The paradigm hasn’t changed since the advent of software: Applications run, and platforms are what they run on. But the underlying principles of application design and deployment do change every now and then – sometimes drastically, thanks to quantum-leap developments in infrastructure.
Why is it that open source wins in infrastructure software? Why do websites run on Cassandra and MongoDB? Why are the biggest clouds in the world built on Linux and open source hypervisors? How come the leading cloud management platforms are open source?
We are about to ship Eucalyptus version 3.3 – and there is no end to our pride and excitement!
The number 3 has serious meaning to us. When we released our first 3 – version 3.0 – in February of 2012, we brought to bear something the market hadn’t seen before: a cloud platform with high availability (HA) built in.
If you are building out your internal Dev & Test capabilities, Eucalyptus 3.2 may be just what you need. In a few weeks we are officially releasing version 3.2 which has been available through nightly builds for the enthusiastic user community for some time. The new version has been toughened on the inside and softened on the outside. All in all, here is an open source cloud platform for which agility is a key ability.
Business books! What should you read if you work for a fast growing tech company? Here is my recommendation. Properly read and with its insights thoroughly implemented, each one of these books saves you a year or more of trial and error.
What happens when half of the world's population lives in cities? When over 3 billion people are online? When there are more than 15 billion connected devices? - Old organizational models hit end of life. People behave differently. Organizations behave differently. What worked in the old world doesn't work in the new.