Netflix Offers More Open Source Goodness with Asgard Cloud Deployment Tool

Netflix offers another sophisticated cloud management tool to open source. This time its Asgard, which you can use to deploy massive code projects to Amazon Web Services.

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Instagram Vs.1940s Census Data – Web Site Traffic Spike Showdown

Last week featured two major web site updates. In one, the site handled it smoothly. The other crashed within minutes, proving you should always assume more traffic and line up virtual servers. They’re cheap enough.

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Amazon Proves Cloud Competition Good for IT

Amazon recently dropped the prices of EC2 server and storage services and IT pros had to be wringing their hands with glee over the news.

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Time to Run IT Like a Business

If you want to run a private cloud with a services portal, you need to start treating IT like a business, and that means offering service level agreements just like the public cloud providers.

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Why Private Clouds Make Sense for IT

It seems odd that there are still so many private cloud haters out there, when a private cloud could make a lot of sense for the right organization and help departments see the actual value of IT services.

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