Cloud Computing

Understanding collectd and rrdtool

27th October 2017

I recently had reason to collect metrics on a Linux server that was to be posted to an analysis service. My requirements were to collect minimum, maximum and average measurements of several key metrics. Shouldn’t be too difficult in this day and age, right?

Presenting Apache Brooklyn in 2015 at ApacheCon Core Europe

13th October 2015

Once again I had the chance to join ApacheCon Europe, this time to the new “Core” conference. Once again I was presenting on Apache Brooklyn - this time, with two talks!

Presenting Brooklyn at ApacheCon Europe

23rd August 2014

I’m very pleased to be able to present my first major conference talk, talking about the Apache Brooklyn incubator project, at ApacheCon Europe 2014 in November.

Using SSH on Amazon EC2 Windows servers

28th October 2013

Amazon EC2’s images for Windows servers can be made accessible with passwordless SSH login, just like Linux, without requiring custom images.

A Raspberry Pi cloud thought experiment

22nd October 2013

Could you build a cloud using Raspberry Pis? Let’s think this through…

Using Java to get the Administrator password of a Windows EC2 instance

3rd March 2012

Windows instances on Amazon EC2 are given a random password. This post will show how to use Java to retrieve this password.

Using OverThere to control a Windows Server from Java

3rd December 2011

XebiaLab’s OverThere project recently appeared on GitHub. I’ve recently been doing some work on jclouds, where it was noted that OverThere could address a gap in jclouds - controlling Windows Server virtual machines. So I decided to dust off my braincells concerned with Windows Server and take a look at OverThere.

First steps with Cloud Foundry on Amazon EC2

17th September 2011

How do you runĀ Cloud Foundry if you don’t have a spare cloud lying around? Use Amazon EC2.

Cloud Computing, for those who have to implement it

11th February 2011
SaaS, PaaS and IaaS? Cutting through analyst-speak and explaining the taxonomy of cloud services.