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


The following configuration demonstrates how to properly use nginx as a load balancer in front of two web servers. pid /var/run/; 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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.


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!

Teradata: Embrace the Power of PaaS

Cloud Musings

PaaS provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure. Its unique power is associated with developing and deploying applications.

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.

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.

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


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.

Fountainhead: New AWS enable "Real" Elastic Clouds


Auto Scaling is particularly well suited for applications that experience hourly, daily, or weekly variability in usage. Amazon Elastic Load Balancing: A for-fee ($0.025/hour/balancer + $0.008/GB transferred) which automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. Similarly, Egeneras PAN Manager approach dynamically load-balances networking traffic between newly-created instances of an App.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  1) Mobility — provide access to all applications and data through mobile devices    2) Apps — use agile development to build new customer-centric applications.     For example, an application request comprising multiple components (e.g.

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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.

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.

Dell’s bare metal switch is a big deal for SDN

Virtualized Greek

My typical use case is an application that has virtual servers that work in conjunction with physical hosts. These hosts can be physical servers, firewalls or load balancers. What if you wanted to manage the entire application environment as a single virtual network?

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

By the end of the course, you will have experienced configuring NGINX as a web server, reverse proxy, cache, and load balancer, while also having learned how to compile additional modules, tune for performance, and integrate with third-party tools like Let’s Encrypt.

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


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: 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.

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


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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