Topic: cloud

Cloud Development Stories

For years, specialized data center management companies packaged collocation and managed hosting services for their customers. Long the bread and butter of many data centers, is there still a place for managed hosting services now that public cloud IaaS is a well-established $13 billion industry?

Enterprise software has long existed and grown with changes in technology. During a shift in focus to mobile computing, mobile app development, and enterprises working to embrace the cloud, it would not be unfair to say that enterprise software was briefly sidelined―but it's making a resurgence.

Over the past few weeks there have been a spat of announcements related to a new cycle of cloud technology consolidations and mergers. Is this a sign that cloud computing is entering the next great technology revolution cycle, or is it the beginning of the end of cloud innovation?

As OpenStack enters its fifth year, the OpenStack Foundation and its many contributors, big and small, are finally addressing growing concerns regarding sprawling code and inconsistent compatibility among the platform’s components. The DefCore Committee is coming to the rescue.

For some people, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting time as their quality of life is improved by the increased functionality and connectivity of their favorite objects. But for others, it is a time of much uncertainty. So, what are the concerns about IoT?

In our latest issue of Better Software magazine, the feature articles focus on software licensing and ways to improve your team’s approach to process improvement. Creating software for a wide range of platforms is difficult enough, but enforcing software licensing also can be challenging.

As the cloud industry matures, it is finally poised for the next generation of cloud architectures based on innovative orchestration tools and service overlays designed to provide organizations more flexibility and more choices than ever before for building cloud applications and infrastructures.

Facebook recently launched the app in Zambia, which gives users free access to basic services, including Facebook, Google Search, Wikipedia, some job sites, and the Women's Human Rights app. This certainly has the makings of a great initiative, but is it really a philanthropic venture?

Users are familiar with helping organizations by providing references, but Amazon is now leveraging them in an unprecedented way. In building its case against Hachette Publishing, Amazon has sent an open letter to its readers and authors appealing to them to write to Hachette's CEO.

Amazon recently rolled out Zocalo, an enterprise storage service that lets people store and synchronize files. Another popular cloud storage provider, Dropbox, is also built on Amazon's S3 service. Will Amazon's entry into the storage-as-a-service segment spell doom for other providers?