Cloud for Burst Capacity

One very strong case for cloud computing is that it can satisfy applications with seasonal traffic patterns.  One way to test the advantages of the cloud is through a hybrid approach. Cloud infrastructure can be built completely through scripts.  You can spinup specific AMIs or machine images, automatically install and update packages, install your credentials, …

3 Ways to Boost Cloud Scalability

Deploying in the Amazon cloud is touted as a great way to achieve high scalability while paying only for the computing power you use. How do you get the best scalability from the technology?

Database Replication – What is it and why is it important?

Database replication is a service for shipping changes to your database, off to a copy housed on another server, potentially even in another data center. Each change to the records of information in your database or groups of them are organized into transactions.  These each get unique identifiers or change numbers.  Those groupings of changes …