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  • Lessons on Cloud Management at Scale: An Interview With Randy Skopecek

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 15, 2014 1

    How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to Randy Skopecek, the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm, to find out more about operating at cloud scale. Running in the cloud after leaving their local data center, Randy and team learned some lessons about what really matters, and how to plan for management at scale.

  • Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

    by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

    Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

  • Book Review: Vagrant up and running

    by Matthias Marschall on  Sep 06, 2013

    Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality. In seven chapters he explains every aspect of Vagrant - from staring a default VM to extending it via plug-ins.

Debunking the Misconceptions around IPv6

Posted by Jim MacLeod on  Jan 08, 2013

In this article, Jim MacLeod of WildPackets addresses some of the misconceptions regarding IPv6 making the necessary transition process from the old and exhausted IPv4 slow and timid. 2

How to Succeed with an OpenStack or CloudStack Project

Posted by Dan Bode, Floyd Strimling on  Dec 14, 2012

Dan Bode, Puppet Labs, and Floyd Strimling, Zenoss, provide advice for those interested in starting an open source cloud project built on top of OpenStack or CloudStack platform.

PaaS Is The Word

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Nov 29, 2012

This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS. 1

Inside the Complexity of Delivering Cloud Computing

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Oct 03, 2012

This article answers the question, is cloud computing really all that hard? 2

The Wide Range of DevOps

Posted by Mitchell Hashimoto on  Sep 13, 2012

Mitchell expands on his DevOpsDays 2011 presentation proposing a roadmap for moving along the DevOps range from an isolated "black-box" ops culture to a collaborative "white-box" DevOps culture.

Is the Enterprise Ready for DevOps?

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 01, 2012

Enterprises have started to adopt DevOps. InfoQ asked experienced DevOps adopters about the organizational and technical obstacles still ahead for the movement to step into the enterprise world.

Cloud Computing Described Through The Analogy of (US) Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Jul 25, 2012

This article explains Cloud computing using the analogy of US Thanksgiving dinner. 1

DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Jun 13, 2012

With continued concerns regarding IT’s ability to meet the demands of the business in light of disruptive influences and a changing economic landscape DevOps might hold an answer. 1

Results from InfoQ 2012 User Survey

Posted by Nitin Bharti on  Apr 11, 2012

This article presents the results, reactions, and observations from the 2012 InfoQ User Survey. 2,850 people completed the survey providing detailed feedback on their areas of interest.

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