Cloud Management Roundup – Orchestration vs PaaS vs CMP
Orchestration? PaaS, CMP? Feeling confused? Read the definitive breakdownn and comparison of cloud management platforms.
An Application-Centric Approach to DevOps
Matt Jaynes, Founder of DevOps University, wrote a great post on Hacker News, What is Continuous Deployment, in which he points out one of challenges that many people gloss over when they embark on their DevOps journey. In a nutshell, Matt was saying that, “You should get your house in order before aspiring to do
Disaster Recovery On Demand
In this post we outline a pattern for implementing the Warm Disaster Recovery pattern across two Amazon EC2 regions. Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Accomplishing a suitable disaster recovery strategy is crucial to many enterprises. However, the means to achieve an appropriate level of redundancy is challenging given the stark financial and technical tradeoffs it
DevOps, PaaS and Everything in Between
This month Amazon announced AWS OpsWorks, which is the result of their acquisition of Peritor and the embedding of its Scalarium platform within AWS. OpsWorks is a new framework for simplifying the deployment of applications on the cloud. Given that Amazon already has a few frameworks automating application deployment, such as CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk, I
GigaSpaces And Storm Part 1 – Storm Clouds
Introduction Real-time processing is becoming very popular, and Storm is a popular open source framework and runtime used by Twitter for processing real-time data streams. Storm addresses the complexity of running real time streams through a compute cluster by providing an elegant set of abstractions that make it easier to reason about your problem domain
Cloudifying High Availability
The following is Part 1 of 2 on architecting highly available cloud applications using Cloudify. The first part introduces the concepts, challenges, and solutions to achieve highest levels of availability and disaster recovery in the cloud. The second part revisits the concept to provide a solution architecture and demo source code showing a real-world scenario
Enterprises Taking Off to the Cloud(s)
Cloud Deployment: the enterprise angle The Cloud is no longer the exclusive realm of the young and small start up companies. Enterprises are now joining the game and examining how to migrate their application ecosystem to the cloud. A recent survey conducted by research firm MeriTalk showed that one-third of respondents say they plan to
Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale – The Cloudify Way
In my previous post Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale, I pointed out the reasons for moving Enterprise workloads to the cloud. I also argued that the current approach doesn’t work, as we need to think of moving apps not as one-off projects, or as an afterthought, but at a large-scale.
Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale
Cloud has quickly become a disruptive technology, with the main disruption being a revolution in the way in which organizations run their IT. The poster child for these cloud discussions was often the new Web 2.0 companies such as Google and Amazon who have been true pioneers in this new and emerging world. Quite often
The Bay Area Chef User Group – Chef as a foundation for PaaS – How Cloudify Uses Chef
h2. For those who didn’t make it out to the Chef User Group meetup on October 19th at 6:30PM PST at Survey Monkey’s HQ, below is a recording of the session that was presented. Follow Sharone on Twitter!