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Josh Stella

January 31st, 2016

6 minute read

For several years, cloud adoption by developers, tech companies, and enterprises has been gaining momentum. Global cloud spending is accelerating and market forecasts are impressive . The cloud is often thought of as a collection of remote data centers. It’s generally used that way by organizations when they first experiment with it—or even when.
November 10th, 2015

23 minute read

Years—no, decades—ago, I lived in Emacs. I wrote code and documents, managed email and calendar, and shelled all in the editor/OS. I was quite happy. Years went by and I moved to newer, shinier things. As a result, I forgot how to do tasks as basic as efficiently navigating files without a mouse. About three months ago, noticing just how much of.
November 11th, 2014

9 minute read

We at Luminal are launching our new vision for computing: Fugue. Fugue embodies a set of core computing patterns that rely upon:
 
  • Automating the creation and operations of cloud infrastructure through a no-touch runtime environment. This uses an active infrastructure OS under users’ control and within their environment.
  • Short-lived compute.
September 15th, 2014

3 minute read

In two previous posts, I explored the concepts of "Minimum Viable Clouds" and "More than Minimum Clouds."

 

To recap, a Minimum Viable Cloud must:

 

  • be an SOA
  • hide implementation
  • be fully automated
  • be a utility
  • have global fault tolerance
  • be Opex

 

A cloud that is More than the Minimum must:

 

  • promote stateless, distributed compute
August 27th, 2014

3 minute read

The M in MVC (Minimum Viable Cloud) implies that there are additional capabilities in a mature cloud implementation beyond those outlined in our previous post, which introduced MVC . Recall those sine qua non MVC requirements:
 
  • Clouds are APIs
  • Clouds are SOAs
  • Clouds Hide Implementation
  • Clouds are Fully Automated
  • Clouds are Utilities
  • .
August 10th, 2014

5 minute read

Every time a new, hot technology appears on the scene, many companies with old, boring technologies slap a sticker on the front of their product, proclaiming it to be a torchbearer for the new tech. It's something of a parlor trick. Certainly this has been the case with cloud technologies. As a result, there's a need to differentiate things that.
July 28th, 2014

10 minute read

Several years ago, NIST produced documents (SP 800 145 & 146) that made admirable and compelling efforts to categorize cloud service offerings with the tripartite taxonomy already in use: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). NIST sought to tighten loose definitions. This was about as.
July 7th, 2014

5 minute read

I've noticed recently that I'm getting quite a bit of grey in my beard. While there are many downsides to being an aging geek (I can't pull all-nighter coding sessions any more without hell to pay for several days), one of the benefits is gaining some perspective on how innovations play out over time. I started building software in the late '80s.
November 10th, 2013

1 minute read

The entire Luminal team will be attending AWS re:Invent 2013 this week. Since we are still in stealth mode we won't have a booth, but we will have a product preview and a detailed white paper on our first product, Fugue.

 

If you're attending re:Invent and would like to talk to us, drop me an email and I'll reach out to you. We are actively.

October 15th, 2013

5 minute read

In the last two posts in this series, I illustrated how an unconsidered VPC architecture can lead to inefficiency and poor resiliency. In this post, I'll show how to get to an efficient, secure and highly resilient VPC design. Keep in mind that there are many successful patterns to building VPC and this is only one of them, but is in most cases.

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