Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost, cloud computing is happening. There was a lot of
excitement and optimism throughout the event. And frankly this was quite
contrasting to the SOA keeping talking about whether SOA is getting anywhere,
how to justify SOA projects, whether it is a journey or a destination, and so
This was... (more)
Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the
thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is
going on in the area.
“Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and
everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running
joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to
happen so we can start speaking the same language here.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did
– from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)
In the brave new world of enterprise applications going to the web do we need
an identity directory spawning the internet, and if so, will email address
system become the de-facto global identity system?
Global directories are obviously not new. There were efforts like X.400 and
like, but then we kind of got scaled back to company-wide identities instead.
So most of us just use a username (or DOMAIN\username) to log into our
computer at work, and do not care that this is not globally unique at all.
Sounds like the internet will make us care again.
Suppose you are designing a glob... (more)
Thanks to Nicholas Carr everyone loves to talk about Cloud Computing as
electricity and how we are transitioning from own power-stations to central
grid. After a lot of discussions about "the cloud", it occurred to me
recently that there is a far better model to make cloud idea easy to
understand - and it is supermarket.
Electricity is kind of a wrong model. Not because so many folks are now
trying to get the pendulum swing back and get to solar panels and other
micro-generators, but also because software and IT services are much less
uniform than electrical current. There's no ... (more)
Here’s when and where you can find me in Berlin this week:
Microsoft Online Services booth (Unified Communications area) in the TLC area
I’ll be there tomorrow (Tuesday) during the evening reception – 6:15-8:00
pm. Obviously, I will be happy to answer any questions on Exchange Online,
SharePoint Online, LiveMeeting, OCS Online and sign
And then, both Tuesday and Wednesday:
BOF10: Developing on Azure: Stories from the Trenches
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:20-13:00 (lunch break)
Interactive theater 5, Yellow – Hall 3.2
Have you given Windows Azure a try? Whether... (more)