I’ve read a few posts over the last few days which try to answer the question ‘what is the cloud’. Not conceptually ‘what is it’, but physically what is if made off, what servers, data centres etc. To my mind the point of the cloud is that as a customer you don’t need to know […]
Seeing as I’m involved in getting a new Data Centre at the moment this post over on ZDnet could my eye. Looks like HP is to target a ‘data centre as a service’ product at enterprise customers. I’ve heard bits about this for a few years now – HP account managers will bore you silly […]
I just noticed that PC Magazine have posted a review of the Office Live Workspace beta. It’s quite an interesting read and they make some fair points about functionality and beta issues.
An interesting bit of new functionality here… the new beta of Silverlight Streaming includes the ability to upload a video file in a format not recognised by Silverlight and have a service in the cloud automatically transcode it into a wmv that can be streamed. (Spotted over at Angus’s Blog)
I had an interesting conversation with a buddy of mine yesterday about his PC. It started out as one of those ‘hey Tom, you know about computers, what should I…’ chats. He’s basically filled up his hard disk at home and wanted to know how he should upgrade. We were looking at the prices of […]