Why PaaS Represents the Future of IT - for Both Users and Providers
Cloud computing in the form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has
revolutionized the expectations of IT. Infrastructure that used to take weeks
to months to provision is now available in minutes.
Moreover, most of the traditional drawbacks associated with infrastructure
have disappeared as IaaS has become more widely u... (more)
The MacVittie-Roberts Wall of DOOM
Performance. Speed. Velocity. Quality of experience.
No matter what particular turn of phrase we use to describe it, the reality
is that we'll try a whole lot of things if it promises to improve application
performance. Entire markets have been dedicated to this overriding
unqualified principle: faster is better.
That implies, however, that we know what ... (more)
DevOps: The Operational Amplifier
When Instagram was sold to Facebook in 2012, it employed only 13 people and
maintained over 4 billion photos shared by its 80 million registered users.
Internally, Instagram was a small business. Externally, it was a web monster.
Filling the gap between those two contradictory perspectives is DevOps.
Now to be fair, Instagram (like many other web monster pr... (more)