Category Technical Education

What You Don’t Know About IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

As many of you know, cloud computing is today’s go-to technology.  The three major categories Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) represent the basic offerings.  Cloud technology has been around for more than 10 years, but there still exists a lack of knowledge in those looking to take advantage of its benefits.  What you don’t know about cloud computing will bar you from laying hold of the future.  Every new tech startup is leveraging the power and freedom of the cloud from the get-go.  There’s a reason for that.  It is the data center platform of today.  IaaS is the foundation of the today’s data center.  Is your business finding ways to take advantage of this?

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Hands-On With EC2 and Microsoft Windows Server – YouTube


Get Some Free Hands-on with EC2 and Server 2012

This video provides some very good information on how to work with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service.  It does have a good bit of Amazon propaganda at the beginning, but there is value for those who are unfamiliar with the platform.  You’ll learn about much of the EC2 functionality provided for Windows based products.  There are three videos in the series.  The first gives you an overview of the EC2 service.  The second provides a demo of provisioning a Windows Server using the EC2 platform.  Then the final video offers the viewer the opportunity to get some hands-on with EC2 by deploying a  Windows Server within Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

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Utilizing the Amazon Web Services API

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Amazon Web Services API – Easier To Use Than Expected

I found that many readers want to acquire information on PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings.  Admittedly, I too want to get the inside scoop.  While grovelling for info on Amazon Web Services, I ran into Michael Wittag’s article on Cloud Zone about using the AWS API to get things done.  This article was very straight forward and to the point.  It was an informative post as well.  It outlines four tools used to perform functions on AWS:  Web Management Console, Command Line Interface (CLI), Software Development Kits (SDKs), and Blueprints.  The Web Management Console is usually the first tool any AWS customer will work with.  The tool is very easy to use...

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Cloud Computing Disruption

Cloud Computing Disruption Trends For The Next 10 Years

This is a very good read on the future state of cloud computing by Brain Gracely at Wikibon.  This post includes some very fact filled infographics on the various aspects of the cloud computing industry.  It is definitely well worth the time spent to absorb this valuable information.




Disruptive Trends in Cloud Computing (2015-2025)

Download as PDF — Contributing Analysts Dave Vellante David Floyer Stu Miniman Dr. Ralph Finos Premise: Cloud Computing is the 3rd major wave of change that is impacting the IT industry, with the impacts expected to be at least an order of magnitude larger than the Client-Server era.

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Choosing the Application Server That Best Suits Your Needs And Pocketbook

IT Strategy

Which Java Application Server Is Best for Your Company?

If you’re looking to deploy an application server, it can be a challenging experience attempting to choose the product that will best suit your needs and pocketbook.  Here are a couple of resources that can assist you with wading through the hype from all the propaganda you’ll be faced with.  You’ll learn some valuable information on how to choose a product from Markus Eisele at his personal blog Enterprise Software Development with Java.  In addition, you’ll also be educated on one of the most important features of an application server, the Java EE Compatibility version.  This link can provide you information on where each product stands.

Selecting Your Java EE 6 Application Server  by Markus Eisele

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Google partners with Udacity to teach about Android app development

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New Google Android App Development Strategy

Udacity is an online learning site offering tech industry related courses.  What’s so special about Udacity’s courses, is that they are developed in collaboration with some of the top companies in the software world.  Students benefit directly from the experience of companies like Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.  The model seems to be a very worthwhile one and the price is bad either.  Sign up for a course just like you would at any university with the option to work at your own pace.  It’s definitely worth the money for those who would like to change careers or have realized that education can really make a difference in your life.  Visit the Udacity site to learn more about them.

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Information Technology Education

IT Education:  Increase Your Knowledge and Understanding

The Information Technology (IT) field is an arena of constantly changing concepts.  Many of which are manifested in the form of products and services that, for some, are easy to understand and work with. However, for many others, just the phrase IT represents complete confusion.  Our Technology Education service provides clarity to IT as a whole, but more importantly,  exposes how your business goals can be reached through some form of technology implementation.  A great resource for learning more about the IT field and its various disciplines, is the National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST for short.  Their Information Technology Portal is an excellent resource for acquiring a wealth of knowledge about the lates...

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Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Explained |

Understand What Cloud Technology Is All About

If you are having a hard time with understanding the Cloud, please take a moment and review this excellent infographic by Sam Turner on  I wass really impressed with the way Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud was explained with such definition.  At Paraklesys, we endeavor to help our customers by pointing them in the right direction when it come to choosing a cloud provider.

Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Explained |

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High-Availability guidelines and VMware HA best practices

Guidelines and Best Practices for HA

There are many ways to provide high availability with any particular solution.  At Paraklesys, we work with many different types of solutions that provide reliability and high availability.  This article written by Elias Khnaser at SearchDisasterRecovery, is a very well written informational on this subject.  It has some very interesting information on VMware vSphere that is still very pertinent.  

High-availability guidelines and VMware HA best practices.

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“Bring Your Own Device” — Importance of Defining Business Objectives – Forbes

Defining Your Company’s BYOD Objectives

What is all this discussion about bring your own device (BYOD)?  What exactly is it anyway? has a great definition for BYOD.  At first I was surprised at the fullness of the term.  I always considered it a term associated with only smartphones.  However, there is much more to it than that.  John Herrema contributed a two part series that I think presents a well rounded approach for decision makers.

“Bring Your Own Device” — Importance of Defining Business Objectives – Forbes.

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