Archive for the tag 'cloud'

Sep 06 2014

Data/API Servers/Services for Single Page Web Applications

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A Client needs a Server, or at least a Service Over the last few years the team at Oasis Digital has created various complex “single page” web applications, using AngularJS, KnockoutJS, and other tools. These applications’ assets and code are be statically hosted (cheaply on  CDN if needed), but of course each application needs a backend data service (possibly […]

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May 24 2011

Cloudy Data Storage, circa 2001

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Around 2000-2001, Oasis Digital built a system for a client which (in retrospect) took a “cloudy” approach to data storage. 2001 is a few years before that approach gained popularity, so it’s interesting to look back and see how our solution stacks up. The problem domain was the storage of check images for banks; the […]

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Apr 25 2010

Data Center (Cloud) Cost Efficiency

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A few months ago I mentioned James Hamilton’s comments on the micro-server trend. Today I came across a talk he gave at MIX10 in which he presented excellent real-world large-scale data, with insightful analysis, about the cost efficiency of data centers. (Here is a direct MP4 download, suitable for viewing across more platforms.) I had […]

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Feb 10 2010

Amazon S3: Now Much Safer for Important Data

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A few weeks ago when I spoke at the St. Louis Cloud Computing User Group, one of the possible cloud storage worries I brought up was the prospect of a few misplaced (accidental or malicious) clicks deleting large swaths of data. This applies with both S3 (the market leader) and other similar offerings. If you’ve […]

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Jan 29 2010

To the Clouds and Back (Cloud User Group talk)

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On Jan. 21, I gave one of the talks at the inaugural St. Louis Cloud Computing User Group meeting. I don’t think there is any video or audio (I forgot my audio recorder), but the slides are on SlideShare: To the Clouds and Back or for download as a PDF.

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Jan 08 2010

Upcoming talk: Cloud Computing User Group

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The St. Louis Cloud Computing User Group launches on Jan. 21st at Appistry. Sam Charrington over there kicked it off, but I suspect it will shortly grow far past its Appistry roots. I’m giving a talk (one of two) at the first meeting. Contrary to the initial description floating around, I won’t be speaking (in […]

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