- The World’s Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information
- Bits or pieces?: My top 10 influential thinkers in cloud ... - A long view.
- On the Origin of KVM (Virtualization@IBM (follow us on Twitter - @IBMVirt))
- You think BYOD is Causing IT Headaches Now, Just Wait Until it’s Mandated | ownCloud - Ultimately I think this post sort of answered its own question. At some point, employees are expected to bring certain skills and "stuff" to do their jobs whether phones or cars. I think PCs are headed in that direction.
- How Jonah Lehrer should blog : CJR - Often when I cut and paste-ish my text from an earlier piece it's because I've written some explanation I don't see the point in rewriting. "Secondly, use links as shorthand. Kouwe and Lehrer were both brought down by the fact that they felt the need to re-write what had already been written elsewhere. On the web, you never need to do that. If you or someone else has already written something well, just link to that, rather than feeling the need to repeat it."
- Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work : The New Yorker - "Brainstorming seems like an ideal technique, a feel-good way to boost productivity. But there is a problem with brainstorming. It doesn’t work."
- Salesforce: Concept of Private Cloud is Fundamentally Flawed CIO.com - RT @AndiMann: "Salesforce: Concept of Private Cloud Fundamentally Flawed" HT @Virtual_com < Beating a dead hors ...
- Technology Review: Apps are Waste of Resources | Digiday - "On the other hand, it’s not clear to me what the future of consumer revenue online will look like. We know that all-or-nothing paywalls don’t work and porous paywalls are ambiguously successful at best. So, instead, Technology Review is going to look at membership models. "
- Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” Review : The New Yorker - RT @EmEsfahaniSmith: The Artificial Intelligence of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom via @newyorker
- Playing the part of an incubator in Cloud | The Cloud Evangelist - Playing the part of an incubator in Cloud Good piece via @EMEACloudGuy at #redhat
- Red Hat breaks ground in Westford - Lowell Sun Online - RT @richardfontana: Red Hat breaks ground in Westford
- Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | The Trichordist
- Digital Music News - Selling More Than 100 Downloads a Year? Then Consider Yourself Lucky... - RT @plamere: 94 percent of all songs were downloaded less than 100 times in 2011. << Long tail #s
- It's Called Progress, Folks by Garrett Murray - Pretty much agree with this, at least in the domain of laptops. The fact is that, battery replacement and RAM upgrades aside (and with the price of RAM today, it's really not a big deal to just get the right amount upfront), laptops were never very upgradeable or repairable by even tech-savvy consumers.
- The Decline of the Public Cloud (and the Rise of the Private Cloud) « ARCHIMEDIUS - Not sure I agree but interesting read.
- Increasingly, Clouds Are Built the Open Source Way - Forbes - RT @emorisse: 41% of #cloud adopters will only use open source software; 39% #OSS and proprietary mix h/t @openlogic
- 3 Overlooked Areas Ripe for Innovation | Inc.com - RT @AndiMann: 3 Overlooked Areas Ripe for #Innovation (@Inc) < People, process, technology. Probably in that order
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
There was consensus from the panel on the rise of the private cloud and the eventual decline of the public cloud (IaaS). According to one panelist, “the private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud (for many enterprise environments).” While the public cloud will thrive for SMBs (because it reduces the expense threshold for technology services); private clouds will thrive for IT infrastructures above 500 kW.
This sentiment was also consistent with findings shared by a top editor over dinner at Interop (Lazard’s annual “emerging tech trends dinner” and by another high profile editor we briefed on our recent May 2012 Vantage data center tour. It appears that the public cloud peaked last year and is today receiving less interest from enterprises. More about this in coming weeks.
On the one hand, I find the contention that public clouds will "decline" overstated--even given Greg's clarification in the comments that "By 'decline of the public cloud' I do NOT mean that IaaS will shrink or has started shrinking, but rather that it will see declining enterprise share relative to private clouds and newly constructed enterprise data centers as well as PaaS." I agree that the public cloud economic argument is less compelling for organizations with the scale to build large-scale data centers. But any categorical "the private cloud is cheaper" arguments applied to not just today but tomorrow seems overly glib.
With that said, this discussion reinforces the very valid point that we're not on some unstoppable trajectory to an everything public world. Which is a point worth making about a trend that started out being talked about in precisely this vein. Cloud computing will not, in important respects, mirror centrally-generated and utility-priced electrical power. What analogs between the two exist are imperfect and limited.
But ultimately this isn't about private cloud or public cloud, determined as those with certain agendas are to champion the eventual triumph of one approach or another. It's about a hybrid future in which some organizations and some workloads will use primarily private infrastructures and others will use public ones. And that means the best cloud management approaches will be those that maintain flexibility by being open and by being hybrid.
- Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene | Bootstrap - CNET News - RT @stshank: Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene via @CNET << Thoughtful piece.
- Why Newspapers Were Doomed All Along - Justin Fox - Harvard Business Review - "Big news, especially sports news, even sold some extra papers from time to time. But even that didn't really matter, since circulation wasn't a profit center. The business of the metro monopoly papers simply wasn't about news."
- A game theoretic approach to the toilet seat problem
- (403) http://www.yelp.com/biz/jxfNkW2RkXhUW5_DwWEbHQ?pt=check_in&ref=twitter&v=4b - I checked in at Turkish Cuisine (631 9th Ave) on #Yelp
Friday, June 15, 2012
- Why PaaS?
- Polyglot (multi-language/framework) PaaS
- Portability of applications
- Red Hat's OpenShift enterprise PaaS strategy
- DevOps and ITops operational models
- What's inhibited PaaS enterprise adoption?
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
- Auto Insurance Enters the 'Pay-per-View' Era - WSJ.com - "At a telematics conference in suburban Detroit last week, Allstate's Mr. Bryer prompted chuckles from his competitors when he said that telematics-enabled insurance pricing could grow to 70% of the market in 10 years. However, he and his rivals agreed it is likely that user-based insurance could account for about a fifth of the market within five years." -- Of course, those agreeing to this would be the lowest risk, least-driving segment, which would drive up the rates for everyone in the pool not participating.
- The distractions of social media, 1673 style « tomstandage.com - "When coffee became popular in Oxford and the coffeehouses selling it began to multiply, the university authorities objected, fearing that coffeehouses were promoting idleness and diverting students from their studies. Anthony Wood, an Oxford antiquarian, was among those who denounced the enthusiasm for the new drink. “Why doth solid and serious learning decline, and few or none follow it now in the university?” he asked. “Answer: Because of coffee-houses, where they spend all their time.” "
- Innovation in the forecast at 'Cloud' conference | The Pervasive Data Center - CNET News - Balancing speed & innovation with security & regulation at #Forecast12. By me at CNET
- Malcolm talks Cloud | The Cloud Evangelist - RT @EMEACloudGuy: Great Guardian Article from Red Hat on Cloud
- New Relic and the State of the Stacks – tecosystems - RT @DanJuengst: Awesome report by @sogrady of Red Monk from @newrelic data. Check second to last paragraph #openshi ...
- (403) http://www.yelp.com/biz/9QZ_60ZC_BVn51adqNMI-A?pt=check_in&ref=twitter&v=4b - I checked in at Braai (329 W 51st St) on #Yelp
- The Evolution of the Computer Science Degree - Input Output - Interesting history.
- Don't let this happen to you! Cloud, complexity and drift
- Technical accumen beats a Crystal Ball in Cloud | The Cloud Evangelist - "If you use an Open Cloud, if you think about your architecture planning and build that portability and security of process and control into your Cloud using tools such as CloudForms then I reckon 80% of the actual inhibitors outlined in the Gartner report become actual reasons to go Open and to speed up Cloud adoption."
- There’s a New Serif in Town: The Evolution of Type... - Input Output - Nice overview of typography history.
- Twitter / utollwi: Meet @ghaff leading a disc - RT @utollwi: Meet @ghaff leading a discussion on Cloud Computing at #PCampBoston
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Efficient and secure multi-tenancy is one of the big operational challenges in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments. Principal Architect Matt Hicks describes some of the key tools used by Red Hat to operate its OpenShift PaaS including SELinux. Matt covers:
- What multi-tenancy is
- Why virtual machines by themselves aren't sufficient
- The important benefits that SELinux can deliver
- Best practices for PaaS operations
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Friday, June 08, 2012
- Chris Mason leaving Oracle [LWN.net] - RT@dberkholz: Great pickup by our client @FusionIO of Btrfs developer Chris Mason! << Interesting news
- The 5 Worst Marketing Ideas Ever Put into Action | Cracked.com - "In a fine example of the revolting type of doublespeak that only PR reps and children born without souls can muster, McDonald's went on record as agreeing that "to a certain extent this was bad timing." The hamburger mocking a lethal famine was "bad timing," but only "to a certain extent.""
- Cloud Computing Bootcamp - Agenda | Cloud Computing Bootcamp - RT @robustcloud: @ghaff from #redhat will present Hybrid #cloud @CloudExpo <- featuring just GAed CloudForm
- How Good Is Your Presentation? | Inc.com - RT @AndiMann: How Good Is Your Presentation? Great checklist to ensure you cover the basics << Good list
- Oracle Thinks Cloud Is Marketing - Seeking Alpha - Hee. Hee. "Oracle Thinks Cloud in Marketing" by Dana Blankenhorn
- Open Source Hybrid Management Platform from Red Hat Debuts -- Virtualization Review - John Waters writes about CloudForms open hybrid cloud mgmt in Virtualization Review
- The Tortured History of Internet Protocol v6
- The 2nd Tenet of Evaluating Cloud Products: You Have to Know What Problem You Want To Solve | tentenet.net - RT @bryanwche: #redhat #cloudforms is released today. How does it compare to other products? #cloud
- Red Hat intros CloudForms hybrid management platform | ZDNet - RT @ZDNet: Red Hat intros CloudForms hybrid management platform
- Twitter / ghaff: Here's the cake from our C - Here's the cake from our CloudForms launch viewing!
- Untitled (http://www.redhat.com/rhecm/rest-rhecm/jcr/repository/collaboration/jcr:system/jcr:versionStorage/198e7c0d0a0526013022e3d733f768f3/5/jcr:frozenNode/rh:pdfFile.pdf) - Red Hat CloudForms: Open Clouds under Your Control. Whitepaper by me.
- Red Hat | Red Hat CloudForms: Build a cloud demo video - CloudForms--Build a cloud with CloudForms demo video via @JaneCircle
- RealClearPolitics - Nudge Government Run Amok - "Noodge government is nudge government run amok. Noodge, from the Yiddish nudyen, to pester, is both noun and verb: Stop noodging me. You are such a noodge."
- Tango E5 Autonomous Mower - Not really there yet for most uses given price but autonomous lawn mowing is getting there
- Flickr: El mural de NASA Venus Transit Observing Challenge - Venus transit pool on flickr. Cool stuff.
- Is there best practice for a server to system administrator ratio? - infrastructure management, servers, virtualisation - Computerworld
- Sessions & Labs: 2012 Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld - I'll be giving at #redhat Summit 6/27 "Busting Cloud Myths" Here's a discount code: 2012RHFRIEND
- Why the Public Cloud is a Big Fat Enterprise #Fail - Perspectives: CA Technologies corporate blog - CA Technologies - "Public cloud technology vendors would do well to reuse that model. Giving consumers what they want, even to the extent of providing tools and support to help users bypass their IT departments, might be an effective way to quickly grow a user base. But it’s a dead end over the long haul."
- Costs and risks to consider when planning a move to the public cloud | TechRepublic
- Apple Television, AirPlay and Why the iPad is the new TV Apps Platform - Jeremy Allaire - Voices - AllThingsD - Agree w this piece. TV should be a place can "throw" content from tablet or phone.
- Technology Review Goes Digital First - Technology Review - RT @jason_pontin: I announce that MIT Technology Review @techreview goes "digital first":
- How both cloud providers and end user organizations benefit
- How Cloud Access works
- How consistency is provided across a hybrid environment and the benefits it brings
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