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Category: IT Infrastructure

APIs and the “Technology Mix”

Today I would like to recall a really nice conference I saw last January: “Infrastructure in the Cloud Era”. This presentation was performed at O'Reilly Velocity Conference 2009 by Adam Jacob (Co-Founder at OpsCode) and Ezra Zygmuntowicz (Co-Founder at EngineYard).

They cover the theory of how you should be thinking about building a Fully Automated Infrastructure classifying their analysis in the following areas:

  • Bootstrapping: Corporate Approvals, Agile Approvals, Cloud.
  • Configuration: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure as Code.
  • Command and Control: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Framework.

They conclude, in the context of a Cloud Infrastructures, that ...

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“Why cloud vendors lie to you and how they steal your money”

The following video shows one of the best presentations I've happen to see describing one of the most significant changes we are living today.

This is a short description from blip.tv:

This session examines the concept of cloud computing, its benefits and risks and why it matters. We then explore the difference between private and public clouds and the importance of open source in this field. Finally we take a look at the future of this industry and use all these concepts to explain “why cloud vendors lie to you and how they steal your money.”

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Possible uses for PLEX modules

Here you have some possible samples that you may use as templates for your own purposes. In any case, the main goal of this post is give you an idea of what it is possible using PLEX modules.

The Samples or “Templates”

Remote log Distributed search using findstr.exe

"for /f `"tokens=*`" %i in ('dir /s /b *.log') do @findstr `"MyRegExPattern`" `"%i`"" | .\nmagent.ps1 -profile plex -cmd exec -src file -save

Remote log Distributed search using RSaR.exe. “RSaR” means “Regex Search and Rescue” and can be found at rsar.codeplex.com.

"\\MyServer\MyReadOnlyShare\RSaR.exe *.log /s /i `"MyDotNetRegExPattern`"" | .\nmagent.ps1 -profile plex ...

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