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Features to Simplify Your Cloud Hosting Comparison

Adnan Raja February 5, 2016 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Which cloud hosting provider is the best option out there? When you look at infrastructure-as-a-service companies, you will find that the public cloud offered through Atlantic.Net is stronger than those of major competitors including AWS, Digital Ocean, Linode, and Rackspace.

  • Cloud Hosting Comparison
  • Features at Atlantic.Net
  • The Choice is Simple

Cloud Hosting Comparison

Every cloud provider out there wants to differentiate itself from the competition. The fact is that some companies try to outperform their rivals primarily through branding and becoming a recognized name rather than by developing a truly higher-quality product. That’s why you see disappointment in many cloud hosting reviews.

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Why should you use Elasticsearch distributed NoSQL database?

Are you trying to decide whether or not Elasticsearch might be right for your company? Here is a look at its benefits.

  • What is Elasticsearch?
  • Features
  • One Programmer’s Perspective
  • Strong Elasticsearch Hosting

What is Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch is a full-text, distributed NoSQL database. In other words, it uses documents rather than schema or tables. It’s a free, open source tool that allows for real-time searching and analyzing of your data. People appreciate this system because it allows you to run metrics on your data immediately, so you can understand it right away, on an ongoing basis.

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Why Redis Has Become So Popular

Brett Haines January 25, 2016 by under Development 0 Comments

Why is Redis becoming such a popular key-value data store? Here is a look at the many reasons it’s succeeding.

  • Basic Strengths of Redis
  • Built for Speed & Languages
  • The Crowd Says Yes
  • In-Memory Processing for Media
  • Leaderboard Delivery
  • Redis-Ready Cloud Servers

Basic Strengths of Redis

Redis is a data structure server. As a key-value data store, Redis is similar to Memcached, although it has two major advantages over that option: support of additional datatypes and persistence.

Those two features may not immediately appear “major,” but they really do set this ecosystem apart. Persistence allows you to treat Redis as a legitimate database rather than an unstable and temporary cache. If you reboot, Memcached information is lost; but Redis data remains.

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How Elon Musk Stole My Car

Marty January 14, 2016 by under Uncategorized 0 Comments

This was my personal experience with Tesla Motors. I’m a fan of what Tesla Motors is trying to accomplish, and hope they get their issues worked out.

 

With a new baby on the way, I was in the market for a new vehicle.  I scheduled a test-drive with Tesla Motors (Tesla) in mid-November, and was on the fence about purchasing a Tesla. I had some questions which I emailed my test-drive consultant, but didn’t receive any response and I wasn’t particularly in love with the car, so I let it go.

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Why Deis and what is it?

Adnan Raja January 12, 2016 by under Development 0 Comments

Do you want to join the era of open platform-as-a-service? Adopted by Mozilla among others, Deis is one option that combines the strengths of Docker and Chef.

  • Groundwork of Deis
  • DevOps & NoOps
  • Born from Docker
  • Decision to Transition to Chef
  • Hats Off to Heroku
  • Deis on the Rise
  • Commercial Support Now Available
  • Deis Hosting from Industry-Leading Cloud

Groundwork of Deis

If you are a developer, it’s nice to see all the different types of environments and tools that are becoming available to automate the implementation of apps and to manage infrastructural components. With the nuts and bolts handled, it’s becoming easier to really focus squarely on innovation.

One way to leverage new technologies to improve the lives of developers is via platform as a service (PaaS). This form of cloud computing give them an ecosystem that creates distinction between the program and the OS.

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Ansible: A Two-Year Case Study

Sam Guiliano January 8, 2016 by under Development 0 Comments

Are you interested in finding a new configuration management system? Here are some thoughts from one system administrator’s two years of experience with Ansible.

  • The Search for Easy Configuration
  • Why Ansible over Chef, Puppet & SaltStack?
  • Uses
  • A Few Tips from Experience
  • Cloud from Infrastructure Experts

The Search for Easy Configuration

If you are trying to figure out which configuration management system would work best for you, you may have SaltStack, Puppet, or Chef on your list. We all develop our comfort zones with certain tools, and it can sometimes be a little confusing to figure out which of a variety of environments is best.

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A Brief Look at Salt

Brett Haines January 5, 2016 by under Development 0 Comments

SaltStack, or simply Salt, is a configuration management system used by many people to make managing servers and configuring software much simpler.

  • Why is Salt Useful, and How is it Unique?
  • How to Install Salt
  • Establishing Your Master & Minion
  • Getting Salt Up & Running

Why is Salt Useful, and How is it Unique?

Yes, SaltStack Is a configuration management system – but since that term is a little dense, it helps to think of it as a tool that solves specific problems. Basically, it comes in handy when you have more than one server. Without anything to help manage your entire system, you have to log into each machine independently to perform whatever functions you want of each server. Typical tasks you might need to do would be rebooting it or seeing how long it’s been on. You also might want to install a program and set up the configuration to meet your own needs. Or you might want to create additional users and establish their privileges.

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What Are PHP Frameworks and why use Symfony?

Adnan Raja December 16, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

Symfony is one of the most popular PHP frameworks, with users including Yahoo and Drupal. What are the advantages and disadvantages of frameworks? What are the particular strengths of Symfony?

  • What is a PHP Framework?
  • Pros & Cons of a Framework vs. Straight Code
  • Why Symfony? (Developer Perspective)
  • 6 Strategic Arguments for Symfony
  • Symfony in Flight

What is a PHP framework?

A PHP framework is a library, a structure through which you can create applications. You can access various APIs (application program interfaces) and figure out how you want to organize your app.

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Why Use October CMS?

Sam Guiliano December 10, 2015 by under Development, WordPress 0 Comments

WordPress is certainly the overwhelming favorite when it comes to content management systems. However, October certainly deserves consideration, especially given its rapid rise in adoption over the past 12 months.

  • Popular Options
  • Skyrocketing Upstart
  • Why Use It, Though?
  • From Consideration to Action

Popular Options

Looking for a content management system (CMS)? WordPress is, of course, incredibly popular. As of December 2, 2015, 43% of websites in the Alexa top 10 million use a CMS, according to W3Techs. Of those that do have a CMS installed, here is the market share for the top ones:

  • WordPress – 58.7% market share
  • Joomla – 6.5%
  • Drupal – 5.0%
  • Magento – 2.9%
  • Blogger – 2.7%

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Quick Docker Facts

Adnan Raja December 2, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

Docker is on everyone’s minds as a potential way to improve packaging and shipping of applications. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Docker allows for packaging and distribution of applications.
  • Docker isn’t a completely new idea.
  • You don’t have to use Linux.
  • It’s much faster than starting a VM.
  • Virtual machines aren’t yet obsolete.
  • Docker’s adaptation is incredibly fast.
  • Wade before you dive.

Docker has risen to incredible prominence since it was first introduced as an open source project in 2013. In fact, as of March, it was either in use or in the planning stages for  nearly half of companies, notes Forbes. At the time, it had been adopted by more than one in eight companies (13%), while 35% were preparing to implement it.

There’s a tendency to forgive technologies for their weaknesses as they start to become a more standard choice. It’s necessary to look at Docker from all angles.

Here are a few things to understand about this container technology:

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