Public Cloud

Public Cloud Strategy and Best Practices

  • Public Cloud Strategy and Best PracticesResources on how to choose the right direction for a public cloud project - choosing between public, private and hybrid, pros and cons of public cloud, best practices and more.
  • Public Cloud AdoptionResources about the strategic adoption of public cloud by organisations and how it affects costs, potential risks, and scalability of database capabilities.
  • Public Cloud ChallengesResources about the challenges of implementing public cloud in different environments.
  • Public Cloud Economics and ROIResources about calculating the cost, potential cost savings and return on investment of a public cloud project and a financial comparison between public and private cloud.
  • Public Cloud Operations and ManagementResources about operating and managing public cloud infrastructure, including deployment, installation and setup, automation, orchestration, scaling, and more.
  • Public Cloud Training and CertificationResources about solutions for training and certification on public cloud concepts and technologies, as well as training materials available online.
  • Multi-Cloud and Migration Between Public CloudsResources about the use of multiple cloud computing services in a single heterogeneous architecture including challenges, benefits and more.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS Data CentersResources about AWS data center locations, security considerations, outages and more.
  • AWS ArchitectureResources about architecting, designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • AWS Pricing and EconomicsResources about pricing and cost calculators for different AWS services, including EC2.
  • AWS Operations and ManagementResources about operating and managing different AWS resources, such as monitoring, networking and logging.
  • AWS Security and ComplianceResources about security and compliance issues related to AWS and tips for for securing AWS.
  • Using AWS with DatabasesResources about running AWS on different types of databases, including Amazon RDS, MySQL, NoSQL, and more.
  • AWS and Big DataResources about big data services provided by Amazon such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift and more.
  • AWS Performance OptimizationResources about performance issues in AWS and tips for improving the performance of AWS applications.
  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)Resources about the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), overviews, information about pricing, tools, instances, and more.
  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Resources about the Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), a web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces like REST, SOAP, and BitTorrent.
  • Amazon CloudWatchResources about Amazon CloudWatch, the monitoring service for the AWS cloud and the applications running on AWS, including how to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in AWS resources.
  • Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)Resources about Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), overviews, connectivity options, and comparisons with other private cloud providers.
  • Amazon IAM (Identity and Access Management)Resources about Amazon IAM (Identity and Access Management), a web service that helps you securely control access to AWS resources for your users.
  • Amazon Glacier (Cloud Archive)Resources about Amazon Glacier (Cloud Archive), a secure, durable, and low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup.
  • Amazon Elastic Load BalancerResources about Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, a load balancing solution that  automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Storage)Resources about Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Storage), an AWS block storage system that provides highly available block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Amazon Lambda and Amazon KinesisResources about Amazon Lambda, a serverless compute service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources; and Amazon Kinesis, a platform for streaming data on AWS.

Containers in Cloud Infrastructure

 Containers in Cloud Infrastructure 

  • Container Best PracticesResources about the process and practices of working with containers, including container deployment practices, container management practices, application containers practices, and more.
  • DockerResources about Docker, the popular open container platform for distributed applications.
  • KubernetesResources about Kubernetes, Google's open source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. 

General Private Cloud Topics

  • Private Cloud StrategyResources on how to choose the right direction for a private cloud project - choosing between public, private and hybrid, pros and cons of private cloud, and more.
  • Private Cloud ArchitectureResources on architectural options and considerations facing organizations when building their private cloud.
  • Private Cloud Economics and ROIResources on understanding and calculating the cost, potential cost savings and return on investment of a private cloud project.
  • Private Cloud Operations and ManagementResources on operating and managing private cloud infrastructure, including deployment, installation and setup, automation, orchestration, scaling, and more.
  • Private Cloud Open Source vs. CommercialResources about the implications of choosing open source vs. commercial software for a private cloud project, and considerations for choosing the right option in different use cases.
  • Managed Private Cloud, Hosting and ServicesResources on different options for building a private cloud in an outsourced manner, via service partners or hosting providers.
  • Private Cloud Training and CertificationResources on solutions for training and certification on private cloud concepts and technologies, as well as training materials available online.

VMware Private Cloud Technology

VMware Private Cloud Technology

OpenStack

OpenStack

  • What is OpenStackResources about OpenStack: how it works, history of OpenStack, OpenStack statistics, OpenStack licensing, and more.  
  • OpenStack InstallationResources about installing OpenStack or any OpenStack projects. 
  • OpenStack Configuration and AdministrationResources about OpenStack configuration and administration tasks, such as upgrading OpenStack, setting us a DNS and domains, checking the OpenStack version, and more.
  • OpenStack ProjectsResources about different OpenStack projects and the role each project plays in creating a private cloud environment.
    • OpenStack Application Catalog - MuranoResources about Murano, the OpenStack project that enables developers and cloud administrators to publish various cloud-ready applications in a browsable catalog.
    • OpenStack BarbicanResoruces about OpenStack Barbican, which is a REST API for the secure storage, provisioning, and management of sensitive information, such as passwords, encryption keys, certificates etc.
    • OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning - IronicResources about OpenStack Ironic, the OpenStack project for provisioning bare metal machines in place of VMs.
    • OpenStack MessagingResources about setting up message queues in OpenStack using the OpenStack Zaqar project, the Oslo Messaging API, and third-party options like RabbitMQ and ZeroMQ.
    • OpenStack Block Storage - CinderResources about OpenStack Cinder, the OpenStack project that provides block storage and can manage external storage resources.
    • OpenStack Compute Service - NovaResources about OpenStack Nova, the OpenStack project that enables provisioning and manages compute resources or virtual machines, also called compute nodes. 
    • OpenStack Dashboard Service - HorizonResources about OpenStack Horizon, which provides a web based user interface to OpenStack.
    • OpenStack Database Service - TroveResources about OpenStack Trove, the Database as a Service mission of OpenStack, which allows users to provision and manage multiple database instances as needed.
    • OpenStack DNS Service - DesignateResources about OpenStack Designate, the project that manages DNS data with a variety of databases on many different back-ends.
    • OpenStack Elastic Map Reduce Service - SaharaResources about OpenStack Sahara, also known as OpenStack Savanna, which provisions data-intensive application clusters (Hadoop or Spark).
    • OpenStack Governance Service - CongressResources about OpenStack Congress, the OpenStack project to provide Policy as a Service across any collection of cloud services in order to provide governance and compliance for dynamic infrastructure.
    • OpenStack Identity Service - KeystoneResources about OpenStack Keystone, the identity service used by OpenStack for authentication and high-level authorization.
    • OpenStack Image Service - GlanceResources about OpenStack Glance, also known as OpenStack Image, which provides discovery, registration, and delivery services for disk and server images. 
    • OpenStack Messaging Service - ZaqarResources about OpenStack Zaqar, the OpenStack feature allowing developers to send messages between different components of SaaS and mobile applications, using a variety of communication patterns.
    • OpenStack Networking - NeutronResources about OpenStack Neutron, the OpenStack project that provide networking as a service between interface devices managed by other Openstack services (such as Nova).
    • OpenStack Object Storage - SwiftResources about OpenStack Swift, a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. 
    • OpenStack Orchestration Service - HeatResources about OpenStack Heat, the OpenStack project that implements an orchestration engine allowing the launch of multiple composite cloud applications.
    • OpenStack Shared File Systems service - ManilaResources about OpenStack Manila, a shared file system which provides an open API to manage file sharing in a vendor agnostic framework.
    • OpenStack SolumResources about OpenStack Solum, an OpenStack project that leverages other internal projects to make cloud services easier to integrate into the application development process.
    • OpenStack Telemtry Service - CeilometerResources about the OpenStack Telemetry project (including OpenStack Ceilometer, Aodh and Gnocchi), which collects data on the utilization of the physical and virtual resources in deployed clouds, persists these data and triggers actions.
  • OpenStack ReleasesResources about OpenStack releases, including schedules, overviews, and features of a given release.
    • OpenStack NewtonResources about the 13th release of OpenStack, which offers improvements to the compute infrastructure, networking, storage, key management, dashboard and more.
    • OpenStack LibertyResources about the 12th release of OpenStack, which offers improvements to OpenStack dashboard, object storage, block storage, community app catalog and more.  
    • OpenStack KiloResources about the 11th release of OpenStack, which introduces Ironic, and offers improvements to networking, identity service.
    • OpenStack JunoResources about the tenth release of OpenStack, which offers improvements to networking, dashboard, orchestration, image service, telemetry, and more.
    • OpenStack IcehouseResources about the ninth release of OpenStack, which offers several improvements, namely introducing the Trove database service.   
    • OpenStack HavanaResources about OpenStack Havana, the eighth release of OpenStack, which introduces orchestration, and includes several improvements to networking, object storage, and more.

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