New Solace PCF Tile, What’s the Big Deal?!

Solace recently released a new version of the Solace Messaging Tile for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). The Enterprise Edition of the tile supports fault tolerance and high availability, and it includes some game-changing features like TCP Routes and support for AMQP 1.0 that I wanted to share my excitement about.

TCP Routes: Integrating the Real World with PCF

PCF, and more generally all platforms as a service, have changed the way we view the development, deployment and scalability of applications. The ability to deploy applications on-prem or in any cloud provides the flexibility and freedom to meet today’s business needs, while on-demand implementation saves organizations money with “right size” scaling.  PCF is not an island, as applications running in the cloud must be fed data to provide business value. What if sensor data could be streamed into PCF? What if you could connect your legacy systems to new microservices running in PCF?… Read the rest

The Death of ‘Cloud Computing’?

When you think cloud computing, who do you think of? Amazon? Google? Maybe Did anyone say Dell? Didn’t think so…

We learned this week that Dell is close to trademarking the term ‘cloud computing.’ They’ve already been granted ‘notice of allowance’, which basically means that the trademark has been approved, but not formally registered. When they start using the trademark, there is a high probability that it will be granted to Dell.

Most notably, the period for other companies to send their lawyers after Dell objecting to one company owning the term has passed. How could this trademark filing have gone unnoticed and unchallenged for over a year? And why exactly does Dell want to ‘own’ a common use computing term anyway? If they don’t defend it, only trademark lawyers will know that they own it, and if they do defend it, they are guaranteeing that the rest of the industry will move onto the next synonym — currently something ending with ‘aaS’ (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, …).… Read the rest