Zero-Management Databases

If you still haven’t found the time to learn how to install, configure, and maintain a database, you might be interested in a cloud solution that promises “zero management.”Xeround sells...

DBaaS: EnterpriseDB – PostgreSQL in the Cloud

In my first story on database as a service (DBaaS), I spoke to Xeround and Standing Cloud about how they implement and deliver their software as a service (SaaS). Although they come from different...

DBaaS – How They Make Data Scale

I live near the South Downs, a beautiful part of England – all fields, chalk pits, cottages, country pubs – apart from the parts that are motorways, factories, and airports. But this isn’t...

Instant Gratification – The End of Server Admins?

I am convinced that over the next few years we will see the end of server admins and, to an extent, developers. If you take into account investment in new projects, time to turn around current...

Load Testing the Cloud

Get a better picture – load test the cloud. Load testing is never finished. I’ve spent a good couple of days testing something only to find it slow down when in production, so when do you...

Coping with Regional Failure

Sure the cloud is great for managing failure, but what if a whole data center goes down?  Failure in the cloud usually means that an instance disappears. As I've described in the past,...

Platform Games on Heroku

Heroku is platform as a service (PaaS). Instead of all that infrastructure, servers, and complications, you have a platform that is managed for you.  With the move to cloud computing,...

Monitoring Cloud Service Charges

Meter’s running - How to avoid spending all your money—Ever been in a cab, stuck in traffic watching the meter run. You watch each 50-cent increment nudge the fair up dollar by dollar,...

Importing SSH keys on AWS

Here's a quick tip for managing AWS keys a little differently—All the tutorials you'll find refer to downloading the generated private key from the AWS console. This is fine for the first 10...

Config Management with Bash

The guys at Netflix, who built the ChaosMonkey app I talked about last time, say that, in the move to cloud, you have to be prepared to unlearn everything you know about hosting.Cloud hosting...

Dan Frost is Technical Director of 3ev.com, cloud hosting consultants and web developers based in London and Brighton, UK

Dan has been building cloud hosting, writing, and talking about the cloud since before it was trendy. Since he spun up his first AWS instance, he's been trying out new services and finding ways of getting more out of hardware without actually owning any of it.

http://www.3ev.com/expertise/dan-frost/

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