Best Practices for Cloud Benchmarking and Performance Analysis

Learn how to measure the key performance-impacting metrics in a cloud-based application. With specific examples of good and bad tests, we make it clear how to get reliable measurements of CPU, memory, disk, and how to map benchmark results to your application. We also cover the importance of selecting tests …

Practical Approaches to Cloud-based High Availability

Although high availability (HA) is a complex activity, regardless of the application, clouds and their virtualization platforms actually make this objective simpler and more straightforward. Virtualization as an abstraction from the physical platform creates a new opportunity for HA. This article explores some of the practical approaches to cloud-based high …

Accelerate Web Content Delivery in the Cloud with Akamai

Browser-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications allow companies to connect quickly and easily with users all over the world. However, the ability to deliver these applications consistently, reliably and with high-performance becomes a critical success factor. This article addresses cloud application performance. They describe a solution that integrates SaaS …