Year: 2011

Keith Tantlinger, Malcom McLean & the Shipping Container

Many people don’t know who Keith Tentlinger and Malcom Mclean are. Their combined contribution to the 20th century was one of the most important one, that revolutionized trade and commerce around the world, set the pace for globalization, and as an unintended by-product created a new field of living (read: habitats) and revolutionized today computer’s datacenters. …

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How will the mobile payment space shape in the years to come…

Interesting question, an answer to which almost every payment company associated with the mobile space is trying to answer. Here are some thoughts on how the playing field may shape out in the near future from the players point of view, rather than any specific infrastructure or hardware point of view. Mobile Carriers The notion …

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How Does One Get Started In The Cloud Security Research?

Barring the virtualization layer that exists on the Cloud platform, cloud infrastructure deployments use the same basic networking and security equipment that would otherwise be used in traditional setups. The vantage point being offered for cloud users is the ability to pay-for-what-they-use vs the maximum performance specs for the physical server they could have purchased. …

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Why should you migrate to cloud hosted infrastructure? Or why not?

In addition to big sign that says – Save Money! (could not have hammered the point better in my opinion), here are a couple of reasons why we moved from a very highly invested server farm to cloud servers. Firstly, we had the option of using www.Rightscale.com to manage our cloud infrastructure – the management of it all …

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