Innovate disrupt: Lab, Space, Cluster

Innovate disrupt: Lab, Space, Cluster

Lat week I joined Red Hat to help launch its new Open Innovation Lab in London. The space is by the Monument, which is kind of appropriate – if you want to kick off a conversation about leaving legacy behind why not do so just a few yards from the site in Pudding Lane where […]

Bitnami comes up from below decks

Bitnami comes up from below decks

So Bitnami isn’t the kind of company you usually find sunning it on a deckchair. It’s more of an engine room kind of firm. It takes care of a lot of boring plumbing in creating and deploying open source software packages, underpinning image management for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform Launchpad, and […]

Build 2017: The Microsoft Story Remix

Build 2017: The Microsoft Story Remix

For as long as humans have huddled around campfires storytelling has defined us. Gazing absentmindedly into the flames, burning wood crackling, we tell stories about our ancestors, our kids growing up, and our fears and hopes. Yearning and memory hold families and friends together, experiences shared. In the modern era we created new tools to […]

Azure Cosmos DB: it’s web scale!

Azure Cosmos DB: it’s web scale!

At Build 2017  in Seattle Microsoft took the wraps off Azure Cosmos DB, a “globally distributed multi-model database service”. Cosmos DB is designed to be as accessible as it is available, and is a significant upgrade of its predecessor Document DB, a managed NoSQL database service optimised for JSON storage. What is particularly striking about […]

Lambda kicks in, a serverless world made of messages

Lambda kicks in, a serverless world made of messages

There were so many possible angles of attack in covering the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2016 conference that I seemingly never got to the point of delivery. RedMonk covered the event with a new recap format, borrowed from fivethirtyeight media, which you can see over here. Fintan has written a couple of posts – one on […]