Posts Tagged ‘amazon ec2’

How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your AWS-Based VPN Server

In my previous post, How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services, we set up and configured an OpenVPN server using Amazon Web Services, and then we configured Windows and Linux machines to use the new VPN server.  In this post, I’ll show you how to setup your Android phone to […]

2 Choices for Big Data Analysis on AWS: Amazon EMR or Hadoop on EC2

What are the key differentiators to determine Hadoop distribution for Big Data analysis on AWS? We have two choices: Amazon EMR or a third-party provided Hadoop (ex: Core Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, MapR etc). Yes, cost is important. But, aside from cost, other things to look for include ease of operation, controlling, managing, performance, features etc. 1. Cost […]

Information Governance & The Cloud

The practice of Information Governance (IG) is evolving rapidly; it has become much more than just Data Governance. One of the most interesting and challenging additions to IG recently has been management of Cloud-related issues. The Cloud of 2014 is much different than how it was conceived just a few years ago (with strict and […]

High Availability Basics: Windows Azure Vs. Amazon AWS Cloud

Ever since cloud came onto the scene, I’ve loved the concept but have always been a bit put off by high availability.  You can’t simply install your on premise software into an image and think your are done.   Quite simply, high availability techniques on premise do not translate perfectly into rich and growing tools […]

IBM Support Open Stack

I’ve started to hear more and more about Open Stack.  It was originally developed by Rackspace and then pushed into a standard at Openstack.org.  From CRN we see that IBM is launching into support for OpenStack IBM (NYSE:IBM) embraces OpenStack, the open-source standard used for building cloud-computing stacks, but believes a key piece of its […]