Discussion on the state of cloud computing and open source software that helps build, manage, and deliver everything-as-a-service.
Clouducation: Interesting reads for August 15-19
Hello readers! Lots of interesting things happening this week in the business/cloud world: Google acquiring Motorola mobility, HP and the end of the road with their WebOS Smartphones, our very own Peder Ulander, named the most interesting man in the cloud (according to CloudCast with Joe Onisick).
Below are your “clouducation” for this week. Enjoy!
The tectonic shifts in technology are all enabled to critical degrees by the work and contributions of open-source communities. While companies like Apple and Microsoft make money hand-over fist with proprietary technology, they are constantly racing to stay ahead of free, open-source software- whether its Ubuntu, Android, OpenSuse or MySQL.
“This acquisition means something pretty straightforward: Citrix is ensuring that it can deliver a full service provider stack of software that will enable providers to successfully compete against vCloud — or to have hypervisor-neutral solutions peacefully coexist, in a way that can be easily blended to meet business needs for a broad range of IaaS solutions.”
from Steven J. Vaughan- Nichols
"Fat client operating system (The traditional desktop) is becoming a legacy application." What he meant by that isn't that your desktop are suddently going to vaporize into puffs of smote in 2016 like from some really lame disaster movie. No, his point is that the cost of maintaining a securing operating system is growing increasingly higher."