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 29- Sept 2
Long weekend ahead! Here's your interesting reads for this week! Have a great weekend everyone!
There are really two separate threads of development in cloud architectures, the one I care about is how to build applications on top of public cloud infrastructure, the other is about how to build cloud infrastructure itself.
Declaring the PC to be toasts is indeed a bizarre overreaction – one that says more about the tech pundits eternal love of knee-jerk hyperbole than anything else. Research firm IDC estimates that 361.5M PCs will sell worldwide this year and that the number will increase to 541.5M in 2015. That may not be heady growth, but its’ also no rigor mortis.
“When I joined the Obama administration as the chief information officer, we quickly discovered vast inefficiencies in the $80 billion federal I.T. budget. We also saw an opportunity to increase productivity and save costs by embracing the “cloud computing” revolution: the shift from hardware and software that individuals, businesses and governments buy and then maintain themselves, to low-cost, maintenance-free services that are based on the Internet and run by private companies.” – Vivek Kundra
From Zdnet.com summary: Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff reiterated his argument that cloud computing is about building an ecosystem of many partners — not just one company alone at the top.