In Nicholas Carr’s 2008 book, The Big Switch (Rewiring the World from Edison to Google), he chronicled the evolution of power that helped fuel the industrial revolution. Carr wrote that steam engines and waterwheels that generated power for factories, “had to be located close to the point where their power was used.” Carr noted that factories were clustered around rivers that provided the propulsion necessary to turn the waterwheels, which in turn, powered the factories they served. Factories in the 1800’s were, “as much in the business of manufacturing energy as manufacturing goods.”
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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Amazon Web Services Re:Invent conference, in Las Vegas. Over 32,000 attendees and presenters from around the globe were there for the world’s largest global cloud summit. Over five days I walked nearly 68 miles between airport terminals and conference event halls, seeing over 20 talks, keynotes, and events.
Welcome back to another installment of Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, and the power of scaling, and ease of management. In this post, I want to step back a bit and talk about integration between cloud applications.
Welcome back to Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm discussing some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Previously I've talked about managing costs, and the power of scaling, and now I want to dive into application management – how using the cloud makes application monitoring, resource management, and analysis easier and more cost effective.