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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 your app and all that goes with it (web server, database, storage, comms) into a container as if it's just another virtualized machine. Instead, he writes that it's time to think of "containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like Kubernetes, DevOps pra... (more)

Gates Foundation & Our IoT 2040: Nice Contrast

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well as the opportunities to save lives and change lives. He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He also seems committed to respecting national sovereignty in implementing programs, difficult as t... (more)

Cloud: Where Are We Going? By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

I followed a meetup last night in Austin presented by Michael Cote of 451 Research and CloudCamp co-founder Dave Nielsen. John provided a review of the past five years of cloud computing and Dave talked about some current strategies in using PaaS. The overall program provided a nice and thorough review of where we've been and where we are. The global nature of the cloud reaches to most nations. In the modern era, enterprise IT evolves at a similar pace worldwide, rather than in North America and Western Europe first, as in days past. Depending on what particular aspect you're ex... (more)

Be Sure To Attend My SAP HANA Cloud Webinar @SAPinMemory | @CloudExpo

I'll be hosting an SAP HANA Cloud webinar at 11am eastern time, Wednesday, October 29. You can sign up now. Featured speakers will be Allan Adler, Managing Partner, Channel Cloud Consulting, and Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP. Attendees will learn about • Cloud economics, hybrid cloud strategy, market size and opportunity • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and how to: - Build new next-generation applications - Extend on-premise solutions non-disruptively through extensions in the cloud - Extend existing cloud solutions and building customized business processe... (more)

Samsung OIC Exec Touts "Open" Dialog | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi (pictured below), who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? See Also:  SmartThings CEO: Samsung Fully Supports Our Vision Jacopo Lenzi: Samsung re... (more)