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OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 7

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I speak with Nati Shalom, CTO of Gigaspaces. We talk about: General update on the upcoming OpenStack Icehouse release Recent Gigaspaces Cloudify 2.7 updates Upcoming Cloudify 3.0 additions Call for Papers for the upcoming OpenStack Israel […] Read more

Cloud pricing wrinkles and tea in China

As you’ve probably heard, Amazon Web Services reduced their on-demand cloud prices significantly last week. You’d think customers would be happy across the board, but that’s not the case. Here’s why, and what will happen as a result. As discussed previously, AWS customers translate their capacity planning into Reserved Instance purchases, based on the relative […] Read more

Cloud price reductions and capacity planning

Last week both Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services reduced their prices for cloud computing services significantly to comparable levels, and both now offer significant discounts for long-term usage. Yet, though the two cloud services may seem similar, their radically different long-term pricing models reveal just how different these cloud offerings really are. Whose […] Read more

Driving business growth with your software organization

These are the three crucial ingredients to making sure your software organization drives overall business growth. Keep the R in R&D “R&D” stands for “Research and Development.” Growth requires both research – exploring the unknown to discover new insights – and development – building the product or service. Unfortunately, in many companies the R&D department […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 6

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel. In this episode I welcome back Samuel Bercovici of Radware, and we talk about how to contribute to OpenStack.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 6: Welcoming Back Samuel Bercovici of Radware  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 5

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 5: Oren Katz of Alcatel-Lucent  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 4

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 4: Uri Cohen and Yaron Parasol of Gigaspaces  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 3

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 3: Ryan Granard of PayPal  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 2

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 2: Samuel Bercovici of Radware  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more

OpenStack Israel Podcast, Episode 1

This podcast series explores topics of interest to OpenStack practitioners, focusing on the ecosystem in Israel.   Shlomo Swidler’s OpenStackIL Podcast Episode 1: Maish Saidel-Keesing of Cisco  Subscribe to this podcast series […] Read more