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Brian Swan08/20/12
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Customize Your Windows Azure PHP Worker Role

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 Gracely08/20/12
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The Cloudcast: Managing Security & Compliance in Public Cloud

Brian talks with Phil Cox (@sec_prof), Director of Security and Compliance at Rightscale, about managing secure and compliant environments in the public cloud . . .

Eric Genesky08/20/12
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The Unified Theory of Cloud: Bridging the Linux/Windows IT Chasm with PaaS

Have you noticed? Traffic on the bridge across the Linux/Windows canyon now moves in both directions.

Brian Swan08/19/12
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How to Migrate Drupal to Azure Web Sites

Fortunately, because Windows Azure Web Sites supports both PHP and MySQL, the migration process is relatively straightforward.

Brian Gracely08/18/12
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An Evening with OpenStack and the DevOps Community

I had the chance to attend the Triangle DevOps meetup, along with my podcast co-host Aaron Delp (@aarondelp).

Ranjib Dey08/17/12
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AWS - VPC Networking for Beginners

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.

Brian Gracely08/17/12
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The Top 5 Consulting Jobs of 2012-2015

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.

Mark Hinkle08/16/12
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CloudStack vs. OpenNebula: Which Offers the Richer IaaS Experience?

This user, who formerly worked with OpenNebula, compares two IaaSes by going through a deployment and evaluation period.

Ben Wen08/16/12
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PaaS and DBaaS as Tools

At MongoLab we’re obsessed with software tools to get stuff done. DBaaS and PaaS represent new tools in a developer’s toolbox.

Ben Kepes08/16/12
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Cloud ERP Starts to Break Out–NetSuite Reports Good Numbers

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.

Craig Dickson08/15/12
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Heroku vs. OpenShift - The Battle of the JavaEE FUD

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.

Tim Spann08/15/12
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21 Resources for Cloud Hosting on Heroku

From Installing Heroku CLI to non-web Java processes, this list covers an array of resources for the Heroku user.

Mickey Williams08/15/12
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Using Node.js with Windows Azure SQL Database

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.

Paul Miller08/14/12
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Submit Your Work to the CloudBeat CFP

Unlike other cloud conferences, CloudBeat brings IT executives who use cloud technologies onto the same stage as the companies making those technologies.

Mark O'neill08/14/12
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Regarding Steve Wozniak's Cloud Criticism

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 . . .

Mariano Vazquez08/14/12
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Windows Azure Web / Worker Roles: Running Socket.io

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.

Hanu Kommalapati08/13/12
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The Top Benefits of Running Node.js on Windows Azure

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.

Wely Lau08/13/12
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The Options for Installing Third-Party Software on Windows Azure

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.

Mark Hinkle08/13/12
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CloudStack at XenSummit Coming Up

XenSummit will be co-located with CloudOpen and LinuxCon this year in San Diego, CA, from August 27-28.

Brian Gracely08/13/12
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The Cloudcast: Application Automation and Enterprise PaaS

Aaron and Brian talk with Brett Adam (@bpjadam), CTO / VP Engineering @ rPath, about the evolution of Application deployment and PaaS for the Enterprise . . .

Brian Gracely08/12/12
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The Cloudcast: Putting the Security Cart Before the App Horse

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.

Ben Wen08/11/12
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MongoLab Now Available as an AppFog Add-On!

The MongoLab add-on for AppFog opens the PaaS up to more audiences, including Node.js, Ruby, Python, and .NET programmers.

Chris Haddad08/10/12
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Making a Smart PaaS Decision

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?

Greg Duncan08/10/12
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Set Up a Minecraft Server in Azure VM

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.

Ben Kepes08/10/12
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On Cloud Outages (Yeah, They Happen)

Here are some thoughts on the various things providers should learn from outages: multi-site, multi-provider, and automaticity.