WikiLeaks and the Cloud DDOS Strategy I found the recent WikiLeaks saga to be fascinating. Never in history has the individual had so much power to collate and distribution sensitive information, with the ability to embarrass governments around the world and put them into damage control. But for a cloud computing vendor like myself, this story added an interesting twist. Within hours of releasing documents, the WikiLeaks servers were under heavy attack from patriotic individuals, and likely also governments, trying to stem the flow of information. It was a typical distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, which can usually shut-down an
Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites in less than 5 minutes. WordPress is the most popular CMS system in the world due to rich features, plug-in selection and unlimited customization. It also works very well in conjunction with RackSpace Cloud Sites. Here is a very quick and easy installation tutorial showing you the steps in order to setup WordPress into RackSpace Cloud Sites. One Important Note: Make sure that your wp-config.php file in your WordPress Folder is configured to point to your database.
(Update From Amazon Website) We’re excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2 instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen. It’s there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS Management Console and select one of your active instances. You will immediately be able to view graphs and track performance on metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic. Basic Monitoring for Amazon EC2 provides metric data on instance performance at five-minute frequency. Customers
Here are 20 of our Favorite Cloud Computing Storage and Sharing Services Online Ubuntu One Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your entire collection to iPhone and Android mobile phones. Amazon S3 Is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data,
Customers can now deploy CA Identity Manager to Provision Employees and Partners to Cloud Applications Deployed on Force.com ISV momentum for Force.com builds as Dreamforce 2010 approaches Islandia, NY, Nov. 30, 2010 – CA Technologies today announced the availability of CA Identity Manager on AppExchange 2. With CA Identity Manager, organizations can automate identity management functions, such as role-based user provisioning and de-provisioning, and self-service access requests, using a single, automated system to manage identities for Force.com cloud applications, as well as existing in-house applications. In addition, CA Technologies will be attending Dreamforce 2010, the cloud computing event hosted by
SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Coupa Software today announced the availability of Coupa Expenses for Salesforce on AppExchange 2. With Coupa Expenses for Salesforce, salespeople no longer need to worry about tracking paper receipts or wasting hours to file an expense report. Now managers can see the impact of T&E expenses on their budget before reimbursements are approved, accounting managers gain intelligent scoring to prioritize expense report audits, and executives have insights into the true cost of sales. Coupa Expenses for Salesforce is immediately available for test drive and deployment on AppExchange 2 at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/. Coupa will
Part One – Introduction This article is written for IT professionals who are interested in optimizing their Windows Azure cloud applications by dynamically adjusting compute resources to accommodate for changes in demand – in realtime. The need for dynamic scaling is great: without it, your Azure applications will be performing poorly when demand is unexpectedly high and waste a lot of money when demand is low. Your application is charged for all allocated compute instances even if they are underutilized or not utilized at all. There are a number of articles and examples available that allow one to start on