Have you ever wondered where the term “Cloud Computing” originated? When
did the hype around cloud start? Who are the people responsible for the idea
of utility computing?
The evolution can be split into 3 phases:
The Idea Phase – this started in the 1960s and stretched to the pre
internet bubble era. The core idea of computing as a utility computing and
grid computing developed. The Pre Cloud Phase – this started around 1999
and lasted till 2006. In this phase internet as the mechanism to provide
Application as Service got developed. The Cloud Phase – this phase started
in 2007 when the term cloud computing term became popular and the sub
classification of IaaS, PaaS & SaaS got formalized. 1960s – Evolution of
the core concept of Cloud Computing J.C.R. Licklider
He is considered by many to be the person who brought the idea of cloud
computing to the forefront.
Do you think that a software being a voting member of the board of director
is science fiction then think again!
It has actually happened!
VITAL (Validating Investment Tool for Advancing Life Sciences), which is a
software, has been appointed as a voting member by Deep Knowledge Ventures
(DKV), a Hong Kong based venture capital fund.
This is what Dmitry Kaminskiy, senior partner at Deep Knowledge’s tells
“…On the meetings investors will firstly discuss the analytical reviews
made by VITAL. All the decisions on investing will be made strictly after
VITAL provides it’s... (more)
Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies”
for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred.
This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that
have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high
impact in potential.
Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years
48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest
in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27)
– year 2005 was the previous highest (44).
What does this imply?
May be ... (more)
Mobile game development has a world of its own. You will come across
different set of programming languages which you would not have encountered
elsewhere – Lua, Live Code, Unreal Script, Boo etc. Some of these tools are
a derivative or an extension of what is available on other gaming platform
while others have been explicitly developed for mobile. At least one of these
platform may seize to become a game development platform and become an
enterprise cross-platform mobile application development solution.
As I have mentioned earlier (here it is), there are five approaches to cro... (more)
June 6, 2012 was the iPv6 day – we no longer have to worry about running
out of IP addresses.
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit
organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has
selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the
beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6 begins to
become a normal part of the Internet experience for everyone—taking over
Not only is it the end of iPv4 era it also is the end of IE era – Chrome
first overtook IE on Sundays!