Tag Archives: cloud

Service Interruption

For the last 28+ hours AF-Design has experienced a service interruption which resulted from a massive failure at Amazon’s Northern Virginia region. Many major sites were (and still are impacted). You can read all about it in the news if … Continue reading

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Testing Your AWS Elastic Load Balancer

Vijay Ramachandran asked me, via twitter, how to test if an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer is really doing it’s job. Because 140 characters really isn’t sufficient space to handle this answer, I’ve created this post. Feel free to use any … Continue reading

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I Love the Cloud/I Hate the Cloud

Developers have been consuming “cloud” services long before it was a buzzword. For me the first real transition to a cloud mentality was with web services. WSDL’s provided a uniform way to consume a remote resource that was tuned to … Continue reading

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People Don’t Use Clouds

Are Microsoft Outlook and Apple’s Mail, software? Are web based products like Gmail and Windows Live Mail cloud offerings? What about Flickr? I can edit my photos using Picnic (for now) giving me basic photo editing functionality. Does moving traditional … Continue reading

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Three Types of Clouds

Last night I attended CloudCamp in Minneapolis. While there was much healthy discussion about the “cloud”, one thing became crystal clear for me. The cloud means different things to different people. George Reese summed it up well, there are three … Continue reading

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Cloud Databases Coming Soon

Startups looking for a database back end will soon have more options (hopefully). MySQL is a fantastic lightweight database that scales reasonably well for most projects. Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and other commercial offerings scale well and have lots … Continue reading

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