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. Cloud Computing Google

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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Edgenexus Provides Easy-To-Use Load Balancing for Nutanix

Nutanix

Load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have always been dogged by unnecessary complexity. This hidden barrier typically means only a fraction of possible features make it into an organization’s production environment

Automating the management of Amazon EC2 using Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing

All Things Distributed

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) embodies much of what makes infrastructure as a service such a powerful technology; it enables our customers to build secure, fault-tolerant applications that can scale up and down with demand, at low cost.

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. Things like what operating system an application used no longer mattered – you could mix and match to your heart’s content. Sure Virtualization Seems Neat In The Beginning, But….

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.

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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. location of app images and VMs), network (including load balancing and. Balancing these. OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Expanding the Cloud: Enabling Globally Distributed Applications and Disaster Recovery

All Things Distributed

As I discussed in my re:Invent keynote earlier this month, I am now happy to announce the immediate availability of Amazon RDS Cross Region Read Replicas , which is another important enhancement for our customers using or planning to use multiple AWS Regions to deploy their applications. In case of a regional disaster, you can simply promote your read replica in a different region to a master and point your application to it to resume operations.

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.

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.

Technology Short Take 149

Scott Lowe

Baptiste Collard has a post on Kubernetes controllers for AWS load balancers. One takeaway from this post for me was that the new AWS load balancer controller uses a ton of annotations. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #149! I’ll have one more Technology Short Take in 2021, scheduled for three weeks from now (on the last day of the year!).

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.

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. Numerous IT management tools are available today for use with the cloud, but the rubber meets the road at the level of the application because this is what a user will actually “use.” 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.

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful Application Management Solution. Today Amazon Web Services launched AWS OpsWorks , a flexible application management solution with automation tools that enable you to model and control your applications and their supporting infrastructure. As with all the AWS Application Management services AWS OpsWorks is provided at no additional charge. Simplified Application Management. All Things Distributed.

Technology Short Take 153

Scott Lowe

Xavier Avrillier walks readers through using Antrea (a Kubernetes CNI built on top of Open vSwitch—a topic I’ve touched on a time or two) to provide on-premise load balancing in Kubernetes. Here’s a set of 15 principles for designing and deploying scalable applications on Kubernetes. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #153!

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

All Things Distributed

I am excited that today both the Route 53 , the highly available and scalable DNS service, and the Elastic Load Balancing teams are releasing new functionality that has been frequently requested by their customers: Route 53 now GA : Route 53 is now Generally Available and will provide an availability SLA of 100%. Route53 support for WRR load balancing. Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancing integration. ELB Application Lockdown.

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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.

Technology Short Take 143

Scott Lowe

Here’s a quick look at using Envoy as a load balancer in Kubernetes. I saw this blog post about Curiefense , an open source Envoy extension to add WAF (web application firewall) functionality to Envoy. This post on using SPIFFE/SPIRE, Kubernetes, and Envoy together shows how to implement mutual TLS (mTLS) for a simple application. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #143!

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. Amazon SWF manages the execution flow such that the tasks are load balanced across the registered workers, that inter-task dependencies are respected, that concurrency is handled appropriately and that child workflows are executed.

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.

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 151

Scott Lowe

Nick Schmidt talks about using GitOps with the NSX Advanced Load Balancer. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #151, the first Technology Short Take of 2022. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that 2022 is off to a wonderful start! I have a few more links than normal this time around, although I didn’t find articles in a couple categories.

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. Fargate has native integrations to Amazon VPC, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, IAM roles, and Secrets Management. The only thing that you have to manage is the construction of the applications themselves.

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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Technology Short Take 144

Scott Lowe

Operating Systems/Applications. Rudi Martinsen has an article on changing the Avi load balancer license tier (this is in the context of using it with vSphere with Tanzu). Welcome to Technology Short Take #144! I have a fairly diverse set of links for readers this time around, covering topics from microchips to improving your writing, with stops along the way in topics like Kubernetes, virtualization, Linux, and the popular JSON-parsing tool jq.

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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.

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.

How to Address Software Reliability, Security, and Quality Requirements with Fuzz Testing

ForAllSecure

In these cases, conduct an inventory of your applications and assess each one. The CIA triad is a powerful model that drives the identification of critical applications, assessment of vulnerability severity, and prioritization of vulnerability fixes. Examples include: Load balancing.

Technology Short Take 143

Scott Lowe

Here’s a quick look at using Envoy as a load balancer in Kubernetes. I saw this blog post about Curiefense , an open source Envoy extension to add WAF (web application firewall) functionality to Envoy. This post on using SPIFFE/SPIRE, Kubernetes, and Envoy together shows how to implement mutual TLS (mTLS) for a simple application. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #143!

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. Martin’s argument is that all the added functionality is already happening at the application level. Speaker: Martin Casado (VMware Networking CTO).

How to Address Software Reliability, Security, and Quality Requirements with Fuzz Testing

ForAllSecure

In these cases, conduct an inventory of your applications and assess each one. The CIA triad is a powerful model that drives the identification of critical applications, assessment of vulnerability severity, and prioritization of vulnerability fixes. Examples include: Load balancing.

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.

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. Packaging applications as Docker Images makes them portable, reliable, easy to share with others, and simple to test.

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. Configure auto-scaling with load balancers. Serverless computing simplifies this whole process so you can focus on building your awesome application instead of managing and operating servers.

Technology Short Take 141

Scott Lowe

The first is a post on Cilium and F5 load balancer integration , while the second discusses implementing Kubernetes network policies with Cilium and Linkerd. Hari Rana has a detailed discussion of security concerns regarding Flatpak (a packaging format for Linux applications). Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #141!

Kubecon Liveblog: Opening Keynote

Scott Lowe

Burns demonstrates how Kubernetes makes this easier by showing a recorded demo of scaling Nginx web servers up to handle 1 million requests per second, and then updating the Nginx application while still under load. Loadbots,” managed by a Kubernetes replication controller, generated the load against an Nginx service, which in turn is backed by a number of Nginx instances. HTTP load balancing. Prebuilt applications (Google Deployment Manager and Deis Helm).

Technology Short Take 144

Scott Lowe

Operating Systems/Applications. Rudi Martinsen has an article on changing the Avi load balancer license tier (this is in the context of using it with vSphere with Tanzu). Welcome to Technology Short Take #144! I have a fairly diverse set of links for readers this time around, covering topics from microchips to improving your writing, with stops along the way in topics like Kubernetes, virtualization, Linux, and the popular JSON-parsing tool jq along the way.

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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.

Transforming Development with AWS

All Things Distributed

In the hands of builders, the impact of these services has been to completely transform the way applications are developed, debugged, and delivered to customers. Today, we're making available broad new services which that let builders prepare and operate their applications more quickly and efficiently, and respond to changes in both their business and their operating environment, swiftly.

Kubernetes on OpenStack: The Technical Details

Scott Lowe

One of the key points is that Kubernetes is more application-focused, whereas OpenStack is more machine-focused. For inbound connectivity, this is where Kubernetes Services come into play; you could have a Service of type NodePort (unique port forwarded by kube-proxy on every node in the Kubernetes cluster) or a Service of type LoadBalancer (which uses a cloud load balancer with nodes & NodePorts as registered backends).

DockerCon 2016 Day 1 Keynote

Scott Lowe

Prasad conducts a nice demo showing off the integration between OS X and Docker for Mac as he troubleshoots and debugs a multi-container application. Docker Service API: Enables a declarative way to tell the cluster what to support and make available, including rolling updates, application-specified health checks, and rescheduling on node failure. Prasad is reprising his role as a new developer, and he needs to deploy his application to production.