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Economics of Application Virtualization on AWS

by Saul Caganoff on  Jun 30, 2013

Most users of Amazon EC2 use the service inefficiently with only a 15% utilization of the infrastructure. The most effective way to use EC2 is by running many applications in large memory reserved instances. James Watters describes how the new architecture of Cloud Foundry uses Linux Control Groups to optimise efficiency and reduce costs by up to a factor of 10.

How Netflix Deploys Code

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 13, 2013 3

Netflix deploys a hundred times per day, without the use of Chef or Puppet, without a quality assurance department and without release engineers. To do this, Netflix built an advanced in-house PaaS (Platform as a Service) that allows each team to deploy their own part of the infrastructure whenever they want, however many times they require.

Google Extends Their Services with Cloud SQL

by Abel Avram on  Jun 07, 2013 1

Google is making MySQL available in the cloud as a fully managed service, including a JSON API for programmatic management.

NuoDB 1.1 Targets .NET Developers

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2013 2

NuoDB 1.1 includes a ADO.NET driver, LINQ and EF providers, support for Windows 64-bit and Azure, performance improvements.

Zend Developer Pulse 2013 Survey Emphasises on HTML5, Geolocation and Amazon Web Services

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 28, 2013

Zend, the company which builds PHP platform has released the results of its annual Developer Pulse 2013 survey and it indicates the growth of HTML5, native apps, Objective C, Java, Geo-location support, Amazon Web Services including general work habits of developers.

Netflix: Dystopia as a Service

by Saul Caganoff on  May 22, 2013

A keynote presentation by Adrian Cockroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix, describes the Netflix "Cloud Native" architecture and the trade-off between the Utopia of perfection versus the new engineering challenge of building highly agile and highly available services from ephemeral and often broken components.

Microsoft Makes Infrastructure Cloud Generally Available, Matches AWS Prices

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 16, 2013

Today, Microsoft took their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud product – called Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – out of preview and made it available to the general public. Microsoft is entering a crowded IaaS market but they’ve committed to matching cloud leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) on price while also promising enterprise-class SLAs and services.

Got Node? AWS Latest Cloud to Offer Node.js Application Services

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 29, 2013

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team recently added support for Node.js to its Elastic Beanstalk service, giving it an industry-leading set of supported platforms. AWS has joined a crowded field of Node.js-friendly clouds and will attempt to differentiate themselves through integration with other top AWS services.

Cloud Optimization Takes Center Stage with Free Microsoft, AWS Services

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 11, 2013

While a cottage industry has grown around providing services to optimize cloud usage and costs, large cloud providers themselves are beginning to promote their own optimization offerings. Microsoft recently purchased a cloud performance management company and made its product free to customers. Competitor AWS is aggressively promoting their own “Trusted Advisor” program with a free trial period.

Vagrant Support for Amazon AWS and Rackspace

by Matthias Marschall on  Mar 08, 2013

HashiCorp's latest addition to support Amazon AWS and Rackspace as providers for Vagrant enables new usage scenarios: for the first time it will be possible to spin up Virtual Machines in the cloud instead of the developer's desktop.

List & Label 18 with Touch, Top-N-Reporting and In-memory Databases

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 23, 2013 2

List & Label 18 recently released by combit provides support for back side printing, NuGet, cross page export including integration with Amazon web services and Visual Studio 2012.

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Tools For Windows PowerShell

by Matthias Marschall on  Jan 18, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released tools for the Windows PowerShell scripting environment to enhance support for Windows administrators' management of cloud infrastructure.

Architecture, Strategy at Center of First AWS Conference

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 07, 2012

Last week, 6,000 attendees from around the globe were in Las Vegas, NV for the first-ever Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. InfoQ was there to interview thought leaders and identify the key messages of the conference.

Amazon Embraces Node.js

by Abel Avram on  Dec 05, 2012

Amazon has released a developer preview SDK for deploying JavaScript applications running on Node.js. The development kit comes as a NPM module (ZIP) which is installed on Node.js then called in order to access a number of AWS services: EC2, S3, DynamoDB, and Simple Workflow.

Amazon Makes Compelling Case for Hosting and Processing Your Big Data

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 03, 2012

The AWS team has announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a cloud-hosted data warehouse whose cost and capabilities are poised to disrupt the industry. In addition, AWS revealed two new massive compute instance types, and a data integration tool called Data Pipeline.

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