Project Razor: EMC and Puppet Labs


Today EMC and Puppet Labs are releasing via open source community contribution, a key module that serves to ground the last mile of the DevOps process. Project Razor is a tool that I've personally been looking for, for years. Razor is a service oriented (RESTful), model based, and policy driven "Operating System provisioning tool" which use their native installers for hardware compatibility. During the project design meetings, we determined that we…

Elliote and David… Korean War vs. the XML War


My feelings about WS-* vs. REST have never been hidden, in fact I wear them on my sleeve, and this analogy really cracked me up... some interesting comments as well. The Cafes » North and South : The analogy isn’t as silly as it sounds either. North Korean/Soviet style “communism” fails because it believes massive central planning works better than the individual decisions of millions of economic actors. WS-* fails…

Web2.0 and SOA… synergies and complexities


I was recently asked to contribute to a couple of articles(The Merging of SOA and Web 2.0,Experts See Link Between Virtualization, SOA) by Darryl Taft of eWeek(Ziff Davis). I initially took an excessively "SOI" approach to this discussion only to have a conversation with Steve Graham that really helped me establish a more realistic set of comments around the junction between Web2.0 (with it's requisite behavioral challenges around collaboration, composition…