• Centralized or hyper-converged. All obsolete. Decentralized and interconnected.

    Imagine taking tens of thousands single-board computers, my favorite OrangePIs for example. Throw-in some storage. Imagine installing something like NextCloud or SyncThing (or both merged) on them. Imagine connecting them to the internet all around the world. Imagine start processing transactions above this Storage Cloud, in the Blockchain style. What you get is an unlimited scalable […]

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  • OrangePI One Plus First Look

    Expanding on our experience with single-board computers that we can use for our embedded solutions, we have ordered the new OrangePI One Plus from Steven Zhao’s Shenzhen Xunlong Software CO.,Limited company. We placed the order via AliExpress on 3rd of January 2018 – and voila – the package arrived at our office yesterday (19th February 2018). […]

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  • How do we stay relevant in our own industry?

    My recent visit to the Fujitsu Forum 2015 in Munich got me thinking on what established people and companies need to do to stay relevant in our own industry. At the event, you could engage in hundreds of conversations and dozens of sessions on innovation, connected enterprise, hybrid cloud, SaaS, disruption caused by digitization and […]

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  • Building large complex systems is hard

    Building large complex systems is hard!

    One of my earlier blog posts re-published here again. It comes from the period of time back in 2012 when I was in the business of Cloud Solutions. Recently, Mark Thiele of GigaOm published the article “The cloud backlash could be deep”. I agree with most of the conclusions in his article. However, at one point […]

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  • Why is the Fujitsu announcement to migrate its infrastructure to Openstack a game changer in Cloud?

    In a press release on February 18th Fujitsu announced the plan to migrate its global internal infrastructure to a new cloud platform based on OpenStack. My personal view is that with this significant commitment to OpenStack, Fujitsu makes the most significant contribution to OpenStack of all other sponsoring companies. Additionally, if this internal initiative proves […]

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