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Virtualization is a buzzword that is living up to its hype as it takes hold in IT. It has spawned magazine covers, conferences, and analyst reports, and all with good reason. Virtualization allows applications to be deployed in a highly efficient manner. By taking the physical servers out of the equation, virtualization allows applications to be deployed across a number of servers, or for multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on one server. In this way, an organization can scale its applications by seamlessly adding hardware, or by adding more instances of operating systems to its servers. In the world of Web Services, in a "service-oriented architecture" (SOA), applications are deployed as services over the network. This means that if an application wants to use components of another application, it simply accesses this other application over the network.... (more)

How To Generate An X.509 Certificate

Did you know that the free SOAPbox Web Services testing tool includes the ability to generate X.509 Certificates and keys? Just select "View Certificates" from the "Security" menu and press "Create". The same easy-to-use X.509 Certificate generator is used by the Vordel XML Gateway also. ... (more)

Connecting to the Cloud en Español - Conexión a la nube

Explore la computación en nube y la Edición Nube de la Puerta XML Vordel, que incluye conectores prefabricados para los servicios de nube: Conexión a la nube, Parte 1: Máximo aprovechamiento de la nube en las aplicaciones Conexión a la nube, Parte 2: Cómo realizar el modelo de nube híbrido Conexión a la nube, Parte 3: La gobernabilidad y seguridad de la nube ... (more)

Sending a SOAP message onto JMS using the "SOAP over Java Message Service" proposal, or as a TextMessage

Did you know that you can use Vordel SOAPbox to send a SOAP message onto a JMS message queue? You can choose to send it as a normal TextMessage, or an ObjectMessage. But you can also choose to use the "SOAP over JMS Message Service" proposal to place the message. Just choose Design mode instead of Classic mode in the tabs in the top-right, and then drag in a "Messaging System" filter onto the canvas. You might notice that the "drag and join" configuration of SOAPbox is very similar to how the Vordel Gateway is configured. So you can test the JMS service in exactly the same way as... (more)

When Elasticity Is a Bad Thing

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Elasticity is a highly-touted value of Cloud Computing. As demand goes up, you can provision new infrastructure to match it. You could even do this automatically. This is great, right? Daryl Plummer of Gartner was one of the first people to point out the problems with this - when he blogged that "Cloud Elasticity could make you go broke" back in March. More recently, the situation has become more worrying with the BitBucket DDoS incident against BitBucket's site hosted by Amazon Web Services. Hoff covers an interview with Peter DeSantis of Amazon, and (... (more)