Cloud Escape Velocity – Switching Cloud Providers

The term Escape Velocity is the speed needed to “break free” from a gravitational field without further propulsion according to Wikipedia.org.  Data Gravity as explained in THIS previous post is what attracts and builds more Data, Applications, and Services on Clouds.  Data Gravity also is what creates a high level of Escape Velocity to move to […]

Walk-through of the VMforce / Cloud OS / OpenPaaS Demo

This post attempts to walk-through the demo that was shown at the Ruby Conference.  I was not actually at the conference, but I am reconstructing what happened based on materials and information that was tweeted and the presentation materials. The walk-through above shows a sophisticated PaaS layer (reminding me of the Google AppEngine PaaS) where […]

Where most Enterprise IT Architectures are today

Most Enterprises are architecturally in a rigid and fragile state.  This has been caused by years of legacy practices in support of poor code, design patterns, underpowered hardware (which focused on increasing MHz not parallelism/multi-cores).  What follows is a brief review of what has led us here and is needed background for the follow-on post […]

Is it me or is it EngineYard ? Updated – (The Answer is BOTH)

UPDATED: So after doing some additional reading at the suggestion of @drnic, I read what @tmornini said about the changes occurring.  What is the stated view of events?  EngineYard is growing up.  I can believe this as a plausible explanation, I state this because I have personally gone through this type of change at several of the startups […]