August 29, 2013

Using AWS Elastic Load Balancing for Developers

Amazon Web Services offers applications running on AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) the ability to get even traffic across all instances through an offering called Elastic Load Balancing. Having load balancing allows better fault tolerance for your applications, since it ensures that one host does not get an unfair share

Survey: Half of IT Architects Using APIs

A new survey confirms that APIs use continues to grow. The research, conducted by vendor Axway, which acquired API and identity management firm Vordel, found that 50 percent of IT architects either currently use or plan to use APIs. Thirty percent say their firms have created APIs to expose their

Two Studies Say NSA Spying Will Harm Cloud Computing Industry

Two separate studies are forecasting that recent revelations about NSA surveillance on communications will lead to a decline in the use of cloud computing services. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) believes the damage could total $35 billion as foreign firms decline to do business with U.S.-based cloud providers.

Heroku Presents: Security Researcher Hall of Fame

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Heroku has unveiled the Security Researcher Hall of Fame, paying homage to the stalwart independent researchers since 2011. Recently, some of the most reputable technology companies and news syndicates have experienced cyber attacks and security breaches, striking fear in the people who trust these brands. However, Heroku