Addressing Roadblocks in Cloud Computing

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Business owners are constantly searching for the next great technology that will help streamline solutions, improve workflow efficiency, and boost their ROI. Cloud computing has quickly become one of the most effective technologies in helping companies increase work output and cut costs. However, issues arise when businesses expand the scale of their operations when adopting cloud technology. This can become …

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4 Metrics to Monitor When Scaling Up and Down in the Cloud

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Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series know that The Enterprise was not capable of going past Warp Factor 8 for long periods of time. That would be all the power Scotty could give the starship before it started breaking up. The same thing is true with traditional on-premise computing: The hardware has limitations on processing power and storage. With …

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Know Your Cloud: 7 Lessons for Maximizing Cloud Capabilities

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The latest cloud capabilities give developers the flexibility to design their apps and services efficiently, without the expensive cost and manual setup of traditional data centers. The most popular cloud providers have a wide array of services that extend across the spectrum, from IaaS to PaaS, as well as hybrid, containers, and microservices solutions. According to a Gartner survey, CIOs …

Guide to Cloud Adoption Paths

A Developer’s Guide to Cloud Adoption and Paths

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Limited disruption. That is the dream of every organization when adopting new technologies. It reduces the anxiety of developers and operational staff alike. It makes management ecstatic as they won’t be subjected to news that another technology implementation went wrong. Minor glitches may still present themselves, but overall, they are not enough to derail the implementation of the new technology. …

Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse compared

Compare Azure SQL Database vs. Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Definitions, Differences and When to Use

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 Azure SQL Database is one of the most used services in Microsoft Azure, and I use it a lot in my projects. It is basically SQL Server in the cloud, but fully managed and more intelligent. There is another service in Azure that is kind of similar, but not quite: Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Azure SQL Data Warehouse uses a …

A Crash Course Guide to Cloud Deployment Models 2018

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more companies jump on the cloud computing bandwagon.and 2018 will prove to be no different. This study by Gartner predicts that as soon as next year, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Gartner goes on to say that a “no …

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What is Cloud-Native? Is It Hype or The Future of Software Development?

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For quite a while now, cloud-native has been one of the hottest topics in software development. Some developers just call it hype that will lose traction and disappear after some time. For others, it’s the future of software development. Whatever the future will bring, cloud-native is currently one of the biggest trends in the software industry. It has already changed …

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The Top 21 Cloud Monitoring Tools for 2018

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Let’s do a visualization exercise. Imagine it’s December 31, 2018, and you’re ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company’s revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and you were promoted to Lead Developer. 2019 is poised to be …

Cloud Computing Advantages

8 Cloud Computing Advantages for Developers

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It has never been a better time to be a developer.  Development tools and technologies continue to evolve that allow us to create better software.  However, developers are under more pressure to decrease time to market, publish frequent enhancements, and reduce or eliminate bugs.  The cloud offers several unique benefits to developers that can help.  Some of the details mentioned …

How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

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Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

Top 42 IaaS Providers

Top IaaS Providers: 42 Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Streamline Your Operations

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Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing. IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for …

What is Cloud Monitoring?

What is Cloud Monitoring? How to Make Sure Cloud Services are Working Properly

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Cloud monitoring is the process of evaluating, monitoring, and managing cloud-based services, applications, and infrastructure. Companies utilize various application monitoring tools to monitor cloud-based applications. Here’s a look at how it works and best practices for success. Types of Cloud Services to Monitor There are multiple types of cloud services to monitor. Cloud monitoring is not just about monitoring servers hosted …

What is the Future of Multi-Cloud Computing

What is the Future of Multi-Cloud Computing?

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Like so many other IT solutions, cloud computing services have long been promoted from a standpoint of administrative efficiency. As the rationale goes, if you get your cloud services from a single provider, you’ll enjoy the reduced hassle of consolidating third party business relationships, receive IT services at bargain prices, and have an easier time coordinating those services. It’s true …

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6 Reasons Cloud Monitoring Is Different Than Server Monitoring

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Traditional IT monitoring has revolved around monitoring the infrastructures and servers. As you move to the cloud, it is possible that you don’t have either of those things. You could deploy your app via a service like Azure App Services and rely on Azure’s hosted Redis and SQL offerings. You could literally have access to zero servers. In the cloud, …

25 App Developers and Cloud Pros Reveal the Biggest Advantages to Hosting Your App in the Cloud

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More businesses are moving legacy applications to the cloud than ever before, but app developers face a unique set of circumstances. Sudden shifts in usage, for instance, can be catastrophic unless you’ve planned well in advance for such an increase — which is one reason load testing tools are so valuable, allowing you to test your app’s performance under a variety …

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Azure vs. AWS Cloud Service Comparison: Which One is Better?

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We’ve used Azure for nearly five years at Stackify; in fact, we built Retrace with Azure in mind. But is Azure the right cloud for you? The battle between Azure and AWS is heated, so we decided to see how they measure up in this head-to-head comparison. (Get a side-by-side, feature-by-feature comparison chart including Google Compute.) Customers love Amazon Web Services …

Lower Azure Pricing Costs

22 Tips to Lower Azure Pricing and Optimize Hosting Costs

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Microsoft Azure provides a powerful set of services to help developers build and deploy their apps. Azure makes it so easy to use that you can quickly let your Azure hosting costs get out of control.  However, there are ways to better manage your Azure pricing and optimize your overall costs. At Stackify, we have been using Azure for over 4 …

The 7 Ps of High Performance Cloud Apps

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Say it with me… “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor PaaS Performance.” I’m sure you have heard the original 7 Ps before. My version is a little different as I have decided to focus on the performance of platform as a service (PaaS). Hopefully this saying will help you remember some of my tips for building higher performance web apps! …