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)
For enterprises to achieve the full potential of WebSphere, higher-level
software architecture needs to be combined with best practices design
methodology. An argument can be made that the application assembly platform
will become the next stage in the evolution of enterprise application
Application assembly platforms will be the next generation approach for
building enterprise Web applications based on a service-oriented
architecture. An application assembly platform provides an integrated suite
of technologies that allows organizations to visually assemble new
As you might know from some of my previous writing, I've been on a bit of an
expedition to uncover the true meaning of "Crowdsourcing". I'm by no means
finished, but I've:
Just returned from TopCoder's TCO11 competition, where I spoke with so many
people I can't count them all. Read so many web pages, analyst reports, white
papers, case studies and PDF documents my eyes hurt. Emailed back and forth
with a bunch of people, and worn out more than one battery talking to people
over the phone on this topic.
In fact, I just got off the phone not 30 minutes ago with the VP of Marketing... (more)