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Robert Sheldon

An Introduction to the OpenPOWER Foundation

In a bid to challenge Intel's dominance of high performance computing environments, IBM have introduced OpenPOWER, a flexible open-source framework based on their POWER processor architecture. Robert Sheldon looks at the potential of this new platform. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

Azure Event Hubs

If you need to receive and process a large volume of packets of data, such as telemetry, or event-log items, it may be worth considering Azure Event hubs. They aren't like traditional messaging but represent more of a stripped down one-way event processing system for large volumes of data. It could represent a good solution to an ever-present problem, but is it ready for production use? Rob Sheldon investigates. Read more...

Matt Milner

Azure BizTalk Services: BizTalk in Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Matt Milner continues his series on BizTalk services in Azure, focusing this article on using BizTalk deployed in an Infrastructure as a Service model. Read more...

Mike Martin

Azure Virtual Machines Part 0: A VM Primer

Mike Martin provides an introduction to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in this first article in his series on the topic. Read more...

Wely Lau

Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 2)

We continue our introduction of the Azure IaaS by discussing how images and disks are used in the Azure Virtual Machine, and then show how to attach disks to virtual machines. Read more...

Ming Lee

Amazon Web Services and managing our EBS volumes effectively

With Amazon Web Services, you might find that a large Amazon Machine Image (AMI) as with over 1 TB, taken as a snapshot can take two days or more. If so, it is time to change your backup strategy and manage your EBS volumes as efficiently as possible Read more...

Wely Lau

Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 1)

Windows Azure started out purely as a PaaS (Platform as- a Service). Since then, it has responded to market demands by introducing Windows Azure Virtual Machine (WAVM) in which the virtual machine is persistent. Read more...

Roger Jennings

Google Compute Engine: A Viable Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competitor

Google Compute Engine (GCE) seems to be an extraordinary entry into the IaaS marketplace, but currently immature, and bare-bones. What makes the GCE interesting is that Google has demonstrated that it can scale up reliable networked operations. Read more...

Shameer

Introduction to Route 53

AWS’s DNS service, called Route 53, is a reliable and cost effective service for managing your domain. It has a simple RESTful API for managing them in the command-line. Read more...

Jason Nappi

A private cloud that isn’t really a cloud at all

Virtualization certainly has advantages, but using a private cloud means a lot of configuration, troubleshooting, and management; and you still get CPU, memory, and disk space constraints. Private Cloud feels more like traditional hosting than the silver bullet one is led to expect. Read more...

Shameer

Introduction to OpenStack

OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform based on Linux. It aims to allow organisations to run cloud services on standard hardware, with interoperability between cloud services such as Amazon AWS. Read more...

Craig Box

Amazon elevates Eucalyptus to the big leagues

Eucalyptus is a rival to the open-source OpenStack as a software platform for private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Like OpenStack, it supports Amazon AWS APIs, and so is ideal for hybrid clouds. Is support from Amazon going to make it more attractive to paying customers? Read more...

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Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 2)
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An Introduction to Windows Azure BLOB Storage
 Azure BLOB storage is persistent Cloud data storage that serves a variety of purposes. Mike Wood shows... Read more...

An Introduction to Windows Azure Table Storage
 Windows Azure Tables are intended for the storage of large amounts of schemaless data. Tables are just... Read more...

Managing session state in Windows Azure: What are the options?
 Because you can't maintain session state for ASP.NET applications in Azure using the default in-process... Read more...

Windows Azure Management Certificates
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