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Cad-style .Net software as a service [on hold]

I've been just introduced to cloud computing ans SaaS and it seems very very fascinating! I have actually written a .Net C# software and it is ready to be published. Now that I have become familiar ...
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Is this what “Cloud-Scaling” is?

When talking about things like "building your systems/applications around the cloud" or "using cloud technology for scalability", is "cloud-scaling" (from a provider eg. Amazon) this: When placing ...
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Logging and analytics from multiople processes

I am setting up a system on OpenStack comprising of several independently running processes and need a logging and analytics process running which will receive very frequent input from the running ...
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Who provides hardware resources in private cloud?

I find myself confusing to understand the concept of private cloud. If a company has an offshore data-center, and now if the company wants to move into a private cloud, what does the company has to ...
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Converting from AppHarbor to Azure

I'm thinking of switching my cloud provider from AppHarbor to Azure. Main reason, I love the ability of being able to scale up the number of workers as traffic/cpu usage gets really high. My question ...
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Speed up dynamic content delivery [duplicate]

Imagine a website operating from the US, providing some web services to customers around the world. Sometimes is takes up to 200ms just to establish a connection between Australia and US. It's ...
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Content CDNs and dynamic content

I am curious as to how dynamic web applications play with content delivery networks such as cloudflare, amazon cloudfront, etc. I understand the concept of a cdn obtaining a cache of your static pages ...
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Should we always create web application scalable? [closed]

Fact that now a days everyone is moving to cloud due to ease in scalability, configuration and maintenance. But my question is should we develop all web application scalable event if it is not ...
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How to execute batch jobs via webservices or rest api

I have an AppHarbor site where I need to do weekly updates to some of the data. I don't want to go the route of deploying an exe and adding an additional "webworker" to my site because those cost ...
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Efficient algorithm for Virtual Machine(VM) Consolidation in Cloud

PROBLEM: We have N physical machines(PMs) each with ram Ri, cpu Ci and a set of currently scheduled VMs each with ram requirement ri and ci respectively Moving(Migrating) any VM from one PM to ...
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Correct pattern for Worker Processes involving Queues & Tables

Edit: OK, so, people said it is unclear what I am asking. I am asking for feedback on this design. Here is an example user story: As a group admin on the website I want to be notified when a user in ...
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in multi-tenant systems what is the correct practice for segregating each tenants data from each other?

I am a first-time azure developer and I am taking over a single-tenant cloud system and have been tasked with converting the system to multi-tenant. What is the correct practice to separate each ...
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What are some important considerations when developing a DBaaS (DataBase as a Service)

I'm interested in creating a Database as a Service. I want users of the service to be able to do a few seemingly not very simple things. Sign up and be given access to a JSON datastore that they can ...
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How is“cloud computing”different from “client-server”?

Watching a CEO for a new "cloud computing" company describe his company on a finance TV program today, he said something like "Cloud computing is superior to old-fashioned client-server computing". ...
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What are the alternate models for remote desktop software?

A coworker and I were trying to brainstorm and list the different ways an application developer can write a program enabling a user on one computer to run remotely on another computer while being ...
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Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM

I'm exploring options for running a small cloud Windows Server (either AWS EC2 Micro or Azure Extra Small). The server won't be hit very hard, but I need to run a simple relational database, which ...
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Need server suggestion to handle Twitter API [on hold]

I am working on generating some statistics by using twitter trends and streaming API. ( I have adjusted keywords such that traffic I get from twitter daily is of max size 1GB) I was currently ...
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Experimenting with “big data” and map reduce

I was thinking about experimenting a bit with using mapreduce and such on a dataset we have to see if we can benefit from it in any way. What route should I go if I want to be able to instantly, ...
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Is it better to have file stored as a zip in cloud service?

I am developing enterprise iPad application which contained large amount of different bundle data in terms of group of images. Is it worth to stored as a compressed file format or normal set of ...
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High-Availability Vs. Cloud Scaling

I work for a company that develops a web server that runs in a customer datacenter. The customer wants the server to have hot failover and I'm currently investigating HA approaches such as Pacemaker ...
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Looking to build a 2 java applications. should it be web-based application or standalone application?

The first application (web-based) will be located at site1 and once the information is processed, it will be sent to the second application(web-based) located at site2. Application2 needs to be able ...
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Setting up a development environment in the cloud? [closed]

I'm interested in transitioning my development environment onto the cloud. I currently use VirtualBox with Vagrant to manage separate virtual machines for each individual project. What would be the ...
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Open Source Cloud Computing

Recently I realized that the most popular social platforms on the net are in the hand of just a few companies, Google, Twitter, Facebook, to name just a few. Taking into account the world changing ...
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Will it be okay to use Amazon Glacier for everyday data retrieval?

I am planning to use cloud storage for my app. What my app will do is retrieval of users data and user authentication and have the ability to sync data continuously. Is it a good idea to use Amazon ...
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Free cloud web service development [closed]

I am looking for a free (as in beer) combination of services, for learning "cloud SW development" and very small scale private use (say, a private streamlined web shopping&todo list with simple ...
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Why didn't “cloud computing” offer appear earlier?

Cloud computing is a model of renting resources - servers and data storage. Both servers and data storage have been around for much more than a decade so far. Yet cloud computing offers only appeared ...
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How/where to run the algorithm on large dataset?

I would like to run the PageRank algorithm on graph with 4 000 000 nodes and around 45 000 000 edges. Currently I use neo4j graph databse and classic relational database (postgres) and for software ...
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How to manage many mobile device users at server side?

I built a social Android application in which users can see other users around them by GPS location. At the beginning thing went well as I had low number of users, but now that I have increasing ...
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Combine auto-syncing cloud and VCS

This question brought me to another question: is there any VCS/tool for a VCS which automatically backups your source code between the last checkout and current changes? I had the problem of loosing ...
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Storing Projects on Google Drive (Cloud)

I've started using Google Drive for my cloud needs and backing up pretty much everything. I've got the app installed so it auto-sync's all my content in most things. My question is this, I am ...
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What makes Erlang suitable for cloud applications?

We are starting a new project and implementing on our corporations's instantiation of an openstack cloud (see http://www.openstack.org/). The project is security tooling for our corporation. We ...
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What's the benefit of Azure ACS if ASP.NET 4.5 includes OAuth and OpenID providers?

Azure ACS offers OAuth and OpenID providers, and now that ASP.NET 4.5 offers the same thing, without the added cost, is there any reason for a .NET developer to consider ACS? (Disclaimer, I don't ...
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Is it smart to design a command and control server, that will monitor system resources and spin up/spin down servers at times of peak?

I am building an application that will be modular, in a way that it will be a set of separate systems communicating with each other. It uses Hadoop on all systems, and HBase on 3 of the 4. Scaling ...
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Cloud computing platforms only have one CPU. Does this mean I shouldn't use Parallel Programming?

Almost every cloud instance I can find only offers one CPU. Why is this only one CPU now, and should I expect this to increase in the future? Does this design impact my code design so that I exclude ...
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Auto update for application hosted on multiple servers on cloud

I'm working on an application which will run on multiple Amazon EC2 instances. I wish to incorporate auto update feature for my application. The updater should update all the Ec2 instances. Also, ...
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Why .NET and C# are not available on Cloud Platforms? [closed]

I checked Google App Engine and Heroku but both don't support .NET/C# applications. Even though Google App Engine shows support for Windows Azure, but in the supported languages it doesn't show C# or ...
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How to learn Cloud Computing and Big Data at home? [closed]

I want to learn Cloud Computing and Big Data at home. Is it possible to learn these technologies on home PC? Which technologies to learn in Cloud Computing? Which technologies to learn Big Data ...
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How should I host our scalable worker processes?

We are designing a new architecture for an enterprise business. The principles we've followed so far is not to develop what you can (possible buy and) deploy, ie, don't reinvent any wheels. In this ...
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How to handle file access transactions properly?

I'm looking for good practices or any advice regarding file access transaction mechanisms. We will have multiple instances of an application spread over a redundant network (cloud) watching a ...
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OCCI for non-web application

I am writing a non-web application (written in java) which will allocate cloud resources. I want to make it compatible with as many providers as possible. Is it wise to use OCCI interface? Will it be ...
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How to solve a fundamental cloud data storage dispute?

I'm working for a company that has recently hired me to create a new version of their existing software, which is now over 12 years old. The new software is a complete re-write of the old and they ...
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How to provide SaaS integration with enterprise systems (from the SaaS provider perspective)?

I'm doing some general research for a potential SaaS project. The solution we are considering creating will need data integration capabilities with various enterprise systems. I understand that SaaS ...
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Large Ecommerce Site Topology and Deployment Guidelines

Problem I am a lead engineer for a highly trafficked eCommerce website (upwards of 1m page views an hour). For various reasons we have the opportunity to rebuild large portions of our ...
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Storing documents in Database vs CMS in JSF, Seam, Hibernate application on cloud

I am about to start with an application using JSF 2, Seam 3, Hibernate and Hibernate search with the following characteristics: Users will be uploading documents (pdf, doc). There can be millions of ...
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What's the key innovation in the realization of the “cloud?”

I'm trying to figure out what are the key technological innovations or inventions that the "cloud" introduces as an improvement over web pages; or maybe over SAAS. Seems to me that "cloud" is merely ...
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How can I gather client's data on Google App Engine without using Datastore/Backend Instances too much?

One of the projects I'm working on is online survey engine. It's my first big commercial project on Google App Engine. I need your advice on how to collect stats and efficiently record them in ...
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Is cloud computing just a way of renting resources?

The company I work at recently hosted a web service in Windows Azure and announced that. Now trade online magazines say lots of meaningless stuff like "company X moves to the cloud", "company X drops ...
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How to store a simple DB “in the cloud”?

Even though the name is similar my question is not a dupe of the very fine question here: Database in the cloud? I've got a webserver (Java/Tomcat) running a webapp (which I wrote) on a dedicated ...
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Starting a new startup/web application, how to choose a hosting provider? [closed]

When creating a new startup related to a web application, how to choose a hosting provider ? Assuming the code of the web application is oriented DDDD (Distributed Domain Driven Development) to ...
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Is the cloud ready to replace core business systems? [closed]

Questions like this have been asked before (like here), but a lot can change in a year. My company is very interested in migrating core systems to the "cloud". Non-technical upper-management doesn't ...