Posted by: Tim Zeller | June 16, 2014

The cloud computing market includes so many players and technologies that measuring its actual size can be difficult. This year alone, there was a Skyhigh Networks report estimating that shadow IT was 10 times the size of known cloud usage. And although Google Trends has shown a leveling-off of searches for the term "cloud computing," this is likely a sign of growing familiarity with the benefits of cloud computing rather than declining interest.

So how big is cloud computing? Some...

Posted by: David Kavanagh | June 16, 2014

At Eucalyptus, we’ve leveraged the existing compute infrastructure to deploy some new services. For example, ELB and our imaging service user workers that run as instances. This is useful because the cloud administrator won’t need to configure new machines to handle these tasks. The workers can be dynamically provisioned on top of existing infrastructure and that’s what cloud is all about! The management console can be deployed on top of Eucalyptus as well. In fact, using ELB and Autoscaling...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | June 13, 2014

There's really no straightforward answer to "private or public cloud?," since no two organizations have the same requirements for security, control and application performance. In many instances, the best path forward is hybrid infrastructure, which provides all the benefits of cloud computing - elasticity, self-service and the like - with added mechanisms for controlling when and where workloads run.

Gartner vice president Milind Govekar recently outlined why the hybrid cloud - i.e...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | June 13, 2014

CoreOS is a Linux distribution that allows easy deployment of Docker environments.  With CoreOS, users have the ability to deploy clustered Docker environments,  or deploy zero downtime applications.  Recently, I have blogged about how to deploy and use Docker on Eucalyptus cloud environments. This blog will focus on how to leverage cloud-init configuration with a CoreOS EMI to manage instance storage that will be used by Docker containers on Eucalyptus 4.0.  The same cloud-init...

Posted by: David Kavanagh | June 12, 2014

As developers, we sometimes run into problems that are somewhat… challenging. That’s part of the fun of writing code though. I like trying to find clever ways to solve a problem. This was the case when trying to integrate memcached into the Eucalyptus Management Console.

Version 4.0 of the console uses Gunicorn which utilizes separate worker processes to handle requests. To implement any kind of effective caching, we’d need a shared cache. Memcached is a pretty obvious choice. Since...


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