Last week in our Office Hours Google+ Hangout, we answered the question, “What do I need to consider before I move to the cloud?” We examined this question with a few different types of people: those with physical devices only, those currently launching a new project and others. Potential cloud consumers should note that they don’t have to jump into the cloud all at once, but can rather move in an incremental manner. Here are some of the highlights from the Hangout, and you can see the complete video at the bottom on the post.
When it comes to hosting your app, many decisions that you make today can have an impact on the future. One question that more people should ask is: “How can I design a configuration within my budget today that gives me all the options for growth and stability down the road?”
While I work in the cloud everyday, I know that it is still a new concept for many people. Oftentimes, people have questions about the technology, use cases and best practices. Even though cloud hosting is similar to dedicated hosting, there are some key differences. The Cloud Launch Team, a group that I work with, is a great source to help you get your cloud questions answered – even the ones you didn’t even know you had.
We flushed the format in this week’s Cloud Launch Team Office hours, opening up the floor for questions from all our viewers. This Hangout was such a hit that I am happy to introduce Third Thursday Open Q&A! Here are some of the highlights from last week’s Google+ Hangout.
There are a lot of ways to have a discussion on monitoring – what is being monitored or how deep you want to go in the stack. If you are interested in those particular topics, you might want to check out this post on three things you should monitor, along with screencasts on how to implement the tools.
The Cloud Launch Team tackled different backup strategies and ways to protect your data in last week’s Google+ Hangout. If you’ve got more questions about data security and the cloud, be sure to catch the next Cloud Launch Team office hours in Google+ this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST.
Each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST, our Cloud Launch Team offers office hours on our Google+ page to give people a chance to ask questions and learn more about the cloud. Last week, we focused on one of the hottest topics in the cloud: auto-scaling your configuration. To help with the conversation, we asked RightScale, a Cloud Tools partner that assists customers with organizing, configuring, automating and auto-scaling their configurations, to join us. Watch the entire video of the Hangout on YouTube or check out the highlights below that will link you to the spot in the video where the topic was discussed.