Cloud


General Articles

  • Openstack networking overview.  [NANOG 74 YouTube]
  • Cloud 101 primer.  [DC Knowledge]
  • DC design: the cloud factor.  [DC Journal]  [PDF attached below]
  • Guide to cloud computing architectures.  [Network Computing]
  • The balancing act between cloud and on-premises IT.  [DC Journal]
  • Getting technical with cloud migrations.  [No Jitter]
  • Cloud connectivity: methods and myths.  [Network Computing]
  • Disaster recovery: ditch your secondary DC for the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The inevitability of cloud.  [Russ White]  [TNP]
  • Cloud users can't ignore GDPR requirements.  [IT Pro Today]
  • Is lift-and-shift a viable cloud migration strategy?  [Network Computing]
  • Comparing cloud connectivity options.  [Network Computing]
  • Public cloud load balancer sandwich.  [Packet Pushers]
  • Five key questions to ask before moving to the cloud.  [Network Computing]
  • Multi-cloud is a reality, not a strategy.  [DC Knowledge: part 1, part 2]
  • Is cloud moving too fast for security?  [Russ White]  [CSA]
  • Getting our heads out of the cloud: why the edge matters.  [Network Computing]
  • The hidden dangers of cloud computing.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud vs colocation -- it's more complicated than you think.  [DC Journa]
  • Nosy neighbours and cloud privacy.  [Russ White]  [Adrian Colyer]
  • Avoid falling into the hybrid cloud hype.  [Russ White]  [DC Journal]
  • Don't let security misconceptions cloud your judgement.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Google Cloud and the network engineer.  [Network Computing]
  • Bare metal cloud.  [Russ White]  [The Next Platform]
  • Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs Azure vs AWS.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Six pitfalls of cloud assessments.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Looking past the cloud computing era.  [EtherealMind]
  • Three great lies of cloud computing.  [Russ White]  [TheNextPlatform]
  • Dissecting the DC: what can – and can’t – be moved to the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Successful private clouds aren't spoken about in public.  [EtherealMind]  [ipSpace]
  • Hölzle: Google will be the Android in cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Five security best practices for cloud and virtualization platforms.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Encryption is the only guarantee of data destruction in the cloud.  [Graham Cluley]
  • AWT IoT vs Cisco Fog Computing -- Cloud vs Network IoT.  [EtherealMind]
  • Building carrier-grade cloud infrastructure.  [ipSpace]
  • Private and public clouds, and the mistakes you can make.  [ipSpace]
  • There is no such thing as “the cloud,” it’s just somebody else’s computer.  [PocketNow]
  • Should companies do most of their computing in the cloud?  [Schneier: part 1part 2part 3]
  • Five tips for securing your cloud computing system.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The 12 security questions you should ask your cloud provider.  [Collaborista]
  • How cloud has changed the data center architect.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Google does cloud DNS, VPN, HTTPS load balancing.  [The Register]
  • How Google avoids cloud downtime with VM migration.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Why hybrid cloud continues to grow: a look at real use-cases.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The meaning of cloud.  [Pedro Marques]
  • What is the cloud, and where is it?  [Gizmodo]
  • Combine physical and virtual appliances in a private cloud.  [ipSpacecase study]
  • Is converged infrastructure the future of cloud solutions?  [DC Knowledge]
  • Living on the edge with Fog Computing.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The ethics of cloud computing.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Moving workloads to the cloud.  [ipSpace]  [CIO]
  • Cloud automation: what you need to know and why it’s important.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Use a disaster recovery project to build your new cloud.  [ipSpace]
  • How new types of DDoS affect the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque.  [The Register]
  • Public vs private cloud? No debate for the savvy CIO.  [Wired]
  • Three ways to use cloud as a service.  [Wired]
  • Private cloud block architecture diagram.  [EtherealMind]
  • Cloud protection: how to avoid emergency-related outages.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Build a cloud in 3 easy steps.  [ipSpace]
  • Is cloud networking an oxymoron?  [NZ Herald]
  • The cloud computing market could be much, much bigger than we thought.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Google open sources its secret weapon in cloud computing.  [Wired]
  • Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why.  [The Register]
  • Understanding the world of cloud automation.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The Internet is a cloud for networking.  [EtherealMind]
  • A potted history of cloud computing.  [The Register]
  • Does it make sense to build new clouds with overlay networks?  [ipSpace]
  • Using cloud and virtualisation to deliver next-generation workloads.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Public clouds won't be big in 2014, private clouds will – a contrarian view.  [EtherealMind]
  • Security concerns not slowing public cloud adoption.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • The truth behind Microsoft Azure's global cloud mega-cock-up.  [The Register]
  • Understanding cloud security, certificates, and compliance.  [DC Knowledge]
  • How virtualisation creates cloud-ready security options.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Most 'cloud' traffic never sees the cloud.  [The Register]  [Cisco PDF]
  • Cloud is a key-management pain: NIST.  [The Register]
  • Cloud architecture: get it right first time.  [Network Computing]
  • Cloud security panel at GigaOm structure, public private SDDC symposium.  [EtherealMind]
  • Extending Layer-2 connection into a cloud.  [ipSpace]
  • Welcome to fog computing: extending the cloud to the edge.  [DC Knowledge]
  • New technologies target OpenStack private clouds.  [Network Computing]
  • What the HIPAA final rule means for data centers and cloud providers.  [DC Knowldge]
  • Planning for a cloud-ready distributed storage infrastructure.  [DC Knowledge]
  • CIA spooks picked Amazon's "superior" cloud over IBM.  [The Register]
    • Amazon's invasion of the CIA is a seismic shift in cloud computing.  [Wired]
  • Woz explains how cloud computing is turning us into Soviet Russia.  [BGR]
  • Amazon confirms CIA spook cloud contract.  [The Register]
  • Facebook's first data center drenched in actual cloud.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]
  • Cloud computing driving data center automation.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud storage: yay or nay?  [Stuff]
  • The evolution of the IT professional -- understanding the cloud's demands.  [DC Knowledge]
  • DoD cloud adoption helps US troops stay connected.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud jargon unwound: distinguishing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Agility for the cloud with Juniper and OpenStack.  [Juniper]
  • Designing for dependability in the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Quantifying the cloud: bringing the science back.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Perspectives on cloud, data center and networks.  [DC Knowledge]
  • How storage is shaping the cloud data center.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud-on-cloud computing.  [Wired]
  • Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die.  [The Register]
  • DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: the next phase of cloud computing.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 10 essential domains for moving to private cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Designing for dependability in the cloud.  [DC Knowledge part 1, part 2]
  • Not ever cloud outage is created equal.  [DC Knowledge]
  • As cloud wars heat up, server OEMs bet on OpenStack.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Five myths of cloud computing.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Colocation communities are a match for cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • How the data center has evolved to support the modern cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Amazon is building the CIA's new cloud computing system.  [Gizmodo]  [FCW]  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud computing's security pitfalls.  [BBC News]
  • Compare cloud pricing versus private infrastructure.  [EtherealMind]
  • Cloud haters: you too will be assimilated.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
  • DDoS protection for hosting and cloud service providers.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Beware of rogue clouds, warns Symantec.  [The Register]
  • Expect to see more attacks on cloud services.  [Voxy]
  • Cloud security frameworks: security by design.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Extending the data center into the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Glasshouse -- 'cloud' is no longer sufficient.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Building the foundation for private cloud infrastructure.  [DC Knowledge]
  • It's not always sunny in cloud computing: a look at the risks.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The biggest problem with each cloud storage service -- and how to fix them.  [Lifehacker]  [FixYa]
  • Cloud computing -- why waiting might make sense.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Encryption in cloud computing.  [Schneier]  [NextGov]
  • Firewalls in a small private cloud.  [ipSpace]
  • The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to avoid shutdown.  [BBC News]  [ExtremeTech]  [The Register]  [BoingBoing]  [HardOCP]  [TorrentFreak]  [Ars Technica]
  • Understanding and controlling cloud sprawl.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Managing security in transitioning to the private cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cisco grows its cloud and adds elastic core for carriers.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Private clouds will change IT jobs, not eliminate them.  [EtherealMind]  [Network Computing]
  • How cloud computing's growth disrupts hardware and software vendors.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Creative ways to deliver cloud computing services.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Nobody has any idea what the cloud is.  [Gizmodo]
  • The "appliance" approach to big data and private cloud.  [Brad Hedlund]
  • What happens to your life when the cloud disappears?  [Gizmodo]
  • Low latency trading moves to the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Woz predicts "horrible problems" with cloud computing.  [HardOCP]  [news.com.au]
    • Why Wozniak is right and wrong about the cloud.  [Wired]
  • Delivering corporate networks to the cloud: is your network ready?  [DC Knowledge]
  • What took so long?  The first open source private cloud software arrives.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Misconfigured network device caused Microsoft Azure cloud outage.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Errant 'safety valve' caused Windows Azure outage.  [DC Knowledge]
  • How cloud computing has shifted engineering hiring demands.  [DC Knowledge: part 1part 2]
  • At Amazon, SSD boosts cloud power for database apps.  [DC Knowledge]
  • OpenStack cloud fluffer growing faster than Linux.  [The Register]
  • Iceland's cheap, green cloud: how a tiny island could drive big changes.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • How to host your data for less in Iceland's green data centers.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • The cloud: what's holding you back?  [DC Knowledge]
  • 5 reasons cloud computing is key to business success.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Owning a cloud means learning to love the business.  [The Register]
  • Understanding the cloud's effect on facilities teams.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Are IT fears holding back cloud computing?  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Cisco puts a virtual router in the clouds.  [The Register]  [DC Knowledge]
  • Enabling data center and cloud service management.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Seven cloud computing trends.  [DC Knowledge: part 1part 2]
  • Will the cloud's brand suffer from outages?  [Wired]
  • Cloud SLAs: what you don't know can hurt you.  [Wired]
  • Closer look: OpenStack OS for clouds.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Nvidia unveils GPUs to power clouds.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The cloud isn't cheap -- part four or five, I think.  [EtherealMind]
  • Cloud computing networking presentations available online.  [ipSpace]
  • Five mistakes to avoid when adopting the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Exposed: Apple's 'Area i51' - home of iCloud.  [Wired: article 1article 2]
  • The secret history of OpenStack, the free cloud software that's changing everything.  [Wired]
  • How green is the cloud?  [Wired]
  • It's onward and upward with cloud security.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The personal cloud: the future's here, but unevenly distributed.  [Wired]
  • Small businesses harness the power of cloud computing.  [BBC News]
  • Understanding enterprise cloud management.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Eight fundamental truths about cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Let’s get real about the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Retaking the high ground in the cloud discussion.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud lessons & LeMans racing.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Fundamental truths of enterprise cloud strategy.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud strategy, Pickett’s charge, and you.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud computing recipe: 1 part tech, 9 parts process.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud architecture & Henry Ford’s Model T.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality - part 1.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality - part 2.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Bandwidth management, cloud & the 405 freeway.  [DC Knowledge]
    • Cloud ecosystems, profitability, common sense & the new order.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Deploying layer 4-7 network services in the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The bottom-up nature of cloud adoption.  [DC Knowledge]
  • What's an "Open Cloud" anyway?  Red Hat says it's not VMware.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Video: the world of many clouds.  [DC Knowledge]
  • FBI puts cloud providers on notice over security rules.  [Wired]
  • Five reasons to own your cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Megaupload saga teaches painful lessons about cloud file storage.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • Megaupload's demise: what happens to your files when a cloud service dies?  [ExtremeTech]
    • Explainer: how can the US seize a "Hong Kong site" like Megaupload?  [Ars Technica]
  • Piston releases private cloud based on OpenStack.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Network optimisation through cloud architecture.  [DC Knowledge]
  • What's really new about the cloud?  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Thought leaders examine cloud computing.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Cloud data, ownership and government sponsored data theft.  [EtherealMind]
  • Momentum builds around cloud computing code of practice.  [Geekzone]
  • Cloud policy: where ideals meet reality.  [DC Knowledge: part 1part 2]
  • Next generation preps for cloud containers.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Mobile network operators in the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Internap joins OpenStack cloud race for 'first'.  [The Register]
  • Cloud architecture and Henry Ford's Model T.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Let's get real about the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Know your cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Arbor Networks introduces Cloud Signalling; Telstra Clear first to join.  [Geekzone]
  • The mobile cloud: what it is and why it matters.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Optimising your data center for the cloud.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Still not convinced the cloud is a risky place?  Here are some scary numbers to ponder.  [WSJ ATD]
  • Amazon: networking error caused cloud outage.  [DC Knowledge]
    • The EC2/EBS outage: what Amazon didn't tell you.  [EvilRouters]
    • Amazon details last week's cloud failure, and apologises.  [WSJ ATD]
    • Amazon: bad execution during planned upgrade caused outage.  [Network World]
    • Amazon cloud fell from sky after botched network upgrade.  [The Register]
  • Complex systems have complex failuers.  That's cloud computing.  [EtherealMind]
  • The aftermath of Amazon's could outage.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Security for public and private clouds.  [DC Knowledge]
  • The wrong way to cloud-enable a data center.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Private clouds -- not just a cost and technology issue, its all about trust, the family jewels, corporate value, and identity.  [Loose Bolts]

Microsoft Azure

  • Connecting your DC to the cloud: Azure ExpressRoute and AWS Direct Connect.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Build a virtual DC in Azure.  [Adam Raffe]  [YouTube]
  • Microsoft runs a simulation of the entire Azure network to prevent outages.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Secure connectivity from Azure VNets to public services.  [Adam Raffe]
  • Here's how the SDN that powers Azure works.  [DC Knowledge]
  • ACI - Azure Container Instances.  [Adam Raffe]
  • Should you go with AWS or Azure?  That may be the wrong question.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Networking in Azure.  [Russ White]  [Microsoft Azure]
  • Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs Azure vs AWS.  [ReadWriteWeb]

Amazon AWS

  • A quick intro to the AWS CLI.  [Scott Lowe]
  • Integrating 3rd party firewalls with AWS VPC networking.  [ipSpace]
  • AWS overview.  [ipSpace]
  • Network performance in AWS: five factors.  [Network Computing]
  • Connecting your DC to the cloud: Azure ExpressRoute and AWS Direct Connect.  [DC Knowledge]
  • AWS networking tutorial: getting started.  [Network Computing]
  • VMware on AWS - how it fits, thoughts on how to use it.  [Packet Pushers]
  • Should you go with AWS or Azure?  That may be the wrong question.  [DC Knowledge]
  • Who wins the three-way cloud battle? Google vs Azure vs AWS.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • OpenStack faces 'irrelevance and death' without AWS compatibility.  [The Register]

Containers

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Robert Larsen,
7 Oct 2018, 13:30