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Flickr as Django Storage

Published April 1, 2016 in Cloud, Development, Web - Last update on April 8, 2016.

As explained in previous article, I decided to store my photos on Flickr. It isn't written on the paper but's it's a quite cheap cloud solution. And like all object storage, it has a public HTTP API for automate actions. Open source communities purpose a lot of client implementation in many languages ...

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Store my pics on cloud

Published March 22, 2016 in Cloud, Deployment - Last update on March 22, 2016.

It's been now more than 4 month I've bought my Fujifilm X-T10 (and it's so cooool) and would like to put my photos on cloud and access them anywhere I want. I would like to store photos in raw JPEG format (4-10MB per photo) and thumbnails for preview.

As many people endorse ...

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I moved to Gandi

Published Feb. 18, 2016 in Cloud, Deployment - Last update on Feb. 18, 2016.

After more than one year with $500 of credits at RunAbove, OVH decided to close its beta compute IaaS. I didn't think it was closing soon and already invest a lot in: I hosted my weblog there, implement libcloud compute driver, have a pending pull request for libcloud storage driver and also plan to ...

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I tested all SaaS CI tools

Published Nov. 23, 2015 in Cloud, Deployment, Development - Last update on Nov. 23, 2015.

I really hate Jenkins for several non-objective reasons and it's not a classic hatred, more a life struggle where all episode begin by my signature on an employment contract. Most societies made the effort to open a private Gitlab but ask them to forget Jenkins and move into CI tools into SaaS is clearly unbelievable.

It is ...

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Why I use RunAbove API instead of OpenStack

Published Sept. 29, 2015 in Cloud - Last update on Sept. 30, 2015.

I recently added RunAbove driver to libcloud codebase and Kami, one of the project owners, asked me why I use the custom RunAbove API instead of the OpenStack one. RunAbove is an OpenStack based cloud and I made the choice to use them API instead of the standard one. It has been accepted in libcloud ...

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Use boto, ensure with moto

Published Sept. 24, 2015 in Cloud, Development - Last update on Sept. 23, 2015.

I work since short time at Outscale, it is a cloud provider using a Amazon like API. Like HP Eucalyptus, Outscale made the choice to copy/paste AWS's API and takes benefits of the most used cloud API with:

  • A well known API with many third part tools
  • A simple transition between them and AWS ...

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What is a Libcloud driver ?

Published Aug. 9, 2015 in Cloud, Development - Last update on Aug. 25, 2015.

Most users uses Libcloud only for make request against a compute service. In fact the library covers several IaaS components:

  • Authentication
  • Compute service
  • Object storage and CDN
  • DNS
  • Load balancers

A driver is a Python class which after instanciation will allow you to handle one the service listed above (except authentication).

So, what's a ...

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Contribute to apache-libcloud

Published Aug. 3, 2015 in Cloud, Development - Last update on Aug. 20, 2015.

In past I worked for as DevOps, I had in my responsabilities clouds benchmark. Computes' performances was mesured against a lot VMs categorized by the current parameters:

  • Size or flavor: Number of vCPU, RAM size and root volume size
  • Image: Chosen OS
  • Location: Datacenter or region

As many public clouds don't use ...

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I can't Google App Enginering my blog

Published July 26, 2015 in Cloud, Deployment - Last update on July 26, 2015.

A long time ago before Google launched Google Cloud Platform, I played with App Engine and Django. Despite of the fact you must swith from Django usual tools (Celery or ORM) to Google services like Memcache or Task Queue, I was seduced by their fast deployment system.

A standard Django app is fastly adaptable to ...

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Docker at RunAbove with SailAbove

Published July 8, 2015 in Cloud, Deployment, Docker - Last update on July 12, 2015.

In the Docker tsnuami where we are, most cloud company has their own public container offer:

Those services are stiil often in Beta or Alpha and for begin a turn around of this Docker compatible offers, I started by ...

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