Category Archives: Cloud SW engineering

OpenStack adoption (by Q1 2016)

For information on OpenStack provided earlier on this blog see: – Disaggregation in the next-generation datacenter and HP’s Moonshot approach for the upcoming HP CloudSystem “private cloud in-a-box” with the promised HP Cloud OS based on the 4 years old OpenStack … Continue reading

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Microsoft and partners to capitalize on Continuum for Phones instead of the exited Microsoft phone business

With The Nokia phone business is to be relaunched via a $500M private startup with Android smartphones and tablets in addition to the feature phones for which manufacturing, sales and distribution, would be acquired from Microsoft by a subsidiary of Foxconn published … Continue reading

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DataStax: a fully distributed and highly secure transactional database platform that is “always on”

When an open-source database written in Java that runs primarily in production on Linux becomes THE solution for the cloud platform from Microsoft (i.e. Azure) in the fully distributed, highly secure and “always on” transactional database space then we should take a special note … Continue reading

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Julia Liuson: “Microsoft must transform from a company that throws a box with software into the market … into a company that offers pure services”

April 9, 2015: Microsoft Changes Course by Hsiao-wen Wang from CommonWealth Magazine, Taiwan Microsoft remains a technology giant that is able to post net earnings of more than NT$100 billion [$3B USD] per quarter. The giant is currently transforming itself and … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella on “Digital Work and Life Experiences” supported by “Cloud OS” and “Device OS and Hardware” platforms–all from Microsoft

Update: Gates Says He’s Very Happy With Microsoft’s Nadella [Bloomberg TV, Oct 2, 2014] + Bill Gates is trying to make Microsoft Office ‘dramatically better’ [The Verge, Oct 3, 2014] This is the essence of Microsoft Fiscal Year 2014 Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call(see … Continue reading

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Justin Rosenstein of Asana: Be happy in a project-oriented teamwork environment made free of e-mail based communication hassle

Get Organized: Using Asana in Business [PCMag YouTube channel, Febr 24, 2014] Tired of “work about work?” Some businesses are using Asana to streamline their communication and workflow. Here’s a bit about the tool and how it works Steven Sinofsky, … Continue reading

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Microsoft BUILD 2014 Day 2: “rebranding” to Microsoft Azure and moving toward a comprehensive set of fully-integrated backend services

“Rebranding” into Microsoft Azure from the previous Windows Azure Microsoft Azure Momentum on the Market The new Azure Management Portal (preview) New Azure features: IaaS, web, mobile and data announcements Microsoft Announces New Features for Cloud Computing Service [CCTV America … Continue reading

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