Archive for the ‘Cloud’ Category

How Google Took Over the Classroom


(NYTimes Tech) – Natasha Singer:

The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and
free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting. …

nytimes 2017/05/13 google-education

Pupils with Chromebooks


All the World’s Code


(Wired) – Klint Finley:

The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time, and scholars still mourn its destruction. The risk of so devastating a loss diminished somewhat with the advent of the printing press and further still with the rise of the Internet. Yet centralized repositories of specialized information remain, as does the threat of a catastrophic loss.

Take GitHub, for example.

GitHub has in recent years become the world’s biggest collection of open source software. …


The Burning of the Library at Alexandria in 391 AD

Life in a Post-Container World


(The New Stack) – Ian Eyberg:

I believe the combination of containerization, cluster-level scheduling, poor tooling, IoT, kernel abandonment and ops pressure are pushing us towards an environment where we won’t be interacting with servers anymore. This is going to have a dramatic influence on the development world with lasting repercussions.

I don’t quite know what to expect past unikernels, but I do know we won’t be managing servers the way we do now, and that future is coming soon. …

The Lego Postman

Hello Wowlrd


(Business Insider Enterprise) – Julie Bort:

A tiny startup called Docker, which launched a mere 19 months ago and gives its software away for free, has become a huge industry phenom.

The biggest names in tech have been calling it up and asking it to be their partner. …





(ZDNet) – Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols:

Docker, a new container technology, is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old servers and it also makes it very easy to package and ship programs. …





(Wired::Databases) – Cade Metz:

Spanner is something that stretches across the globe while behaving as if it’s all in one place – a database designed to seamlessly operate across hundreds of data centers, millions of machines and trillions of rows of information. …

Google Spanner

ownCloud 7


(ownCloud) – ownCloud 7 introduces server to server sharing, allowing you to mount a share from another ownCloud instance and seamlessly collaborate on and share files from within your own ownCloud. …

ownCloud 7

Die private Cloud

(Heise) – Oliver Diedrich:

Die neue Version 7 unterstützt das Teilen von Dateien über mehrere ownCloud-Installationen hinweg. Daneben gab es zahlreiche Verbesserungen bei der Weboberfläche und der Administration. …


Snowden: Dropbox is Hostile to Privacy


(Guardian Technology) – Jemima Kiss:

Edward Snowden has warned against the cloud storage service Dropbox which he says is “hostile to privacy”, and called for more services to offer the ‘zero knowledge’ which have no decrypted access to user data. …


Big Brother Cloud Computing

Don’t Bet Against Open Source Communities


(ReadWrite) – Matt Asay:

Ten years ago Unix claimed five the top-10 fastest computers on the planet and 44% of the overall supercomputer market. Today? Unix, the once indomitable performance powerhouse, doesn’t make the top-10 list of the world’s fastest computers. Heck, it can’t even crack the top 50. Not since Linux took over, that is.

Top 500 percentage 2014-06

ownCloud Wins in Education Market


(The VAR Guy) – Christopher Tozzi

Eighteen German universities will deploy the ownCloud open source file syncing and sharing platform for building private clouds. …