Google worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, and TIME magazine to compile and release more than thirty years’ worth of images of Earth taken from space—using Google Earth Engine technology—into an interactive time-lapse experience.
It's not surprising that airports are feeling at home in the cloud. With cloud computing's ability to provide fast access to data across multiple platforms while meeting business needs by reducing costs, airports are beginning the shift in order to benefit their customers and their budgets.
This story, sponsored by CollabNet, outlines why leading organizations have moved measurement and reporting to the forefront of their engineering and release processes. It provides an overview about best practices for reporting infrastructure choices, as exemplified by CollabNet TeamForge.
Companies seem to agree that cloud computing is the way things are going, but they are using different strategies to get there. Amazon is the largest cloud service, with Google's new announcements giving the giant a run for its money. But a SAP model—that may or may not be a cloud—is emerging.
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.