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[22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Caching With Play 2, Heroku and CloudFront | ]

In this blog post, James Ward explains how you can use the Amazon CloudFront CDN, Heroku and Play 2 to transparently edge cache static assets. The blog provides a complete step-by-step example that starts by creating a new Play 2 application. This application is then deployed on the cloud with Heroku. Then CloudFront is setup to serve the static assets.

[14 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on HP Delivers New Virtualization Solutions for Cloud Computing | ]

HP today announced new virtualization software solutions that simplify, automate and secure the movement of virtual machines (VMs) and data in cloud environments, providing clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities.

[7 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans Preview | ]

In this blog post, Markus Eisele provides an evaluation of the Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans that is currently in an “Early Access” phase. He provides a step by step process on how to use the service and some feedback on its current version which is not publicly available for the moment.

[3 May 2012 | Comments Off on Using Amazon DynamoDB | ]

Amazon presents its DynamoDB as a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. It is designed to address the core problems of database management, performance, scalability, and reliability. Grig Gheorghiu has written two blog posts where he shares his experience starting to use this database.

[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Moving SQL Azure Servers | ]

A new feature has been added to the Windows Azure Management Portal to enable moving SQL Azure servers between different subscriptions. This blog post proposes a detailed process on how to use the move server feature of Windows Azure. It remind us that moving a SQL Azure server does not involve a physical move of the SQL Azure server or databases, but only changes the association of the SQL Azure server from one subscription to another.

[6 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on 12 Architecture Guidelines for Cloud Applications | ]

The Cloud offers the ability to launch server instances, support increasing traffic, create load balancer instances, and provision TB of storageĀ in seconds. This blog post discusses architectural issues that you should consider when diving into cloud system implementation.

[23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Best Practices for MongoDB | ]

The Engine Yard Data Team shares in this blog post its the best practices for MongoDB. The team had assisted several customers with custom MongoDB environments and discovered during this process a variety of potentially problematic settings.

[16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Using Google Cloud SQL | ]

This blog post provides information on how to use the Google Cloud SQL database on Google App Engine. Google Cloud SQL is web service that allows you to create, configure and use relational databases with Google App Engine applications. It is a fully-managed service that maintains, manages and administers your databases. The service is currently in limited preview.

[5 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Rapid Cloud Foundry Deployments with Maven | ]

The Cloud Foundry team has released the Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to integrate with applicationsā€™ development lifecycle, including deployment to the cloud. The same Maven plugin can be used to manage application pushes and updates to any Cloud Foundry instance. This blog post explains how you can build and deploy your application simply with the Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin.

[14 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Deploying Rails 3.1 Applications to Engine Yard Cloud | ]

How do you deploy Rails 3.1 Applications to Engine Yard Cloud? Michael Latta shares in this blog post his knowledge on how to deploy new and existing Rails 3.1 projects on the Engine Yard Cloud. He proposes a list of questions that you should ask yourself and gives guidance on what to do with the answers.