Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types. http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/07/Benchmarking-5-Cloud-Platforms
This video offers a framework to analyze security issues and present a set of best practices toward implementing security in cloud-based applications.
This article and accompanying video walks through the steps for getting started with the AWS SDK for .NET, including installing the AWS SDK for .NET, creating new projects using project templates, running the packaged code samples, and getting help with development.
This tutorial describes one approach to using Amazon EC2’s Elastic Block Store (EBS) as a persistent storage mechanism for a production MySQL database server, including snapshot backup and restore.
This video presents how to connect the Salesforce SOAP Web Services API to Google App Engine for Java. The project includes an open source Web Service Client that has been completely ported to App Engine. This client is designed for high performance and will work with Force.com WSDL’s or other …
This video explores how to develop compelling web applications to manage hosted documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
How does the move to centralized services affect the security and reliability of users’ interactions with technology? What new threats are likely to emerge? How might provider behavior, user behavior, or government policy need to change in response to those threats? How does the “open source” ethos work in a …
Joyent asked Tim O’Reilly, Dan Farber, Matt Mullenweg, Jay Cross, Brian Solis, Kevin Marks, Steve Gillmor, Jeremy Tanner, Maggie Fox, Tom McGovern, Sam Lawrence, Stowe Boyd, David Tebbutt, Dave McClure, Chris Carfi, Vamshi Krishna and Rod Boothby the question: “What is Cloud Computing?”