The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this series I introduced the core ideas around defining the requirements and then discussed the first four.  Today we’ll discuss the final two requirements and tie it all together. Onwards and upwards! Requirement #5 – Scalable, Elastic, and Performant Enterprise-grade has to mean something. In the past, enterprise-grade related to a certain quality … Continue reading

The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 2

In part 1 of this series earlier this week, I introduced The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack.  Today, I’m going to dig into the next two major requirements: Open Architectures and Hybrid Cloud Interoperability. Let’s get started. Requirement #3 – Open Architectures & Reducing Vendor Lock-in We already covered building a robust control plane and cloud management system. One of … Continue reading

The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 1

Introduction OpenStack is an amazing foundation for building an enterprise-grade private cloud. The great OpenStack promise is to be the cloud operating system kernel of a new generation. Unfortunately, OpenStack is not a complete cloud operating system, and while it might become one over time, it’s probably best to look at OpenStack as a kernel, not an OS. [1] In … Continue reading

Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Mapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs. Mapbox Launches Smart Directions to Compete with Google Maps Mapbox has just released Smart Directions, a tool for developers to add detail to maps like terrain, places … Continue reading

ReliefWeb API Provides Access to Historical and Real-Time Humanitarian Data

ReliefWeb, a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has announced the release of ReliefWeb API, which provides access to disaster-related data and humanitarian information collected by the UN. The Disaster Tracker prototype application uses the ReliefWeb API. ReliefWeb provides disaster-related data and humanitarian information going back more than 17 years. ReliefWeb … Continue reading

Today in APIs: DPLA Expands Offerings, and 12 New APIs

Digital Public Library of America adds millions of items that can be accessed through its API. Appy Pie releases API for Kindle Fire. Plus: How Apple dodged the Heartbleed virus with the help of an API, GoogolPlex hack for using voice control, and 12 new APIs. DPLA Expands Archives by Millions of Records, Available via API We last covered the … Continue reading

Google Cloud Platform Announces Price Cuts, Managed VMs and new Developer Experiences

Google has ruffled feathers with Cloud Computing vendors by announcing a series of price cuts and features that are bound to have long lasting effects on the industry. At the Cloud Platform Live Event held on March 25, Google not just cut prices drastically across its offerings, but announced key features like Managed VMs and developer experience improvements that have … Continue reading

Node.js Gets Ready for the Enterprise

Node.js started life as an implementation of JavaScript found in the Google Chrome browser that is optimized for event-driven, non-blocking I/O applications. Originally, Node.js found favor in organizations that needed to build real-time applications to manage distributed devices such as routers and switches. But as Node.js has evolved, it has also been widely adopted to build both mobile computing applications … Continue reading

ProgrammableWeb To Launch API Conference For Developers, Providers, and Strategists

For over eight years, ProgrammableWeb has served as the Web’s defacto journal of the API economy; offering news, advice, API directories, research data, and other information when it comes to the world of Internet-based APIs. Now, as a part of our continuing mission to serve as the world’s leading resource for developers, API providers and stakeholders, we’re announcing the the launch of ProgrammableWeb’s first-ever face-to-face conference; APIcon. Set to take place in San … Continue reading

Converter Makes JSON as Understandable as a Spreadsheet

Eric Mill, a developer at the Sunlight Foundation, has created a JSON-to-CSV converter where users can simply paste JSON code into a box and have the code automatically reformatted and re-colored, then converted into an easily readable table of data. A complete CSV of the table data can also be downloaded. The converter uses JavaScript so it runs without a … Continue reading