Digest for February 12th, 2012
Wow! Has it really been over a month since my last update? I’ve been so busy it seemed like there was always something else I needed to do. And I still don’t feel like I’ve accomplished half of what I needed to over the last month. But enough excuses…
To start things off, I have a 6 part blog series on cloud computing by Paul Culmsee. While a bit lengthy, it’s definitely worth a read. Even seasoned cloud computing folks should find a new thought or two here.
I found a good article on how twitter handles the load it does from a web site I recommend to anyone looking to build large scale web sites, Highscalability.com. There’s some great lessons learned here.
In the same vein, we have Adrian Cockcroft, cloud architect for Netflix. In this version of his defrag 2011 presentation. What makes this post good is that it is about changing the conversation. It is about how to change the way you do things to allow your organization to be innovative.
SLAs, they are supposed to make us feel safe. But I always caution folks to fully understand what the SLAs cover. Wired.com’s CloudLine put up a post that really helps drive this home.
Randy Bias, one of the industries thought leaders in cloud computing put up a great blog post on what 2011 did for cloud. There’s some excellent retrospective here. So take a few minutes and give this a read.
In what I think is the most interesting post I have for this edition, I have a post on taking the complexity out of cloud computing, or at least hiding it. Its quick and gives you some good concepts to ponder.
And for my final item, I have a bit of humor that came to me from a colleague, a 1956 commercial of a “cloud computer”. Enjoy!
Until next time!