Oddly, Amazon Launches OpsWorks

Amazon has launched a third service that orchestrates the launching of entire application stacks, joining their predecessors CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. The new service is called OpsWorks and heavily utilizes the Chef platform to perform work under the covers. The surprising thing about this service is how much overlap it has with CloudFormation (which already […]

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Cloud Monitoring and Auto-Scale for Private Cloud

Today, Transcend Computing is launching two new services: TopStack Cloud Monitoring (compatible with AWS CloudWatch) and TopStack Auto-Scale (compatible with the AWS Auto Scaling Service). Both services are clean-room implementations of the popular Amazon services that you can download and run in your own data center or preferred provider. Cloud Monitoring The Cloud Monitoring service provides constant […]

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Route 53 DNS Service for Private Cloud

TopStack just got better! We’re happy to announce a new addition to our suite of offerings: DNS 53. As you may have guessed, DNS 53 Service is a clean-room implementation of Amazon’s Route 53. To be clear, Transcend isn’t offering hosted DNS services like Amazon or Go Daddy. We provide the software that allows your current […]

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The Debut of TopStack SQS

Today is another big day for TopStack with the addition of a new service to the growing line-up of Amazon compatible services. New to the family is the Scalable Queue Service! Like the other members of the TopStack family, the solution is compatible with the Amazon offerings. The release of the services coincides with Amazon’s […]

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Elastic Caching Architectures

Harish Ganesan of 8K Miles published a great article on Elastic Caching architectures. The article walks the users through several alternative implementations of Elastic Caches. Some use straight Memcached while others make extensive use of Amazon’s ElastiCache. He also discusses the use of caches across availability zones. We encourage you to try these patterns with […]

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Elastic Cache for Your Cloud

Today, we’re releasing the TopStack Elastic Cache Service for download! Initially, it is available for Eucalyptus 3.1 and OpenStack Essex. Additional cloud platforms will be supported in the coming months. What is Elastic Cache? TopStack Elastic Cache Service is a clean-room implementation of the Amazon ElastiCache service. It can be installed in private clouds or […]

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StackStudio and TopStack Available for Download

Today, we’re making both StackStudio and TopStack available for download! We’ve offered our solutions as a hosted cloud solution but many of you have requested that we make them available for download as well. Download here.   What’s in the download? The download includes both StackStudio and two of our core TopStack services: Load Balancing […]

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Team Photo at Transcend Computing

It should be mandatory to do a team photo early in the life of a company! This group is mostly based in Austin but a couple were down from Dallas for the week.  I’m shown, once again, that small teams of great people can accomplish brilliant things. Not picture are Raj Arora and Jeff Schneider […]

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Middleware, Platforms and PaaS

Here’s an overview on the move from traditional middleware to PaaS. There is some confusion in the marketplace on what constitutes PaaS (Platform as a Service) and how it relates to Enterprises. This video clearly defines PaaS and provides the rationale for its usage. To provide context for enterprises, we highlight generational changes and the […]

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Boom! New Release of StackStudio Bridges Cloud and DevOps

StackStudio, Transcend’s Enterprise Cloud Management solution just got better! It’s a BIG release with plenty of new features. StackStudio brings together architects, developers, testers and operators by giving them a single pane of glass to unite their work efforts. New Features Version Control Entire Topologies Users can now version control their entire topology and have […]

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