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Google Compute Engine joins the party

Posted by Chris on June 28, 2012






IaaS finally arrives from Google via the Google Compute Engine, announced at Google I/O. Unlike their existing PaaS solution, Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine will hopefully provide Amazon with additional competition at a larger scale then what Microsoft Azure’s will provide. RightScale also provides support via their cloud management solution. Quick scans of users […]

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Cloud Middleware and WS-BPEL

Posted by Chris on June 20, 2012






In our organization we work extensively with middleware doing traditional integration but also bridging SaaS based solutions to private clouds. In these cases, an on-premise middleware solution is used to bridge the various APIs. Examples of this would be Salesforce.com to a locally hosted Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Cloud middleware although not new, is becoming […]

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Interesting Cloud Trends in Pricing and Access

Posted by Chris on June 20, 2012






Back when we started using AWS in 2010, the bill for a SaaS solution we were working on was heavily tilted towards the RDS costs. As AWS has continued to grow, the costs are being driven down, similar to the Walmart price commercials. Recently AWS has announced a micro RDS instance for approximately 10 dollars […]

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RightScale your cloud

Posted by Chris on June 8, 2012






This past week, we spent time learning about RightScale in preparation for work with several clients. The SaaS product provides a very comprehensive solution for managing your public, hybrid and private cloud infrastructure. As part of the solution, there are several key points that I came out of the class with. In the current world […]

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Automated Build using SVN, Maven and Bamboo

Posted by Chris on June 4, 2012






When developing JAX-WS or JAX-RS services, automation should be considered to simplify the build process and move the service to its deployment platform. There are several solutions that can be considered for build services when using Java such as Hudson, Jenkins, Cruise Control and Atlassian Bamboo. This post will focus on Atlassian’s solution. The following […]

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