Amazon partners stake claims in AWS cloud ecosystem

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Amazon(S amzn) Web Services of today bears more than a passing resemblance to Microsoft(s msft)  of 20 years ago. It’s a powerful company that is dominant in its field , surrounded by hundreds (thousands) or smaller software vendors trying to bask in its reflected glow and hopefully make some money filling…

Amazon gets (more) serious about government cloud

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Not that you probably needed it, but here’s more proof that Amazon Web Services(s amzn) is dead serious about getting more government work. First, CloudFormation, the company’s tool that lets systems administrators manage sets of related AWS services from simple templates, is now available on Amazon’s GovCloud service. GovCloud was built for government agencies…


Only a quick post today…. When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night. The truth is coding is now in every day life, with the explosion of mobile devices and development of applications it is hard not to have an understanding of coding andContinue reading “Codeacademy”

Why you might want Stackdriver to watch your cloud infrastructure for you

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Stackdriver thinks you need to know more — a lot more — about what’s going on in your IT infrastructure so you can avoid performance degradation and other snafus. To that end it’s positioning itself as a sort of New Relic of cloud infrastructure, according to founders Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri.…

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change” I am going to drag up an old topic here surrounding email its validity today. Lets look at email in our everyday lives, we check it what every 2 minutes? We receive 1000’s of emails at work surrounding marketing, news announcements,Continue reading “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change”

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants…

“One who develops future intellectual pursuits by understanding and building on the research and works created by notable thinkers of the past” I thought this an appropriate opening to the topic of discussion here today. I will explain this metaphor at the end of my ramblings, but in the most basic form Amazon are theContinue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants…”

Acceptable Downtime in our World? Introducing “Chaos Monkeys”

I first read an article about this on GigaOM, and this really got me thinking in ways that companies go about down time. All lines of businesses are different and some can accept downtime others cannot. If you think of the likes of services we depend on and use daily such as Google, Amazon, EbayContinue reading “Acceptable Downtime in our World? Introducing “Chaos Monkeys””

Embrace the cloud, but be afraid of the cloud

Entering the Cloud Era, it’s a word for me which had little significance less than 3 years ago and now is all that seems to be pitched by technology companies. The giants such as Amazon and Microsoft Azure are the clear trail blazers here but why? For a start Amazons business model is so adaptable it isContinue reading “Embrace the cloud, but be afraid of the cloud”

Why I think Windows 8 is the Correct Design Philosophy…

Now we have all seen and heard the new Windows 8 marketing and it looks very good, but in actual practice I was only impressed with the philosophy. Let me clarify what I mean here, the “living tile” is how an OS should interface with the user. I am not interested in static app’s suchContinue reading “Why I think Windows 8 is the Correct Design Philosophy…”