What is the cloud? (2/2)
Hybrid cloud is the referring to the ability to scale hardware capacity in case the own server capacity is insufficient at peak times. But it takes some effort to marry the two concepts!
Since Apple set up its iCloud it has almost become a synonym for the cloud itself. Indeed a lot of people refer to storage services such as Dropbox, box.com, Centerdevice, Strato, etc. as THE cloud. Besides being a virtual hard-drive they offer some nice integration features which we heavily use for our integrations scenarios in elastic.io - check them out!
In sum, my recommendation is: Always ask what cloud your counterpart is alluding to - it helps to avoid confusion!
What is the cloud? (1/2)
This year´s CeBIT most overused word is “cloud” - it is time to clean up this communication mess and hand out a few clarifications here:
a) Private Cloud vs. b) Public Cloud vs. c) Hybrid Cloud vs. d) Storage Cloud!
A private cloud is nothing else than a server in the cellar, a software stack installed on it + a few applications communicating with the client computer (not even a browser necessarily). It used to be called Application Service Providing, but that has been overused too - so, people now rape the word cloud. But it will NOT give you the ability to scale your infrastructure nor will it give you savings on your fixed costs.
A public cloud is a rather odd wording for a server capacity and software delivery model where infrastructure / Software is rented on a monthly fee-basis instead of a putting down a large investment sum. It comes with no fixed asset costs, such as servers, admins, extra-software, etc. but comes all through your browser directly from the software provider. This is what we love and what will be the dominating software delivery model - we completely agree with Salesforce.com’s motto:
… to be continued
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How to monitor your website behavior with push notifications to your mobile
Integration of mixpanel.com and Pushover Hey, elastic.io offers to receive push notifications on your mobile if something happens on your website, e.g. a new user has registered. You need to be a customer of mixpanel.com and Pushover (an app available on Google Play / Apple App store) as well as elastic.io. Elastic.io integrates the flow from mixpanel to Pushover via the platform. Watch the video for a how-to, register with elastic.io and let us know how you like it! Enjoy!