Posts from Simon Freedman

Extend Your Value in the Cloud with Backup as a Service

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Backup as a Service

Data protection should be a key concern for every one of your customers today. If just one of their virtual machines (VMs) were to fail for any reason, chances are that it would have a detrimental impact on their business – in the most extreme cases it can even put the company out of business.
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Chef Simplified: Helpful Tips for Removing Complexity

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Flexiant Concerto

Chef is a fantastic tool, but it can be scary to some as they dig in to get the most out of it. The great news is we are helping to simplify Chef by removing the complexity of deploying Chef cookbooks, making them easily accessible to everyone.
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3 Reasons Why Multi-Cloud Matters

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Multi-Cloud Matters

“Hybrid cloud might be all the rage today, but the multi-cloud model — where IT deploys a mix of cloud services from different providers — is next in line.” 

SearchCloudComputing, Multi-cloud strategies to follow hybrid cloud craze

As we journey from private to public cloud adoption, stopping at hybrid in the middle, we are now looking at the next evolution – a multi-cloud approach. Not all clouds are the same and the need for multiple clouds is a reality. So the natural next step for DevOps is to adopt a multi-cloud strategy.
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Research Shows a Multi-Cloud Strategy is Essential for Service Providers Today

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Multi-Cloud Strategy

The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and long-term according to survey results reported in Cloud Tech News. The research found that:

  • 77% of IT decision makers are planning to implement multi-cloud architecture.
  • 91% intend to at least implement some sort of cloud-based solution within the next twelve months. Of these respondents, 48% plan to deploy six or more cloud services.
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Chef, Auto-Scaling and How to Simplify It All

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Chef

Situation

Say you have deployed a multi-tier web application in the cloud, with each tier made up of a few servers. How large does each tier need to be? That depends on the demand placed on the application at any given time, and in many cases this is hard, if not impossible, to predict. Each tier may have its own internal bottlenecks and will have to scale differently from the others. But in any case, it all boils down to:

Too little server resource and your application user’s experience will suffer;

Too much and you are over provisioning and over spending on infrastructure.
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