Alan Williamson's personal output as a Java Champion, BlueDragon Founder, J2EE Architect,
Large Scale Cloud expert, Author, Speaker, and Internet Guru
Amazon EBS suffered a major outage this week. This was a wake up call to those that relied too much on Amazon and not taking enough care, attention and responsibility for their cloud requirements.
Friday, 22 April 2011
Following on from my previous post, cloudkick, has published their network latency findings within Amazon's EC2 clearly showing a major problem brewing within at least one of their data centers.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Amazon EC2 is increasingly under load, but when you start to see internal pings around 7seconds with regularly shell freezes this is more than a freak one off incidents. Amazon appear to be struggling with the load.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Using dynamic datasources just got a whole lot easier with OpenBD by the introduction of 3 new functions to help creating dynamic datasources infinitely easier.
Friday, 1 January 2010
Amazon announces full EBS bootable images - this means no more data loss when your instance goes offline irrespective of where you have stored your data on the file system. Faster boot times and a new geographic location announced.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Amazon have released a slew of new features and products for their cloud. But as usual, the devil is in the detail. I go into some of the issues and discover that this may not be for everyone.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Engadget falls into the same trap that many bloggers/journalists have; not everything that runs in a browser is cloud computing. One server fault does not mark the end of cloud computing. It does leave many asking what cloud computing is.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Amazon releases the ability to share EBS snapshots so others can utilise and consume your data, irrespective of format.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Amazon SimpleDB - SQS web services are within easy reach of any java developer with these 2 non-dependent class files. No fuss, no nonsense, just code that works.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
A very simple POJO Java class for accessing all of the features of Amazon's SQS web service. Full API support. No dependencies. Just use it!
Monday, 31 August 2009
Business Computing and buzzwords, go together like cheese and wine. Geek'n'Poke takes aim and finds the bullspot once again with their latest cloud related cartoon
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is announced in limited beta. Lots of interesting features and once again, they have moved the cloud world forward.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
A very simple POJO Java class for accessing all of the features of Amazon's SimpleDB web service. Support for all new methods including select, and batchputattributes. No dependencies. Just use it!
Friday, 10 July 2009
Hosting and Cloud provider Rackspace suffers an outage causing many people not able to reach their network.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
With Google App Engine going offline it is important to realize that even the big boys have problems. However, can your business tolerate such down times? Can you really bet your business on the cloud? Or is it too early?
Monday, 6 July 2009
Global server sales have dropped 25% across the board. This is the worse drop-off for over 12 years. What is to blame?
Monday, 1 June 2009
We love this new virtual world of ondemand computing, but have you wondered just how many servers Amazon, Google, Microsoft or any of the cloud providers really have at their disposal?
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Cloud Expo Europe was last week at Prague, and a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining cloud conference was had. Met lots of great people and spoke at length regarding peoples concerns about moving to the cloud.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Preparing to take our Cloud Boot Camp Road Show to Prague
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Another couple of conferences close their doors as we move forward into 2009.
Sunday, 12 April 2009