Search in the Cloud: Build Your Own or AWS? [Video Recap] 

Last night, we hosted the second online meetup of the AWS Super Users Online Meetup Group.  This event  featured three great presentations given by experts from AWS, Hudl and GetHuman. Below you’ll find the full video of the event on Youtube as well as the presentations given. Below is Tom Hill’s presentation on Amazon CloudSearch. Here […]

DevOps Focus: Matt Trescot, StudyBlue 

Every so often, Stackdriver likes to put the focus on a developer or operations engineer who is doing great things in cloud computing. We pick their brains on what they’re doing that makes their lives easier and, with any luck, readers can leverage the best practices they share with us to make their own lives […]

Announcing the New Stackdriver Alerting System 

Now set multi-condition alerts with Stackdriver AWS monitoring

When the pager goes off at 3am it’s never a good night. Even worse — a false alarm to ruin a good night’s sleep. You login to the server to find the CPU load is high due to a backup run, and the site is loading just fine otherwise. There were plenty of other servers […]

Recap: The First AWS Super Users Online Meetup 

Last night, we hosted the first online meetup of the AWS Super Users Online Meetup Group.  This inaugural event, The Database Debate: Roll Your Own or AWS? featured four great presentations given by experts from Edmodo, FullContact and Stackdriver. Below you’ll find the full video of the event on Youtube as well as the four […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of October 25 

This week in the cloud:  where the world’s top websites are hosted, Facebook tells how its MySQL cluster runs by itself, one day at NYC’s devOps Day with Patrick Eaton, how cloud computing changes business forever, and a startup simplifies small-business payrolls.   Where the world’s top 100,000 websites are hosted (infographic) – VentureBeat Through […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of September 27 

This week in the cloud: difficulties in the UK to hire cloud experts, another VMware executive leaves the company, AWS CloudFormation presents new templates for building RDS read replicas, the U.S. government moves its data to the cloud, Oracle and Microsoft work together on Azure Cloud. Big data, cloud computing experts hard to hire, bosses […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of September 13 

This week in the cloud: Rackspace hires a new Chief Customer Officer, Dropbox further promotes its business angle, Microsoft targets scientists with Windows Azure research, how Steve Jobs helped to invent cloud computing and how to detect noisy neighbors in your cloud environment.   Rackspace Appoints Chief Customer Officer to Grow International Presence – The […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of August 30 

This week in the cloud, Rackspace expands its regions, the leadership of Amazon Web Services, how to avoid failures when an AWS outage occurs, Google Cloud’s new feature, and AWS’ contract with the government. Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Expands Regions, Counters Amazon Web Services – Talkin Cloud Rackspace now counts five global regions: Dallas, Chicago, Northern […]

The top five cloud stories for the week of August 23 

This week, Rackspace goes after VMware, the cloud computing market forecast for 2016, the advantages of public cloud compared to private cloud, cloud scalability on AWS and our new SMS policy notifications. Rackspace now another option for moving VMware workloads – ZDNet Although it could lose customers due to its no-vendor lock in policy, Rackspace […]

The Value of No Data 

Never trust a quiet instance or server

In a modern SaaS organization, data defines every element of business – how many messages, how long does it take, how much storage are we using, how many instances? But sometimes it’s a lack of data that should pull our attention – cloud instances, like cats and children, are most dangerous when they’re quiet. This […]