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This year I changed my job and became in charge of the Cloud business at WSO2. This means that now on this blog you will have even more “cloud stuff”, so I thought I would start with a quick This year I changed my job and became in charge of the Cloud business at WSO2. This means that now on this blog you will have even more “cloud stuff”, so I thought I would start with a quick intro to why I joined WSO2 and our general cloud directions. Sorry if the stuff below sounds a bit salesy. :) WSO2 started as a middleware company – with an enterprise service bus – WSO2 ESB – that is still one of the leading products in the industry. For those who do not know, ESB is basically a system that helps connect all the discrepant IT systems that you might have – all talking different protocols, formats, etc. – so you can create your enterprise applications that use all the buildin... (more)

SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo: Show Report

Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit. Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 A few general comments on the conference. First and foremost,... (more)

Web Application Development with Struts Framework and TomEE

Apache TomEE supported in Jelastic PaaS is a Java EE server, which provides you with the best technology stack that can be deployed to a simple Java EE container. It's lightweight and at the same time is a full-blown application server, which remains simple and avoids architecture overhead. Today you'll see how easy it is to deploy Java web apps into TomEE. In the following tutorial you'll learn the basics of web application development with the help of the Apache Struts framework, which is an absolutely free open-source solution for creating Java web apps. Create environment 1... (more)

Cloud Outage Panacea: Use Multiple Clouds

Don’t put all eggs in one basket! June 14, 2012 outage at Amazon Web Services affected many customers and other clouds that rely on AWS (e.g. Heroku). Instead of going back to the “is cloud reliable” debate, we need to acknowledge that no single service will ever be 100% reliable, and only real solution is using more that one service provider. Remember when Apple launched their iCloud service last year? Remember what made them architecturally so different from 99.9% of other “cloud” services out there? They used both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure as the underly... (more)

Cloud Definitions: NIST, Gartner, Forrester

Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is going on in the area. “Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to happen so we can start speaking the same language here. U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did – from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)