Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Eureka – mid-tier load balancer

With Netflix running so many services on Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) cloud, it needs to be able to find those services easily so that it can balance loads and manage failover. The video-streaming specialists have now open sourced Eureka, the software they use to meet that challenge.

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OpenStack Quantum

Quantum, a core part of the OpenStack project starting with the next Folosm release, aims to allow the software above the stack to control that infrastructure through a well-defined interface – an API that developers can access.

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What is Chef ?

Chef is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of your business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout your entire infrastructure. Because it combines the fundamental elements of configuration management and service oriented architectures with the full power of Ruby, Chef makes it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure.

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What is Puppet ?

Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, you can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud.

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Install Owncloud

A lot of people use cloud storage systems like Dropbox, Spideroak or Ubuntu One, these software allow you to store your files on a remote server (on the clouds) and be able to access them on all your devices: computers with Linux,mac or Windows and also from tablets and smarthphones.
But it wouldn’t better to manage yourself your own storage system ?

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What is (R)?ex

Rex is a server orchestration and configuration management tool. With (R)?ex you can manage all your boxes from a central point through the complete process of configuration management and software deployment.

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OpenNebula 3.4 Wild Duck is out!

April 11th, 2012. The OpenNebula project is proud to announce the availability of OpenNebula 3.4 (Wild Duck). The software brings countless valuable contributions by many members of our community, and specially from Research in Motion, Logica, Terradue 2.0, CloudWeavers, Clemson University, and Vilnius University.

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KVM against VMware on cloud front

Red Hat declared war on VMware’s Cloud Foundry today, announcing that 65 new companies have joined the Open Virtualization Alliance backing KVM in a month’s time. In May, Red Hat, SUSE, BMC Software, Eucalyptus Systems, HP, IBM and Intel, announced the formation of the Open Virtualization Alliance.

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What is Hybridfox ?

Hybridfox is a Firefox add-on that attempts to get the best of both worlds of popular Cloud Computing environments, Amazon EC2(public) and Eucalyptus(private). The idea is to use one Hybridfox tool, to switch seamlessly between Amazon and Eucalyptus accounts in order to manage your “Cloud Computing” environment.

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Red Hat OpenShift

Free, leading-edge cloud services that enable developers to deploy applications written in multiple frameworks and languages across clouds. OpenShift is for developers who love to build on open source, but don’t need the hassle of building and maintaining infrastructure.

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Red Hat CloudForms

Red Hat CloudForms lets you create and manage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and hybrid clouds. CloudForms redefines the IaaS cloud market by incorporating both comprehensive application lifecycle management and the ability to create integrated clouds from the broadest range of computing resources with unique portability across physical, virtual, and cloud computing resources.

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About MooseFS

MooseFS is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers which are visible to the user as one resource. For standard file operations MooseFS acts as other Unix-alike file systems:

  • A hierarchical structure (directory tree)
  • Stores POSIX file attributes (permissions, last access and modification times)
  • Supports special files (block and character devices, pipes and sockets)
  • Symbolic links (file names pointing to target files, not necessarily on MooseFS) and hard links (different names of files which refer to the same data on MooseFS)
  • Access to the file system can be limited based on IP address and/or password

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OpenNebula 2.2 (Codename Cat’s Eye) Released

Today, the OpenNebula project announces the general availability of the final release of OpenNebula 2.2.0. This is a stable version and it is targeted at production deployments. Clouds running any OpenNebula 2.0.x versions are recommended to upgrade to this release.

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What is Ganglia?

Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. It leverages widely used technologies such as XML for data representation, XDR for compact, portable data transport, and RRDtool for data storage and visualization. It uses carefully engineered data structures and algorithms to achieve very low per-node overheads and high concurrency. The implementation is robust, has been ported to an extensive set of operating systems and processor architectures, and is currently in use on thousands of clusters around the world. It has been used to link clusters across university campuses and around the world and can scale to handle clusters with 2000 nodes.

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OpenStack – build private and public clouds.

OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. OpenStack is currently developing two interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. OpenStack Compute is software to provision and manage large groups of virtual private servers, and OpenStack Object Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of commodity servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of data.

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