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The Best of the Week (Aug 14): Cloud Zone

08.24.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (August 14 to August 21). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Microservices and PaaS (Part 1)

This blog is divided into two parts. Part I introduces microservices, while Part II will cover the many ways that Platform as a Service enables the effective use of a microservices architecture, including a discussion of suggested practices to follow to optimize their use.

2. The Cloudcast #158 - Private Cloud Management as a Service

Aaron & Brian talk with Sirish Raghuram (Founder/CEO of Platform9) about their Private Cloud Management offering, delivered via SaaS. They discuss the complexities of managing cloud infrastructure, the challenge of skills evolution, and how SaaS delivery can potentially change the economics of Private Cloud.

3. What is and What is Not Cloud Computing

This was a presentation which I delivered at Stratford University in PDF format. My focus was on bringing clarity of cloud computing to the audiences so we can better articulate the business values of cloud computing and why cloud is or perhaps is not the solution for a business problem.

4. Things to Remember About Information Security

Gone are the days when a developer would write an application that only ran in a secure environment and now it is possible for applications to be moved to locations where previously well managed security gaps now are exposed to the internet at large.

5. Developing Cloud Based Automation for Azure VM Migrations and Self-Service Infrastructure

How do you approach infrastructure management in the cloud? Tune in as I welcomes Justin Pirtle to the show as we discuss how Microsoft IT has developed and implemented automation tools to enable self-service cloud provisioning that has resulted in lightning fast IaaS provisioning times.