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Building a Private AWS-compatible Cloud for $400

I wrote a short post earlier in the week titled Eucalyptus Cloud on Ubuntu 13.04┬áSE. This is the promised follow-up to that post and has since been revised which I will explain below. I often use Ubuntu in development environments due to the community support and large availability of libraries and third-party repositories. Over the … Continue reading

Why Companies Resist the Cloud and Is It Warranted?

Despite the hype many companies are resisting a major cloud transition and this is often at the recommendation of internal IT managers. So the question must be raised – why? While every company is different I see four primary sources of resistance and each source has a separate rationale. From CIOs to IT managers, system … Continue reading

Custom CloudWatch metric for memory? Reporting memory to CloudWatch…

As you grow your infrastructure on Amazon Cloud additional monitoring is imperative. Here is an excellent “how to” for recording memory utilization as a custom metric: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=266893 Related articles New Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts (aws.typepad.com) Report memory utilization to CloudWatch on Amazon EC2 (james-singh.com)

2013: Out with the Old and in with … ITaaS?

The IT landscape changes frequently as technology evolves, new models emerge, and demands change. Big data has necessitated the ability for big data analysis and cloud computing is allowing small companies to rent access to the same compute power once only available to organizations with much deeper pockets. As a result even one-man shops and … Continue reading

Host your “ownCloud” on a Raspberry Pi Cluster!

I have acquired four Raspberry Pi Model B devices since they were initially released – one of which has the upgraded 512MB RAM that I am so desperately anxious to play with. As such I identified a number of excellent learning projects to start with – some already complete and others pending: Nintendo Game Console … Continue reading

4 Ways CIOs Can Immediately Leverage the Cloud

Cloud technology. It is not a new concept or model. In fact, it really isn’t new at all. Cloud technology has been around for years but since around 2008 we have seen a rise – in public awareness and in its use. This is in part due to large companies such as Amazon (EC2), Google … Continue reading