Category: Cloud

two sides of the same coin

Data Centre Construction To Top $74bn In Market Value The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18 percent in 2017 to total $246.8 billion These…

sucker speech engines, they call me master

Alexa and Amazon Echo are really top notch. Not only the whole platform but also how it learns and interacts. Better than asking if it’s connected to the…

blunt 2016 predictions from microsoft

It’s that time of the year again when companies and researchers are asked about their work and what they think it will happen next year. Microsoft has just…

banking and the cloud (by Investec)

Yesterday we had one of the largest AWS User Group meetups ever in the UK at Investec, and was quite epic to be honest. We had drones, flashing hoodies…

cloud white labeling

We all heard that Microsoft is opening an UK datacenter in 2016. Which is quite good to overcome some ‘boring’ law gaps regarding data issues. Even if data…

AWS; cloudy London

The cat is out! Werner Vogels on its blog today wrote about the third AWS EU datacenter, right here in the UK. “”The AWS UK region will be…

dumb pipe, smart pipe

I’ve already talked about dump pipes, which is what common network providers are. They’ve lost services to startups, apps to the app stores and capabilities to technology; GPS…

first they fight you, then you both win

That was an RedHat commercial back in 2005, when they were hitting Microsoft and closed source every month with their “Truth Happens” – legendary – campaign. 10 years…

cloud computing as renewable energy

Yesterday on twitter, Larry Carvalho was talking about the next big AWS step; on-premise availability zones. That’s interesting, but if we think of it on a broader scale; why…

oracle has a cloud

Oracle had yesterday (Sunday, yes) its Oracle OpenWorld and Larry keynote was on late night here in London – for everyone’s standards… … and it felt like this:…

cloud versioning

As you might’ve noticed by now, we don’t have the cloud versioning thing as we had in the silly web times (1.0, 2.0, 3.0…) or as we still…

the economy of cloud scale

We all know by now that AWS is massive not just on cloud capabilities, but also infrastructure wise and with revenue + investment. The same with Google and Microsoft. With…

the opex vendor lock-in of fragmentation

“No one got fired for buying IBM” – that was the status-quo of vendor lock-in two decades ago. It was so much entangled into the IT culture that people wouldn’t…

if you’re not using the cloud, you’re doing IT wrong

Big enterprise has their gold plated, enterprise grade hardware, and all of their enterprise software support and there are huge bills there. With cloud, this gets cleaned out,…

#AzureCon 2015

I’m not the biggest Microsoft fan in the world. Heck! I was never a Microsoft fanboy – neither Apple, btw. But I see that now, with Google and…

it’s the cloud economy stupid

In two recent news: In 2009, Zynga was a marquee customer for Amazon.com ‘cloud-computing services. Two years later, it spent $100 million to build its own data centers…

storage over privacy

Storage was that beautiful thing that used to be just yours, to put whatever you want into it and have it for yourself. It was like a no sharing…

Cisco predicts that the cloud is going to be the future

Old habits die hard, they say. Network is one of them. Network in the datacenter is not actually a modern habit. It’s rather vanishing because more people are…

IE for all

Finally Microsoft launched an Internet Explorer for developers and designers to test their own websites. It’s free and it’s not a virtual machine but rather an Azure (free)…

Amazon Zocalo – hands on

Amazon has given me the privilege to test their new service Zocalo, which is like a nice dropbox alike frontend for S3.  My first initial feeling is that the…

first world cloud problems; your code

Rackspace launched a new service, the “bare metal cloud” (more info here), because neighbours can be loud and you need some privacy and performance. Basically it’s Openstack on…

the evolution of cloud competition on the magic quadrant

A couple of weeks ago I’ve wrote about how Amazon is leaving its competition behind when it comes to cloud computing – “mirrors and snails in the cloud”….

API’s are the new karma

Today, Simon Wardley on twitter while in a talk regarding Amazon AWS innovation and competitors, said that there’s not that much innovation from Amazon competitors, just pointless differentiation, e.g….

the IT world will be a container shipping industry

If we look at the current IT world we can see that people want to move their infrastructure, services and business into a more cloud environment, because running…

cloud is new the new opensource

A few years ago, when people pitched opensource to government, it was all about the price, lower operational and infrastructural costs and to improve technology. Then the professional consultant…

mirrors and snails in the cloud

Mike Kavis wrote a recent article about cloud computing and how for Amazon (AWS), objects in the rear mirror appear closer than they look. He pretty much describes…

BBR – Underlying Cloud Diversification

This is brilliant!

AWS journey has just begun

On this year AWS Summit, Amazon just detailed the future for Amazon Web Services, which I previously talked here, saying that they’re going full enterprise. Yet the most…

the cloud is definitely going enterprise

At the AWS Summit, Todd Weatherby gave a quick lance about how Amazon is going to position itself in the future. Bottom line; it’s going full enterprise, towards people and…

how to change the cloud, again, in two acts

Amazon did it again. It changed the world of computing, more precisely cloud computing and deployment. First Act AWS Elastic Beanstalk; an easier way for you to quickly deploy…

game of services, walled gardens and casterly rock

Jason Perlow, ZDNet editor, wrote a good article describing the cloud wars and interoperability problem between services, calling it “Game of Services: Revenge of the cloud dragons“. I…

downtime and disaster recovery

Recently, Forbes published an article about the Immortal Enterprise, the one that never stops and never gets disrupted.  To quickly sum it up: – Unplanned downtimes can kill…