What DevOps Can Do About Cloud's Predictable Provisioning Problem
Go ahead. Name a cloud environment that doesn't include load balancing as the
key enabler of elastic scalability. I've got coffee... so it's good, take
Exactly. Load balancing - whether implemented as traditional high
availability pairs or clustering - provides the means by which applications
(and infrastructure, in many cases) scale horizontally. It is load balancing
that is at the heart of elastic scalability models, and that provides a means
to ensure availability and even improve performance of applications.
But simple load balancing alone isn't enough. Too many environments and
architectures are wont to toss a simple, network-based solution at the
problem and call it a day. But rudimentary load balancing techniques that
rely solely on a set of metrics are doomed to fail eventually. Th... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that
consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise
mobility in Asia. Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for
enterprise mobility between now and 2016.
M2M industry executive Derick Tsang will bring his knowledge of M2M and
telecommunications to the Asia Pacific region for Telit Wireless Solutions.
The company has created a new “president of the Asia Pacific region”
position for Tsang, and he will be responsible for South Korea, China, India,
Southeast Asia, Taiwan and... (more)
Anyone who’s been around cryptography for a while understands that secure
key management is a critical foundation for any security strategy involving
encryption. Back in the day it was SSL, and an entire industry of solutions
grew up specifically aimed at protecting the key to the kingdom – the
master key. Tamper-resistant hardware devices are still required for some US
Federal security standards under the FIPS banner, with specific security
protections at the network and software levels providing additional assurance
that the ever important key remains safe.
In many cases it’s ... (more)
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most
interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile
money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each
week. I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.
According to a new Forrester Research report, mobile banking will reach 108
million users in the U.S. by 2017, approximately 46 percent of all U.S. bank
account holders. Read Original Content
Smartphones will drive more than $730 billion worth of purchases over the
next five years, acco... (more)
Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the
most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run
across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects
market numbers and trends.
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