Friday, July 21, 2017

Using Blockchain to Vote On Blockchain Governance

(Updated 7/24) The recent SegWit2x drama in Bitcoin world has been an interesting study.  In addition, the voting has also been interesting to watch.  Currently at vote are two technical improvement to the bitcoin Blockchain.  This decision needs to be agreed upon by more than 50% of the Blockchain miners but really you want 80%+ to agree to reduce the chance of a “hard fork” or split.  This entire saga is a demonstration of how to galvanized a global group of governors to make a decision and how to use the blockchain to conduct voting in a trusted way that guarantees immutability and transparency. Any blockchain can be used but in this case, we are referring to the one used by bitcoin (and therefore, why it’s capitalized).

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Are you ready for multi-cloud?

We knew multi-cloud was coming, and now that Microsoft and Google have a viable product in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) space, multi-cloud may be in your future.  

If you consume software-as-a-service, you most likely are already “multi-cloud”.  In this article, my focus will be on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and I’ll examine the value of multi-cloud, the considerations, and address what I think are myths.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The benefits of cloud computing continue to grow

In May of 2010, I wrote my first article dedicated to explaining the benefits of cloud computing (check out that dated graphic on that page).  I updated that article in August of 2012.  Now, it’s time for another update, or really,  more of an addendum.  The cloud industry has been unfolding for quite some time now and it’s clear that it’s not a “flash in the pan” or some trendy thing that will die.  In fact, it’s more relevant today than ever before!  In addition, there are more players and new technologies.  And, more importantly, the value & benefits continue to grow.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Google Next 2017 Cloud Conference thoughts

I attended Google’s first broadly accessible cloud conference “Google Cloud Next 2017” back in March.  Google has been lurking in the background of the top three cloud players and I’ve been eager to learn more about their offering and potential.