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Mitch Pronschinske01/08/14
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Why Scale Matters and How the Cloud Really is Different

Some of the true differences between a cloud infrastructure design and conventional enterprise infrastructure deployment and why the cloud fundamentally changes application deployment speed, economics, and provides more and better tools for delivering high reliability applications.

Mitch Pronschinske01/07/14
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Massive Message Handling with Amazon SQS and DynamoDB

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Amazon DynamoDB build together a really fast, reliable and scalable layer to receive and process high volumes of messages based on its distributed and high available architecture.

Mitch Pronschinske01/06/14
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Killzone's Game Servers: Flexible Architecture and Component-Based Design

Guerrilla Games and SCE Online Technology Group switched from an inflexible, classic 3-tier architecture to one using well understood tools and AWS technologies.

Mitch Pronschinske01/03/14
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The Science of Choosing EC2 Reserved Instances

Learn how to make the best possible decisions for RI purchases, and how to significantly reduce the time needed to make those decisions.

Mitch Pronschinske01/02/14
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Can SDN Kill the CLI?

Since software defined networking is mainly controlled through applications instead of ports, that's where industry-watchers expect network engineers to be doing more of their interaction with the network in the future, not through the command-line interface.

Mitch Pronschinske01/02/14
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Using Spring Integration and Batch Together

This talk is for everyone who wants to efficiently use Spring Batch and Spring Integration together. Users of Spring Batch often have the requirements to interact with other systems...

Mitch Pronschinske01/02/14
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OpenShift and the Argument for Cartridges

Cartridges are extremely convenient because they handle the database drivers for you. They also wire together other components and implement auto-scaling and other functionality.

Mitch Pronschinske01/01/14
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The IoC Metaphor in SDN

Lori MacVittie sees some software-defined networking models taking an approach similar to IoC and giving control to the applications on the network, but many models of SDN still keep the network in the driver's seat with SDN controllers using an OpenFlow-based model.

Mitch Pronschinske12/31/13
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New SDN Stats You'll Want to Know

Infonetics Research and InformationWeek both released surveys this month about SDN adoption. Seems similar to cloud computing adoption several years ago.

Mitch Pronschinske12/30/13
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SDN: From Theory to Production

A recent post on Moor Insights & Strategy takes a comprehensive look at the challenges and barriers that software-defined networking will have to pass before it can become a reality at the majority of IT firms. The article has a nice list of some major SDN Vendors and a snapshot of their progress towards removing these barriers.

Mitch Pronschinske12/27/13
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10 Ways To Use Message Queues

This article is high level without any specific examples (but there are links) of these usages, but it's a good reference for beginners or even intermediate message queue users who may not have thought about all of these possibilities.

Mitch Pronschinske12/23/13
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What an Enterprise Can Learn from Netflix, a Cloud-native Company

The biggest benefit of going cloud-native for Netflix came from moving to a service-based architecture, which allowed engineering teams to accelerate their development cycle and innovate more quickly.

Mitch Pronschinske12/18/13
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Dev Tech That Will be HOT in 2014

A lot of developer tools and technologies have taken off this year, and some have been around for a while but are now poised for large-scale adoption. This article lists 30+ dev tools and technologies that I think are going to be big in 2014.

Mitch Pronschinske12/17/13
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Network-Ready Your Hybrid IT Environment

In this session, we illustrate how Equinixdelivers a unique and enhanced AWS Direct Connect global service offering thatenables secure, high-speed access with the flexible, dynamic bandwidth to meetthe needs of the evolving IT consumption trends.

Mitch Pronschinske12/17/13
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Migrating Enterprise Applications to AWS: Best Practices & Techniques

This session discusses strategies, tools, and techniques for migrating enterprise software systems to AWS. We consider applications like Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel.