A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called
Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based
Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact
on the data center and on server computing in general.
What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't
Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will
be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is
available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some
years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to
Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and
services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver
appliances for deployin... (more)
You'd think that we'd be smarter about IT projects by now.
You think that we'd be tired of the horrifying rates of failure, and the
crushing consequences of those failures.
But if you are not spending more time understanding your customers - and
developing tightly scoped requirements to make great software to meet their
real needs, not some imagined "needs mash-up" cobbled together by the
squeakiest wheels in your organization - you're part of the problem, and
you're accepting failure as an ever-present option.
It's time to stop the madness.
It's time to reduce the waste of multi... (more)
"There's a new class of technologies poised to shake up the Server market -
the Microserver, sometimes called the ARM Server. But the Microserver will
do more than shake up the X86 server market. It is going to shake up the
software market as well." That's the message software and technology
executive Chris Piedmonte, CEO and founder of Austin, TX-based Suvola
Corporation delivered as we discussed the topic over coffee earlier this
As I wrote in "ARM Server Microservers Seek to Transform Cloud, Big Data",
ARM Server represents an entirely new generation of highly parall... (more)
One of the things that struck me at RedMonk's Analyst Conference was how much
innovation was being driven by very small groups of software developers - and
how those innovations are enabling even more innovation by lowering the
technical and financial barriers to the creation of new software.
This is one of two articles about the RedMonk conference - "Innovation to
Shake Up the Software Industry" gives additional insights into and examples
of software innovation at the analyst conference I just attended.
Dr. Innovation from Harvard
There's some very exciting research out there by a... (more)
In building, marketing and selling software, the biggest enemy isn't the
competition. Or "rivals" at work.
Characteristics of The Enemy
Your biggest enemies are smart - sometimes blindingly smart. They're
confident, and convincing. And incredibly dangerous - because you trust
them, and you think they're helping you succeed. They may not be guiding
your boat right into the rocks, but they're probably not taking you where you
need to be. And the difference between survival, success, and phenomenal
success can come down to very slight variances in navigation over time.
Who Is t... (more)