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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.

PaaS Secret Shopper 2 – The Application Lifecycle

July 5, 2013
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CloudComputing

CloudFoundry has just launched a Version 2 of CloudFoundry.com. Red Hat has just launched a new version of OpenShift with private PaaS support, and we are re-visiting both offerings with a view to understanding how to adopt them, using an application we are developing for various other purposes.

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DataStax – Three Ways to access the same Big Data

April 24, 2013
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CloudComputing

We recently had a conversation with DataStax regarding their DataStax Enterprise product, which got us to thinking a little about the nature of Big Data and Cloud. DataStax is the company behind the Open Source Cassandra NoSQL database. It provides technical direction and the majority of committers to the Apache Cassandra project.

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Garantia Data Launches Redis & Memcached Service for Azure

December 24, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

In a sign of the changing times, Garantia Data (an in-memory noSQL database service specialist) has launched a service to provide the Redis and Memcached No-SQL databases as a service to users of Microsoft Windows Azure.

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Cloud Foundry and the Pivotal Initiative

December 5, 2012
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CloudComputing

VMware's Cloud Foundry has been festering for the best part of a year now. It smells a little bit of lack of courage, and a lot of lack of focus. The body is still warm, but I fear EMC/VMware may have already snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Waratek – forget VMware, just virtualize the JVM

November 21, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

Waratek is a one-off company with a disruptive technology (remember VMware was like this once) that forces you to reset your undertanding of how things could work. Waratek's big idea is that you virtualize as high up the stack as you can because that gives you the best benefit in terms of sharing infrastructure.

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Does the Cloud Need a New Programming Language?

September 27, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

The question of whether there is a specific cloud programming language has emerged in our internal discussions at TVP. We've noticed a tendency amongst "born in the cloud" companies like Cloud Physics to follow the example of Twitter and develop server-side components in the Scala programming language. Scala runs on the JVM and is supported…

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News: Ulteo Betas HTML5 client

September 13, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Ulteo has taken advantage of the Guacamole project's Open Source RDP client technology to provide a native HTML5 client for the Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) presentation virtualization solution for Windows and/or Linux desktops, which we recently reviewed.

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PaaS vendor AppFog acquires Nodester

September 6, 2012
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CloudComputing

AppFog, the Universal PaaS company formerly know as PHP Fog, has acquired Nodester, a framework-specific PaaS vendor for Node.js (server-side javascript) applications.

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Xeround – Free Database as a Service for PaaS

August 31, 2012
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CloudComputing

Xeround is a SQL Database as a Service vendor which is aggressively targeting the PaaS vendors as a channel. It has established relationships with Heroku, Engine Yard, AppFog and AppHarbour so that if you subscribe to their PaaS you are offered an upgrade to their bundled MySQL database services through a service from Xeround.

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