Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (July 11 to July 17). Here they are, in order of popularity:
Amazon Cognito is a backend service that simplifies user identity and data synch services for a variety of applications--and it fits right into the hefty portfolio of cloud services that Amazon already has under it's umbrella. It allows users to access identity data from multiple mobile devices through cloud connectivity.
It is a common question these days how one should design their next system to support elastic and growth requirements in the cloud era. As I got this specific query today, I would like to share with you my answer based on various materials I created in the last few years.
In this blog we often discuss OpenStack, and the different components, and have an OpenStack tutorial or guide at your disposal for many topics – from OpenStack Neutron and networking in general, through NFV, through OpenStack orchestration, DevStack, network automation, and much more.
Anirudh Bhatnagar, a blogger over at Xebia, has started a series for beginner users of Chef, a configuration management tool. Chef's use for creating infrastructure as code for cloud automation is well known, and a good guide for getting started in this realm is a big plus for many developers.
Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.