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Big Data, IoT and Russian Nesting Dolls I recently spent the weekend up in the lakes region of New Hampshire, and made the rounds of all the various country stores and craft shops that are a staple of the area. In one shop, I noticed something I hadn't seen in a long time: a large set of Russian nesting dolls. The quality, craftsmanship, and level of detail were impressive. As I removed the cover on the first intricately painted doll, nestled inside was the next, slightly smaller one, a duplicate of the outer doll, with all of the same detail on a slightly smaller scale. As I continued opening each successive doll, revealing the next smaller duplicate, I started looking for discrepancies, loss of detail in the duplication as I dove recursively into smaller and smaller dolls. The quality and attention to detail, even at the smallest level, remained for each of the d... (more)

Business Continuity and the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

The Microwave Culture - Business Continuity and the Cloud We live in a microwave culture. I use this phrase often when discussing business needs with clients, especially in the context of leveraging technology to address those needs. Sometimes I will get a puzzled look, other times I will get some head nods in agreement and understanding. When I use this phrase, I'm talking about how the microwave has affected our culture from an end-user expectation perspective. There is an expectation of getting what I want when I want it, and an immediacy built into that expectation. The micr... (more)

Cloud Wars – Alibaba Says ‘Open Sesame’ By @EFeatherston | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Cloud Wars - Alibaba Says ‘Open Sesame' and Joins the Battle No one can deny that it has been an interesting year for the cloud wars. Last year I discussed all the 800lb gorillas in the room battling it out for a piece of the cloud treasure. The interest is understandable. IDC forecasts global public IT Cloud services spending to reach nearly $108B by 2017. Another respected industry analyst predicts that by 2016 the bulk of IT spend will be for the cloud. That's a big treasure. A year later, all the gorillas still seem to be standing, yet Amazon still seems to dominate in the spa... (more)

Containers and Cloud and Security By @EFeatherston | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Dorothy the CIO was walking the yellow brick road of planning. She was on her way to the Emerald City to ask the great wizard of the agile data center for advice. Along the way she met two other CIOs who joined her on the journey, nicknamed Tin Man and Scarecrow. Their travels brought them to the edge of the dark forest of datacenter hype and fear. ‘‘Do you think we'll meet any wild technologies and fears in there?'' she asked her companions. ‘‘We might.'' responded Tin Man. ‘One's that devour IT projects?'' whispered Scarecrow. ‘‘Possibly.' said the Tin Man, ‘‘but mostly contain... (more)

DevOps and Hybrid Clouds By @EFeatherston | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DevOps and Hybrid Clouds: A Match Made in Heaven? It seems today we are in a constant state of business and technology disruption. The convergence of the social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) disruptions have both forced and enabled organizations to move at breakneck speeds addressing the needs and expectations of the lines of business/end users. This speed requires the development teams to be agile. They must be able to respond quickly to changing needs and demands of the organization. The quality assurance (QA) team still needs to ensure a quality product is being sent i... (more)