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 February 1, 2011
Oracle is dropping ruby support from NetBeans. What’s that mean?
By Michael Coté on January 31, 2011
Reflecting on the US federal government using open source.
By Michael Coté on January 19, 2011
If there’s ready cash at hand, lock-in and “proprietary” is demoted in favor of a quick buck; if the developers are building a general application with a longer time between compile and cash, an open, standard platform is more attractive.
By Michael Coté on January 18, 2011
The open source cloud platform OpenStack has it’s first production use outside of the founding partners of Rackspace and NASA. Internap has launched, though still in beta, a cloud storage offering called XIPCloud that uses the OpenStack Object Storage.
By Michael Coté on January 10, 2011
(Above: Wordle tag cloud of Steve Ballmer’s letter on BobMu leaving.) Microsoft’s Bob Muglia is leaving Microsoft later this year, and he seems like the decision wasn’t entirely his, as CEO Steve Ballmer put it: “I have decided that now is the time to put new leadership in place for STB.” It’s always rash to […]
By Michael Coté on December 14, 2010
CloudBees has purchased Stax Networks (see their write-up) to build out their ambitions to become the leading Java PaaS. Thus far, CloudBees has been known as the Hudson in the cloud company, running the continuous build tool in the cloud (on Amazon) for it’s beta users. Doing a build in the cloud is one thing, […]
By Michael Coté on December 10, 2010
If you’ve ever wanted to browse the web on your TV you should get a Logitech Revue, one of the Google TV boxes available on the market. Other than that, it’s a bit of a bust for myself.
By Michael Coté on December 7, 2010
What can I do with cloud computing? Why should I care? Why is it worth the trouble? Here are a few answers.
By Michael Coté on December 6, 2010
Hear a discussion of practical cloud use.
By Michael Coté on December 4, 2010
Earlier this week, I was at the annual IBM Software Group industry analyst event. It was more emphasis of the move towards solutions-based selling rather than a focus on technologies.