Google Strengthens Compute Engine With Load Balancing

Data Center Knowledge

On Wednesday Google announced numerous enhancements to its Cloud Platform, the addition of layer 3 load balancing to Compute Engine, which delivers Google-scale throughput and fault tolerance to manage Internet applications.

Using Nginx as a Load Balancer

SPF13

The following configuration demonstrates how to properly use nginx as a load balancer in front of two web servers. pid /var/run/nginx.pid; events { worker_connections 1024; } http { include mime.types; default_type application/octet-stream; sendfile on; keepalive_timeout 75; proxy_buffering off; log_not_found off; error_log /dev/null; access_log off; proxy_connect_timeout 20; client_header_timeout 60; client_body_timeout 60; send_timeout 60; server { listen 127

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Software Defined Power in Virtualized Application Environments

Data Center Knowledge

Software Defined Power requires creating a layer of abstraction that isolates the application from local power dependencies and maximizes application uptime, by leveraging existing failover, virtualization and load-balancing capabilities, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of Power Assure.

CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the past, IT departments used to set up a new server for each new application that they wanted to deploy. This low level software allowed multiple applications to run on the same physical hardware but believe that they had the box all to themselves.

How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Ask some CTO’s about how their product scales and they’ll whip out a logical diagram showing you redundant networks, redundant firewalls, load balancers, clustered application servers, redundant databases, and SAN storage. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

Another Layer of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Data Center Knowledge

Once seen only as a tool for load balancing, application delivery controllers (ADCs) are now used as the final line of defense should a malicious attack penetrate the data center's perimeter. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Fountainhead: What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application?

Fountainhead

What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application? unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). They dont interact with the applications unique. solution if you really understand the specific application. Balancing these.

Simplifying IT - Create Your Application with AWS CloudFormation.

All Things Distributed

Simplifying IT - Create Your Application with AWS CloudFormation. With the launch of AWS CloudFormation today another important step has been taken in making it easier for customers to deploy applications to the cloud. Often an application requires several infrastructure resources to be created and AWS CloudFormation helps customers create and manage these collections of AWS resources in a simple and predictable way. All Things Distributed.

Understand 3 Key Types of Machine Learning

CEB IT

Finding out whether a loan applicant is low- or high-risk. The most common applications of unsupervised learning are clustering and association problems. However, practical RL applications are still emerging.

DockerCon 2017 Black Belt Session: Cilium for Network and Application Security

Scott Lowe

This is a liveblog of the DockerCon 2017 Black Belt session led by Thomas Graf on Cilium , a new startup that focuses on using eBPF and XDP for network and application security. A lot of it has not evolved as application deployments have evolved from low complexity/low deployment frequency to high complexity/high deployment frequency. This leads to “overloading” the HTTP port and a loss of visibility into which applications are talking over that port.

18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

IT Pros Rock!

as of this article’s publication date, to perform end-to-end provisioning of a common IaaS VM scenario: load-balanced web applications.

Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Paul Speciale is Chief Marketing Officer at Appcara , which is a provider of a model-based cloud application platform. The user level elements that are managed within such an IaaS cloud are virtual servers, cloud storage and shared resources such as load balancers and firewalls.

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

CTOvision

Single-page web applications. Caching, load balancing, optimization. By Bob Gourley. Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation.

Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

In this article, we'll leverage these tools for automatically provisioning an end-to-end highly available Linux server farm environment, including storage, networking, load-balancing, virtual machines and application workloads.

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Why Kubernetes Is So Popular in the Tech World

Galido

This tool automates deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications on a cluster of servers (virtual or bare metal). Since containers are isolated packages , this means that they have everything the application needs to work well. Traffic routing and load balancing.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

WATCH: Scaling and Auto-scaling Cloud Applications – Up or Out? In this episode, Yung Chou is back with me to discuss the ability for DevOps organizations to easily and quickly scale cloud applications. STEP-BY-STEP: Implementing Internal Load Balancing in Microsoft Azure.

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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation - Networking with Windows.

IT Pros Rock!

Load balancing modes: Address hash or Hyper-V port hash? When implementing a NIC team for datacenter networks, you will generally see the best load balancing and overall performance by configuring your team with: Teaming mode: Use Static or Dynamic ( LACP ) network teaming modes with intelligent core switches that provide support for teaming. Load balancing mode: Use Address hashing for network load balancing mode to gain the best level of bidirectional load balancing.

End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

This process includes orchestration of all tasks, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and configuring operating system and application workloads running inside Azure VMs. In this article, we'll be using the xWebAdministration module for provisioning IIS web application resources.

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful Application Management Solution. OpsWorks allows you to manage the complete application lifecycle, including resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, software updates, monitoring, and access control.

New Route 53 and ELB features: IPv6, Zone Apex, WRR and more.

All Things Distributed

Route53 support for WRR load balancing. Weighted Round Robin is a DNS based load-balancing scheme that allows you to select multiple IP address for a name to be resolved to and to assigns frequencies ("weights") to how often the name should resolve to each address.

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Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). Combined these kernel bypass methods offer support for more applications than any other method currently available. Marty Meehan.

Expanding the Cloud ? The Amazon Simple Workflow Service - All.

All Things Distributed

Amazon SWF is an orchestration service for building scalable distributed applications. Often an application consists of several different tasks to be performed in particular sequence driven by a set of dynamic conditions. All Things Distributed.

Step-by-Step: Enable Network Monitoring in Azure.

CanITPro

Hello folks, When building network infrastructures in the cloud live VNets, ExpressRoute, Application Gateways, Load balancers, and more… You need tools and processes to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Go ahead, load it up!

Weekly Update 6-3-2019

Linux Academy

In a nutshell, serverless computing lets you build and run applications without thinking about servers. Normally, when it comes to running an application from the cloud, you have to deal with setting it all up, which can take hours, days, or even weeks.

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Changing the calculus of containers in the cloud

All Things Distributed

In our industry, four years is a long time, but I think we've only just started exploring how this combination of code packaging, well-designed workflows, and the cloud can reshape the ability of developers to quickly build applications and innovate.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). Combined these kernel bypass methods offer support for more applications than any other method currently available. Marty Meehan.

Vendor-Side DevOps Practices Can Still Deliver Better Value While Client-Side Government Processes Catch Up

CTOvision

With the private sector making the cultural and technological shift to better DevOps practices, it was only a matter of time before private providers to government clients began to probe how DevOps practices can positively impact application delivery for DoD (and other) clients. where I was on an expert panel regarding accelerating application delivery in the government. Additionally, how one would deploy their application into these environments can vary greatly.

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End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

I'm frequently asked about how these tools can be used together to orchestrate end-to-end provisioning of cloud workloads, including fabric, OS and application components. Configure OS and Application payloads inside Azure VMs with PowerShell DSC.

Azure Training Courses | New January Releases

Linux Academy

Create a Load Balanced VM Scale Set in Azure. Create and Configure an Application Gateway in Azure. Azure developers design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. When Microsoft announced all-new Azure certification exams last September, we added four new Training Architects focused on preparing our students. When Microsoft incorporated live environments into those exams, we gave our students instant, hands-on labs to help them get ready.

Top 10 Most Popular Hands-On Labs

Linux Academy

Setting Up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling Group and Route 53 in AWS. In this hands-on lab, you will set up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling group and Route 53 to make our website highly available to all of our users. First, you will create and configure an Application Load Balancer. Creating a Secure Web Application from Scratch with a Bastion Host, NAT Gateway and Application Load Balancer in AWS.

Key Features to Grow Your Business with Google Cloud Platform

Perficient - Digital Transformation

With 18 regions, 55 zones, and 134 network edge locations spread over more than 200 countries, GCP ensures that applications are not only easily and consistently available, but highly resilient to challenges. GCP’s service and product availability is also designed to help with application deployment considerations. To help maintain performance and availability, Google Cloud has built-in services to auto scale applications and equally distribute application load.

Weekly Update 6-17-2019: All About Ansible

Linux Academy

Whether you’re building an application, or you’re running complex infrastructure for a large corporation, you’ll eventually encounter repetitive tasks that need to be completed again and again. Configure your application to connect to your newly created database.

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT

CTOvision

These are examples of consumer-oriented sensors and devices, but that has occurred in parallel with business, professional, infrastructure, government and military applications. You can opt-in to smart metering so that a utility can load balance energy distribution.

Elastic Beanstalk a la Node - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

well suited for their web applications. to help developers easily deploy and manage these web applications on AWS. Elastic Beanstalk automates the provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of many underlying AWS resources such as Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and EC2. Elastic Beanstalk also provides automation to deploy your application, rotate your logs, and customize your EC2 instances. All Things Distributed.

Technology Short Take 123

Scott Lowe

Eric Sloof mentions the NSX-T load balancing encyclopedia (found here ), which intends to be an authoritative resource to NSX-T load balancing configuration and management. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #123, the first of 2020! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season, but now it’s time to jump back into the fray with a collection of technical articles from around the Internet.

IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development

CTOvision

Cloudant’s JSON cloud-based data service allows mobile and web developers to quickly and easily store and access the explosion of mobile data using an application programming interface (API) that is significantly easier to use than alternatives. ” Cloudant’s DBaaS extensively leverages the availability, elasticity and reach of the cloud to create a global data delivery network enabling applications to scale larger and remain available to users wherever they are located.

The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Within the cloud delivery models Platform as a Service (PaaS), the model providing the facilities for full life cycle application development, has a smaller overall market share than IaaS or SaaS. Private PaaS, containerization and data-intensive applications are fueling the PaaS growth rate. Application portability across IaaS providers, private and hybrid cloud. Application scalability and availability – auto-scaling, elastic infrastructure, operational services.

Where have all the good databases gone? : spf13.com

SPF13

ve made loads of changes to our database without even needing to worry about migrations. The responsibility to maintain changes falls on the application and isnâ??t the system dynamically load balances their data across the machines. by Steve Francia. talks. share.

Digital Transformation in a Global Manufacture Organization

Perficient - Digital Transformation

To ensure the goal of cost-effective, quick response to business change and simplified operation, we designed a series of solutions based on micro-service, light-weight Javascript framework (with Wechat), API gateway, security, load balance, and high availability.

Weekly Update 5-20-2019

Linux Academy

Application streams. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate level has two new labs: Building a Serverless Application. Implementing an Auto Scaling Group and Application Load Balancer in AWS.

VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)

Virtualized Greek

The Second are is the higher level layers such as load balancing. F5 for example has announced a load balancing solution that support VXLAN for load balancing hosts connected to a physical port with a virtual host connected to the virtual network.

Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL. - TechNet Blogs

IT Pros Rock!

These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE! Configure Load Balancing in Windows Azure. Deploy a simple web application that consumes SQL Server 2012 databases. Deploying a Simple Web Application. Load Balance Traffic An Existing Endpoint.

Expanding the Cloud: Docker Containers in Elastic Beanstalk

All Things Distributed

We launched Elastic Beanstalk in 2011 with support for Java web applications and Tomcat 6 in one region, and we''ve seen the service grow to 6 container types (Java/Tomcat, PHP, Ruby, Python,NET, and Node.js) supported in 8 AWS regions around the world.