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)
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)
Quest has just made available technical preview of it’s just-in-time access
provisioning provider. The idea is that instead of granting cloud services
accounts to all your users, you set up a framework for users to request
access if they need it.
The demo below shows how this works for Google Apps. User tries to access
Google Apps but does not have an account. The system detects that and allows
to user to request the account from her manager. After the approval, she can
goes to the exact same Google Apps site and gets to the service with no
issues. This all is integrated with co... (more)
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)
It's time to update you with the most recent statistics on the Java & PHP
software stacks' popularity within the Jelastiс PaaS. As usual, you'll see
the overall numbers, distribution by regions and the monthly trends. This
month, the results are more interesting with stats from another one of our
European hosting partners, Neohost, located in Ukraine.
MySQL continues to dominate as usual and it looks like other database servers
have almost no chance of overtaking it. Moreover, the MySQL market share has
expanded 2% compared to the previous month.
Looking by regions, it... (more)