Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on
Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too
long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account
(http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as
before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to
rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence.
Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds"
Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words"
Ian Bergin | "Clouded Issues"
Randy Bias | "Cloudscaling"
Rick Blaisdell | "Rickscloud"
Steve Bobrowski | "The Cloud View"
Rene Buest | www.CloudUser.de
Larry Carvalho | "Robust Cloud"
Andrew M. Chapman | "MemorableURL.com"
Sam Charrington | "Cloud Pulse"
Colin Clark | "Cloud Event Processing"
Peter Coffee | cloudb... (more)
This time I take an a bit of an unconventional approach towards defining
performance management. The idea for this article came through a number of
customer engagements, where the same question came up over and over again:
“How do we start with Application Performance Management and what should we
do?” Over time I developed a simple model which I called the performance
The basic idea is to assign performance management activities to several
levels. Each level serves a specific need and builds on top of the lower
ones. Just like a building it starts with the b... (more)
AJAX and JSON have changed the way in which we architect applications,
especially with respect to their ascendancy to rule the realm of integration,
i.e. the API. Policies are generally focused on the URI, which has
effectively become the exposed interface to any given application function.
It’s REST-ful, it’s service-oriented, and it works well.
Because we’ve taken to leveraging the URI as a basic building block, as the
entry-point into an application, it affords the opportunity to optimize
architectures and make more efficient the use of compute power available for
At the WPC, Microsoft has announced that it is now bringing a subset of
Windows Azure features to Windows Server to enable hosters offer Cloud
capabilities to their customers. With Cloud competing with hosting business,
is there a scope for the traditional hosters to sustain their business?
Businesses are now overwhelmed with the hosting options that are available to
them. They can choose from a variety of options from running their web
applications in a tiny VM offered for free by many IaaS providers.
Organizations with IT teams that are confident of managing the infrastructure ... (more)
Wikibon produced an interesting material (looks like paid by Aerospike, NoSQL
database recently emerged by resurrecting failed CitrusLeaf and acquihiring
AlchemyDB, which product, of course, was recommended in the end) that
compares NoSQL databases based on storing data in flash-based SSD vs. storing
data in DRAM.
There are number of factual problems with that paper and I want to point them
Note that Wikibon doesn’t mention GridGain in this study (we are not a
NoSQL datastore per-se after all) so I don’t have any bone in this game
other than annoyance with biased and factu... (more)
As 13th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo Silicon Valley draws near, two of its major
sponsors are working together in a high-profile way.
Platinum Plus Sponsor Hitachi GST (HGST), a Western Digital company, and Gold
Sponsor Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that HGST is providing
solid-state storage solutions for Verizon's recently introduced Verizon
Cloud. HGST's s800 Series Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise-class
solid-state drives (SSDs) are being deployed in Verizon's cloud servers,
providing large enterprises, mid-size companies and small businesses with