Vagrant Cloud – Creating Vagrant Box Files for a VirtualBox Provider in AWS
This post was originally published on Developer.com. The Pain Point Many developers often need to create easily reproducible development environments – for anything from testing to troubleshooting, and even continued development across teams. To this end, many technologies have arisen to answer this need from Vagrant and VirtualBox, and even Docker in certain contexts.
Four Case Studies for Moving Mission Critical Apps to OpenStack
There’ve been various discussions in the community on OpenStack Interoperability and Portability. The discussions tend to be centralized around the future of the OpenStack API and whether or not it would make sense to support the AWS API on top of OpenStack to allow for better compatibility with the AWS environment. From a recent webinar
Openstack’s Third Birthday – A Recap With A Look Into The Future
OpenStack was first announced three years ago at the OSCON conference in Portland. I remember the first time I heard about the announcement and how it immediately caught my attention. Ever since that day, I have become a strong advocate of the technology. Looking back, I thought that it would be interesting to analyze why.
Amazon Marketplace – Not a Fair Play, Thoughts on an Open Marketplace Alternative with OpenStack
h3. The Promise of a Cloud Application Marketplace The cloud has clearly emerged as the new world. Today, we find ourselves in an era of land-grabbing in which everyone wants the bigger piece of this new world. Amazon has the advantage of being the first to grab. Others would like to follow in Amazon’s footsteps,
DevOps, PaaS and Everything in Between
This month Amazon announced AWS OpsWorks, which is the result of their acquisition of Peritor and the embedding of its Scalarium platform within AWS. OpsWorks is a new framework for simplifying the deployment of applications on the cloud. Given that Amazon already has a few frameworks automating application deployment, such as CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk, I
AWS Outage – Moving from Multi-Availability-Zone to Multi-Cloud
A couple of days ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a significant outage in their US-EAST-1 region. This has been the 5th major outage in that region in the past 18 months. The outage affected leading services such as Reddit, Netflix, Foursquare and Heroku. How should you architect your cloud-hosted system to sustain such outages?
Lessons From The Heroku Amazon Outage
Earlier this week we experienced the third significant AWS outage in the past 14 months, as reported by Justin Lee in his report Heroku, Pinterest Among Sites Knocked Offline in Amazon Data Center Outage on theWhirr magazine: An Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia suffered a power outage at 9:45 p.m. PDT on Thursday, causing some websites using AWS