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Why Software Projects are “80% Done” 80% of the Time

It's one of the seemingly inexplicable oddities of life in the software business: when you ask developers about their status, they often say "I'm about 80% done with my project" for about 80% of the duration of the project. So they think they are 80% done when they are only about 20% into the project,…

From Stack to Cloudscape

Nico Popp shows us a new way to think about the "cloud technology stack", over at the Verisign Infrablog (or should that now be the Symantic Infrablog?). Unlike the old stack diagram, this one causes one to think ...

Three Questions with PaaS Vendor AppHarbor

The Platform-as-a-Service market is still in its infancy; however, just like developer platforms such as Win32 or LAMP in the past, it will only gain in importance. I thought it would be helpful to collect perspectives from some of the leading PaaS companies, by asking them some key questions about the state of the market…

How much cloud do Telstra’s $842 million buy?

Fierce Telecon reports that: Telstra ... [is] going to spend over AUD 800 million (USD842 million) to expand its cloud capabilities through 2016. This is presumably to compete with Amazon, Rackspace and the like. Let me see: call it five years, so it's $168m per year if only invested in storage at Amazon, at 1.5…

Eucalyptus and OpenStack: A Discussion with Marten Mickos

In response to my recent post "Ubuntu, OpenStack, Eucalyptus: When Open-Source Competes with Open-Source", Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems (and previously of MySQL) offered to discuss the Eucalyptus strategy with me in the "hope ... that we would NOT confuse you." I took him up on it, and a lively and rather interesting discussion…