platform. Here’s what was announced yesterday.

Eric Gregory10/17/12
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The Pirate Bay Migrates to the Cloud, Becomes Ghost

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.

Eric Berg10/16/12
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Defining the Enterprise Cloud Service: Singular Focus on the Customer

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.

Eric Gregory10/16/12
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Creating a Hello World Application for Windows Azure in Eclipse

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.

Nick Jordan10/15/12
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Heroku vs. AWS Revisited

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.

Eric Gregory10/15/12
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How to Run a Compute-Intensive Task in Java on a Virtual Machine

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.

Brian Swan10/15/12
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Using Memcache to Access a Windows Azure Dedicated Cache

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.

Bruno Terkaly10/14/12
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Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android: Part 1

In this series, we'll show you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in an Android app.

Eric Gregory10/14/12
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Create a Java App Server on a Virtual Machine

This walkthrough will show you how to create a virtual machine running on Windows Azure and configure it to run a Java application server.

Ben Kepes10/14/12
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Private Clouds Must Be Agile

I recently read a well-reasoned post by HP’s Cloud CIO Christian Verstraete, reflecting on a Twitter exchange he’d had responding to the claims by someone that private cloud was a myth. The private/public debate has raged for a few years now and the two sides go something like this...

Tommy Patterson10/13/12
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Video: Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Azure VMs & Virtual Networks

Windows Azure Virtual Machines, licensing and pricing, available VHD Deploy options, as well as a quick demo of how to get started using the Image gallery.

Gaurav Mantri10/12/12
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Windows Azure Media Service Walkthrough: Setup, API, and Access Token

In this post, we’ll talk about creating a media service through Windows Azure Portal, explore a bit of API & SDK and what options are available to you when it comes to develop and manage media applications using Media Service.

Rob Williams10/11/12
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Time to Stop Paying GitHub's Stupid Toll

When your tools make you start doing things differently in your code, you know you've fallen into a tail-wagging-the-dog scenario.

Rob Williams10/11/12
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Vampires of the Cloud

If you're lying awake at night worrying about losing a business that you've done nothing to improve, you're probably a vampire.

Eric Gregory10/10/12
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Build Node.js Web Apps Using the Windows Azure Table Service

This tutorial shows you how to use Table service provided by Windows Azure Data Management to store and access data from a node application hosted in a Windows Azure Web Site.

Oliver Hookins10/09/12
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Amazon S3 Object Deletions and Multi-Factor Authentication

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.

Gaurav Mantri10/09/12
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Understanding (and Controlling) Windows Azure Diagnostics Costs

Examining the costs associated with Windows Azure Diagnostics (WAD), and some ways to keep them down.