So you've spent a substantial amount of time writing, editing, and structuring your post on Google Docs and it's all ready to be published from WordPress. You copy paste your content into the WordPress text editor before realizing that everything needs to be re-configured yet again to fit in with the style of your blog....Read more
Surviving in the Public IaaS Cloud Market
If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market...Read more
Interview With an AWS Cloud Champion
Allow me to introduce a good friend, Peter Sankauskas, who I met through the AWS cloud community. Our level of cloud experience evolved with the expansion of the cloud, Amazon in particular, and we have both become prominent members of the AWS community. Having learned more about open source and development, I’d...Read more
5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security
Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of...Read more
How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January
The web is exploding with content and publications about the cloud and technology, which can make it challenging to garner attention for your own blog’s content. Consequently, we created Ideation, a tool that aggregates hundreds of thousands of articles from tech publishers ranging from giant tech blogs, such as TechCrunch, to...Read more
Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!
IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re...Read more
I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS
[GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards &...Read more
5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term
Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years... BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz - the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you...Read more
The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change
The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations....Read more
The Hybrid Cloud Exposed! 3 Challenges – 3 Insights
Last week, I was invited by Leaseweb to take part in a panel discussion about the evolution of the hybrid cloud. Alongside me sat Robert van der Meulen (Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb), Avi Shalisman (CEO, MoovingON), and Anatoly Atamanov (Director IT Operations, MyThings). As a result of this panel discussion, I’d like to...Read more
The Ins and Outs of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR)
Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at...Read more
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