What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be
expecting in 2013?
In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they
were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to
preview the fast-approaching year ahead.
2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The
Rescue (DR) | SSD
John Engates | @jengates
CTO of Rackspace Hosting
Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the
company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations
and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add
new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop
the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active
role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
It is 11 October, 2014. I am writing this in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal at
the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The date is only marginally significant -
it is now 2 years and seven months since I was successfully operated on for
pancreatic cancer - but the location perhaps is more revealing. Kathmandu is
a city of life and laughter and matches perfectly the mood of someone who not
only has escaped the usual fate of those struck by the deadliest of all the
cancers, but has also shaken off the insidious side-effects of chemotherapy,
the "planned poisoning" that represents the worl... (more)