• Building Cloud Applications the Easy Way Using Elastic Application Platforms

    Patterns, Guidelines and Best Practices Revisited In my previous post I analyzed Amazon’s recent AWS outage and the patterns and best practices that enabled some of the businesses hosted on Amazon’s affected availability zones to survive the outage. The patterns and best practices I presented are essential to guarantee robust and scalable architectures in general and on the cloud in particular. Those who dismissed my latest post as exaggeration of an isolated incident got affirmation of my statement last week
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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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  • Webinar: Deploying Your Existing Application on the Cloud

    Greetings, This Wednesday, March 25 at 9 AM PDT / 12 noon EDT / 5 PM CET, I'll be doing a live webinar on how to deploy your existing application on the Cloud .  During this 1 hour webinar I'll walk the aduience through the steps you need to perform to deploy a custom application on the Cloud Computing Framework for XAP, using our MyCloud portal. I'm planning a very practical session where we'll go through Amazon AWS account setup, configuring
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