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Mike Norman
Mike NormanDr Mike Norman, IT Strategist and Entrepreneur - Open Source; Server Scalability and Performance; Virtual/Remote Desktop. 10 years as a CEO at Scapa Technologies ensuring the scalability and perfromance of the largest Citrix, TS and VDI implementations on the planet. 5 years on the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Open Source Foundation. Set up and led the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Project. 5 years as an analyst/consultant - Large-scale Database, Data Warehouse. Currently implementing hosted systems for virtualised application delivery, based on open source stacks.

Canopy: A Cloud Foundry Service Provider

June 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Canopy has been set up as a joint venture between Atos (a substantial European-headquartered systems integrator), EMC, and VMware to deliver productized cloud solutions, including Cloud Foundry PaaS. In this post, we explore why.

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ActiveState Brings Docker to Cloud Foundry — Trojan Horse?

June 17, 2014
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ActiveState has pioneered the use of Docker as an alternative container technology underneath Cloud Foundry by integrating it into its Stackato product.

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Is OpenStack Dead?

June 2, 2014
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CloudComputing

Is OpenStack dead (or rapidly dying)? We ask this question from two perspectives. First, can any OpenStack-based offering be economically competitive with offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware? Second, can any consortium of vendors produce a viable public cloud offering in competition with vendors who own their own stack and can practice agile development and…

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NetKernel: Microservices with Enhanced Resource Binding

May 28, 2014
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agilecloud

NetKernel, a 1060 Research product, provides a framework for building multiscale microservice architectures, in part by providing a unifying address space for binding resources. 

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CumuLogic Provides Database as a Service for On-Premises Cloud Foundry

May 15, 2014
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CloudComputing

Last week, CumuLogic launched a preview edition of its Database Service Broker for Cloud Foundry, a self-service managed SQL and NoSQL database service platform. Database Service Broker provides functionality equivalent to public Database as a Service (DBaaS) platforms such as Amazon Relational Database Service (for SQL) and Amazon DynamoDB (NoSQL), but with the database hosted…

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Docker Has Quietly Crossed the Chasm

May 8, 2014
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agilecloud

Docker is one of those technologies that, without any great fuss and without anyone noticing, is now everywhere. My experience with Docker is fairly recent and fairly limited, but like many people, I had enough knowledge of it that when something complex came up in a project, I thought about Docker, went and investigated it,…

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DH2i’s DxConsole: Application Virtualization for Microsoft SQL Server

March 17, 2014
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CloudComputing

DH2i’s DxConsole can reduce license cost and complexity and enhance availability in Microsoft SQL Server implementations—on-premises, virtualized, and non-virtualized—and allow you to fail over to the cloud. 

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News: PaaSLane 2.0 — Letting Applications Take Advantage of the Cloud

March 13, 2014
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agilecloud

PaaSLane from Cloud Technology Partners is a tool that greatly facilitates the process of migrating an application to the cloud by comparing its source code to known safe best practice. It claims a 25% enhancement in migration time. We suspect that in many cases this will easily be achieved, plus PaaSLane removes a lot of…

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Cloud Foundry Gets a Foundation

March 10, 2014
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agilecloud

Pivotal has announced that an open source foundation is to provide external governance for Cloud Foundry.

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