Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mocrosoft to unviel cloud computing efforts

Microsoft To Unveil Windows 7, Cloud Computing Efforts Next Week
Microsoft is going to make announcements at the PDC next week about cloud computing. They have already announced the support of Windows Server and SQL Server on Amazon's EC2 cloud . This could be a major step as micrsoft tries to make a push in cloud computing. 
In my opinion cloud computing is the future of computing, however it might take a while before it catches on for things related to everyday work for common people such as storing all of your data on the cloud, every user request being processed by the cloud and users being confident that the service works.
The major challenges in cloud computing over the next few years would be:
  • Security
  • Scalibility
  • Reliability
  • Good business model
Amazon, IBM and to some extent google have already taken the lead, so its up to microsoft to catch up and porve the point.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Securtiy hole in Googel Android

Well, i am not surprised that a security hole has been found. in such a large software system, it is quite expected that something could have gone unnoticed in terms of security. The main thing to watch out is what action Google takes. Obviously they will take action, but will it be a quick one, will it convince people that Google is serious about their security? Earlier it was usually only Microsoft which use to bear the brunt of the journalists and others because of the huge install base of their operating system. But now we have the Apple as well as Google in the game as well. It will be interesting to see how these companies handle such reports.