The cloud has been a boon for many companies, enabling CIOs to turn off servers or even shutter data centers. CIOs rent processing power, storage and other tools from a mix of vendors in a quickly growing market. But a small contingent of IT leaders is looking to a more efficient way to rent computing horsepower. Rather than take on the often onerous obligations of designing and managing cloud architecture, they are going “serverless.”With serverless computing, cloud instances are no longer allocated, only to sit idle until called upon to fuel applications and other functions. Rather, resources are provisioned only when a specific event occurs. A textbook example of event-based computing is the internet of things (IoT), with sensor-based devices reacting to triggers on the fly. And when a user accesses a mobile app from his or her smartphone — an event — virtual machines in the cloud retrieve and serve up the information.New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell is … [Read more...] about Serverless: The future of cloud computing?
With The DevOps with Cloud Computing Bundle, you can now learn and master the fastest growing fields in IT in 40 hours of top-rated instruction. Learn some of the required skills for the modern IT professional from cloud computing, version control to DevOps and much more. The first course in this bundle will help you learn how to setup your infrastructure on the cloud. You will learn what DevOps is, why it’s trending, and how it came to be. You will also be introduced to cloud computing and the AWS one of the worlds leading cloud platforms. The second course will get you started with Microsoft Azure cloud, thus preparing you for the Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam. You will learn about Azure compute services, security and much more. Then you will also learn Continuous Integration with Jenkins to enable you to forego the hours spent on debugging your code. You will also learn DevOps components such as Vagrant, Docker, Ansible, Git and Jenkins thereafter. You will … [Read more...] about Learn DevOps with This 6-Course Cloud Computing Bundle
How can I deploy or install FreeBSD version 11.x Unix operating system on the Google cloud engine? Do I need to create my own FreeBSD disk image to start with the Google Cloud Compute? It is true that the Google Compute Engine support for Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, SUSE, and FreeBSD Unix. However, create an instance page only display handful of operating systems as follows:You can easily create FreeBSD based VM using the following procedure.Install gcloud SDK on LinuxFirst, make sure that Python 2.7 is installed on your Linux based desktop system. Next use the curl command or wget command to grab file:$ wget https://dl.google.com/dl/cloudsdk/channels/rapid/downloads/google-cloud-sdk-183.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gztar command to untar the tarball and install it:$ tar zxvf google-cloud-sdk-183.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz$ gcloud init$ gcloud auth listInstall gcloud SDK on Mac OS XType the following commands:$ wget … [Read more...] about How to install FreeBSD 11 on Google Cloud Compute
I need to set and test my web-app using Google cloud compute engine. How do I connect to an Instance Using ssh on Ubuntu Linux or Apple OS X based system? By default, you can always connect to an instance using ssh. This is useful so you can manage and configure your instances beyond the basic configuration enabled by gcutil or the REST API. The easiest way to ssh into an instance is to use gcutil command from your local Linux / OS X based systems. The following steps are requiredInstall gcutil/google sdkAuthorize instanceVerify instance statusCreate ssh keysConnect using gcutil or ssh clientStep #1: Install gcutilgcutil runs on UNIX-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. To use gcutil, you must have Python 2.6.x or 2.7.x installed on your computer. gcutil does not support Python 3.x. Python is installed by default on most Linux distributions and Mac OS X. Open the Terminal and type the following command or to grab gcutil tool visiting this url.Debian / Ubuntu / RHEL / … [Read more...] about SSH Into Google Cloud Compute Engine Instance Using Secure Shell Client
French cloud computing startup Blade today announced its Shadow PC service is available in California, marking the company’s entry to the US market. With it, you can run Windows 10 on a Mac or play competitive shooters online using your smartphone and a game pad. The Shadow PC service gives users unlimited access to a high-end computer on the cloud. It’s a complete Windows 10 experience allowing subscribers to install any software they own, including Photoshop or Slack. Most importantly, however, it’s tuned to provide an optimal gaming experience. Other gaming services, such as Sony’s Playstation Now or Nvidia’s GeForce Now, provide a limited gaming experience, while most generic cloud computing solutions don’t even come close to providing a gaming-spec computer. Shadow PC gives users access to a comptuer equivalent to a $2000 desktop, this is from the press release: Perfect graphics: A dedicated high end NVIDIA graphics solution for a perfect image … [Read more...] about This cloud computing service runs Windows on Mac and Overwatch on smartphones