Tag Archives: software platform

AWS Outage: let’s learn a lesson to improve all cloud industry!

It’s the second day of (partial) outage of AWS, see; was it so bad? if you look at the Service Health Dashboard it seems a little red in a green pasture! Well, for some perceived-mission-critical-services it has been a problem; … Continue reading

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud … Continue reading

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Ozzie has accomplished what he came to accomplish, right?

So Mr. Ozzie is leaving Microsoft. SteveB gives the news, and says that he “plans to step down from his position as chief software architect. He will focus on Microsoft’s investments in the field of entertainment during a transition period, … Continue reading

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Should European software companies look west?

You know, east and west are only relative terms (my west is your east), but these days companies should really look at the new opportunities that technology and an economic crisis is offering them… And it is very true that … Continue reading

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Amazon Web Services: we had lots of excess capacity..

Real fun to read this interview to Werner Vogels – he puts in perspective that technology is not only central to tech companies, but can represent the success factor for other industries (retail for Amazon). Oh yeah. And that… their … Continue reading

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If Digg’s decline depends on users’ reaction to new UI, how can sites evolve in time?

Jolie O’Dell analyzes Digg’s Decline by the Numbers: Plummeting Traffic, Waning Power – and makes considerations on how Digg’s users did not like changes since they were used to a very stable UI, content aggregation and ranking. So, the first … Continue reading

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OK, so it’s Google on your TV then

The other day I was writing on how Apple will be on your TV (probably, if other players do not act fast enough). Interesting enough, just few days later see the various news about Google’s endeavors in the same space  (and … Continue reading

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Do we need cloud API standards? No, not yet

Good question, and good debate, see here. My belief is that the top priority for a while will be to have APIs hat may work across cloud and on-premise, allowing corporations to join the cloud in a step by step … Continue reading

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CLOUDWARE WARS

Tim O’Brien raises the level of the confrontation vs. Amazon in his interview with NetworkWorld’s Jon Brodkin. The discussion he makes between infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service – PaaS is interesting and describes the scope of how Microsoft now positions its offering, … Continue reading

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SAP & AWS–partnership!

The new agreement between SAP and Amazon is super-interesting: all SAP apps are already running in the cloud! it is a very interesting alliance between two strategic SW vendors that did not have the full stack to encompass the cloud, … Continue reading

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