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Four short links: 6 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 5, 2014

Letter to Google from CEO of Axel Springer — very well-written and articulate challenge to the positive Google frame: your company will play a leading role in the various areas of our professional and private lives–in the house, in the …

5 ways developers win with PaaS

By Katie Miller
April 21, 2014

As a software developer, you are no doubt familiar with the process of abstracting away unnecessary detail in code — imagine if that same principle were applied to application hosting. Say hello to Platform as a Service (PaaS), which enables …

How did we end up with a centralized Internet for the NSA to mine?

By Andy Oram
January 8, 2014

I’m sure it was a Wired editor, and not the author Steven Levy, who assigned the title “How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet” to yesterday’s fine article about the pressures on large social networking sites. Whoever chose the title, …

The Hole in VMware's Whole Cloud Strategy

By George Reese
June 30, 2012

Microsoft and Google moving into the IaaS space is the clearest signal the market has seen that Platform as a Service just isn't ready for the big leagues yet. These moves may even indicate that PaaS isn't the grand future of cloud everyone has been predicting, but instead just a component of a cloud infrastructure. At VMware, however, PaaS is their answer to AWS and the various cloud platforms competing with vCloud. If the world isn't ready for PaaS, then VMware has a huge hole in its cloud strategy because vCloud just doesn't cut it for cloud-scale infrastructure.

The Whole Cloud, Part II: Suitability for the Cloud

By George Reese
April 16, 2011

In my discussion of the Whole Cloud, I assumed as fact that a mature cloud computing infrastructure leverages all kinds of clouds. Given the amount of energy put into arguments on the subject, it's obviously not a given to most people. Today, I want to talk about how these different "pieces of cloud" can be integrated together from a decision-making perspective

The Whole Cloud

By George Reese
April 15, 2011

A few companies are currently well positioned to create a view of cloud computing that encompasses all aspects of cloud from IaaS to SaaS, public cloud and private cloud, internal and external. A mature cloud infrastructure, however, will be made up of all pieces of the cloud puzzle.

Java in the Cloud

Java in the Cloud
By Hari K. Gottipati
December 20, 2008

Every one is talking about building apps in cloud or moving the apps to cloud. There are plenty of jobs on job boards looking for the people with the skills: "familiarity with cloud" or "expertise in cloud". The latest buzzword is "Cloud Computing". What is Cloud? Why all of sudden Cloud is a buzz? What are my options to move Java app to the Cloud? What are the features and limitations of the Cloud? How IaaS and PaaS will fit in the Cloud? Read 'Java in the Cloud' for details ......

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