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  • The cloud: Too much (or too little) of a good thing?

    One of the major benefits of cloud services is efficiency. Without proper cloud capacity management, however, companies can miss out on that benefit. This handbook includes best practices on how to avoid provisioning too many or too few resources; it... 

  • How to deploy and manage a hybrid cloud approach

    A hybrid cloud can be a practical approach to entering the world of cloud computing. There's a lot to consider, though, and the shift is far from simple. This handbook looks specifically at why an organization might choose to go with a hybrid model; ... 

  • Consumerization and the cloud; cloud management

    This expert e-zine covers select topics that can help guide your organization through the process of preparing your data center for the cloud. Learn about the most common cloud computing challenges and how you can overcome them. Get expert advice on ... 

  • Chaos Monkey

    Chaos Monkey is a software tool that was developed by Netflix engineers to test the resiliency and recoverability of their Amazon Web Services (AWS).  The software simulates failures of instances of services running within Auto Scaling Groups (ASG) b... 

  • Simian Army

    The Simian Army is a collection of open source cloud testing tools created by the online video streaming company, Netflix. The tools allow engineers to test the reliability, security, resiliency and recoverability of the cloud services that Netflix r... 

  • cloud cost analysis tool

    A cloud cost analysis tool is a software product designed to help corporations minimize the cost of their online operations. The tool provides valuable insight into how a business uses its cloud computing resources in general. 

  • sharding

    Sharding is a type of database partitioning that is used to separate very large databases the into smaller, faster, more easily managed pieces called data shards. 

  • cloud computing

    A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic -- a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given... 

About Cloud management and monitoring

To ensure adequate service levels and to avoid being overcharged for cloud services, there are tools to monitor and manage cloud usage. Get the latest news and technical advice on cloud management and monitoring. This topic also covers Hyperic, bandwidth monitoring, service-level agreement (SLA) management, GigaSpaces Cloud Desktop, Amazon S3 Firefox Organizer, FireFox ElasticFox, managed hosting providers and Ganglia.