Nov. 10: What We’re Reading About the Cloud


It’s all about disruption today: Apple OS X becoming a more-appealing server OS, NoSQL being too disruptive for some IT types, ARM enabling high-performance server systems, Apache threatening to pull the plug on Java development, and IT vendors not getting that cloud computing is supposed to be disruptive.

Apple Kills Xserve to Allow Full Virtualization With VMware? (From The VAR Guy) If true, this could make OS X a more-legitimate operating system among enterprises. Regardless how good the OS is, very few IT departments are building atop Apple servers.

NoSQL: Not Much, Anyway (From Dark Reading) I share this because I love stoking the NoSQL fire; the more we think about it, the better we understand what it is and isn’t. We saw similar discussion in the early days of the cloud, and look how that turned out.

ARM Announces CoreLink 400 System IP to Unleash High Performance CPU and GPU Systems (From ARM) This is geeky stuff, but potentialy critical to helping ARM-based servers get off the ground. The chips are lower-power by nature, but innovative engineering can overcome some of that.

What If You Threw a Proprietary Software Party and Nobody Came? (From OStatic) It’s starting to look like Oracle had better have some fantastic Java developers in-house, because it won’t be seeing any community support.

Are IT Vendors Missing the Point of Cloud? (From CNET) You which vendors get the point that James addresses: VMware and Microsoft. The more they work Spring and Azure, respectively, into their offerings, the more they facilitate IT evolution.

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