I'm reading a McKinsey report from May 2013 that talks about 12 disruptive
technologies, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).
I'll focus on the IoT here.
The report estimates the IoT Internet to be worth between $2.7 and $6.2
trillion by the year 2025.(The world's combined GDP is about $72 trillion
today.) When it comes to the IoT, the report says there could be 50 billion
new devices connected to the Internet by 2025, or maybe a trillion. Give or
With all due respect, these numbers are nonsense, perhaps, and irrelvant,
doubtlessly. It does no one any good to estimate things within a few trillion
dollars or a factor of 20X.
We also have no idea what the world will look like politically more than a
decade from now. Will the year 2025 harken the beginning of Hillary Clinton's
third term as President of the United States? Or perhaps the Cr... (more)
IBM and SAP announced a major strategic agreement that integrates Big Blue's
datacenter capabilities with Big Hasso's ongoing HANA cloud-based database
IBM is investing $1.2 billion to build 15 new datacesnters as part of its
SoftLayer acquisition and expansion, and will also use its existing IBM Cloud
servers to support the new agreement with SAP.
The announcement was made jointly in Armonk, NY and Walldorf, Germany. IBM is
described by SAP as a "premier strategic provider" of cloud infrastructure
services in the agreement, and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will now ... (more)
Reston, VA-based Serena focuses on working with enterprise IT to build and
release applications. A DevOps pioneer and proponent, the company aims to
solve applications release complexity. We had a few questions for Mark Levy
(pictured below), Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Serena, and this is what
he told us:
DevOps Journal: What original problems were you working to solve with
customers when you started the company?
Mark Levy: Serena was founded in 1980 by Doug Troxel in Silicon Valley. Doug
still takes a very active part in the company and serves on our board of
Cloud Computing, Big Data / Analytics, IoT, DevOps and More!
If you could attend a big technology event in Silicon Valley that features
the best of Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics, and the Internet of
Things, would you be interested?
What if there were a DevOps Summit to go along with it?
And maybe some WebRTC thrown in for good measure?
That's what we're putting together for @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo November 4-6
at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. I have the honor of
serving as Conference Chair, with Chris Matthieu (pictured) serving as our
Technical Cha... (more)
With Octoblu emerging from stealth mode, it seemed like a good idea to talk
to a couple of key people there. We were able to do just that with company
co-founders Geir Ramleth and Chris Matthieu.
Geir Ramleth serves as CEO. He was named to CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame in
2008, and served as SVP/CIO of the Bechtel Group for more than a decade
during his career. Chris Matthieu serves as CTO and has a global reputation
as an innovator in emerging technologies. Chris also serves as our Tech Chair
Octoblu will utilize Meshblu (formerly code named SkyNetIM), an open sour... (more)