Having spent years running 24×7 internet-facing production systems, I find that the monitoring element of an application delivery environment is often the last item to be addressed and built outside of the application delivery architecture. As we continue to build our application delivery infrastructure in the cloud, having a good monitoring strategy will allow us to arm ourselves with the… Read more →
Cloud computing concept is transforming the IT industry and shaping the IT service delivery into a pay-as-you-grow model. Here’s a whitepaper from Cisco on Cisco-powered “network clouds”. Thought I’d share some keypoints / highlights… Abstraction of physical hardware (virtualization) & the ability to share common resources among users (multi-tenancy) are at the heart of cloud computing. It is with virtualization… Read more →
InfiBase researched top 500,000 websites (based on Quantcast metrics) and their usage of cloud services. While EC2 showed a 9% growth from July to August, less than 1% of all the sites use cloud for infrastructure services.
As Data Center infrastructures become more virtualized, the desire for virtualized network services increases. We see 2 types of offerings: virtual appliances delivered in a VM image, such as the Netscaler VPX from Citrix hardware appliances that can be virtualized, such as Cisco ACE or ASA
Looks like HotPads.com has abandoned traditional hosting and moved into Amazon’s elastic compute cloud (EC2). This is a trend that I’ve been following in the web space.