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)
It’s probably about time for me to provide a quick overview of what we at
Quest Software are doing in the cloud computing area.
There are two main “cloud” directions for us:
Using the cloud for our own offerings. Enabling public and private clouds.
1. Using Clouds
Using Cloud means providing our products as a service. Most of these efforts
are not public yet, but you can get some of the information on what is coming
if you see the recording of my TechEd session.
Also, Quest has one of the best virtual desktop (VDI) solutions in the market
– vWorkspace. And a growing number of servic... (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)
This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to
Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube –
started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5
and h.264 video codec.
This means that today the option is available for Chrome and Safari.
Then at some point they will likely add the Ogg codec and support Firefox, or
help Firefox get native h.264 codec support.
And then IE9 ships and all latest browsers will play videos natively. Flash
will no longer be required for video, and why would anyone want it then?... (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)