The end of 2014 is here, and it’s time to look forward to 2015. It is that time of year when we make predictions about what the future may hold. Here are are my thoughts on what we should be watching for in the coming year.
In some cases, it is not cheaper to start or run your software business in the public cloud than it is to buy a server and provision it with software from VMware and Microsoft.
In my overview of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery models last month, I touched on availability services, an emerging market that shows strong potential for future growth, and on DaaS services specifically tailored to disaster recovery. Now, fresh from witnessing the slightly embarrassing spectacle of San Francisco grinding to a halt after a little light … Continue reading Horizon Air Desktop DR: DaaS for Disaster Recovery
Docker has the potential to revolutionize several segments of the IT industry. However management of containers is a brand new problem that the existing ecosystem of startups and maybe some new ones are going to address in order for Docker to be deployed pervasively.
HashiCorp, a San Francisco–based start-up founded in 2012, has recently released its first commercial product, called Atlas. HashiCorp is known by many people as the creator of a number of open-source tools that assist in developing, deploying, and maintaining applications. One major challenge for IT shops is that so many tools are required to automate the … Continue reading HashiCorp Launches First Commercial DevOps Product
I took an in-depth look at Microsoft Azure RemoteApp in June this year, praising its performance and ease of use while drawing attention to missed opportunities and unanswered questions. Now, five months later, Microsoft has taken the plunge and opened the door to paying customers, and it’s not at all bad.