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Rob Allen04/17/14
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Some Notes On Provisioning Vagrant with Ansible

I’ve been playing with Vagrant over the last few days, using Ansible to provision it. These are some notes to remind myself for next time and are very disjointed! Configuring Vagrant to provision using Ansible is easy enough.

Craig Matsumoto04/17/14
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Analysts See Merit in Cisco's Policy-Driven SDN

Competitors are harping about the potential for lock-in with Cisco‘s Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), even if pieces such as the OpFlex protocol become open standards. They’ve got a point, but analysts do see some value in the policy-driven approach Cisco has taken.

Steven Willmott04/17/14
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Reflecting on Progress in the API Economy

The number of APIs is clearly growing rapidly – but it is increasingly difficult for directories to keep up, and many of these APIs are private or semi-private. Some clear use-cases for APIs have emerged and many companies are combining them to suit their business.

Peter Cohen04/17/14
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Winning SaaS Customers Requires Patience

While you, a SaaS vendor, thinks your solution is the most important priority, the customer has other items on their to-do list. And the particular problem your solution is addressing just might not be at the top of the list right now. That doesn't mean they don't have a problem that you can solve.

Benjamin Ball04/16/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 15)

This week's link roundup includes Chef's new Microsoft Azure integrations, Cassandra hits one million writes per second, Hadoop has a new search engine, utilizing continuous delivery, the 30 best tools for data visualization, and an answer to why Unreal Engine 4 uses C++.

Bilgin Ibryam04/16/14
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Circuit Breaker Pattern in Apache Camel

Circuit Breaker is a pattern that wraps the resource and monitors for errors. Initially it is in closed state and passes all calls to the wrapped resource. When the failures reaches a certain threshold, the circuit moves to open state where it returns error to the caller without actually calling the wrapped resource.

Sharone Zitzman04/16/14
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Why You Should Want to Use OpenStack

OpenStack is currently in a better position to have a good public/private cloud story that uses the same underlying infrastructure. This ties into what I previously discussed, regarding the reason you have public/private cloud offering based on OpenStack more than on any other alternative in the first place.

Mike Bushong04/16/14
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Leadership essentials: Get on the green, then go for the hole

The sport of golf is a mathematician's dream. Why?

Craig Matsumoto04/16/14
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What Should Juniper Cut? How About Junos Pulse?

Sources told Reuters that Junos Pulse would likely be valued at “hundreds of millions of dollars” in a sale.

Peter Pilgrim04/16/14
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WildFly System V Initial Script

Here is WildFly application server System V Initial Script that I quickly put together for a Centos 6 virtual machine. Use it at your own risk, don’t call me if something goes wrong, because I assume that you are an experienced Web Ops or Sys Admin and you definitely know what you are doing.

Sundararajan Na...04/16/14
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How SharePoint 2010 Customizations Can Be Mapped to SP 2013 App Model

This article includes a lengthy mapping on how the SharePoint 2010 server-side customization can be mapped to SP 2013 App Model. The full list is included in the article.

Tim Millwood04/16/14
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What is SaaS? What is PaaS?

SaaS or Software as a Service is a model of software delivery when all the software and data is stored in the "cloud". SaaS or Software as a Service is a model of software delivery when all the software and data is stored in the "cloud".

Paul Reed04/16/14
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Whose Function is It Anyway?

Chris also discusses how tech companies, specifically, can up their skills by learning improvisation basics, and how this all fits in with companies on their own DevOps transformation journey, plus illuminates some surprising facts about what the basics of improvisation are about!

Mariano Gonzalez04/15/14
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Parallel Multicasting in Mule Made Easy

A common integration scenario is a single message needs to be sent through multiple routes. It needs to be routed through the CRM to create the client, to marketing for leads, and finally passed to provisioning and stock systems so they can work their magic as well.

Ricci Gian Maria04/15/14
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The advantage of Scrum in evaluating "new stuff"

In a rapid evolving industry, like software development, using Scrum is a really good solution to constantly verify new technologies in your team, with little risks, but with real world feedback at the same time.