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Server Farms Vs Cloud Computing Solutions [on hold]

Can some one please explain specific environmental impacts (negative or positive) cloud solutions have compared to server farms.
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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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Virtualization vs Container

Most of cloud computing technologies are based on virtualization. The advertisement of cloud computing technologies often refers reliability and reduction of costs. But when compared with container ...
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How to scratch database that query faster for cloud computing

We are planning to develop a cloud based database driven web application which we would like world to use. Till date at the database side we have used fully normalized way to store the data and use ...
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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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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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Where has Cloud Computing gone? [closed]

I have been hearing about this term for close to 5 years now. I have read about services from Microsoft (Azure), but I have never saw it adopted in the mainstream usage. The thing I am trying to ...
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Azure table storage and SQL

I am in the middle of an architectural decision that down the line will be important. I have a system where I use ATS (Azure Table Storage) as the store for simple and very little data. It's not ...
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Do I need to use cloud services (EC2 / GAE) for my web app?

Noobie to deploying any kind of web app. I have a Java (Play Framework) and MySQL server app running locally. I know that I can deploy it to EC2 (have once as a test), and that I can download some ...
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Deciding between applications and services in CloudFoundry PaaS

I need some clarification on an aspect of CloudFoundry architecture guidelines. CF has two major concepts - applications and services. CF-Applications can consume CF-Services using the CloudFoundry ...
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Is there any harm in using amazon AWS as a development environment? [closed]

What modifications do I need to make to my workflow, and which skills do I need to learn in order to develop with Ruby On Rails on a Linux cloud server on Amazon Web Services (AWS)? In particular, I ...
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Develop application works on cloud or on local PC? [closed]

I'm new in Cloud computing, I want to develop an agile development tool. The main goal is to enable remote developers to work (using agile approach and practices) in the same project (SaaS), the ...
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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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What should I do to scale out a high-traffic website?

What best practices should be undertaken for a website that needs to "scale out" to handle capacity? This is especially relevant now that people are considering the cloud, but may be missing out on ...
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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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Using EC2 instance as main development platform [closed]

My problem I am working as a consultant for various companies. Each company provides me with a laptop with their software on and I also have my own, where I have my development environment. I tend to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secure cloud based code storage and syncing across multiple computers [closed]

I've been thinking recently about how and where I keep my code - I work across multiple locations, with at least three different computers and I'm considering how I manage my code across these ...
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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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What does Private Cloud mean?

I read through a few discussions in SE about Cloud Computing . From them, I understand cloud as "computing / data-storage facility that is owned by a different entity; using hardware & software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I want to learn and explore cloud computing, what technologies should I be aware off for the same? [closed]

I want to get into Cloud Computing. Before I choose a particular vendor platform I want to learn: What are the underlying technologies, tools and paradigms that I should be aware off to make myself ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cloud computing cost savings for large enterprise

I'm trying to understand whether cloud computing is meant for small to medium sized companies OR also for large companies. Imagine a website with a very large user base. The storage and bandwidth ...
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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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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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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 ...