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Public cloud IaaS providers are competing heavily on price. Watching Google, AWS, and Microsoft play the falling prices game is like watching a ping-pong match. It is just a matter of time before IBM’s SoftLayer matches the prices as well. In my latest post at The Virtualization Practice I discuss the impacts of the price wars and how I think it effects the long term play of both IaaS and PaaS. ... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 13, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News WeeklyAlso read Field Mobility News WeeklyAlso read M2M News WeeklyAlso read Mobile Commerce News WeeklyAlso read Mobile Cyber Security News WeeklyAlso read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies... (more)

Top Six Ruby on Rails Deployment Methods in AWS: Pros & Cons

Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely you're prepared to make some tradeoffs. But getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organization's needs. Let's assume you want a deployment for a small startup with fewer than 20 developers, each needing to host a web app that's gaining traction and for which rapid growth is expected. Its requirements are as follows: Autoscaling support to handle expected surges in demand Maximizing developer ... (more)

Webinar Recap: Achieve Continuous Integration/Delivery with HP, Jenkins, and Skytap

​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means continuous testing, integration, and delivery.  This past Tuesday, we hosted a webinar with Orasi Software, one of our incredible partners, to help attendees understand how they can continuously deliver higher quality software by embracing a number of technologies that work really well together insid... (more)

Diving into H2O

by Joseph Rickert One of the remarkable features of the R language is its adaptability. Motivated by R’s popularity and helped by R’s expressive power and transparency developers working on other platforms display what looks like inexhaustible creativity in providing seamless interfaces to software that complements R’s strengths. The H2O R package that connects to 0xdata’s H2O software (Apache 2.0 License) is an example of this kind of creativity. According to the 0xdata website, H2O is “The Open Source In-Memory, Prediction Engine for Big Data Science”. Indeed, H2O offers an i... (more)