Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost, cloud computing is happening. There was a lot of
excitement and optimism throughout the event. And frankly this was quite
contrasting to the SOA keeping talking about whether SOA is getting anywhere,
how to justify SOA projects, whether it is a journey or a destination, and so
This was... (more)
Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the
thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is
going on in the area.
“Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and
everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running
joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to
happen so we can start speaking the same language here.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did
– from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)
There are two cloud-related sessions in the “community” section of
Microsoft TechEd Europe 2009 and you need to vote for them here if you are
attending the conference (and obviously if you want them in the agenda).
Basically, both are on cloud computing: one for developers and the other for
Going to the Cloud: Are we crazy?
Are cloud services about efficiency or negligence? About being able to
outsource commodity services and concentrate on core competence or loosing
control and risking getting out of compliance? Which IT services can be
safely moved to the clou... (more)
With the recent changes in the leadership of one of Microsoft’s key
business units – Server and Tools – from Bob Muglia to Satya Nadella one
can’t help speculating what this means for the business unit and how it
will affect Microsoft’s cloud strategy, specifically Windows Azure –
Microsoft’s platform as a service.
Here’s my uneducated guess based on the assumption that given a new task
humans tend to use the same approaches which worked well for them last time,
and that Satya definitely got this post as a recognition for successfully
rolling out Bing and transforming Microsoft’... (more)
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