The growth of data center scale has given rise to devops--a melding of developer and operational skill sets. One player in this market offers his take.
Adobe Systems is contributing code to the Puppet data center automation and configuration management framework project to manage the open-source Hadoop project.
Early adopters of public clouds tend to be smaller online development shops, but their early successes signal a new way of aligning the IT organization in the face of cloud.
PaaS got its start as purely hosted offerings. But we're starting to see a lot more discussion about transplanting the approach into the enterprise data center.
Understanding how cloud computing and data center virtualization are forcing change in IT operations is important to understanding how to take advantage of cloud's disruptive nature.
The future role of cloud computing is in many ways unpredictable and ever changing. What balance of traditional infrastructure, private clouds, and public cloud services will your IT department consume in the next three years? Five years? The trick is to hedge your bets wherever you can.
As cloud adoption continues at an alarming rate, big IT vendors aren't sending the right messages to developers.
As the cloud market matures, James Urquhart changes companies and changes his focus from infrastructure to applications. It's time to say goodbye to one of his great passions, he says.
Private-cloud vendors should start thinking less about technology and more about how to apply their solutions to real business problems.
There has been much discussion about the relationship between open-source software and cloud computing. How will the two trends affect each other in the years to come?