Monthly Archives: June 2008

Can your datacenter handle this?

Google recently hosted their I/O conference and, during that, a Google Fellow named Jeff Dean illuminated some of their operational measurements; A single search query touches 700 to 1,000 machines in less then 0.25 seconds. They currently have 36 data … Continue reading

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Working at a large technology company I’m familiar with the “graying” of IT. While often public perspective on “technology” is skewed by the Kevin Rose‘s of the world in enterprise situations it’s often much different. It’s not uncommon to start … Continue reading

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How speed pitching ends up as slow pitch softball

Every so often, an article on “the elevator pitch” comes along where you’re supposed to present your product in 30 seconds or less… five sentences or less… two eye blinks or less…. I don’t want to add specific examples, because … Continue reading

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How traditional IT skills are becoming irrelevant

I hope those who know me wouldn’t peg me as an alarmist. So take my title with a grain of salt but also, because of that same optimism, with a sense of sobriety. I’ve followed “cloud computing” for a while … Continue reading

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