Posts Tagged ‘ AWS ’

Expand Your Thinking When Architecting in the Cloud

December 26, 2013
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agilecloud

I have been building solutions on AWS since 2008, and even though that sounds like a long time, I have still only scratched the surface of what is possible in the cloud. Every few weeks I get another “Aha” moment when I see problems solved with cloud architectures that would be either too hard, not…

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Recap — Taking On the Enterprise

November 15, 2013
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This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) held its second annual re:Invent conference. For the past two days, Amazon has been announcing a wide variety of feature enhancements to existing services as well as publicizing new services. Even before these announcements, AWS was so far ahead of their competition in features, customers, and rate of innovation…

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PaaSLane: Ensure Your Software Will Run on AWS

November 12, 2013
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CloudComputing

Cloud Technology Partners has just released its new PaaSLane for AWS, a software solution that analyses codebases and pinpoints issues that would likely cause problems if the code were to be deployed to Amazon Web Services or other elastic environments.

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Moving Past the OpenStack API Debate

October 2, 2013
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There has been a great deal of passionate debate over the last few months within the OpenStack community. There is one camp that is advocating for building APIs that are compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs, while the other camp argues for augmenting the existing OpenStack APIs. Those in favor of making the APIs…

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The Many Faces of PaaS

June 18, 2013
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The Many Faces of PaaS

By now, enterprises understand the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but there still is much confusion about Platform as a Service (PaaS). This confusion is one reason why enterprises have been slow to adopt PaaS. Why is there so much confusion? Because PaaS is still in its…

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Database as a Service: Agility vs. Control

June 7, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of database as a service (DBaaS) offerings that have entered the market place. IaaS providers like Amazon have released solutions such as RDS that automates database administration tasks in the area of scaling, replication, failover, backups, and more. There are a number…

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OpenShift — Pricing and Comparison to AWS

June 29, 2012
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CloudComputing

On June 26th,Red Hat announced a new version of OpenShift, and pricing for a future production offering (some time this year). You still can't buy it but if you were able to buy it you'd know exactly how much it could cost - at least if you could work out what a "gear" is. Pricing…

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Citrix announces IaaS Project Olympus built on OpenStack

May 31, 2011
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One of the most intriguing names that has hitherto been at the periphery of the OpenStack initiative is Citrix. Up until last week, Citrix's contribution was to ensure OpenStack ran on XenServer. However, this week at it's Synergy event, Citrix made some more sigificant announcements about Project Olympus, through which it aims to provide (in…

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Technically, the Amazon Cloud didn’t actually fail

April 29, 2011
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Amazon's Service Level Agreement (SLA) is so narrowly-drawn that it could easily be argued that the recent Elastic Block Store (EBS) outage wasn't a failure of Amazon Web Services at all. Anyone using EBS in a production environment was, arguably, reaping the fruits of their own folly. Of course they don't tell you when you…

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