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Accelerate Your Cloud Migration with RiverMeadow and Turbonomic

Posted by Ben Yemini on Nov 28, 2016 10:34:22 AM

For many organizations the cloud holds a promise of delivering better applications faster and some even argue more securely. While private clouds democratize access to the underlying compute, storage and network resources presented by a hypervisor they also introduce unpredictable demand on the underlying environment often slowing down the time to get resources up and ready for end-users to leverage.

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Topics: News, Cloud

The Open Guide to Amazon Web Services

Posted by Eric Wright on Nov 11, 2016 9:13:13 AM

One of the biggest challenges in looking over the Amazon Web Services catalog of available products, is understanding what everything is, and how it all works.  Both individual guides and inter-service guides are spread around the internet.  This makes searching out the right guides a challenge in many cases, until the open-guides came along!

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Topics: Cloud

Microsoft is Getting Busy on GitHub

Posted by Eric Wright on Nov 4, 2016 1:45:31 PM

I’ve seen a few tweets around about Microsoft and the open source journey, and it made me take a look back at the Microsoft account on GitHub to see whether there was something that I’d missed. Whether or not there are all new projects loading up onto GitHub or not, there as absolutely a lot going on in a lot of different repositories. This is great!

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Topics: Cloud

Serverless Computing: Oxymoron or the Next Big Cloud Play?

Posted by Murphy Vandervelde on Oct 31, 2016 11:14:12 AM

What is “Serverless Computing”

By now we are all familiar with the terms SaaS, IaaS and PaaS but prepare yourself for a new wave of offerings “as a service”. Serverless computing, Event Driven Computing or Function as a Service (FaaS for short) is an emerging trend that cloud providers are offering to their clientele. While the name sounds counterintuitive, servers are still involved but in a revolutionarily different way.

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Topics: Cloud

Thinking Cloud - IT as a Cost Per Unit

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 28, 2016 8:40:10 AM

There was a very interesting conversation at an event I attended the other day.  The focus was around getting to the cloud.  Questions that came up were the usual ones that you would expect, including the classic “what is the ROI with the public cloud?"

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Topics: Cloud

Introducing Cloud Cost Compare - Where to Run Your Next App

Posted by Ben Yemini on Oct 20, 2016 8:45:25 AM

Today there are more choices than ever of where and how to run applications. Virtualization has made it easy to spin up a VM, containers make deployment even faster and public cloud services remove the need to procure, rack and mount hardware altogether.

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Topics: News, Cloud

The hidden costs of Public Cloud Providers: The risk of not getting Azure right in the Enterprise

Posted by Eric Bannon on Oct 18, 2016 9:05:45 AM

Last year was the year of the Openstack. People talked about it, they deployed it, they tested it, and they had grandiose plans on rolling it into production. Few in my experience succeeded on schedule or without technical challenges and difficulties in skill-set gaps on their teams. While this is still being leveraged in many of my customer accounts; I am finding more and more people gravitating to alternatives like Azure, AWS and for elastic compute and development project needs.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives, Cloud

Cost Optimization in the Cloud, Part 2 – The Four Pillars of Cloud Cost Optimization, Brought to You by AWS

Posted by Grace Murphy on Oct 17, 2016 9:00:55 AM

We've looked at traditional approaches to optimizing costs in AWS and why these tactics often fail. This week, we investigate what AWS recommends organizations consider when seeking to lower costs in the public cloud, based on a presentation given at the AWS Enterprise Summit in Boston.

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Topics: Cloud

It’s Newton Time! OpenStack Achieves Another Release Milestone - Part 2

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 14, 2016 5:56:23 PM

We covered a bit of the operational docs in our first article, but this is a chance to tap into a few of the actual technical features that have landed in Newton.  There are also some serious improvements in existing parts of the ecosystem which pack more reliability and resiliency into the infrastructure.

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Topics: Containers, Cloud

It’s Newton Time! OpenStack Achieves Another Release Milestone - Part 1

Posted by Eric Wright on Oct 10, 2016 1:14:49 PM

October 6th marked the calendar for the OpenStack community as release day for OpenStack Newton.  To start us off on learning about the OpenStack environment, a great job was done on what I’d say is the OpenStack 1-2-3.

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Topics: Containers, Cloud

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