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)
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What do enterprise IT architects need to know about the Cloud? What is the
difference between SAML and OAuth? Can you really host an AD domain
controller in the cloud? How do you enable single sing-on (SSO) between
Active Directory and Salesforce.com? Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google Apps?
What is the state of art for security and compliance in the cloud?
These are just some of the questions which are probably going to be discussed
at The Experts Conference 2011 in Las Vegas, April 17-20 2011.
If these questions are relevant to you – register today and get the early
bird discount... (more)
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lots of advanced technologies and useful tools that can simplify various life
tasks and make your life more convenient. In the past, you probably needed to
clean your fireplace in a regular basis otherwise your fireplace would be
full of ashes. These days, you can easily choose an electric fireplace that
is free from ashes and dust. There are surely many others tools that are
designed or invented in order to help people and you can easily find them on
internet because today, many suppliers have been offeri... (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)