An incomplete List of Organizations and Alliances for the Internet of Things

Does the IoT needs more standards? Yes because we all know that the more standards we have the better it is for the industry (sarcasm tag for those who haven’t gotten the irony). Standards are utterly pointless if we can not rely on them remaining stable. And so unless the individual standardization bodies realize their […]

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Service Level Agreements for Carrier-Grade Clouds: beyond best-effort

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are a the nuts and bolts of a business agreement and next to QoS and Security the final pillar of a Carrier-Grade Cloud offering. SLAs define functional and non-functional conditions under which the service should be delivered. They allow for penalties or compensations to be directly derived. Ironically these SLAs have historically been best-effort, static (sometimes paper) constructs, taking only […]

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QoS considerations for Carrier Grade Clouds: location, location, location.

A Carrier-Grade Cloud (CGC) is a cloud platform suitable for deployment, with stringent Availability, Reliability, QoS and Security requirements which are fundamental for Real-Time applications in many domains such as Telecoms, Automotive, Banking (Trading) sector. In our previous post we looked at the security requirements paramount to the design of such systems. Now lets see how […]

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Software-Defined Networking: A Comprehensive Survey

This is probably one of the most complete papers on the subject I have seen to date, published 02/06/2014 by by Diego Kreutz, Fernando M. V. Ramos, Paulo Verissimo, Christian Esteve Rothenberg, Siamak Azodolmolky, Steve Uhlig. So if you’re new to SDN or need an in-depth look, grab yourself a fresh coffee and get started: Software-Defined Networking […]

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Gartner Hype Cycle 2014

Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things will replace Big Data at the top of the “peak of inflated expectations”. I like the idea of illustrating Hype Cycles because buzzwords to me become quickly annoying. My data aggregation is full of blah and press-releases and “tech-news” are often just empty blah! Words like BigData and Cloud are being thrown around by […]

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Considerations for Carrier Grade Clouds: Security

A carrier-grade cloud is a cloud platform or infrastructure suitable for deployment, with stringent availability, reliability, QoS and security requirements which are fundamental for real-time applications in Telecoms, Automotive, Banking (Stock Trading) and the Energy (Smart-Grid) sector. These industries operate under regulations that can prevent data sharing in many circumstances. Additionally, companies are reluctant to […]

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My data is bigger than yours. Analyzing the fragility of BigData with Nassim N. Taleb

Gil Press (BigData guru writing for Forbes) as well as others [1][2] [3] have recently suggested that organizations can become Antifragile (gain from disorder) by adopting a BigData strategy. The concept of Antifragility has been described at length by Nassim Nicholas Taleb [1] in his brilliant book. For those who are new to the subject […]

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