OpenStack–uh Open Infrastructure? OpenDev?–remains popular

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If you read the OpenStack User Survey Report you’ll find OpenStack, the open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, is growing ever more popular. But at the same time OpenStack‘s branding is getting a little confusing. While the IaaS cloud name remains the same, its branding is pivoting to Open Infrastructure, or is it OpenDev? Let’s start with the good […]

Powershell on Azure goes Linux

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People still assume that Windows is Windows, Linux is Linux, and never the twain shall meet. Not true. Microsoft loves Linux. You’ll find the latest proof of this in Azure Cloud Shell, which is now PowerShell Core 6 in Linux. Linux? Yes, Linux. Why? Well, as Wim Coekaerts, formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise […]

Winning strategies for using open source and intellectual property

The terms “open source” and “intellectual property” (IP) appear, on the surface, to be opposites. The purpose of this blog is to examine this and understand how and when to use open source and IP. At the simplest level, IP in a corporation means that output created by employees is owned by the organisation, and […]

OpenStack moves forward

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In Sydney Australia, the OpenStack cloud crew gathered together at the OpenStack Summit to contemplate where they are today and where they’re going tomorrow. First, OpenStack has continued to grow. Specifically, multiple surveys show that more and more companies are adopting OpenStack for their private and hybrid clouds. Specifically: The OpenStack User Survey showed that […]

Open Source: Leaping blindly towards an ideology

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I read many articles and papers over the years focusing on various trends du jour — all emerging and rising technologies that make sweeping claims and promises. Some have more staying power than others. Some boom and then bust, taking many casualties with them (dot.com bubble, anybody?). Others have the power to influence, shape and […]

GigaSpaces spins off open-source Cloudify cloud management and orchestration program

Managing a cloud isn’t easy. Managing multiple clouds is even harder. That’s a big reason Cloudify has gained in popularity. Despite that, its parent company, GigaSpaces Technologies, has elected to spin Cloudify off so it can focus on its in-memory transaction processing programs. Cloudify will become a new company. Its focus will be on the […]

Digital: From A to Z

“Being Digital,” “Journey to Digital,” “Digital” and “21st Century Humans” are phrases that are commonplace in many conversations around business and technology. But what does it mean to be “Digital”?  This is a wide subject to cover in a single blog post, so I’ll be breaking the A to Z of Digital down into further […]