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"The Australian economy is facing a major transformation, moving from growth led by investment in resources projects to broader-based drivers of activity in non-resources sectors." These words are taken from the Comprehensive Growth Strategy report presented by the Australian government at the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane. I wonder how seriously the government really takes them. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was widely criticized by his countrymen for a pedestrian, locally focused welcoming speech he gave as the host of the most powerful leaders in the world. Did he really emphasize a small, stalled health initiative of his that would tax individuals at $7 per year? Where was the sweeping vision? The strategy presented by Mr. Abbott's government in Brisbane is full of similar pedestrian, if much more macroeconomic, talk. It aims to hit all the correct but... (more)

Containers and Microservices at @CloudExpo New York By @IoT2040 [#Cloud]

Containers and Microservices at Cloud Expo New York Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 9-11, will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices. Cloud Expo New York Tracks Announced: Enterprise Cloud Adoption Cloud  & Mobility | Hot Topics PaaS | Containers & Microservices Cloud APIs & Enterprise Security Big Data | Analytics Consumer Internet of Things Enterpri... (more)

OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry Red Hat made the interesting times in which we live a little more interesting recently by announcing OpenShift Commons, "a place for companies using OpenShift to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer communication," according to an official statement. A total of 38 companies have committed to being part of the OpenShift Commons, including Cisco, Dell, and Docker. Others include Cloudera, Hortonworks, Iron.io, New Relic, a... (more)

Containers and Microservices On the Agenda at @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 [#DevOps]

The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. This year will be no different. Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise IT heav... (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)