Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud
It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon
just announced EC2 Container Registry to simply container management. The new
Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and
Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table
there's money on the table, too.
Everyone is talking containers because they reduce a ton of
development-related challenges and make it much easier to move across
production and testing environments and clouds. Containers are the technology
that, many believe, deliver on the long-promised portability in the cloud to
avoid vendor lock-in, and put developers, system administrators and their
enterprises in the driver's seat.
Getting up to speed about containers is not easy, but the good news is, the... (more)
VAA on Ulitzer
We've all been there. Minding our own business in a local establishment,
when a discussion's heat rises to the level of a sporting bet. Sides are
chosen, money plunked down, combatants await the reveal. Other than adult
beverages, the thing these bets seem to have in common is that the winning
fact generally runs against commonly held assumptions.
Here's a winner for you:
Q: What company "invented" virtualization technology?
A: The long defunct Burroughs Corporation first brought mainframe
virtualization to market in the 1960s. But it was not until the then ... (more)
AppZero Session at Cloud Expo
Did you ever have the invisible dream? I don't like it. It's the one
where I have "the answer" to a big problem (usually involving giant,
malevolent aliens) but everyone walks right past me because I'm invisible. I
had that feeling yesterday reading James Urquhart's blog titled, "Application
packaging for cloud computing: A proposal".
He'd written a series of posts considering deployment and operations in
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)
environments. Looking at the impact of cloud computing on the use of virtual ... (more)
Cloud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning -
out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services.
With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model
driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth -- with order of
magnitude improvements to pricing -- as Moore's Law has been to computing.
Let's call it "Bezos' Law," and go straight to the math
Bezos' law is the observation that, over the history of cloud, a unit of
computing power price is reduced by 50% approximately every 3 years
If Bezos' law reflects ... (more)
Greg O'Connor's Session at Cloud Expo
I do dream in color, not always vivid color, but color just the same. Today,
I was awakened by one of my 5 boys in the middle of a great dream about the
future. In my dream, I was in a big white room just as a door was opening and
someone was about to walk in. Who was that? That's when I was awakened.
Don't you hate dream interruption? Or Idruption? Quick note, I heard the iPad
comes with an Idruption finisher, those guys at Apple are so innovative.
What I do recall from my dream was that it was the summer of 2012, and Jeff
Bezos, Paul Sagan a... (more)