The Open Cloud: Trends and Projects

Cloud computing is the cornerstone of the digital economy. Some of the most successful companies are built on cloud-centered applications. Paypal, Google, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, LinkedIn have all taken advantage of open source components to deploy products and services in a fast way while doing so in a cost-effective way. With cloud deployment comes…

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Fashionomics

Last month presented a great opportunity for me to attend a week long dance workshop dubbed ‘Consider Me Mad’. This was courtesy of a long time friend Jack Bryton a brilliant suave professional dancer. Goethe Institut, Nairobi provided the premises for the week’s activities. This workshop was fully coordinated by Jack and Sunday Israel Akpan…

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Make Way, BtrFS is in Town

Thanks to the work pioneered by Chris Mason, BtrFS or ‘Better’ File System is fast becoming the mainstream file system of choice in the open source file system world. It is Linux’s answer to ZFS developed by Oracle (actually by Sun before it was acquired by Oracle). Due to incompatibility of licensing, ZFS could not…

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