Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The most anticipated talk of the day yesterday, at the 4th International
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, was by the deputy CIO of the CIA, Jill
Singer. Her talk was entitled, "Enterprise Cloud Computing, the
Infrastructure’s Final Revenge."
She acknowledged the problem with defining Cloud Computing, and then went on
to give her paragraph-length definition of “the cloud”. Her talk focused
on the part of the Cloud behind the firewall.
“Today’s CIO must increase the flexibility of the infrastructure,” said
Singer. “Today’s CIO must manage cost to free dollars for [other
purposes] …and work to improve the competitiveness of the larger
“Faster, Better, Cheaper, and Safer” was the overall theme of her talk,
and she pointed out that the good CIO should be able to get all four out of a
cloud computing environment.
She t... (more)
The 2004 JavaOne conference opened today with the standard formula of
industry keynotes. Documentary film maker and local TV personality Jonathan
Karsh opened the show as the emcee. The 8th annual Java developer show began
in front of a backdrop of scrolling Java (which had code for catching
exceptions), Sun president & COO Jonathan I. Schwartz., started out by
delivering the standard Sun executive speech touting the explosion of Java on
handsets, servers, and developers writing Java.
From Sun's perspective, the exciting news of the day seemed to be a new
desktop window manager,... (more)
BEA announced yesterday that additional companies will endorse its "Beehive"
open source effort. Beehive received support from Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat,
and from the JOnAS and Apache Geronimo application server projects.
The project, which was first announced May 19th 2004, purports to be an
"easy-to-use, open source foundation for building service-oriented
architecture (SOA) and enterprise Java-based applications," according to
BEA's Web site. In fact, it is the source code for a large portion of BEA's
application development framework for its WebLogic Workshop product.
BEA annou... (more)
In a nearly full conference hall, the Tuesday morning RSA 2011 keynotes
included talks from EMC, VMWare and Symantec, and an all-star cryptography
panel, where an impassioned plea was made for more openness from the National
Security Agency. The panel started by opening remarks by Ari Juels,
Director of RSA Labs, who asked as a moderator. The main theme was the the
history of the first modern cipher, the Data Encryption Standard, or DES. The
back-story on this algorithm is that it was government standard, and was
widely believed to have been modified to have a backdoor so that i... (more)
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application
Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need
to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere,
universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation.
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its
future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid
the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the
session will cover some key issues that ... (more)