Articles Tagged with PAAS

Agile Cloud Development

Can you Pivot to Pivotal?

Agile Cloud Development

At EMCworld 2013, one of the big stories was Pivotal and it’s importance to the EMC2 family and the future of computing. Pivotal is geared to provide the next generation of computing. According to EMC2 have gone past the Client-Server style to a scale-out, scale-up, big data, fast data Internet of Things form of computing. The real question however, is how can we move traditional business critical applications to this new model, or should we? Is there migration path one can take?

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CloudComputing

Public Cloud Reality: Support Responsibility

CloudComputing

The Public Cloud Reality around support responsibility is not something often considered, instead we are looking at SLAs, legal documents, compliance documents, and many other items. Do we consider who is ultimately responsible when something goes wrong within the cloud? Is your Cloud provider a full partner or do they limit themselves to a small subset of the implementation? Do they have 24/7 support will be covered by the SLA, but what type of support? How qualified are the clouds support teams to help you with your application’s problems? Who is responsible?

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CloudComputing

King of the Cloud

CloudComputing

Which cloud service will be king of the cloud? Cloud computing has taken off in functionality and practicality over the last few years, so that now we have three fully defined service models of cloud computing:

  1.        Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  2.        Platform as a service (PaaS)
  3.        Software as a service (SaaS)

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Agile Cloud Development

Waratek – forget VMware, just virtualize the JVM

Agile Cloud Development

Waratek is a one-off company with a disruptive technology (remember VMware was like this once) that forces you to reset your undertanding of how things could work.  Waratek’s big idea is that you virtualize as high up the stack as you can because that gives you the best benefit in terms of sharing infrastructure. So rather than replicating operating systems on a hypervisor accessing shared hardware, you simply replicate as small a part as possible of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  Everything else (hardware, operating system and most of the JVM) is shared.

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