Topic: cloud

Cloud Development Stories

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?

According to the US Department of Justice, approximately 16.6 million people, or 7 percent of all US residents age sixteen or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2012. Beth Cohen looks at EMV cards—the next generation of credit card security.

If you’re traveling across Canada and see a strangely cute little hitchhiker with a face made from LED lights, a plastic beer pail torso, arms and legs that look like pool noodles, and is wearing a garbage can hat, it’s only hitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, looking for a ride.

The US government is one of the most prominent participants in the race to the cloud, putting a great deal of capital out there for different services to fight over. But the government might not have as big a piece of its computing pie up in the sky as you’d first expect.