Category Archives: Public Cloud

Developing for the Cloud in the Cloud: BigData Development with Docker in AWS

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BY MICHELE SCIABARRA – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #AWS #BigData #Cloud #Docker #Scala   Why you may need it? I am a developer, and I work daily in Integrated Development Environments (IDE), such as Intellij IDEA or Eclipse. These IDEs are desktop applications. Since the advent of Google Documents, I have seen more and more people moving their work from desktop versions of Word or Excel to the cloud using an online equivalent of

What’s for you … DR or DRaaS? Review the latest updates to the WhatMatrix DR comparison!

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Today we’re proud to publish the latest update on the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments at WhatMatrix.com! In this latest release you will find two Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions next to the updated on-premises DR solutions. As a first step we’ve added DRaaS solutions of both Microsoft and VMware, to be more specific: Azure Site Recovery and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. For many organizations DRaaS is a first step when adopting cloud solutions, you can

‘What Cloud Management Platform?’ 2016/17 – Consult our Expanding ‘CMP’ Category …

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When referring to accelerated change, people often talk of dog years or Internet time.  The latter is particularly apt to modern life, where the half-life of technology can be amazingly short.  Simply put, information that isn’t kept current quickly becomes irrelevant.  At WhatMatrix, we recognize the need to continually maintain our categories and products.  And so we’re pleased to announce the latest update to our Cloud Management Platform (CMP) comparison. Major changes include the addition

Google Cloud Source Repositories vs. Bitbucket vs. GitHub: A Worthy Alternative?

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Without much fanfare, Google introduced a new version control platform, hosted on its vast cloud. If this sounds somewhat familiar, you may be thinking of Google Code, which is now defunct. The big difference is that Google’s new Cloud Source Repositories is a git platform, which means it is a lot more flexible (and useful) than Google Code. Google Code was launched back in 2006, a couple of years before GitHub and Bitbucket appeared on

Going for the Gold

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The upcoming start to the Summer Olympics got me thinking about … technology.  If that sounds a bit random, bear with me.  By and large, sports have rules to make comparisons fair.  Nearly all sports – with the possible exception of rhythmic gymnastics – have an objective basis for comparison.  Judges, referees, linesmen, and timekeepers are given clear criteria that they monitor throughout the contest.  Competitors who are faster, higher, or stronger win. “No one

‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)

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This is an update to the VMware-related capabilities on Softlayer covered previously on WhatMatrix HERE Disclaimer: Andreas works as global Cloud Architect in IBM Whatever your awareness of “IBM cloud” (maybe “little” e.g. in comparison to AWS, Azure etc), the company has made tangible strives to provide a compelling hybrid cloud strategy for the Enterprise. You might not be convinced by the fact that several analysts recently acknowledged IBM leadership in this area … but have a look at