December 22, 2014, 11:20 am GMT  

26 item(s) containing the term "years"

Huge Valuations – Only For a Category King!

— Only couple of weeks ago, Uber got $1.2B funding on a valuation of $41B! Earlier this year, Facebook paid over $19B to acquire WhatsApp. Dropbox is valued at $10B. All these three companies are less than five years old. What is going on? Is it a tech bubble seen earlier? No, it’s a start-up wealth gap as per Newswee...
Dec 19 05:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Open Networking – Disaggregation is the New Black

— Dell was the first tier-one networking vendor to kick off the network disaggregation discussion almost a year ago. We call it Open Networking and the idea is to provide an open alternative to the vertically-integrated, vendor-dependent and highly rigid model of the past 20 years. Last week, we held a roundtable discuss...
Dec 18 03:00:00 pm GMT / Inside Enterprise IT»

Netflix: Offline video watching is “never going to happen”

— PR director says users won't even need offline options "in five years' time."
Dec 17 05:59:53 pm GMT / Uptime»

The Real Deal with Wearables, Millennials & Consumers ‘Caught in the Act’

— Many years ago when being quizzed as to whether ‘Web Services’ were the next big thing, Larry Ellison commented “I’ve spent too much time in Italy to know that you shouldn’t ignore fashion”.  In tech, we like nothing better than … Continue reading → The post The...
Dec 15 07:59:33 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

The Machine: HP's New Memristor Based Datacenter Scale Computer - Still Changing Everything

— The end of Moore’s law is the best thing that’s happened to computing in the last 50 years. Moore’s law has been a tyranny of comfort. You were assured your chips would see a constant improvement. Everyone knew what was coming and when it was coming. The entire semiconductor industry was held cap...
Dec 15 04:56:03 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

4 thoughts on 4 clouds, from a guy who sees them all

— Sebastian Stadil has been managing cloud environments for years as the creator of the Scalr project and founder of the startup he built to commercialize it. It’s his business to know how the various public clouds work, and to understand how Scalr’s customer are using them. He […] 4 thoughts on 4 cl...
Dec 13 06:40:28 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Apache Hive creators raise $13M for their Hadoop service, Qubole

— Qubole, the Hadoop-as-a-service startup from Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, has raised a $13 million series B round of venture capital led by Norwest Ventures. Thusoo and Sen Sarma created the Apache Hive data warehouse framework for Hadoop while at Facebook several years ago, and […] Apache Hive creators...
Dec 10 09:09:40 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

The Effect Of HubSpot’s CRM Launch On Salesforce

—  After several years of relatively stagnant waters, what was a dull CRM landscape dominated by one player is heating up dramatically these past months. Salesforce officially put their $3.5b market acquisitions building blocks together on a “Marketing Cloud” at last month’s Dreamforce event. It al...
Dec 10 09:00:34 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Dell PowerEdge VRTX through the eyes of the customer

— Ed. note: this post was authored by Charlie Rice, Information Systems Analyst, Trico Corporation For more than 90 years, Trico Corporation has provided our customers lubrication management solutions focusing on industrial equipment performance and reliability. We’ve done this by combining high-performance, globa...
Dec 10 07:00:00 pm GMT / Inside Enterprise IT»

In Memory: Grace Hopper to Programmers: Mind Your Nanoseconds!

— This is an article published a few years ago, but as today is Grace Hopper's birthday I thought it would be a good time to share again an amazing talk from this amazing woman. Computing pioneer Grace Hopper, inventor of the compiler, searched for a concrete way to create an intuitive understanding of just how fast...
Dec 09 11:22:36 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

Rewatching Computer Chronicles: Everything Old Is New Again

— It has been thirty-one years since the first Computer Chronicles show, and that first show depicted many interesting things that were not considered new at the time. Today, we find them new and interesting, or more to the point, improved such that they are usable in ways only dreamed of then. Computer Chronicles discus...
Dec 09 12:36:42 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

Midsummer Cellars

— I came upon Midsummer Cellars and its owner/winemaker Rollie Heitz while planning a day of tasting along the Silverado Trail a few years ago. What I love about this boutique producer is just how down-to-earth the entire operation is. Book a tasting and it’s Rollie that sits down and taste with you. The best part ...
Nov 23 12:38:17 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

The Story of Apollo - Amazon’s Deployment Engine

— Automated deployments are the backbone of a strong DevOps environment. Without efficient, reliable, and repeatable software updates, engineers need to redirect their focus from developing new features to managing and debugging their deployments. Amazon first faced this challenge many years ago. When making the move to...
Nov 12 04:00:00 pm GMT / All Things Distributed»

Microsoft’s Biogas-Powered Data Plant Opens in Wyoming

— Cross posted from the Microsoft Green blog Josh Henretig, Senior Director Energy, Environment & Cities Two years ago, we announced a partnership with a number of private and public sector partners to build the first zero-carbon...(read more)
Nov 07 03:15:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

Google has been laying the foundation of its cloud platform for years

— Google announced a handful of new features on Tuesday, but the company is only turning into products what it has been building for years. Google has been laying the foundation of its cloud platform for years originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Nov 04 10:26:10 pm GMT / GigaOM iaas»

August 21, 2014 Computer History Museum Presentation

— Dileep Bhandarkar put together a great presentation for the Computer History Museum a couple of weeks back. I have no idea how he got through the full presentation in under an hour – it covers a lot of material – but it’s an interesting walk through history. Over the years, Dileep has worked for Texas Instrument...
Sep 02 12:38:29 am GMT / Perspectives»

Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Project to Date

— Rob BernardChief Environmental StrategistWorld Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral. Our approach to meeting that goal, however, continues to evolve. Today, we are announ...
Jul 15 01:00:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

How To Be a Cloud Mogul(l) – Our 2014 RSA “Dueling Banjos/Cloud/DevOps” Talk

— Rich Mogull (Securosis) and I have given  a standing set of talks over the last 5-6 years at the RSA Security Conference that focus on innovation, disruption and ultimately making security practitioners more relevant in the face of all this churn. We’ve always offered practical peeks of what’s coming and w...
Mar 27 10:34:21 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Incomplete Thought: In-Line Security Devices & the Fallacies Of Block Mode

— The results of a long-running series of extremely scientific studies has produced a Metric Crapload™ of anecdata. Namely, hundreds of detailed discussions (read: lots of booze and whining) over the last 5 years has resulted in the following: Most in-line security appliances (excluding firewalls) with the ability to a...
Jun 28 07:59:57 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Cloud in five years' time

— Here are my thoughts on the outlook for cloud in the next few years. Growth, disruption and regulation all loom large.
Oct 16 09:49:04 pm GMT / Software as Services Blog RSS | ZDNet»

ARM V8 Architecture

Years ago, Dave Patterson remarked that most server innovations were coming from the mobile device world. He’s right. Commodity system innovation is driven by volume and nowhere is there more volume than in the mobile device world.  The power management techniques applied fairly successfully over the last 5 yea...
Jan 02 05:21:02 pm GMT / Perspectives»

when architects worship the model and methodology

— In the last 4 years of IT architecture,  I’ve seen a movement to promote modeling and taxonomy discipline into the profession.    This has promoted consistency where more and more IT architects can model systems with less confusion...(read more)
Apr 29 05:36:39 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Silicon Architecture will change the way we work

— I've been exposed recently to some incredible developments in the silicon world. Some that I cannot mention. However, I do want to share with you an opinion about how this world will impact our world. Over the years, servers, storage and network systems...(read more)
Feb 26 09:10:00 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Softlayer releases a new Anycast DNS service.

— Softlayer just announced that they've deployed a new IPv4 Anycast based DNS service. This is particularly fun for me, because I've been running a large (200,000+ domains) authoritative DNS service using Anycast out of two datacenters for over three years now. I've also set this up for a few smaller ISPs and web startup...
Aug 26 01:41:21 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»

Citrix: Putting Experience First

— Since our birth as a small startup delivering virtual apps to users, Citrix has always envisioned a different and better way for people to experience work. I wasn't personally working at Citrix 25 years ago when it all started, but it doesn't take long for any employee to learn several facts about our focus as a compa...
Jan 01 12:00:00 am GMT / All DABCC Virtualization & Cloud Computing: Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft Resources - RSS»

Reboot Script for Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x (for 24x7 environments)

— Some years ago I already published a reboot script for XenApp 6.5. Also Citrix did a good job to make the reboot possibilities within the Citrix policies more flexible and robust. ...
Jan 01 12:00:00 am GMT / All DABCC Virtualization & Cloud Computing: Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft Resources - RSS»