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RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governance lags adoption The challenge of cloud security is abating Next-generation IT shapes up as Cloud + DevOps + Self-Service IT Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate public cloud adoption The battle among private cloud technologies is shaping up as a clash of cultures I don’t think that there are any surprises in these conclusions. However, when I examined the report in more detail I could draw 3 interesting conclusions which … well you can judge if they are surprising: Public cloud is winning over Private cloud Though Hybrid cloud is the king as 54% of the respondent have gone hybrid... (more)

Google intends to remove the most significant obstacle to cloud adoption

If you look at the cloud pricing trend it is obvious that it has not been following Moore’s Law. In my opinion, that is the single most significant obstacle to cloud adoption. It erodes the value proposition over a period of time. On 25th March, 2014 – Google has declared its intention to follow the Moore’s Law in cloud pricing. It has brought down prices by about 25% to 55% for different services. With this announcement Google has changed the game! Obviously, Amazon could not remain quiet. Next day they announced a price reduction of about similar magnitude. Other provides are ... (more)

Nine Stunning 3D Printed Objects

Will 3D printing really change the world? “Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March) [Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)] Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts about where the technology stands today. 20 Years 3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However, the technology is slowly ... (more)

Twelve New Programming Languages: Is Cloud Responsible?

Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Consider for example the following questions: Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language of its own? Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART, Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says tha... (more)

Is this a case of Big Brother watching you?

Alvin Toffler had predicted that in the Third Wave – Post Industrial Society, actionable knowledge as a primary resource. In some sense, knowledge is more freely available today than any other time in history – thanks to the internet, thanks to Wikipedia, thanks to Google, thanks to TED … thanks to all of us who have contributed a bit. Then there is data about the world … about our action. Question is – what can you do with that data? Obviously … it is to be used to predict the future. To do that, you need a model and an algorithm. If your model and algorithm works … if it works b... (more)