Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Chef Launches InSpec 2.0 to Improve Security Compliance Automation

Chef updates its open-source detection and evaluation tool to help organizations with security compliance in the cloud. DevOps vendor Chef announced on Feb. 20 the latest edition of its open-source InSpec compliance tool in an effort to accelerate and enable a DevSecOps approach to IT security.

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Akraino, a Linux Foundation project

Driving Alignment Around High-Availability Cloud Services for the Network Edge.       “This project will bring the extensive work AT&T has already done to create low-latency, carrier-grade technology for the edge that address latency and reliability needs.

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About CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution.

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Install OpenStack on Ubuntu

Using the cloud to create your own cloud. We will be using DigitalOcean to give a peek inside OpenStack – A cloud management operating system that’s setting a standard for the entire industry.

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Serverless Architectures

Serverless architectures refer to applications that significantly depend on third-party services (knows as Backend as a Service or “BaaS”) or on custom code that’s run in ephemeral containers (Function as a Service or “FaaS”), the best known vendor host of which currently is AWS Lambda.

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Serverless Kubernetes home-lab with your Raspberry Pis

This guide shows how to build your own Serverless Kubernetes cluster with Raspberry Pi and OpenFaaS. This post is the third in a series on building a cheap and scalable Serverless Raspberry Pi cluster. Scale by adding more $35 Raspberry Pis.

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The way cloud should be

Serverless is your toolkit for deploying and operating serverless architectures. Focus on your application, not your infrastructure.

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PubNub Data Stream Network

A global network infrastructure powering APIs for low-latency realtime messaging to anywhere on Earth.
PubNub DSN connects 15 globally redundant points of presence into a single network capable of handling hundreds of millions of simultaneous device connections and relaying trillions of messages.

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What is OpenFaaS ?

Functions as a Service or (OpenFaaS) is a framework for building Serverless functions on top of containers.

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Rockstor: Solid Cloud Storage Solution

The Linux platform can do quite a lot of things; it can be just about anything need it to be and function in nearly any form. One of the many areas in which Linux excels is that of storage. With the help of a few constituent pieces, you can have a powerful NAS or cloud storage solution up and running.

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Amazon jumps on Kubernetes bandwagon

Kubernetes is the most popular open-source container manager. It’s been officially supported on every cloud platform you’ve ever heard of… with one big exception: Amazon Web Service (AWS). Now, AWS has got on board the Kubernetes bandwagon as well by joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member.

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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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