[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Slow Cloud Adoption for Software Applications

As Cloud computing is currently the main trend in IT infrastructure, you can wonder if companies are moving the software applications that they internally developed to the Cloud. The software development magazine Methods & Tools has recently asked its readers if their organization were hosting their software applications on a cloud infrastructure.

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[15 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Chef has announced that Rackspace is using Enterprise Chef for its DevOps Service. Rackspace DevOps Automation Service helps developers and IT operations teams automate the scaling of hybrid cloud infrastructure and the speedy deployment of fast-growing applications. As part of this service, Rackspace now offers Enterprise Chef as the automation platform for managing both your infrastructure and applications.

[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Running applications in the cloud presents a set of interesting new problems, constraints and opportunities. In this talk, attendees will learn how best to deploy, run and manage their Spring applications in the Amazon cloud.

[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Improve, validate, iterate. Current development practices promote avoiding waste – a challenging task, especially in a traditional infrastructure. With programmatic control over your environment, Amazon Web Services lets you optimize the infrastructure as needed and treat it as another versionable aspect of your application.

[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

As Cloud Computing is becoming a mainstream infrastructure for enterprise software, more and more companies are migrating to cloud platforms. This article discusses the differences between public and private clouds. It also explains the different options that are available to run private clouds.

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Trustwave has announced the acquisition of Cenzic. The acquisition brings together Cenzic’s dynamic application security testing technologies with Trustwave’s cloud-based application, database and network penetration testing and scanning services. The combination will create one of the industry’s broadest, integrated security testing platforms designed to help businesses rapidly identify and address security weaknesses, thereby significantly helping to reduce threats and risks.

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Skytap has announced the general availability of Skytap SaaS-based dev/test environments built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Development and test teams at any enterprise can now use Skytap to rapidly build and test software in environments that mirror their AWS production environments. With this release, Skytap now supports native AWS and VMware workloads, providing customers with the highest level of flexibility for accelerating cloud adoption within the enterprise.

[13 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

KuroBase, Inc., a provider of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solutions for Couchbase, announced it has released the first complete Heroku add-on for Couchbase. KuroBase has also released a set of developer tools including Heroku build-packs and New Relic instrumentation. Together, they enable developers to rapidly deploy and test Couchbase-powered applications. KuroBase has made these tools freely available.

[11 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Incapsula has announced the first cloud-based integrated, Layer 7-aware, global and local load balancer to provide true in-datacenter and cross-datacenter load balancing, as well as automatic failover for disaster recovery. This new capability augments Incapsula’s Application Security, DDoS Mitigation and Content Delivery Network capabilities to provide customers with a comprehensive Cloud-based Application Delivery Service.

[10 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

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[6 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

The cloud is penetrating every technology organization and almost every software product or service. The cloud affects everything inside development, bringing profound changes to how engineers build, test, release, and maintain software and systems. Sharing his experiences at Microsoft working on the Bing search engine, Ken Johnston reveals how they devised and implemented a test-oriented architecture (TOA) at every layer within their product solution.