Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in
the developers willing to create on that platform.
Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the
platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this
better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers,
developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large
scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now
the cloud, this is becoming even more important.
4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and
exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa
If you just do some casual research, it is easy to see that the largest and
most heavily trafficked sites on the web are written in languages such as
PHP, Ruby on Rails ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
As a preface to the series of articles I will be writing on the Value
Proposition and Business Cases for Cloud Computing, I wanted to discuss the
layers below and within the cloud. It is important to understand what each of
the layers is composed of, what the intended function of that layer is, and
how these layers interact with each other. By simplifying the cloud computing
concept into layers, it is easier to define the roles within the overall
structure and explain where your business fits into the model.
Let me start by introducing a graphic I whippe... (more)
The Ubuntu team has decided to take a different approach to development for
the next Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu.
Lucid Lynx, which is slated for an April 2010 release, will benefit from
these changes through increased stability, more focused agile development and
a tighter synchronization with the main Debian development cycle.
According to the Ubuntu LTS Wiki, the overall aim of an LTS release is to be
more enterprise focused with increased hardware compatibility and more
What is not intended for an LTS release is cutting edge package inclusion nor... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Lately, there has been so much focus on cloud computing that we often forget
what corollary benefits arise as a result of deploying a private cloud or
using a public cloud. I won’t get into the definition of cloud computing or
the various types of clouds since I have already done that at length in other
posts. For the sake of this article, let’s just assume that you have
already deployed both the cloud and the applications that lie in it. Let’s
also assume that these applications are web-based and that they scale
automatically on the back-end. This is,... (more)
According to a recent news release, the GSA has become the first Federal
Agency to move e-mail to the Google Cloud agency wide. The subheading on this
news release reads "Cloud-based e-mail to save $15 million over five years."
This is an amazing bit of news on several levels.
First of all, the GSA has identified that cloud based solutions save a ton of
money. This isn't news to the commercial world, but we all know things move a
little slower in the government space. As a U.S. tax payer, I'm elated to see
that the GSA will be cutting cost (e.g. waste.) and streamlining their