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Getting ready for CMS Expo 2013
Can it really be that time already? It may be snowing again here in Boulder, but spring is just around the corner. Which means that CMS Expo can't be far behind.
(This post comes to us courtesy of our friends at National Center for Women & Technical Computing - NCWIT - a great organization working to increase the number of women in technology and computing. Standing Cloud board member Brad Feld also serves on the board of NCWIT, and we've been strong supporters of the group.)
Since our launch in 2009, we've been strong supporters of open source software and the open source community. Our application catalog includes more than 100 open-source applications; plus we support multiple development languages – including Rails, PHP, Java and Python – and manage applications portably on several distributions of Linux.
This article first appeared last month in Cloud Computing Journal.
Think back to when you were a kid. Remember that thing you thought, felt, wanted or did that you were embarrassed about? You probably worried that you were the only person in the world who had that thought, feeling, desire or behavior. It was your Little Secret. Only as you got older did you figure out that it was actually pretty common, that everyone did that, or felt that way, at least once in a while. And that maybe it even had a name.
In a recent filing in the MegaUpload case, (detailed here in Wired, in case you missed it), federal authorities say they may shut down cloud-storage services without having to assist customers in retrieving data lost in the process. Uh, yeah. You read that right.
Setting aside how you feel about MegaUpload, it’s pretty clear that the second order impact and unintended consequences around situations like the government takedown of it have wide ranging consequences for all of us.
With yesterday's partial outage of Amazon Web Services tearing up Twitter, causing a kerfuffle in the media and blogosphere, and wreaking havoc on the up-time of high profile start-ups like Heroku, Pinerest and Dropbox, it's worth remembering that this isn't the first time this has happened.