Unemployed

In March 2014 I was a team lead for a small networking team in an Angolan ISP. After 5 years contributing the best I could to get the company of it’s feet, the time was coming for the progression many wished in their professional careers. I was invited to be the head of IT. Niiice!!! Continue reading

Demystifying the Cloud

The interest in cloud computing has been growing inside me for quite a while. Its advantages, how it works and the technologies involved.

In the middle of all this I found a very interesting document that I saved from being eaten by my son. I was lucky to arrive on time.

Demystifying the Cloud helps us understand the history and the path taken to where we are today, virtualization, the essential characteristics of the cloud and in the end quickly describes the top 3 cloud computing providers. While it was written in 2012 and I already knew parts of it, it was still relevant to remind me of the concepts and strengthen my little knowledge.

The author of the document is Janakiram MSV and his site www.janakiram.com its one of those you should bookmark if cloud computing and technologies are your thing.

 

You can download the document here: https://mvctips.tradepub.com/free/w_jana01/prgm.cgi

What is “the Cloud”?

During the first ever Expansão Telecommunications Forum (Expansão is an angolan economics newspaper)I spoke to a few people about hosting services. During our conversation, an angolan service provider employee said:

We have cloud hosting in our data center, why don’t you host your services there?

I knew that provider didn’t really offer cloud services but that started a battle in my mind since while I knew the services from that provider were not really cloud, I couldn’t explain why.

So, what is the cloud? Continue reading