Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Tuning in to the real pain of customers

In my product management and marketing experience, I discovered that I carry a deep bias about our product capabilities and why it’s special — before a launch. On a whiteboard, in a spec, or in a usability lab, our product can and will change the world. Post-launch, when customers get their hands on our product, magical things happen. Intended use cases become irrelevant. Intended benefits change. Intended value changes. Read More

It takes 3 to start a DevOps revolution

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Is DevOps a persona? We think so. Certainly, we can all agree that DevOps is not a position nor a title. It’s a role that many people from the CIO to the system administrator play in an enterprise. It’s a shift in organizational thinking and acting. It’s a need for IT teams to align and collaborate in a way that makes their businesses most productive and profitable by delivering applications that are efficient and continually improving. Read More

SoftLayer in ElasticBox: deployments made easy

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Isn’t freedom a beautiful thing? Think zero lock-in with IaaS and PaaS cloud vendors and cross-cloud workload compatibility. Well, that’s the kind of freedom you experience when you host on the IBM SoftLayer public cloud through ElasticBox. Read More

Turn IT into a service catalog

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Unless you live under a rock in the world of cloud computing, you’re probably aware of a growing generational gap between public clouds and enterprise IT. Read More

Bird’s eye view of IT as a service

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In working closely with large enterprises for several years, we consistently hear businesses talk of IT needs to achieve critical and strategic goals. Commonly these large enterprises span many verticals like technology, online media, finance, banking, and more. Read More

Why automate gated code check-ins using ElasticBox?

In the last decade, we’ve been devising a number of tools and platforms like Jenkins, GitHub, ElasticBox to fully automate software development and build processes.

Automating software builds has one big challenge. How to keep the rigor of a gated check-in process in place as we automate triggers, builds, and deployment environments in each stage? Read More

Create your ElasticSearch cluster in four steps

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In this blog post, we show how to install an ElasticSearch Cluster on any cloud in four easy steps. If you’re new to ElasticSearch, it is a powerful open source search and analytics engine that makes it easy to explore, query, and manipulate big data. It’s built on top of Apache Lucene, a Java search engine library. To process large amounts of data, it helps to configure ElasticSearch as a cluster on which different ElasticSearch nodes process data in parallel.

To install an ElasticSearch cluster on a Linux distribution using ElasticBox, you just need our ElasticSearch box where you can adjust configuration parameters to suit your scenario. Read More

Four reasons to celebrate Jenkins builds with ElasticBox

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It’s the holiday season. Time to celebrate and reflect on the year ending.

If you’ve spent the year wrangling with Jenkins build jobs, then slaves are probably a tedious reminder. Especially if you think of the work required to set up build environments in different clouds. Then compound that with environments to match different stages of product readiness such as dev, test, production. See the drudgery involved? Read More

Announcing Cloud Reports – A Simple and Easy Way to Track and Optimize Your Cloud Spend

Today, ElasticBox announces the launch of Cloud Reports to help companies manage and control their cloud footprint and resulting costs across cloud service providers. This new offering provides IT managers with comprehensive tools they need to understand, track and optimize spend and usage across all their cloud resources on AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Read More

Surprised by your Cloud Bill every month? Try Cross-Cloud Tagging

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If you have recently received the bill from your cloud provider, you may be still wondering how you spent all this significant amount of money in cloud resources. And if you’re using multiple cloud providers (like we do at ElasticBox), this problem is even more complicated. Evidently, you need to have much better insight into where your expenses are going. Resource tagging is a crucial technique to improve the cost efficiency and reduce your infrastructure bill. Read More