My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

July 17, 2014 10:26 am May 4, 2014 1:00 pm November 10, 2013 1:25 am
"That focus on cost may seem to argue for an infrastructure-focused push, but I believe the growth will be more around application development and application migration than infrastructure conversation and expansion. It’s the application side where the value lies, and where the real work needs to be done to take meaningful advantage of the fairly low-cost cloud infrastructure."
September 10, 2013 9:46 pm
Continuations: Tech Tuesday: Cloud and Reliability


I have often said that Amazon has done more for startups than all of us early stage VCs combined. I really don’t see a startup anymore these days that is not getting going on either Amazon or sometimes Rackspace’s cloud offering (I have yet to seen a startup on Azure or IBM’s cloud). The idea of…

The key point of this is start-ups. I think most of the criticism about the adoption of cloud is specifically for large organizations with the capability to build their own private cloud and the liability of really dangerous data/applications to lose.

June 27, 2013 2:16 pm February 4, 2013 10:01 pm
Cloud Server Vs Dedicated Server


Cloud Server Vs Dedicated Server

Companies are replacing their dedicated servers with cloud server hosting because of many advantages underlying with Cloud services. Cloud networking infrastructure is backed by a number of powerful servers.

August 29, 2012 12:48 am
IBM's new mainframe aimed at assimilating "private clouds"


IBM would like big enterprise customers to reconsider that whole distributed “private cloud” thing and go back to the original big data solution: mainframes. Today, IBM unveiled the zEC12, its next generation of the System Z mainframe platform. And like the Borg, IBM is hoping that companies will let the zEC12 assimilate their virtualization environments into a big, black cube.

With a new faster generation of CMOS processors and updated “hybrid” computing capabilities, the zEC12 is aimed at financial institutions, large enterprises, and government customers as a high-performance, high-security alternative to the “private cloud” model for performing large-scale analytics applications such as fraud detection. But IBM also has wider ambitions, positioning the zEC12 as a greener, faster alternative for nearly any set of enterprise applications. “When you have a product like System Z with its deep rich virtualization security, it’s possible to not only run traditional workloads but Linux and window workloads or aix workloads,” IBM General Manager for System Z Doug Balog told Ars in an interview. “It’s a fairly broad platform that can grow and handle all the sorts of workloads a client might want to run in a private cloud.”

The zEC12 mainframe server packs 101 CMOS processor cores, up from 80 in the Z196, the most recent IBM mainframe predecessor introduced two years ago. And its cores run at a clock-rate of 5.5GHz, a 25 percent boost in processing speed. Overall, said Balog, “that comes together to make about 50 percent total computing capacity growth.” That capacity, IBM claims, can handle thousands of Linux virtual servers, and makes it cheaper to deploy a load of Linux-based Oracle servers on the zEC12 than on x86-based architectures.

The analytical processing power of the mainframe can also be turned to examine itself. A new feature called zAware uses learning and analysis engines that came out of IBM’s Watson research to detect conditions and patterns in mainframe logs that can detect a problem as much as two months into the future. The software stores millions of records from the mainframe’s logs, including information about the state of virtual machines, and can alert operators well in advance and make recommendations on adjustments.

IBM also introduced a new generation of its zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) for the zEC12, which provides for the integration of “specialty processor” blade servers into the mainframe’s infrastructure. The zBX Model 003 allows for “appliance” blades running AIX on IBM Power7 processors to integrate into the System Z environment, saving what IBM claims could be up to 55 percent of cost of ownership in comparison to a distributed data center model.

(via unexpectedtech-deactivated20130)

August 9, 2012 9:04 pm May 29, 2012 12:46 am
Netwire: 10 useful Cloud apps for Web designers and Web developers


Cloud apps are beside Cloud memory an extremely useful kind of ons-line service. Some the following ten apps are suitable thereby not only for developers and designers, but also for Otto normal surfers.

The colleagues of DesignModo placed recently ten Cloud apps together, which might particularly…

Didn’t look into all these apps but I think there is real potential here from an enterprise standpoint.

May 7, 2012 4:21 pm
Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law | Business Tech - CNET News

Where was this article 3 weeks ago? I thought I must have been misunderstanding something with the lack of concern over the possible precedents this case could set. Especially in today’s climate we need as much openness as possible for innovation to thrive. Our intellectual property laws have become a hindrance rather than a reward. Programming languages and API’s need to be thought of as the same as regular language, they’re not a product.