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Old concepts with new names (namely REST and Cloud computing)

It seems that SaaS and Cloud computing are old concepts with new names, and I am curious if I am wrong. For cloud computing you can look at: Difference between cloud computing and distributed computing? Basically, it seems that when we have been hosting that that is cloud computing, it is just ...

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Cloud Monthly Pricing Calculator

Amazon did a great job by providing an online calculator for AWS; resides here: http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html Which really helps to find your way among a swarm of cloud options. Is there similar a tool for GAE (Google App Engine) or Microsoft Azure?

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Convert ADO.Net EF Connection String To Be SQL Azure Cloud Connection String Compatible?

The Scenario I have written a Silverlight 3 Application that uses an SQL Server database. I'm moving the application onto the Cloud (Azure Platform). In order to do this I have had to setup my database on SQL Azure. I am using the ADO.Net Entity Framework to model my database. I have got the app...

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Convert C# Silverlight App To AZURE CLOUD Platform?

The Scenario I've been following Brad Abrams Silverlight tutorial on his blog.... I have tried following Brads "How to deploy your app to the Cloud" tutorial however i'm struggling with it, even though it is in the same context as the first tutorial.... The Question Is the application structu...

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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com?

I am asking this in very general sense. Both from cloud provider and cloud consumer's perspective. Also the question is not for any specific kind of application (in fact the intention is to know which type of applications/domains can fit into which of the cloud slab -SaaS PaaS IaaS). My understa...

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Managed to Native Interop on Windows Azure NO P/Invoke

Does Azure allow managed to native interop without the use of P/Invoke. I have a c header file and dll which I plan to wrap in a managed c++ dll, and then wrap that in a c# wrapper for ease of use. Anyways, the header file is to complicated to use with P/Invoke, and its much easier to use the m...

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Would a cloud-based compiler be feasible?

Would it be any practical benefit to write a cloud-based compiler, that would spread compiled units of code on different machines in the cloud? Could there be a benefit from obtaining a software-as-a-service architecture right within the app just after compiling, or would the inherent latency mak...

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how to use asp.net cache on windows azure with multiple instances

hey guys if i have an azure web app running under multiple instances how do i use asp.net cache. has the azure team written any cache providers for azure? i read somewhere they are going to support velocity in future but if i have to go live with some app in next couple of months what is the bes...

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How to run .NET exe using cron job on cloud server

Has anyone run an exe using cron job? I want to run an exe at scheduled intervals on a cloud server. The scheduled exe is created using .NET. The cloud server has facility of running Cron jobs using ruby, php, perl, python and http I do not have much knowledge of what a cron job is. What would...

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what cloud API to use - simplecloud?

I work for a company which is developing a media asset management website. We've decided to modify our web app to host our media on the cloud. We will license this web application to our customers and allow them to choose whatever cloud service they want. Currently we are using Amazon S3 and I ma...

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Secret computing: does such an animal exist?

A question in theory of Computer Science Today I can secretly store files in the cloud (say, amazon s3), by having them encrypted before I store them and decrypt them after I download. The storage provider cannot obtain any information from the stored files - everything is encrypted safely, and ...

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Why don't client computers serve information to other clients over the internet in order to reduce server bandwidth?

Take an image hosting service for example. In order to reduce bandwidth/the number of times you serve images, is it possible to have a client who has just viewed an image then SERVE that same image file (or pieces of that file) to another client who wishes to view the same page/image? Are there s...

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How much data could be stored into a Google App Engine, application?

Answering this question and searching for references I have this doubt my self: *How much data could be stored into a Google App Engine, application? If I'm reading well this table: Resources | Free daily | Free Max Rate | Daily Billing enable | Max Rate Billing --------------...

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If you are very bad administrator and don't like administration but want to create a web app, would you consider "on the cloud" offers?

For example, I'm going to create a startup but me and my co-founder are bad administrators and good .NET developers and we just want to code cool and useful web applications. Should we consider using Azure for this reason ? (We really think that writing code will generate more money and fun than ...

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Difference between Cloud and Virtualization

Ops: This does not belong to ServerFault because it focuses on Programing Architecture. I have following questions regarding differences between Cloud and Virtualization.. How Cloud is different then Virtualization? Currently I tried to find out pricing of Rackspace, Amazone and all similar cl...

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Difference between cloud computing and distributed computing?

I wanted to know about the difference about cloud computing and distributed computing. I read an article about cloud computing and got a feeling that somewhere there is a relation between cloud computing and distributed computing and so wanted to ask about difference between technologies. Also ...

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Display Twitter tag cloud in Wordpress

Is there a way to display a tag cloud of terms from a single Twitter account within Wordpress i.e. on a page or in the sidebar? I know there's a Delicious Wordpress sidebar tag-cloud - so figured there might be.

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CloudFront - How to upload images

I have 3 questions related to Amazon CloudFront. How do I upload images? Can I use FTP? Does Amazon allow me to rsynch a local directory to CloudFront so that I have a replica directory and hierarchy on CloudFront? Thanks in advance

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Running a JavaSE number cruncher in a cloud

I've spent a long time building stochastic simulations in Java. They work great, but the company hardware is unreliable, getting old and unlikely to be replaced soon. The simulations and number crunching are entirely written in J2SE. Some of them need a little GUI interaction, or to display a w...

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Using a CDN to store/serve user image uploads?

I'm still new to the whole CDN ideaology, so this might be a stupid question but I'm sure someone can shed some light on this. I've got a basic php script that takes user image uploads, resizes them, creates a directory ($user_id), and stores the finished product in the directory (like www.mysite...

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Mutliplatform application: (Automated) Testing for Mac OSX howto?

I have a firefox based application(ff extension) that is supposedly/allegedly working on Mac OSX too. I wish to make the application formally supported in Mac OSX. For that, I need to incorporate automated tests in the build process specific to Mac OSX. With ubiquitous availability of Windows an...

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How do I view Windows Azure Analytics

I've been running some background processes using the Worker role in Azure to test out Azure to see if it something I can consider for one of my projects. When I click on the Analytics tab, I get a message saying "Coming soon.". Is there any way for me to determine some metrics? I'm mostly inte...

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Multiple worker processes on Azure

Is it possible to have multiple worker processes on Azure or do I need to create a separate thread for each to get that behavior? If Azure currently does not support this, are there plans to add this in the future?

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What are the challenges in porting your existing applications to Microsoft Azure?

What are the challenges in porting your existing applications to Azure? Here are few points I'm already aware about. 1) No Support for Session Affinity (Azure is Stateless) - I'm aware that Azure load balancing doesn't support Session Affinity - hence if the existing web application should be ...

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Force CloudFront distribution/file update

I'm using Amazon's CloudFront to serve static files of my web apps. Is there no way to tell a cloudfront distribution that it needs to refresh it's file or point out a single file that should be refreshed? Amazon recommend that you version your files like logo_1.gif, logo_2.gif and so on as a...

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Investing in competency building for Microsoft Azure and related technologies?

A couple of questions around investing about competency building for Windows Azure. How glorious and revolutionary the platform is. How partners can add value to customers by using Azure. Expanding a little further on my question, there are 2 players in enabling a cloud model for an applicat...

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What is the point of instance storage on EC2?

I'm building some AMIs from one of the basic ones on EC2. One of the instance types is running Tomcat and contains a lot of Lucene indexes; another instance will be running MySQL and have correspondingly large data requirements with it. I'm trying to define the best way to include those in the A...

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Common Interface for CouchDB and Amazon S3

I just read tons of material on Amazon's S3 and CouchDB. Maybe not enough yet though, so here is my question: Both systems sound very appealing to me. CouchDB is distributed using the Apache License V2 and with Amazon's S3, you pay per stored megabyte and the traffic you generate. So there is a ...

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Combining Relational and Document based "Databases"

I am developing a system that is all about media archiving, searching, uploading, distributing and thus about handling BLOBs. I am currently trying to find out the best way how to handle the BLOB's. I have limited resources for high end servers with a lot of memory and huge disks, but I can acce...

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Cloud and Datacenter

We are in the process of design a new application which based on a hybrid cloud architecture. We want to keep the data center centralized and managed in-house. And the appserver could be hosted by one of the service providers like EC2 Amazon. I am looking some best practice around data connection...