• GigaSpaces Citrix integration on top of OpenStack

    3837Citrix OpenstackIn my one of my previous posts (GigaSpaces OpenStack Explained) I made a reference to the joint work that we are doing with Citrix through the integration of our new PaaS API: The specific integration with NetScaler (load balancer) and XenServer will be achieved through more open interfaces provided through the Citrix/Openstack contribution, which means that OpenStack users can use those intefaces to plug in any hypervisor or load balancer. In this post I’d like to elaborate more specifically
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  • Retrospect on recent AWS Outage and Resilient Cloud-Based Architecture

    According to the television series “Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles”, Skynet computer system began its attack against humanity on April 21, 2011. Luckily that hasn’t happened (or has it?) but on that very day another predominant computing system provided us with a painful reminder on how much humanity relies on computers to run the world. A couple of weeks ago, on April 21, the IT world experienced a tsunami: Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud went down in the US East
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  • How to scale static data

    Many articles blogs and other documents have been written about how to scale your data linearly. To scale your application you need to partition your data across multiple machines each handling part of the load. If the data can be partitioned correctly, the grid can scale to include more machines and scale out. But not all data can be partitioned. In some use cases, the majority of the application data can be partitioned except a small part of the data
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