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Lean, Kanban, Agile Pairing, TDD (sometimes test after) software architect and programmer. Worked with distributed (called cloud sometimes) computing services since 2007 using phat data (8 billion rows of data on an AVERAGE day, sometimes called big data) and everything from business intelligence to the nitty gritty of array structures inside file based data stores to create caching tiers for custom software needs. Currently pushing for distributed technologies & improving software architecture, better data centers, the best software development practices and keeping everything secure in the financial industry again. To see what I'm up to today, check out my blog at Composite Code.

3 responses to “Reality Distortion Field : 17 Companies’ Sitrep”

  1. iein valdez

    Hey… don’t forget about Google App Engine! Java, Python, Go all hosted in the cloud. There’s also Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage and more. Some pretty easy to use building blocks. Check it out!

  2. Nick Kephart

    I would consider the heft of hosting providers and multi-service providers (e.g. Rackspace, Terremark/Verizon, SoftLayer, Datapipe, Equinix, IDCF Japan, etc.) entering the space. They will dramatically change the landscape of IaaS over the next year. The PaaS companies listed may be sexy, but their combined revenues and user bases pale in comparison to the large, hungry MSPs moving into the cloud.