In a follow-up to my Oracle v. Google Java spat post—in which I reported that the appeals court has ruled in favour of Oracle, casting doubt on the whole automation industry and the use of Java APIs—it seems that Google has decided to take this to the US Supreme Court. The argument it has submitted … Continue reading News: Once More into the Breach, My Friends: Oracle v. Google
Google has delivered live migration in its Google Compute Engine cloud offering. Now comes word from Barb Darrow at Gigaom that Amazon is working on live migration as well. Is it possible that the cloud bambies are waking up to the fact that not all applications are stateless and that for many applications, shutting down … Continue reading Are the Cloud Bambies Waking Up to Enterprise Requirements?
Microsoft and Docker have announced that they are cooperating to bring Docker to Windows Server. This brings an important innovation to Windows, and will be a boon for the Windows ISV and developer communities.
I have spent a lot of time in the past month looking at DaaS platforms and providers. While pricing tends to be about the same across the board, product quality and service vary widely. Some are excellent, others less so. Amazon is a case in point: while it entered the market with some fanfare, it … Continue reading Amazon WorkSpaces DaaS: Not a Lot of Desktop, Very Little Service
As Microsoft announces Windows 10 and new feature functionality on the horizon, some IT organizations are cringing because this means that they are falling further behind. How quickly will your IT group adopt to a new Microsoft operating system?
We are still coming to grips with the impact of the Xen and Bash shell issues that have sprung up lately. The issues are enough to make us realize that there are some serious pitfalls to cloud computing—or more to the point, pitfalls to using only one cloud service provider. We talk about using live … Continue reading Cloud Computing Pitfalls