During JavaOne, Azul Systems released a preview for their OpenJDK build for Windows Azure, codenamed "Zulu." Azul, a company focused Java runtime scalability with Java-expert Dr. Cliff Click, thought that they could bring a better Java implementation to Azure users.
A cool project on GitHub, which harnesses the power of the hot new application container engine, Docker, claims that it's the smallest PaaS implementation yet. The project is aptly named "Dokku" and it's less than 100 lines of bash code.
Glisten is a Groovy library that was built to make it easier to build JVM-based applications with Amazon's Simple Workflow Services. It uses Amazon's Flow framework, but that framework by itself didn't provide some of the productivity abstractions that Netflix needed for building automation features on Asgard.
SDN and OpenFlow are not interchangeable terms. Although OpenFlow is a popular standard for implementing SDN architectures, there are alternative standards or commercial APIs that companies have created for their own solutions that will still yield a software-defined network.
Adam Bloom recently wrote a really interesting case study on the Pivotal blog that explains how Pinterest was able to handle its extreme (1000%+ / year) increases in traffic and keep scaling up its following functionality with the help of Redis.
Sometimes you don't want to read a whole article to get the gist of a new technology or tool. You just want a person who's familiar with the subject to tell you what it is and why it's good in 1-2 sentences. Here are three of those kinds of descriptions for software-defined networking.
I just learned about a company today called Fiorano Software and I'm surprised they've flown under my Enterprise Integration radar for so long. Along with their overall platform, they provide an ESB with a P2P, asynchronous architecture based on JMS 2.0, so they are firmly in the Java enterprise world.
We all experience times in our day-to-day work where we get frustrated, side-tracked, or burnt out. Everyone has their own way of dealing with these obstacles and getting themselves back on track, otherwise you'd lose your job, I image...
Docker, an open-source app portability container, has been a hot new project over the past month. The latest news from the project is that they will be partnering with Red Hat to bring the project's Linux kernel version in line with the kernel used by Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS.
Just a week after Amazon's ElasiCache added support for Redis (it was only the second caching tool to gain support after Memcached), there is now a great benchmark article posted that evaluates the performance of Redis on AWS ElastiCache.
Learn how to create a Cloud Foundry Micro machine image on Amazon EC2. You can see the finished example and try it out. Micro is not available unless you build it yourself with Altoros vagrant or Nise BOSH.
JBoss is getting more developers acclimated to its new JBoss ESB replacement, SwitchYard. For the Red Hat Summit, SwitchYard developers put together several labs that walk through an example application.