Category Archives: Cloud

Imagine the Future of the Internet

The Premise The adoption of SDN and NFV technologies is changing how data centres and networks are built. At the same time the hardware and equipment in the datacentre is changing. Efforts like OpenCompute’s work on servers and data centre networking are changing the face of datacentre hardware. If we take the current trends in…
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A Guest Post on Big Data

I've been speaking with guys from Adoreboard a start up based in Belfast, on how Big Data works - from a practical point of view.  The differing data structures often mean that a typical monolithic approach to data storage doesn't always make sense. Bob Marks, from Adoreboard wrote a guest post on all things Big Data…
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Halloween Special a self Postmortem – Using MongoDB

This evening I had a terrifying experience. I stood up in front of a room of talented and experienced developers, and a MongoDB expert and I told them about all the stupid and silly mistakes I'd made building VocZie with MongoDB. The really strange thing is I feel much better now, hope this feeling lasts until…
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What is “The Cloud”?

There is still a good deal of confusion, even among the IT literate about what “The Cloud” really is. It doesn’t help that some consumer orientated companies are using the term to help publicise their own services, for example, HTC has a cloud, Apple has an iCloud, DropBox lets you store your files in the…
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