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The Best of the Week (June 6): Cloud Zone

06.15.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (June 6 to June 12). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Is Docker Ready for the Enterpise?

Docker 1.0 has been pushed to users today to coincide with the start of the inaugural DockerCon conference. Now the community is ready to find out if the symbolic 1.0 release lives up to the enterprise-ready label.

2. Distributed Caching in 5 Minutes

Distributed In-Memory Caching generally allows you to replicate or partition your data in memory across your cluster. Memory provides a much faster access to the data, and by utilizing multiple cluster nodes the performance and scalability of the application increases significantly.

3. Everybody Loves Cloud Foundry

With the growing list of Cloud Foundry supporters, the question is...can other open source PaaSes survive or has a new industry standard emerged? Despite PaaS being a nascent market, 33 companies (including HP, IBM, Rackspace, Docker and, of course, ActiveState) have bet on this particular horse in the race.

4. How the Cloud Makes Windows Irrelevant

Windows has been running on the majority of PCs for many years now. Microsoft successfully translated its client monopoly into a stronghold server position. However times are changing and it is no surprise that the new CEO of Microsoft is a Cloud expert. Cloud can make Windows irrelevant.

5. Network Connectivity in Azure

The new Regional VNET capability of Azure has allowed the provision of a wide variety of network services such as internal load balancers, instance-level public IP addresses, and VNET-to-VNET VPN capability. This post provides a summary of these features and described how they fit into the existing network capabilities.