The Next Web took place last week in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With more than 3,500 participants, it’s one of the biggest technology conferences in Europe. This recap looks at the most interesting news that came out of the two day conference.
At the Amazon Web Services AWS Summit London, Werner Vogels shared nine patterns of cloud adoption that AWS have observed from its customer base over the past nine years of operation. Vogels suggested that the ease of operation, low cost and additional value-add business services provided by cloud vendors mean that organisations must embrace the cloud in order to stay competitive.
Google has published the paper "Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg", unveiling details on a technology that was very little spoken about in the past.
Google has recently published a paper providing architectural guidelines for creating a scalable and resilient solution running on their cloud platform. This article digests the respective paper extracting the main ideas and advice. These guidelines can be used with minor changes for deploying web applications on other clouds.
Luke Marsden stated at QCon London 2015, that although Docker containers provide a very useful deployment mechanism for development and test, the absence of host mobility for containers with state may provide problems in production deployments. The open source Flocker tool provides a mechanism to overcome this by allowing stateful containers to be moved between hosts.
Docker Inc, have released initial versions of their Machine, Swarm and Compose tool set for orchestrating Docker-based distributed applications. The Docker blog states that the current releases are not yet production-ready, but feedback from the community is being requested.
Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. have released a Ruby ‘fog-azure’ gem to provide Microsoft Azure support for the Fog cloud services library.
The Config Management Camp featured a panel with Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of HashiCorp and creator of Terraform, Gareth Rushgrove, senior software engineer at Puppet Labs, and John Keiser, development lead at Chef, discussing creation of infrastructure from code and cloud resources and APIs.
Mobile devices often contain both personal and corporate data. When these devices use cloud services with an "always on" internet connection the risk of security breaches increases says Jeff Crume. An interview on mobile security threats, increasing adherence to security policies, using mobile devices to collaborate efficiently, effectively and secure, and deploying enterprise mobile security.
Mesosphere have released an alpha version of Mesos-DNS, an open source service discovery framework for cloud environments running applications on the Apache Mesos cluster manager.
The Google Cloud Platform team started an article series to share its views on container, leveraging their 10-year experience on the technology. Google's first two articles provide an overview of the topic. They explain the rationale behind container clusters and their defining traits. Along the way, they show how it all applies to Kubernetes.
Shippable recently announced its new platform in the virtualization space, which now supports containerized workflows
At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. Additional support for Elastic Transcoder was added in late November.
Just in time for holiday shopping, Google is getting its cloud platform ready to host eCommerce workloads.
James Gosling, creator of the Java language, and Bruno Souza, Brazilian SouJava JUG founder and Java Champion, will be joining Java/PHP cloud-host Jelastic . InfoQ speaks to Gosling, Souza, and Jelastic CEO, Ruslan Synytsky about the new relationships.
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