Showing posts from April, 2015

A policeman in a Jar

What DevOps do? This is a good question, no one dares to admit that she doesn't know
What is IT infrastructure? The nicest explanation I learned from Otter Networks The physical and organisational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, schools and hospitals ) needed for the existence of a society or enterprise. In IT we can consider anything in a computer system that is not the application infrastructure. Application software is a set of one or more programs designed to carry out operations for a specific application. Application software cannot run on itself but is dependent on system software to execute. A policeman in jar  In  Romanian, it means "Un Militian la borcan". He was sitting inside that red and white "jar" cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and manually changed the lights from red to green and green to red according to his own mood or judgement. If he needed to go to a bathroom, he locked the jar with a key and visited a restaurant …

We are in a boom again

The following data come from  a CB Insights guest blog from Cue Capital, It’s a Boom, Not a Bubble. The article is dated March 31, 2015

It substantiates with numbers what I wrote in May 2014, out in my blog What looks like a doom, is a boom .
The erratic valuations disappeared Yahoo with  earnings 418 times the valuation in 2000 is no longer in the top 10 list. Oracle bought Sun only to disappear both of them from list. Dell is gone. Companies that did not exist before in 2000 like Google and Facebook top the list in 2015. Apple had a fabulous renaissance. Cisco made it on the list, but bruised with PE ratio 10x lower

NASDAQ index is back to the 2000 level Amazing: it took 15 years, but we did it and looking at the PE ratios, all is toned down. The investors are more educated, yet now seems the NASDAQ is solid.
Amazing difference in top NASDAQ companies by market cap
Big Data was a stumbling block to take decisions In another entry on this blog:  From Big Data to Big Decisions ,      …

Ericsson cloud factories and historical cloud definitions

What is  cloud computing? This blog turned ten years old  this month. Over the years we have different evolving answers to this simple question. Here is a chronological list of the most popular cloud definitions as I see it.
The 2009 definition from Cloud Computing discussion group From Nati Shalom blog, (I was a contributor too)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. NIST cloud computing  definition  NIST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology)  cloud definition expanded over the years to  two pages. I just quote the beginning here:Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and re…