If you get your slave into production soon, you should make sure that you know how to take care of it when something goes wrong.
Knowing that the slave is stuck can monitored using open source tools like Nagios and its MySQL plugins.
In general it is...
WaveMaker has just been acquired by VMware. This partnership is the
result of discussions that have been going on between WaveMaker and the
SpringSource division of VMware for more than a year. I
have always had great respect for how Rod Johnson...
I’ve written before about Cloud Sherpas the company that has built an advanced administrator toolset for Google Apps.
originally the toolset was an add-on to their own Google Apps reseller
business, it seems to have grown well beyond that. Cloud Sherpas...
After the recent public release of SpotCloud, I wrote a fairly bullish article commenting on what I saw was a necessary part of the move of computing to a utility. As I said in the article;
Part of the flip side of computing...
Many of you reading this have probably been wondering where the blog
posts have been. I’ve been silent for a long time now and so much has
been going on worth writing about. The fact is that I transitioned over
to be the global cloud architect for...
Derek Singleton of Software Advice has attempted to give some guidance to manufacturing organizations looking o roll our a SaaS product. In his post, he assesses the following vendors;
In making his assessment,...
Recently, relational databases with their ACID
support and static schemas have come under fire, with many believing
they have reached their limits. This position is often promoted in the
context of public clouds, where relational databases are...
One of the most
important ScaleBase concepts is its data-splitting techniques. They are
transparent to the application, but can be configured. Because they have
a major effect on application performance, I feel it is important to
One last, quick and short blog before I head out for the holiday
weekend. Couldn’t resist sharing an interesting way to get your
datacenter into the cloud. See you all next week!
The fact that relational databases are transactional is common
knowledge. These transactions provide the Atomicity, Consistency,
Isolation and Durability (ACID) capabilities of the database.
In this post, we’ll expand a bit about Isolation and how it...
Several months ago now I posted a series of articles about offline backup.
Its a topic that more and more people are dealing with. The
realisation that you have many gigabytes of digital media that could
easily be lost combined with better broadband...
I was sitting here going through some email today when I got a nice
slide sent to me from some of the vSpecialists at EMC. I hope they won’t
mind me sharing this with you but I thought it drove home a point I’ve
made 100 times before – if it’s...
CouchDB is an Apache OpenSource project. It is Damien Katz's brain child and has a number of very attractive features based on very cool technologies. Such as ...RESTful APISchema-less document store (document in JSON...
You or may not believe this, but I think we've reached a point with
Cloud Computing where the discussions centered around "definitions" are
almost over and we'll quickly be moving into a stage of people/companies
wanting to do stuff. I know...
Lots of SaaS accounting news at the moment – from Saasu, Xero and MYOB. Firstly Australian SaaS accounting vendor Saasu (more on them here) recently announced
a change to its pricing. Already one of the most economically priced
offerings in the...
I recently ran across this humorous video showing how Cloud Computing
providers are having conversations with their customers. While it's
obviously a fictional scenario, it highlights some of the key concerns
that customers have about moving their...
VMware recently announced their CloudFoundry initiative, an Open-Platform-as-a-Service for Spring, Ruby and Node.js applications.
This is great news for cloud users and a major milestone in the
industry. Most cloud providers create their own (closed) IaaS,...
Earlier today VMware announced that they had acquired the assets, people and operations of online storage service Mozy from EMC.
Almost immediately, the Twitterverse was calling out VMware for
abandoning their current business model, primarily acting as a...
Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard, if not
felt Amazon’s outage (you can read more about it all over the web, e.g.
Cade Metz at the register or Julianne Pepitone at CNN money, [edit Apr26] Todd Hoff ‘s...
JetBrains has 10 years of history in the rearview mirror. You don’t make it that long without listening to the people that make you successful, your customers. Today, the depth and scope of work being accomplished using JetBrains products is truly inspiring...
Day 27 – 31.5Gb uploaded
0.86 Gb/day 0.36 since moving to ADSL2+
I have not managed to upload anything since day 25. The memopal service
is terribly unreliable and during this period their support team has
not replied to a single email. So today I...
I'm not a big believer in conspiracy theories, but it is sort of fun and
ironic when certain coincidences all line up around the same time. For
My EC2 Instance - The First 1000 Days (April 11, 2011)Cloud Foundry makes "Clouds...
Amazon released a summary of the Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS service disruption in the US East Region today.
These so caled “stuck” volumes and stuck EC2 instances, well those were...
If you have any involvement with Amazon Web Services stuff, you’ll probably find this of interest:
New AWS SDKs for Mobile Development (Android and iOS)
The AWS SDK for Android and the AWS SDK for iOS provide developers with access to storage...
With full credit to the Geek and Poke blog, the funniest nerd cartoon I have seen all year!