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"Everyone loves standards so much, they each want one of their own." This bit of wisdom is one of the oldest chestnuts in the tech business. The Internet of Things will not change it. In that context we saw the creation of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), with Intel, Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Samsung, and Wind River as members. The OIC joins the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the IPSO Alliance, the HomePlug Alliance, the AllSeen Alliance, and IEEE's efforts to create order out of chaos within the IoT. The OIC's founding statement says it "will seek to define connectivity requirements to ensure the interoperability of billions of devices projected to come online by 2020." It refers to IDC research that foresees 212 billion things within the IoT by 2020. Defining "open" is another of the great challenges of modern IT, and the OIC is clear in its commitmen... (more)

Quantum Exec Outlines "Massive Data Growth" Challenge

Storage is part of cloud computing's brain, as essential as the microprocessors that work with it to bring cloud computing alive. Along these lines, I was engaged in a short, interesting conversation with Quantum Corp.'s SVP of Strategy Janae Lee in the days before our recent Cloud Expo in New York. Janae's been in the storage business a long time, having put in stints at IBM as well as two companies that were acquired by EMC. She's been at Quantum since 2007. I asked her a bunch of questions as I was preparing for New York, and she provided a bunch of detailed answers. Now tha... (more)

More IoT, Less Sports

Technology in general and the Internet of Things in particular has the potential to drive vast improvements in the lives of people worldwide. In addition to its potential to create a renaissance in manufacturing, its potential to make the globe smarter about energy use could help eliminate poverty and save humans from destroying ourselves. Pretty big objectives, but we have to believe they're achievable. It is in this spirit that we approach the upcoming @ThingsExpo Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara, co-located with @CloudExpo. I'm honored to serve as Conference Chair for both events. Not... (more)

Vodafone Says M2M is Growing Very Fast

As Conference Chair of @ThingsExpo, I have the good fortune to get exposed to a lot of forward thinking and research about the IoT. I just read an interesting report on the IoT from the UK's Vodafone. This telco giant—the world's second largest, its 400+ million subscribers sandwiched betweeo two Chinese Leviathans—stands to benefit immensely from th use of 4G communications and beyond as the IoT evolves globally. The report equates the terms M2M with IoT for the most part, at one point conceding that perhaps M2M is the “plumbing” of the IoT. Semantics aside, Vodafone's report sho... (more)

Docker & Containerization: "Milliseconds Matter"

Who doesn't like a clever turn of phrase? Docker CEO Ben Golub (pictured below) provided several from the recent Red Hat Summit in answering our questions about virtualization, Big Data, and DevOps. With Cloud Expo now approaching, I see a lot of the big issues that will be raised there being raised here. Ben, take it away... Roger: Could you explain for our audience the significance of containerization, and how it differs from virtualization? Ben: Traditional virtualization was created over a decade ago, when applications were long-lived, monolithic, and deployed to a single serv... (more)