Virtualization Security in Cloud Computing

Bringing VMs (virtual machines) onto the cloud has become increasingly popular. Recent years have seen great advancements in both cloud computing and virtualization. On one hand there is the ability to pool various resources to provide software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. At its most basic, this is what describes cloud computing. …

NoOps, DevOps and PaaS

In this article, Lucas Carlson, Adron Hall discuss the relationship between the NoOps, DevOps and PaaS trends in software infrastructure. They start with some definitions. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provide a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. NoOps means no operational …

Building a Cloud Service on a Cloud Infrastructure

SimpleGeo provides hosted services for location-aware applications, one of which is a cloud spatial database. The competitive features of our database include built-in scaling, high availability and data redundancy. Come hear how we are harnessing various open source software and cloud services to back up the promises made to our …

Chef First Steps

In this blog post, Gareth Rushgrove explains the first steps on how to install a package with Chef. Chef is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. It makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout the entire infrastructure, combining the fundamental elements of …

Puppet and Chef for Cloud Computing

This Business Week article explores the background behind Puppet and Chef competition to become the reference tool in Cloud computing software infrastructure management. Both Opscode’s Chef and Puppet Labs’s Putt are open source. The companies make money by selling enterprise versions of the core technology and by charging for advice …