As we approach the upcoming @CloudExpo Silicon Valley, November 4-6, we find
ourselves in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines
beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments.
Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the
mix. Rackspace is one company in this discussion, having just launched its
DevOps Advisory Service.
Rackspace Extends DevOps Service [story]
So we had a few questions for Prashanth Chandrasekar (pictured below), GM of
Rackspace's DevOps Business Segment.
Cloud Computing Journal: What are the two or three key reasons your cloud
customers are taking a DevOps approach these days?
Prashanth Chandarasekar: They are consuming DevOps Automation for several
The first is to shorten the time to market for their products and features
and reduce bug fixes, that is, realize internal goals of deployin... (more)
Are you ready to put your data in the cloud?
What is the future of security in the cloud?
Does Docker quickly advance the development of an IoT application?
What are the implications of Moore's Law on Hadoop deployments?
Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 15th
Cloud Expo, November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in
Santa Clara, CA. The Cloud Expo / Big Data Expo / @ThingsExpo / DevOps Summit
programs are now available for you to inspect and investigate in advance.
Our upcoming November 4-6 event in Santa Clara, California will pre... (more)
The devil made him do it. Or maybe it's that the devil is in the details for
Matt Olander, Chief Science Officer of iXsystems and a long-time contributor
A red devil icon plays a prominent role in this NAS storage company's
branding and image, which is open souce "in everything we do," according to
The company now has decades of experience "producing rock-solid solutions on
an open source foundation. With more than1,000 clients, we have a proven
history of building and delivering the right solution every time - for open
source and beyond," the company s... (more)
Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure
management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one
place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz (pictured below) a few
questions about the company's vision and strategy.
Cloud Computing Journal: What was the inspiration behind starting the
Scott Kriz: Both Erik Gustavson, Bitium Co-founder and CTO, and I have
started and worked for multiple tech companies throughout our professional
careers. Most recently we ran product and engineering at a company called
Fastpoint Gam... (more)
The great Greek mathematician Archimedes liked to work on big problems. He's
famous to this day, about 2300 years after his time, for remarking that with
the proper lever he could move the earth. He had the idea of calculus a
couple of millennia before Newton and Leibniz, and worked on problems such as
the size of the universe.
Archimedes would thus love the challenge of measuring the cloud.
The Big Amazonian Cloud
We got a sense of it this week when Amazon said it had about 2 million
servers deployed within its cloud. It's also been estimated that Amazon has
about 27% of the cur... (more)