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  1. How Cloud Computing and Virtualization can improve your costs and make a better use of your computing power and resources.

    This post was published when I was working on a Cloud Computing provider in 2011, but most of it is still very up-to-date. I hope you enjoy it as my first post!How Cloud Computing and Virtualization can improve your costs and make a better use of your computing power and resources.Cloud Computing is the new fancy term in the IT world. But how, specifically, can an efficient Cloud Computing Infrastructure be obtained?First, the definition of Cloud Computing is generally accepted as a model where the...
  2. Developing for the Cloud - A Crash Introduction

    When you create a web application for the cloud, there are many things that need to be done differently. It's not just a case of saying "I'm doing cloud" and all you're really doing is putting it on someone else's VM. Doing this, the costs are much higher than if the application is designed with cloud in mind. This might be fine from an infrastructure point of view, but the cloud can have profound impacts on development from the ground up.Azure allows us, and also forces us, to engineer...
  3. Bandwidth is not infinite.

    Cloud storage is great. It’s replicated, distributed across datacentres across the world and is fantastically cheap. One problem seen time and time again is how people update their files (blobs) in their cloud provider of choice. The rest of this paper will describe the problem in detail and ways to avoid it while saving bandwidth, time and most importantly money. Azure Blob Storage is specifically covered in this document but the general logic can be modified for other providers (S3 etc).After a...
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