Friday May 18, 2012
By llaszews on May 18, 2012
"Cloud computing is the next stage in the Internet's evolution, providing the means through which everything — from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration — can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need."
"When I can get access to all my files on all my different computers when I am at the coffee shop".
"Shared computer resources that can be accessed from anywhere, created by end users, be expanded and deleted as needed, and paid for as by how much you use (or free).
Example Cloud (consumer) Applications
1. Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/nimbusmeter/videos
2. Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/
3. Apple iCloud
5. Zoho Writer - www.zoho.com
7. Skype - www.skype.com
8. MapMyRide - https://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/manageYourAccount?
9. Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/home
10. Blogs - https://blogs.oracle.com/cloudmigrations/
11. Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/migrating2cloud
12. LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=172562&trk=tab_pro
14. Gmail contacts - www.gmail.com
What is migrating to the Cloud
Moving applications and/or information for local devices (iPads, PCs, laptops, smart phones, cell phones etc) to a location that is accessible through the internet.
1. Moving games that can only be played on a Wii, iPad etc. to allow them to be played by players all over the world.
2. Moving word processing applications like Microsoft Word to a browser environment like Zoho.com or Google Docs.
3. Moving all of you friends contact information from an address book, cell phone storage to Google contacts.
4. Moving you calendar from a daily calendar to Google contacts.
5. Moving your dairy from the 'book under your clothes in your dresser' to http://pyxlinjournal.familylearn.com/home/
Example Cloud (enterprise) Applications
1. Salesforce.com - www.salesforce.com
2. Amazon Web Services - https://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/manageYourAccount?
1. What happened when the Internet/cloud went down ?
2. How can you continue to edit documents when the cloud is 'off line' ?
3. How can a file be shared with someone when the cloud is 'off line' ?
4. What are some ways to interact with someone (without video) using the cloud ?
5. What are some ways to share files and photos using the Cloud ?
6. How do you currently use cloud applications ?
7. How do you see yourself using the cloud after this session ?
8. What are some ways to interact with someone using video ?
9. How can you inexpensively interact with someone internationally using the c
Wednesday May 16, 2012
By llaszews on May 16, 2012
practices, process, methodology, and tools used are the same. The components of the current RISC based architecture that need to be migrated remain the same:
1. On line application
2. Batch application
3. Integration Infrastructure
4. BI and reporting
5. ETL processing
7. Operating System
Note on OS migration: Although an operating system migration is often assumed (UNIX to Windows/Linux) in a RISC to x86 migrations, this does not necessarily need to be the case as Solaris and HP-UX (announced) run on x86.
It may also be the case you are already running Linux on your RISC system so there is no need to migrate the OS. However, you will probably be upgrading to a
newer release of Linux.
8. Operating System scripts and tools
9. Application, network, database and operating system management and monitoring products and tools
10. Other infrastructure software such as DR, replication servers, gateways, back up and recovery ....
11. Hardware refresh - Of course, you will need to purchase, install, configure and test the x86 based hardware platform. This is a great opportunity to consider hardware infrastructure that is
better suited to the cloud such as blades (Dell, CISCO UCS, Sun/Oracle) or engineered systems (Exadata and Exalogic).
Ultimately the question is how long will it take, what are all the activities involved, and how much will it cost. The answer to these questions is based more on the OS migration that is being done
then the move from RISC to x86. Will the application language or 4GL product run on Linux/Windows? What is the impact of moving the database from one OS to another ? (this should be minimal as all major relational databases run on x86). The biggest impact (for the application migration) could be Unix specific KSH or CSH scripts. You may also be running management, monitoring, or older job scheduling tools that
only run on UNIX/RISC.
As you can see, nothing is different here from what I have blogged about regarding mainframe, client/server, and application cloud migrations.
Intel has a comprehensive RISC migration white paper here:
Tuesday May 15, 2012
By llaszews on May 15, 2012
AWS EC2 Word Press Set up
Now have a Tomcat and MySQL configuration running WordPress blog:
WordPress Blog on AWS
It is so slow but I guess this is normal:
AWS EC2 Micro Instance Slow
Because it is a free micro tier virtual server
Monday May 14, 2012
By llaszews on May 14, 2012
people, share photos, and engage in online collaboration using cloud based applications. Is it just me, or are some of these companies just not going to survive? When will consolidation in industry
What is Cloud for Middle School Career Day
Tuesday May 08, 2012
Sunday May 06, 2012
By llaszews on May 06, 2012
Tuesday May 01, 2012
By llaszews on May 01, 2012
1. COTS application - This means no application database access or database schema to migrate (assuming no database customizations)
2. No integration interfaces - There are no web service, FTP/file, COTS API or other input, output or input/output interfaces.
3. No ETL / batch processing - The is no batch processing or ETL jobs (Oracle Data Integrator, Informatica, IBM DataStage etc.) that are outside the COTS application.
4. No data to migrate - Really ? Yes, all the data is transient. It is part of a print server, real time data capture or caching system.
This may seem like it does not happen. However, I just encountered a set of applications run by a major corporation that has all four elements!
Monday Apr 09, 2012
By llaszews on Apr 09, 2012
2. A consumption model where users pay for what they use. (aka: chargeback and showback)
3. The agility to flexibly scale - 'flex up' or 'flex down' - the services without
extensive pre-planning. (aka: elasticity)
4. Secure, direct connection to the cloud without having to recode applications (aka: internet-based)
5. Multi-tenancy capabilitites that segregate and protect the data. (as it says multi-tenancy)
Happen to be I have been talking about 4 of the 5. Did not mention connection to internet as assumed this.
Monday Apr 02, 2012
By llaszews on Apr 02, 2012
Friday Mar 30, 2012
By llaszews on Mar 30, 2012
1. Automated Database provisioning - Being able to 'one button' provision databases and database objects. This
includings creating the database instance, creating database objects, network configuration and security
provisioning. It is estimated that just being able to provision a new DB table in automated fashion will reduce time
required to create a new DB table from 60 hours down to 8 hours.
2. Virtualization and blades - DBaaS infrastructure is all based upon VMs and blades.
3. Consolidation of database vendors - Moving from over ten database vendors down to three.
Monday Mar 19, 2012
By llaszews on Mar 19, 2012
Friday Mar 16, 2012
Thursday Mar 15, 2012
By llaszews on Mar 15, 2012
Saturday Feb 25, 2012
By llaszews on Feb 25, 2012
Migrating legacy client/server and mainframe technologies to the Oracle cloud.
- Migrating blog entries
- Middleware and Cloud Computing Book
- Oracle Enterprise Manager with AWS Database Instance
- AWS EC2 Overview book
- AWS EC2 Oracle RDB - Storing and managing my data
- AWS CloudFormations, Oracle Assembly Builder, Chef and Puppet
- IBM DB2 AIX RISC to Oracle Linux Sun x86
- Amazon CloudFormations and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
- Amazon AMIs and Oracle VM templates
- Migrating RISC to x86 - endianess 'issue'