Whirr

Whirr + Spot Prices + Thanksgiving Weekend means that I can run large m1.xlarge instances on the cheap.

<griping>Also, Whirr is essential, but the project has a sort of “forgotten Maven site” feel about it. It’s annoying when an open source project has several releases, but no one bothers to republish the site.  It’s even more annoying when the “Whirr in 5 minutes” tutorial takes 60 minutes because it doesn’t work.</griping>

The Shift to Local Data Centers

In my post on Friday I wrote a fictional piece from 2020 predicting that the world’s IT infrastructure shifted to in-country data centers after the recent surveillance revelations.   It looks like this is going to happen faster than I expected.

What shall we name this trend?  How about “Jurisdictional Data Compliance” or “Jurisdictional Data Security”.  Walk up to your CIO today and ask what your JDC implementation plan is given your client’s new concerns about privacy.