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Diane Mueller, July 22, 2011SHARE THIS:
Just because it's in the cloud, doesn't mean development and deployment is effortless and many of us have stumbled. The cloud presents infrastructure and development challenges in a new way. Here at ActiveState, we've been leveraging the cloud in a variety of our product offerings the most recent of which is Stackato - our cloud platform for creating a private PaaS.
Along the way, we've developed some best practices and simple rules to live by when developing and deploying applications to the cloud. What came out is what I like to call six best practices in building and deploying a Python-centric LAMP stack on the cloud.
In this Youtube Video entitled, "Python in the Cloud: Lessons Learned at ActiveState", I've shared some of the lessons we learned in using Python in the cloud on our way to creating Stackato - our cloud platform for creating a private PaaS. This guidance can be used for a range of web-based applications from a simple Django site to HPC GPU clusters.
Based on our experiences, these are the things we learned:
- Which Python packages are critical for a secure, Python-centric LAMP stack
- Building in isolated environments
- Creating portability between private and public clouds
- Migrating existing applications to the cloud
- How to create scalability of applications and users for cloud applications
Watch more in this presentation I just uploaded to YouTube. Then, to see the results of our lessons and the product we've created, check out the Beta of our Stackato - I'd love your feedback!
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