Friday Oct 30, 2009

Helia a installé OpenSolaris sur une Dedibox. Témoignage


Bonjour Séverin, peux-tu te présenter ?

Bonjour Laurent ! Entrepreneur du web depuis 2006, je m'appelle Séverin Benizri et je suis fondateur de la société Paris Labs qui édite des plateformes de réseaux sociaux, notamment le service Helia.fr. J'ai un parcours un peu hybride entre le commercial et la technique, comme beaucoup de monde dans ce secteur.

Que fait Helia ?

Helia est un réseau social professionnel qui encourage le partage d'expérience entre des internautes qui ont des affinités pour le même métier ou les mêmes entreprises. Helia propose également des outils de communication aux entreprises qui souhaitent maîtriser leur réputation sur le Web. D'ici à la fin de l'année, il y aura des informations à jour sur plus de 500.000 entreprises sur Helia, des actualités et des offres d'emploi.

Pourquoi as-tu adhéré au programme Sun Startup Essentials ?

Nous étions très impliqués dans le développement Java. Il nous a paru naturel de nous associer à la maison mère... Le programme présentait de belles opportunités aussi bien dans le domaine du conseil que dans l'acquisition de matériel informatique.

Quelles technologies Sun utilises-tu ?

Aujourd'hui, nous travaillons avec des ingénieurs Sun sur une migration vers OpenSolaris afin d'utiliser ZFS, la virtualisation avec les zones Solaris et GlassFish.

Pourquoi as-tu choisi d'installer OpenSolaris sur une Dedibox ?

Aujourd'hui, Dedibox propose un bon rapport qualité/prix qui correspond à nos besoins actuels d'hébergement. Nous voulions explorer les possibilités d'OpenSolaris sans pour autant changer de fournisseur de services dans un premier temps. En revanche, nous nous intéressons de près aux serveurs Sun, notamment aux processeurs SPARC.

Comment s'est passée l'installation ?

Après avoir envoyé le DVD d'OpenSolaris aux équipes Dedibox, nous avons obtenu un accès VNC (partage d'écran) sur notre serveur pour procéder à l'installation. L'installation s'est déroulée sans problème, tout le matériel ayant été reconnu avec des pilotes adaptés dans la distribution Sun !
Ensuite, avec l'aide d'un ingénieur de Sun, Amir Javanshir, nous avons pu configurer le serveur pour qu'il héberge notre service. Après quelques adaptations et configurations des principaux outils, notre service était dupliqué sur l'environnement OpenSolaris. 

Quelles sont les prochaines étapes pour toi ?

Nous sommes en train de d'effectuer des tests fonctionnels et de performance sur les différentes architectures. Parallèlement, nous faisons évoluer notre technologie vers une architecture plus modulaire (OSGi). Notre objectif est d'héberger la nouvelle version de la technologie sur un serveur Sun avec l'environnement OpenSolaris à T1-2010.

Merci Séverin et bon courage pour la suite !

Pour en savoir plus, vous pouvez envoyer un email à severin.benizri@parislabs.net

Friday Sep 04, 2009

Designer une application mobile

Le 9 septembre à 17h00 Sun Startup Essentials vous propose un webinar sur la conception d'une application pour mobile. Seront couverts : les composents de la partie client, comment monter en charge du côté serveur en utilisant une approche REST pour les services webs, MySQL et Glassfish.

La session se terminera par une démonstration de l'application Micello qui repose sur les principes couverts pendant la présentation.

La présentation est en anglais.

Vous pouvez vous inscrire ici.

Thursday Jul 09, 2009

The Scoop on Web Stack

Attention San Francisco Bay Area Startups!

We have two fabulous presenters at the upcoming Bay Area LAMP Meetup: Murthy Chintalapati, Senior Engineering Manager, and Jyri Virkki, Chief Architect. 

Presenting on: Sun GlassFish/OpenSolaris Web Stack - The Next Generation Open Web Infrastructure.

If you're interested in attending, the registration link will be live soon on the LAMP Meetup page: http://apache.meetup.com/49/

Light dinner will be provided.

Logistics:
Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Address: 
Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4030 George Sellon Circle, Auditorium building (2nd floor), Santa Clara, CA 95054   

Short abstract of presentation:

The OpenSolaris Web Stack is an open source project consists of popular open source web infrastructure (known as LAMP or SAMP) technologies, such as Apache HTTPd, PHP, Python, MySQL, lighttpd, as well as GlassFish and Tomcat. As a fully integrated in the OpenSolaris operating system, Web Stack delivers close integration with OpenSolaris innovations such as DTrace, ZFS, SMF and RBAC. OpenSolaris also provides a fully integrated PHP development environment with NetBeans. The Sun GlassFish Portfolio is the companion product offering which features the Enterprise Manager to manage and monitor diverse set of components. The Web Stack is optimized for scaling on modern multi-core systems. This session presents a technology overview of Web Stack, its ease of use, performance and monitoring.

Short bio of presenters:

Murthy Chintalapati (cvr) is a development engineering leader with two decades of building, leading and developing high performance teams in the fast-paced global environment. He specializes in infrastructure software products for enterprises deploying web 2.0 and open source technologies. He is responsible for Sun's web tier products, viz., Sun Web Server and the Web Stack. Murthy holds five U.S. patents and received Sun Microsystems Chairman’s Award for Innovation. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Jyri J. Virkki is the chief architect and lead of OpenSolaris Web Stack project and the Sun GlassFish Web Stack product line. He specializes in server software security technologies and performance. Jyri holds M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2009

Outnow - A Success Story

Outnow Success Story - Sun Startup Essentials

Dr Clonelove: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud

Do you worry if your site will be able to scale quickly and cost effectively if the number of visitors rapidly increases? Are you looking at ways to minimise spend on capital purchase of hardware? Are you considering using cloud services but concerned about the flexibility, performance, reliability and security of your platform?

Then this free web presentation is for you! Join us for this hour long web seminar to learn about the experiences of Peter Brownell and David O'Dwyer as they successfully deployed The School of Everything social networking service using MySQL on Amazon EC2.

The presentation will cover aspects of the technical challenges of using 3rd party cloud services, the benefits realised once these challenges have been overcome. If you are considering cloud services as a way to manage parts of you web infrastructure then register for this presentation today!

WHO:

  • Peter Brownell, CIO, School of Everything
  • David O'Dwyer, Lead Consultant, SupportFour

WHAT:

Dr Clonelove: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud web presentation.

WHEN:

Thursday, July 16, 2009: 14:00 Western European time

Thu, Jul 16:  06:00 Pacific time (America)
Thu, Jul 16:  09:00 Eastern time (America)
Thu, Jul 16:  15:00 Central European time
Thu, Jul 16:  16:00 Eastern European time


The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long followed by Q&A.

WHERE:

Sign up here NOW

WHY:

To find out how School of Everything used Amazon EC2 to provide scalable web services.

Tuesday Jun 30, 2009

NetBeans 6.7 is finally here!

Download now: http://www.netbeans.org/

The focus of NetBeans IDE 6.7 is connectivity—helping developers to connect to the latest technologies and to each other. New features include deeper integration with Project Kenai, native Maven support, and Hudson integration.

Building on the success of previous releases, NetBeans IDE 6.7 offers enhancements for Java, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Groovy and C/C++, and more. Additional highlights include a self-diagnostic Profiler, and support for SVG Rich Components, remote debugging in Ruby, and the latest version of GlassFish. The release also provides plug-in support for Zembly, a single registry and repository for popular Web APIs.

Providing superior support for multiple languages and innovative team support through Project Kenai, the NetBeans IDE 6.7 is the ideal tool for developers to stay connected to their teams and to the latest technologies!

NetBeans IDE 6.7 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. There are several community-contributed localization efforts underway to support additional languages. Join the efforts today: http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://translatedfiles.netbeans.org/

Monday Jun 15, 2009

London Wed 17th June;JavaEE 6+Glassfish v3 sneak peak AND OpenSolaris PARTY!

Java EE 6 Sneak Peek with GlassFish V3

... followed by the OpenSolaris 2009.06 Launch party in the evening ...

OpenSolaris User Group

Thursday Feb 26, 2009

JRuby on Rails with GlassFish Code Camp

On February 19 Sun Startup Essentials Israel and the local ISV Engineering team ran the the first ever JRuby on Rails with GlassFish Code Camp.

Though it wasn't a great turnout we did get support from our local Ruby experts Astrails Astraisl log who gave us a presentation on Ruby. You can see their blog posting for their presentation.

The following are some quotes from the attendees:

Thank you for the code camp. It was very interesting and quite practical. Good emphasis on hands-on / background balance. I was impressed from the kit you provided, which included excercises, solutions and the working environment.

The presentations were given in a nice manner. Live demonstrations have an added value.

Ilan Simon, SeeSite

The DTrace  presentation by Amit showed it to be an amazing tool which is practically a must-have for anyone serious about understanding where a software application or system spends its time. Me & my group shall definitely like to learn more about this tool.

Yochai Cohen, Sun

See Amit Hurvitz's blog for his insights and more details on the code camp.

Thursday Aug 28, 2008

Wordle - A cloud image of your blog

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.

This is my image of this blog above.....

Friday Aug 22, 2008

Barcamp Leeds - Startup Essentials Supported

So barcamp Leeds was last week and part of the LS1 week, that has seen another northern city bring together a series of events aimed at supporting the startup and entrepreneur community locally. At the heart of this is Imran Ali, a person who I have a lot of respect for in spending time to pull a group of like minded people together and drive these events to happen, it takes a lot of energy and effort to bring together a 100 people, feed them and in certain respects guide them.

Barcamp leeds, Im proud to say that I, thus Startup Essentials supported and sponsored to help with that effort and will continue to do so, to enable communities to share their knowledge and passion is core to Sun as a company, but also to Startup Essentials as a means to help startups. So what happened over this weekend then ?

\* Two days

\* 90 People

\* 39 Sessions on all manner of subjets.

And some great ideas, future thought discussions and new business relationships forged, thus counting it a huge success in my eyes and shows also the people behind this event, worked hard to make it happen to keep the audience there and discussing till late in the night :-) (or was it the Startup Essentials supported element haha)

If you don't know what a barcamp is, find one near you and go, it is so rewarding in the fact that the audience create the content, you decide what you want to hear and talk about, thus it is so diverse but also stimulating sharing those ideas.

Anyway if you want to know more, check out Imrans blog it has all the details on the event and when its happening next, if you want details on these types of events, then don't forget join Startup Essentials now.

Thursday Aug 21, 2008

How can Sun Startup Essentials UK help support startups

startup business plan

For anyone that knows me, Iam the man in the shirt that runs Startup Essentials in the UK and above is myself looking at the dilemna I face

We Need You

Well to be exact I need to inform you of what Sun can do for you, and you need to tell me does that help ? What more can I do to help you grow, scale and be successful ?

So to start off, what does Sun microsystems do ? To me its simple, we are the best vendor in the world to work with, we don't compete with you, we are a global organisation full of bright people who want to help and make the world a more interesting place, that uses less power and heat but gives us amazing technology that keeps reducing in size but scales beyond belief.

\*We are the biggest contributor to Open Source on the planet

\*We invest over $2bn in R&D year on year.

\*We design our hardware to be resilent, beautiful and simplistic to install and manage

\*We are open, OpenSolaris, OpenStorage, MySQL, Glassfish, you get the picture.

So what does Startup Essentials do ?

Simply, it helps you interact with all the great things about Sun, that differentiates us from other vendors who can provide you a server, delivered to your door. So here is what we do !!!

\*Sell x86 servers, Intel or AMD you choose, Did you know these can run Windows, Linux and Solaris, yes they run and support multiple OS and virtualisation as well. These machines are made for Enterprise, Remote access and management built in, front to back cooling, designed to be readily accessible but at STARTUP pricing.

\*Open Storage - We provide in Startup Essentials Enterprise class storage solutions, that Smugmug, Blue Orange, etc are using due to its open aspect, and pricing. Ask now if you purchase storage, you will be amazed at the price and how it will save you time, money and is so simple to setup and administer. 5 Minutes and up and running, is what one customer said.

\*Hosting - We can provide through partners, VPS, CoLo, Dedicated, Managed hosting for you now.

\*Engineering Support - Do you have a scaling problem ? Have you thought about Scaling ? Do you want to talk to World Class Engineers to discuss issues, problems and get resolution, Ask Sun.

\*MySQL - DBA/Performance Tuning - Ask how Startup Essentials can give you a discount on a DBA and Performance tuning for your MySQL database, without having a full time employee.

\*Community events - Are you aware that we host and support events for the UK and Irish Startup community ? Every month we host a Facebook Garage, recently I have held Drupal for Enterprise events, Pizza on Rails and sponsored Techcrunch pitch . Also every quarter we have a Startup Essential meetup  to help make certain that Startup have the chance to network and collaborate together. I also host events, bringing together all the members once a month to network, share ideas and listen from industry leaders about topics such as PR, Marketing, Legal and Funding etc, the content requirements are driven by the members, so they get to hear what they require.

\*PR/Marketing - Sun a global corporation, why would they want to do PR with me ? So as part of Startup Essentials customer base, you have access to our PR team to write a customer success story, that gets pushed out to Analysts globally, at present we have two Startup Essentials customers working with analysts that will get included in their global reports, to  be pushed out to a global mainstream audience. So what does the PR look like ?

- Fav.or.it  in the Financial Times

- Oneis Customer Success story

- Why did Glasses direct move from LAMP to SAMP and it only took a day ?

- General stories and round ups

And also we have produced videos with our customers, that get pushed across the whole of Sun.com and out to the press, and at regular intervals we pull together a Press roundtable, invite our Startup Essential customers to talk about their experience and how Sun has helped them in different ways.

Do you want to meet one of the key influencers of IT over the last 25 years ? These Startup Essential customers did.

\*Introductions - Do you want to talk to Investors from Angel to VC ? Would you like to be part of a larger network to push your offering across different geographies ? How can we help you grow and scale ? Do you need legal advice ? What is a term sheet ?

- With my access to a wide range of people in the community, inside Sun and across EMEA and the US I can help support you as a Startup Essential customer to gain more outreach and look for synergies with other Startups for collaboration or a JV.

So the question is, How can I help you ?

Join now at Startup Essentials   and start to work with a global organisation who supports the Startup community and understands whats needed, Start Smart.

Thursday Aug 07, 2008

What does Sun mean to you ?

So to one customer, it means Performance, Scaling, Low cost, which for all startups must be music to their ears. As you grow as a company, the last thing you want is to to have made the initial decision to build your company foundations on a sand pit, and not have something solid to grow and scale on.

At Sun we have been building Servers and Software that Perform and Scale for over 25 years, ask the elite companies of the world why they run on Sun, and you will get the answer back, Performance, Scaling and peace of mind that they don't break,  but if they did they have the peace of mind that a high class service team will fix it within a Service Level Agreed time, not maybe a week on Tuesday.

So, hear now why this startup works with Sun, Performance, Scaling and Price....Simple......

 STARTUP ESSENTIALS - YOUR ONLY CHOICE



Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

A mission from England to save the East Coast

So are you a UK startup ?

Do you dream of going to the US and telling them all about how cool we
are, and that their mamsy pamsy game of football is for weaklings ?

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Radiohead, data manipulation and just so cool



So just saw a post on Mashable, around Radiohead and thought what is this all about, it links to a Youtube video that you can watch, and it blew me away, no cameras were used it is just pure data that also you can manipulate and recreate yourself, immerse yourself in creating your own video to a song. So in true web 2.0 style you can now create and mashup your own music video that can be shared and shown across the globe, now for anyone in the UK who is my age, watch out Top of the Pops, here I come.


Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

Skype dont believe the hype

So reading a blog post today by Oli Barret got me to thinking about how
I take for granted technology that to the man in the street could be
similar to a rocket powered car that guides itself, so VOIP has it
really taken off ?

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