I really don’t have hobbies except for the flitting around in the technology world. You may know me from DrunkAndRetired.com, RedMonk, strategy at Dell, my work at 451 Research , or Pivotal. And the Twitters!
By Michael Coté on April 19, 2011
What people fear is The Fear of the New – The Unknown. They think something about cloud computing is wildly different – more than likely, it’s about exposing your technical debt in security, your current weaknesses, not introducing new problems.
By Michael Coté on April 12, 2011
“We believe the current [platform clouds, such as Azure and App Engine] are incomplete,” [VMware senior director of cloud and application services Jerry] Chen says. “There is no one platform that is multi-cloud – private and public – and no one cloud is architected, out of the gate, to be extensible to many different frameworks […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Cloud, cloud development, Cloud Foundry, Cloud.com, CloudBees, enterprise software, Eucalyptus, GitHub, ibm, Java, microsoft, Open source, Press Pass, Quick Analysis, Rackspace Cloud, Red Hat, salesforce, Spring, SpringSource, The New Thing, VMware
By Michael Coté on March 25, 2011
This week in Las Vegas, Microsoft came out with some strong, confident direction in their IT Management portfolio. There were numerous products announced in beta or GA’ed and endless nuance to various stories like “what exactly is a Microsoft-based private cloud?” Rotating in my head though are three clusters of important offerings and concepts to […]
By Michael Coté on March 12, 2011
Overview of a cloud panel at SXSW I’m moderating.
By Michael Coté on March 8, 2011
Rackspace announces a support plan for OpenStack, while Dell, Rackspace, and Opscode announce an OpenStack installer for quick cloud building.
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Chef, Cloud, Cloud Builders, Cloud Computing, Dell, Open source, OpenStack, OpsCode, Private Cloud, Quick Analysis, Rackspace, redmonk, support, Systems Management, The New Thing
By Michael Coté on February 18, 2011
Seeing a computer play two humans at Jeopardy! is a lot more entertaining than I thought it’d be. I’d been ignoring most of the hoopla around Watson figuring it for a big, effective PR campaign on IBM’s part. It is that for certain, and good on them for doing it. I’ve been more interested in […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged AI, analytics, Big Data, Companies, enterprise software, ibm, ideas, Jeopardy, marketing, Open source, POWER7, Quick Analysis, The New Thing, Watson
By Michael Coté on February 16, 2011
After ejecting every function except writing code, development teams have been bringing those roles back to the core team, starting with QA, then product management, and now operations. The goal is deliver Frequent Functionality (features released more frequently rather than in big 12-18 month releases) and increase the value of the software by getting better […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Agile, agile development, automation, Cloud, Cloud Computing, dev/ops, GitHub, Programming, software as a service, Systems Management, The New Thing
By Michael Coté on February 9, 2011
If you’re going to compete against the might iPad, here’s 10 things you should do. Good luck storming the castle!
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Amazon Kindle, App Store, apple, differentiation, HP TouchPad, ideas, iOS, iPad, iPhone, marketing, mobile, Quick Analysis, tablet, The New Thing, webos, Windows Phone 7
By Michael Coté on February 8, 2011
Spiceworks posted an analysis of PC (laptops and desktops) market share drawn from it’s its 1.3M user-base today. This kind of Big Data based analytics is a rosey looking future for IT folks looking to get real, “numbers” analysis on what’s going on out there. Previous to this, the company has been putting out more […]
By Michael Coté on February 7, 2011
Puppet Labs released a major product last week, Puppet Enterprise, an integrated bundling of the open source automation platform, Puppet, and several of the other tools needed to get up and running fast. The Puppet Enterprise release is firming up Puppet Lab’s efforts in the mainstream world of enterprise datacenters and IT. While they have […]