Engine Yard Releases Cloud Management Framework Vertebra

by Mirko Stocker Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 21, 2009

Vertebra, announced at RailsConf 2008, has finally been released. Vertebra is a platform to develop and manage cloud applications. We talked to Engine Yard founder and architect Jayson Vantuyl about what Vertebra and its use of XMPP bring to the table.


Nanite: A Self Assembling Cluster of Ruby Processes

by Mirko Stocker Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 26, 2008

Nanite is Engine Yard's latest addition to their cloud computing strategy: a "self assembling cluster of ruby processes" to form the backend of highly scalable web applications. We talked to its developer Ezra Zygmuntowicz and also got some news about Vertebra.


Is AMQP on the way to providing real business interoperability?

by Steven Robbins Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 07, 2008 4

AMQP came from inside of JPMorgan, thanks to John O'Hara. But his vision was bigger than just a new way to do things internally. The standard and open source technologies around it have been gaining momentum. Jeff Gould and others shed some light on where AMQP came from, who is driving it, and where it might be going.


Beyond Polling? Consider PubSub, Push and MOM

by Gavin Terrill Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 28, 2008 2

You would expect a presentation entitled "Beyond REST? Building Data Services with XMPP PubSub" would have REST proponents up in arms. Instead, discussion was around the pros and cons of various PubSub alternatives.


Vertebra: EngineYard's Next Generation Cloud Computing Platform

by Mirko Stocker Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 08, 2008 3

At RailsConf 2008, Ezra Zygmuntowicz announced Vertebra, a next generation cloud computing platform that builds on Erlang, Ruby and XMPP. We talked to Ezra to learn about Vertebra, which will soon be open sourced.


Is XMPP the Future of Cloud Services?

by Gavin Terrill Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 28, 2008 1

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) has proven itself as a winner for instant messaging, but could it also be the protocol of choice for service integration in the future?

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