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A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Dec 31, 2013

It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.

A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

MS, Google to Sue US Govt. for Permission to Release More Data about Privacy Damaging FISA Requests

by Chris Swan on  Sep 05, 2013

Microsoft and Google are working together in a fight for greater transparency on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders. Not satisfied with the limited out of court agreement that’s already been reached with the US government to disclose summary data relating to national security requests, the two companies are now taking legal action and lobbying for support from Congress.

Community-Driven Research: Next Major Hurdle for Cloud Computing?

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 11, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 5th question: "What is the Next Major Hurdle for Cloud Computing?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

InfoQ User Survey 2012 - 14 Questions to Help Us Get to Know You

by Nitin Bharti on  Feb 27, 2012 5

InfoQ would like to better understand your information needs: the type of content you find interesting, the kinds of tools & technologies you are using, and how you interact with the site. Please help us by taking our 2012 user survey - the survey is anonymous and your replies will be kept confidential.

OASIS Delivers Cloud Computing Application Portability Specification

by JP Morgenthal on  Jan 17, 2012 3

Leading tech vendors are working together to establish a standard for enabling “portability of cloud applications and IT services that comprise them running on complex software and hardware infrastructure.”

SOA and Cloud: What is in store for 2012?

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Dec 28, 2011 9

In traditional fashion, we celebrate the new year with a roundup of predictions in the SOA and Cloud space for 2012. This coming year the promising trends in big data and IT consumerization are expected to lead SOA and Cloud adoption. What is your prediction?

"A standard becomes successful when people don’t talk about it anymore" says OMG's Soley

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Aug 28, 2011

OMG CEO Richard Soley in a recent interview shares his observations on hype cycle effects on adoption patterns and how it may affect cloud computing like it did SOA. He extolls some virtues of cloud computing for startups and also explains why it may still not be as big a deal for larger businesses, despite the hype.

Ephemeralization or Heroku's Evolution to a Polyglot Cloud OS

by Michael Hunger on  Aug 10, 2011

Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.

Accelerating Cloud Computing Standards with Use Cases

by Manuel Pais on  Aug 03, 2011

A set of key cloud computing use cases focused on cloud management, portability, interoperability and security has been developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) as an on-going contribution for the definition of open standards for cloud computing.

Adrian Cole Announces JClouds 1.0 Release

by Rick Hightower on  Jul 27, 2011

The goal of the new JClouds 1.0 release is to provide a common interface for managing compute nodes and storage nodes across many vendors, providers, frameworks and APIs from IaaS to PaaS, says JClouds founder Adrian Cole.

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