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Toddy Mladenov

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It is surprising to me that every day I meet developers who do not have a basic understanding of how computers work. Recently I got into an argument of whether this is necessary to become a good cloud software engineer, and the main point of my opponent was that “modern languages...
In the last few months we’ve spent considerable amount of time investigating Cloud Management Platforms and trying to figure out their role within the broader cloud strategy that companies should implement. Interesting observation is that there is very little differentiation...
Quite often you will hear IT people say that they want the ultimate automatic disaster recovery solution that you can buy. You can also find some vendors who can sell you their solution as automatic disaster recovery solution only because you asked for one. But do you really want an au...
Experiencing downtime is not something that companies wish for but as we have seen lately it is something that we hear quite often about. Interestingly enough very few enterprises, especially in the Small and Medium Business area, spent enough time...
Tweet With the advancement in cloud technologies more and more companies are getting on the Anything-as-a-Service train but over the years the term services became so overloaded that people are having hard time understanding what it means. As any other...
Tweet Not surprising to me my yesterday's post Why Shutting Down TechNet is Not a Problem for IT Pros sparked quite passioned comments from IT Pros. I have to admit - I was wrong! Shutting down TechNet is a problem...
While reading the news yesterday I stumbled upon the following article in Puget Sound Business Journal - Why is Microsoft alienating its biggest customers? IT pros want TechNet back. Everybody has the right to complain and sign a petition... While reading the news yesterday I stumbled...
It is surprising to see how every new technology suddenly becomes the thing that will solve every problem. The cloud is no different. Everybody rushes to migrate their applications to the cloud because they think this will magically make them faster, cheaper, agile, competitive and… ad...
Tweet With cloud computing increasing its popularity, more and more enterprise IT and development teams are looking to run proof-of-concept projects. Very often though such projects do not deliver results as expected and project managers come back to the leadership...
Tweet One of the biggest benefits the cloud offers is the ability to colocate customers and applications on the same hardware in order to improve the efficiency through resource utilization. This type of colocation is referred as multi-tenancy however the...
Tweet For decades we have been developing applications that are tightly coupled and bound to the underlying infrastructure. With the introduction of the cloud though this legacy architectures prove not only to be inefficient but also a major obstacle for...
Tweet Last week's announcement from Xeround to discontinue their public database service may have taken some people by surprise. Xeround's web site claims that they power 32,000 applications and for sure a few of those will have trouble moving out...
If you have been thinking how to choose your public cloud vendor you are not the only one. There are hundreds of offerings that you can choose from and comparing those can be a cumbersome exercise. Hence most of the people just run to the vendor (or technology) they are either most fam...
BusinessSuccessWith cloud computing becoming the center of almost every new enterprise IT project, more and more startups decide to compete in the area. This raises the question: "Are they ready to fulfill the enterprise needs?" Forget the need to have one big customer. This can open f...
Tweet With everybody jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon lately, developers and architects need to spend extra time analyzing applications that can become good candidates for migration. It is wrong to believe that every legacy application can be easily migrated...
As described in the last week's post NIST defines three different cloud computing service models - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. IaaS and SaaS are really easy to grasp but I see people struggling to understand the PaaS model. As a long-time application developer though I find the PaaS model the...
In this post I will look at the three different service models for cloud computing as defined by NIST. More specifically I will look at the management and operations overhead for each one of the models and compare it... Let's look at how things have been done in the past. Traditionall...
If you ask five different experts you will get maybe five different opinions what cloud computing is. And all five may be correct. The best definition of cloud computing that I have ever found is the National Institute of Standards and Technology Definition of Cloud Computing. Accordin...
Last week I wrote a guest blog post for Washington Technology Industry Association explaining What Applications Benefit the Most from the Cloud. While working on the post I looked around the Web and once again was reminded that, like with other technology the cloud is becoming more and...