Cloud management tools come in a confusing array of flavors and support functions, ranging from single point solutions to enterprise grade and priced comprehensive toolkits. Some tools work from the applications layer and extend down; others start at the infrastructure layer and work up.
While social media has connected the world in one sense, an automated and digitally connected world is becoming more popular. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the software engineering, implementation, security, and performance issues associated with stepping into a connected world.
Adobe, the manufacturer of choice for many creative professionals, said it will not release new versions of its Creative Suite tools. Instead it will solely support a subscription-only model in its Creative Cloud, allowing for more capabilities and as-released updates. But customers are skeptical.
Culture may be vital to the success of agile, but there are a number of technical requirements that must be in place for development teams to be able to bring the speed and quality that agile was designed to deliver. Nate Odell looks specifically at the needs of an agile infrastructure.
If you are treating your private cloud like a pampered and spoiled pet cat that requires expensive care and feeding, then maybe it is time to start treating your cloud infrastructure more like a consumable commodity, like hamburgers—cheap, reliable, and interchangeable.
Popular cloud storage provider OfficeDrop announced this week that they would no longer be storing their clients' data, and clients had two weeks to pull it off their servers before it would be deleted forever. How much of your data is stored in the cloud, and should you have a backup plan in place?
Open APIs have become not only available, but prevalent, giving capabilities to photo, video, messaging, mapping, music, and news outlets. ProgrammableWeb's directory of web service APIs now numbers more than 8,000. With increased API usage, the need for help managing APIs also is growing.
Much has been made about rumored reports of PayPal's plan to replace their VMware infrastructure with OpenStack. Is PayPal really dumping VMware for OpenStack—or is it just hedging its bets by building a more diverse cloud infrastructure? Beth Cohen highlights the differences between the two.
Introduced in 2009, Bitcoins are termed open source crypto-currency. Bitcoins are not backed by a government, central bank, or the FDIC—and when shares of the Bitcoin recently jumped over the $100 mark, many people started asking a lot of questions.