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The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia. I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and Asia.) I also attended the announcement of a very high-level report from the Asian Cloud Computing Association, Internet Society of Asia-Pacific, and TRPC Research on the topic of "Re-Thinking the Digital Economy," in which a presentation by a member of the Philippine Cabinet on bringing free WiFi to the masses was just one topic. This report will be discussed in sev... (more)

My Top Six Reasons to Attend @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 | #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Top Six Reasons to Attend Cloud Expo There are several hundred good reasons to attend Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo and the DevOps Summit next week (June 9-11) at the Javits Center in New York. Hundreds of great presentations and exhibits, the world's largest audience at an independent Cloud and IoT event, and the inspiration that one always gets when hearing peers discuss what they are doing in the cloud. I've winnowed the list down to half a dozen big-picture items. I'm sure you'll have your big reasons as well. 1. Geek Girls I have a daughter who was an applied math major and is no... (more)

Enterprise DevOps Activity By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

"Oh, dev is dev and ops is ops, and never the twain shall meet." With apoloies to Rudyard Kipling and all of his fans, this describes the early state of the two sides of DevOps. Yet the DevOps approach is demanded by cloud computing, as the speed, flexibility, and scalability in today's so-called "Third Platform" must not be hindered by the traditional limitations of software development and deployment. A recent report by Gartner, for example, says that 25% of Global 2000 companies will be DevOps shops by next year! "As we see more IT shops running like software companies, we'l... (more)

Facebook, Open Compute Project Drive Transparency By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#IoT]

The Open Compute Project is a collective effort by Facebook and a number of players in the datacenter industry to bring lessons learned from the social media giant's giant IT deployment to the rest of the world. Datacenters account for 3% of global electricity consumption - about the same as all of Switzerland or the Czech Republic -- according to people I met at the recent Open Compute Summit in San Jose. With increasing mobility at the edge of the cloud and vast new dataflows being predicted with the growth of the Internet of Things (and The Coming Age of Many Zettabytes) in th... (more)

Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up, Man | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Gordon Haff wrote an insightful column today about "skeuomorphic virtualizaton," in other words the notion of thinking of virtual servers as having the same look and feel of the physical machines lying underneath. The upshot is that virtualization ends up just being a form of partioning; users view virtualized instances as no different from a single physical server. Gordon urges the end of skeuomorphism's reign of terror (my words, not his) now that containers are (back) in the news. So don't simply stuff "a hodepodge," as Gordon says, of operating systems versions along with you... (more)