November 1, 2014, 10:51 am GMT  

20 item(s) containing the term "years"

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 31st, 2014

— Hey, it's HighScalability time: A CT scanner without its clothes on. Sexy. 255Tbps: all of the internet’s traffic on a single fiber; 864 million: daily Facebook users Quotable Quotes: @chr1sa: "No dominant platform-level software has emerged in the last 10 years in closed-sour...
Oct 31 03:56:32 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

LED Startup Digital Lumens Gets $23M In Funding Led By Nokia Growth Partners

—  Nokia made its name in mobile phones, breaking new ground and holding the title of world’s biggest handset maker for a number of years before the onslaught of competition from OEMs like Samsung and Apple reversed its fortunes. Now that Nokia has sold that business on to Microsoft, the pared-down, enterpr...
Oct 30 01:00:05 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Newly Facebook-owned WhatsApp lost roughly $200M in 2 years

— App co-founder: "We're the most atypical Silicon Valley company you'll come across."
Oct 28 11:00:29 pm GMT / Uptime»

Comcast lost 81,000 video customers in Q3, “the best result in 7 years

— Video losses offset by 315,000 new broadband customers and growing profits.
Oct 23 05:20:55 pm GMT / Uptime»

I have seen the light! Why I now believe that non-persistent / shared images are doable for VDI

— For the past five years or so, I've said again and again that I don't like non-persistent / shared / locked down images for VDI. In fact that was a core tenant of our 2012 book, The VDI Delusion. Why I didn't like persistent in the past If you go way...(read more)
Oct 23 11:10:00 am GMT / Brian Madden»

Getting Converged Infrastructure Right

— David Buffo Converged infrastructure platforms have enjoyed great popularity in the last several years.  IT organizations realize that leveraging the tight integration of servers, storage and networks in a converged infrastructure platform frees them for more value-added work of aligning IT se...
Oct 22 06:00:40 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

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»

Live blog of VMworld 2014 Day 2 technical & EUC keynote

— We live blogged our commentary of the Day 2 keynote. Read this from the bottom up. ~~~ 9:45 In related news (that did not come up in the keynote), VMware extended their Cortado (ThinPrint) OEM agreement for an additional 8 years. ( Press release ) 9:40...(read more)
Aug 26 03:34:00 pm GMT / Brian Madden»

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»

AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

— Catching Up from the Airport The next five years ought to be challenging for infrastructure appliance vendors, especially those who see their future “in the box.” We just wrapped up at the AWS Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, DC.  An ecosystem of about 3000 attended the 3 day event. Massively disruptive s...
Jun 26 07:47:06 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

My First Experiences with a Palo Alto Firewall

— I've been following Palo Alto as a networking company for a couple of years now.  Their claim is that the days of the port-based firewall are dead and that their application-centric approach is a far better way to enforce your access controls.  Take the HTTP protocol for example.  HTTP typically runs as a service on...
Jun 02 10:55:31 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

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»

Redshift: Data Warehousing at Scale in the Cloud

— I’ve worked in or near the database engine world for more than 25 years. And, ironically, every company I’ve ever worked at has been working on a massive-scale, parallel, clustered RDBMS system. The earliest variant was IBM DB2 Parallel Edition released in the mid-90s. It’s now called the Database Partitioning F...
Nov 28 05:37:51 pm GMT / Perspectives»

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»

All cloud roads lead to applications

— How has our perception of cloud-computing services changed over the last few years? Where do we go from here? The answer relies on one key princi...
Jun 30 07:49:25 pm GMT / The Wisdom of Clouds »

I went home and cried realizing that I was about to spend all of the money I'd made

— Two years ago I sat down with John Keagy and David Hecht from ServePath (most widely known for GoGrids.com now).  Unfortunately later that day I had a hard drive failure, with little recovered. About six months ago I found a VIM swap file of my notes with them, and today decided I should post what I have. My hope is t...
Jun 10 03:04:46 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»

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»