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As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enterprise develops some apps on AWS, a PoC on-premises, and tries to deploy across hybrid and multiple clouds. I look forward to conversations with Cloud Expo attendees that touch on the seemingly infinite variety of hybrid cloud approaches and options available today. Containers and Microservi... (more)

Election 2016: Time to Get Back to Work | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #FinTech

There was a time, in the 1990s, when Silicon Valley and Redmond thought Washington, DC, didn't matter. Top executives would occasionally appear in front of Congress to inveigh mostly against one another, then quickly return home to resume making money. The notion that clueless DC regulators and legislators mattered was ridiculed when it wasn't ignored. Things changed in 1999, when the Department of Justice (DOJ) won a judgment against Microsoft. The presiding judge lowered the boom in April 2000, starting the catastrophic dot-com implosion (which took all of tech with it), then ... (more)

Googlebyte Server Project Slated for India

Mumbai, India  - A massive “googlebyte” server farm is being built in a remote corner of India, according to sources familiar with the project. The project is being financed by Silicon Valley giant Google, Inc. If completed on schedule in 2010, “[the server farm] will increase the total amount of installed computer storage capacity in the world by several orders of magnitude,” according to industry analyst Mark Larfey of A googlebyte is the largest possible measurement of storage capacity. It is based on the number googol, which is a 10 followed by one hundr... (more)

The Oracle Sun Repercussion Discussion Begins

I just started following sfearthquakes on twitter, a useful service that provides the scoop whenever we get a temblor in norcal. If it followed biz earthquakes in Silicon Valley, it'd be reporting on a magnitude 7.0 event, maybe higher, today. For the repercussions from the Oracle Sun deal have just begun, and there are several fault lines along which major aftershocks could no doubt occur. The major threads in the repercussion discussion are: * What is the future of MySql? John Dvorak was all over this angle more than a year ago, with a column that at the time sounded, frankly, para... (more)

Top Eleven Cloud Predictions for 2011: Bangladesh Leads the Way

Without fear or favor, I present my obligatory Top 11 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions: 1. Bangladesh emerges as the new Information Society hotspot. Cloud Computing features in the government's development strategy. 2. India and Taiwan start putting major major data centers online. They will work with major US service providers to deliver PaaS and IaaS. 3. Northern Africa also emerges as an IT and Cloud hotspot. 4. People scramble to Google maps to learn where Senegal is located. 5. The European Union develops new, tougher privacy guidelines for handling private data. It sues maj... (more)