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Posted by: Tim Zeller | April 17, 2014

Adoption of public cloud is undoubtedly taking off. A survey of 1,100 enterprises and SMBs, conducted by RightScale and released this month, discovered that almost 90 percent of respondents were using a public cloud platform in some capacity. Companies are investing in cloud services in order to speed up application development and testing and enable generally easy access to compute, storage and networking resources.

Amazon Web Services was the clear leader among public cloud...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | April 15, 2014

This week we will be rounding up news mostly about Eucalyptus, hybrid cloud, open source software and the ways in which economical, scalable and high-performing cloud computing solutions enable efficient business operations. Organizations are continually looking for ways to pair remotely hosted resources with on-premises infrastructure so that they can minimize the cost of each workload while still having the public cloud as a spillover option.

An AWS hybrid cloud via Eucalyptus lets...

Posted by: Vika Felmetsger | April 10, 2014
One of the most scariest bugs (CVE-2014-0160) has been recently discovered in the OpenSSL cryptographic library. From heartbleed.com:
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications,...
Posted by: Tim Zeller | April 2, 2014

Organizations have more incentive than ever before to adopt an AWS hybrid cloud. Infrastructure-as-a-service prices are steadily falling even as the number and variety of associated public cloud services are growing.

Setting Up Small Footprints of AWS-compatible Private Cloud Infrastructure

Amazon Web Services continues to add features at breathtaking pace, and its increasing versatility and security make it the de facto choice for many organizations that need the public cloud....

Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | April 2, 2014

When looking for a summary of a git repository’s history, the output of git log isn’t always as informative as one might like. It displays every commit in chronological order, which effectively hides the changes that merges bring in. It is also quite verbose, showing complete log messages, author info, commit hashes, and so on, drowning us with so much info that only a few commits will fit on the screen at once. After supplying the command with the right cocktail of options, though, its...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | April 1, 2014

There was plenty of cloud news last week, as the Amazon Web Services Summit got underway in San Francisco and added more fuel to public cloud providers' ongoing competition over features and pricing. With the cost of infrastructure plummeting (both AWS, Google and Microsoft recently announced major price cuts), industry executives and observers have debated whether the public cloud can eventually become inexpensive enough for organizations to run most workloads on it.

The aftermath...

Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | March 31, 2014

To unlock a disk that is encrypted with OS X’s FileVault feature one needs to type in the password that belongs to any user on the machine who is allowed to unlock the disk. The system then boots and helpfully logs you in as that user. In general that is probably a convenient little feature, but for me it just makes things awkward — I want to use different passwords for unlocking the disk and logging into my user account. To make that work I have to create a second account dedicated to...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | March 25, 2014

Starting with this entry, we'll be kicking off each week with a round-up of current news about Eucalyptus and the cloud industry as a whole, as well as an overview of recent Eucalyptus blog posts. We'll touch upon main topics such as public, private and AWS hybrid cloud, controlling IT costs, DevOps and agile development. Without further ado, let's recap some of the highlights from last week.

The Cloud and Downtime: How Can Companies Mitigate Cost and Maintain Continuity?

In an...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | March 24, 2014

hspencer77:

Great blog discussing how to use Motherbrain, Chef and Eucalyptus.

Originally posted on Testing Clouds at 128bpm:

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus cookbook which allows for...

Posted by: Vic Iglesias | March 24, 2014

 

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus cookbook which allows for standardized deployments of Eucalyptus using Chef. This functionality has already been implemented in MicroQA using individual calls to Knife (the Chef command line interface) for each machine...

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