Showing posts from July, 2011

Sokojikara and #fuckyouwashington on twitter

There is a Japanese word: "sokojikara." When applied to US, it means a reserve power that allows it to overcome the inadequacies of its leaders and the foibles of its citizens.

The classic notion of American decline, a fading global power predicted since 1970's is the darling of conservative predicting a destructive immigration and a string of "oy-vey" lamentations.

American Capitalism is constantly reforming has created enormous wealth and a pattern of upward mobility unprecedented in the world. 

This can-do attitude made this country and will continue to do so. 

The #fuckyouwashington hashtag was created in 2011. Here are some samples
Obama Unveils New Initiatives to Spur Job Growth in Rural Areas
— we R fucked (@weRfucked) August 16, 2011Never mind rural areas, where are jobs created - in urban or rural areas - by the White House three years later in 2014?

10 Things You Didn't Know About Rick P…

An IaaS company has a an average potential valuation of $2.2B each

Derrick Harris from Gigaom Pro has an article restricted to subscribers from May 2011. The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators 

The article picks 50 companies as Cloud Innovators. It lists some exotic names like Nicira, still a stealth company and some well known names such as Dell, who signed a definitive agreement to acquire Force10 Networks, Inc. today, The latter has a long list of investors, twelve to be more precise.

Yet Force 10 was not listed among top 50 Cloud Innovators barely two months ago. It may be an oversight, yet it is impossible to produce lists without oversights.

On July 19, Gigaom published this graph, represented the number of objects stored in AWS S3 over the years

Quote: "Long story short: cloud computing usage is growing overall — at about 100 percent a year in the case of S3 — and AWS looks to be steering the ship for the time being."

Fair enough. What is means is that next year , Amazon will have 1 Trillion S3 Objects. (1 Trillion storage o…

Structure 2011. Interview with Miha Ahronovitz

Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Mr Vogels, AWS CTO at Structure 2011

Thus spoke Zarathustra: Cloud has nothing to do with technology, is defined by benefits.We said it for 4 years. Clouds have to do with business benefits. Sure we employ technologies, there no definition of the cloud that includes predefined technologies.

Clouds are a business proposition and no paying customer is attracted by elegant technology; Only by benefits: more agility, lower costs (of course lower costs)

Mr. Vogels is lending all the prestige of his title and company behind him, Amazon Web Services, to convey respectability to an idea Nati Shalom and I developed in 2009.
There are two main driving forces for Cloud-Computing:

1. On demand computing i.e. the ability to get a resource when I need it in matters of minutes.

2. Pay-per use i.e. the ability to pay only for what I use.

The rest is implementation detail. Werner says those cloud drawings with a platform at the bottom & apps at the top are obsolete. The ecosystem is in.. Nati Shalom drew  this two years ago, amon…