A while back, I was starting up an EC2 instance on the AWS cloud when it entered an endless restart loop. All the application deployment efforts we’d made (installation and service configuration) over two weeks just went down the drain. So we called support. The support rep redirected us to his team leader who simply […]

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The cloud enables great agility and can reduce costs if used right. But does it also manage risk? In fact, the cloud contains the same traditional hosting risks as well as specific related risks to your production environment running on the cloud. With IaaS dynamic environment you pay only for what you use enabling alignment […]

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APIs are like websites: they are available most of the time, but unfortunately not all the time.  WatchMouse is a global industry leader in website and application performance monitoring. WatchMouse API and web services (cloud) monitoring checks the availability and performance of APIs and web services. Using the its scripting technology the full flow of […]

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Amazon AWS: Ten days before the earthquake, AWS launched its fifth “region” in Tokyo, making it the second data center hub in Asia Pacific (APAC) after Singapore. Regina Tan, spokeswoman of Amazon AWS said, ”The Amazon Web Services Tokyo Region was not affected by the earthquake or tsunami last week. AWS publishes our most up-to-the-minute information on service […]

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High Availability (HA) is an interesting subject that I am tracking as part of my journey in OD (On-Demand) market of ISVs. Alot of questions are raised when this discussion take place, for exmaple – Are there any industry standards? Does 4 nines, counted as a HA or should the ISV support 5 nines ? Is that include an additional fee ? […]

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