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DigitalOcean Adds Floating IPs

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 30, 2015

DigitalOcean recently introduced floating IPs that can be manually reassigned to any Droplet – what DigitalOcean calls a virtual machine – within a data center. While neither novel nor a standalone high-availability solution, this service fills a gap for the fast-growing cloud provider.

Microsoft AzureCon Keynote Announcements

by Kent Weare on  Oct 20, 2015

On Thursday, October 1st Microsoft made several announcements regarding their Azure Platform. These announcement include 3 new Azure regions in India, GPU support, Security Center, IoT Suite and Container Service.

AWS Unveils 2TB X1 and T2.Nano EC2 Instances

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 13, 2015

At its re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services has unveiled two new instance types for its EC2 service: X1, sporting 2TB of memory, and T2.Nano, aimed to the lower end of compute requirements.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework

by Abel Avram on  Oct 06, 2015

Amazon has published the AWS Well-Architected Framework, a guide for architecting solutions for AWS, with design principles that apply to systems running on AWS or other clouds.

Q&A With Speakers of the Enterprise Java Track at the Upcoming JAX London

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Oct 01, 2015

In less than a couple of weeks, a new edition of JAX London will be held at the Business Design Centre. Running from 12th to 14th October, this year’s edition has 12 tracks, covering topics from Agile and Craftsmanship to Enterprise Development through DevOps, Cloud and deep-down Java. InfoQ talked to some of the speakers at the Enterprise Java track to get a glimpse of the contents of JAX London.

Salesforce Enters IoT Market

by Kent Weare on  Oct 01, 2015

At Salesforce’s recent Dreamforce conference, the company announced an upcoming IoT platform that will allow for the ingestion of real time data and turn it into actionable tasks across its suite of cloud based services.

Netflix’ Principles of Chaos Engineering

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2015

Based on their experience with arbitrarily shutting down servers or simulating the shutdown of an entire data center in production, Netflix has proposed a number of principles of chaos engineering.

Google Preemptible Virtual Machines are now out of Beta

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 20, 2015

A few months after its beta launch, Google has announced the general availability of preemptible virtual machines as part of the Google Compute Engine cloud. Preemptible VMs have a lower price than other types of VMs that Google offers, but they can be shut down at any moment by Google with a 30 sec warning.

Google's Cloud Dataflow Enters General Availability

by Kent Weare on  Sep 17, 2015

On August 12, Google announced that its big data processing service has reached general availability. This managed service allows customers to build pipelines that manipulate data prior to being processed by big data solutions. Cloud Dataflow supports both streaming and batch programming in a unified model.

Heroku Adds Private Spaces for Isolating Cloud Apps

by Richard Seroter on  Sep 16, 2015

Since being acquired by Salesforce five years ago, Heroku has continued to evolve as a developer-focused, standalone PaaS. The recent beta announcement of Heroku Private Spaces – included in the Heroku Enterprise bundle and part of the new Salesforce App Cloud – addresses a key Ops security concern while also bringing clarity to the question of how to use Salesforce and Heroku together.

Microsoft Azure Event Hubs Surpasses 1 Trillion Transactions in a Single Month

by Kent Weare on  Sep 09, 2015

The Microsoft Azure Event Hubs messaging service processed approximately 150 terabytes and 30 billion messages per day, or 375 000 messages per second, in June 2015, according to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus product team.

InfoQ China Establishes Container Technology Club

by Gary Guo on  Sep 03, 2015

On August 28, 2015, the first CNUTCon was held in Beijing. At the conference, Kevin Huo, the founder of Geekbang & InfoQ China, announced that InfoQ has joined forces with domestic front-line IT technology companies to establish the CNUT Container Technology Club.

AWS Simplifies Resource Access with VPC Endpoints, Initially Supporting S3

by Steffen Opel on  Aug 31, 2015

Amazon Web Services recently introduced VPC endpoints to enable a "private connection between your VPC and another AWS service without requiring access over the Internet, through a NAT instance, a VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect". VPC endpoint policies provide granular access control to other service's resources. Initially available are connections to S3, other services will be added later.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Factory

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 25, 2015 1

Any cloud provider that believes in data gravity is trying to make it easier to collect and store data in its facilities. To make data movement between cloud and on-premises endpoints easier, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Azure Data Factory (ADF).

Facebook’s Parse Open-sources its SDK for Android and iOS

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 16, 2015

Parse, Facebook-owned provider of a successful Mobile Backend as a service, has open-sourced its SDK for the iOS/OS X and Android platforms.

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