Elastic keeps ticking

Open source isn’t supposed to work like this. Like Elasticsearch, that is. A few years ago AWS for shifting away from Elasticsearch’s Apache-style permissive licensing to “some rights reserved”...

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

The advanced features of public cloud providers’ native services offer clear benefits. Most enterprises now exploit cloud-native patterns in developing new applications, even in the augmentation of migrated applications. However,...

Power Apps review: Sweeter than Honeycode

Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and a data platform — including tools for non-coders — designed for the rapid development of custom business apps that connect...

Microsoft’s Kubernetes for the rest of us

Building and managing a Kubernetes infrastructure in the cloud can be hard, even using a managed environment like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). When designing a cloud-native application, you need to...

Understanding SLOs for monitoring applications

To properly manage and monitor an application, you need a goal for defining where you are and how you are doing so you can adjust and improve over time. This...

Metaverse? A Second Life with VR glasses

Facebook’s the company would rebrand to “Meta” and focus on creating the metaverse. This move continues a long-running thread where Zuckerberg tries to make the company less vulnerable to...

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

The complex problems behind the current boil down to two basic factors: The pandemic limited chip manufacturing, and demand now outpaces supply.It will take time for the chip supply...

All your serverless are belong to us

“No vendor lock-in!” is a popular sales slogan, but it turns out it’s not why customers buy.  and won’t belabor the point here. The slogan is not only somewhat inaccurate (the...

GitHub Copilot preview gives me hope

People have been predicting the death of computer programming for as long as I can remember. It hasn’t happened (yet) for a variety of reasons, the most important of which...

More evidence we’re in a multicloud world

Use of single or private cloud has trended downward from 29% in 2019 to only 2% in 2021. This comes from a  In case you think I was burying the...

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