Cloud computing

The tl;dr version: Arguably all interesting advances in computer science and software engineering occur when a resource that was previously scarce or expensive becomes cheap and plentiful. The longer version: This particular thought was provoked by a series of exchanges on blogs and in Twitter yesterday. It started with a piece at Information Week in…

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One of my colleagues, P.P.S. Narayan (known to all as PPSN) is giving a talk next Thursday (September 22) on NoSQL storage services at Yahoo. It should be very instructive and entertaining. You can find out more here: Scaling Yahoo! – NoSQL in the Cloud – Database- Eventbrite.

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Like Ivan Pepelnjak, I agree that the must-read piece of the moment is Brad Hedlund’s Emergence of the Massively Scalable Data Center. Yes, it’s more about the questions than the answers, but even that’s a step forward. And as a bonus, this led to me browsing Ivan’s blog, where I came across this excellent piece…

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I believe the true future of cloud computing for developers is to not think about servers at all. It is now time to focus on the Application and new levels of abstraction that allow folks to use the computing resources in easier and easier ways. Ezra Zygmuntowicz, as part of his blog post on leaving…

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From the last few days…. Grendel: free/open source software for protecting your cloud data Providing Single Sign-On to Amazon EC2 Applications from an On-Premises Windows Domain Have we reached the end of scaling? Bandwidth Disparity in the Cloud Very Lower [sic] Power Servers Progress Coolness @ Storage Visions/CES 2010 (especially the “Mobo-mounted SSD” from Soligen)

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As the masthead on my blog says, I’m a Mac lover. I’ve used pretty much only Macs since those days in the 1990s when I was working on hush-hush corporate collaboration schemes between Sun and Apple. Of course at both Amazon.com and Huawei I’ve been required to use Windows laptops for corporate stuff – locked-down…

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