Cloud Hardware

Cloud computing and the coming clone wars

All this talk about Dell’s place in the cloud computing ecosystem has got me thinking… I’ve been saying for a long time now that the hardware market will turn into a bloodbath, with squeezes on the server side coming from horizontal scaling/commoditised hardware, multi-core processing, virtualisation, etc. as well as on the client side from […]

Internet Standards

Proof Gmail IMAP (Gimap) supports IMAP IDLE

So for those of you with capable mail clients (like OS X, here’s proof that IMAP IDLE works for delivering push mail: $ openssl s_client -connect -crlf * OK Gimap ready for requests from 0123456789abcdef . capability * CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UNSELECT IDLE NAMESPACE QUOTA XLIST CHILDREN XYZZY . OK Thats all she […]


Google Apps – On in 60 seconds (HQ Quicktime MOV)

For those who liked the Google Apps – On in 60 seconds video (YouTube) you can also download the high quality original hosted ‘in the cloud’ on Amazon S3.

Cloud Lab

Google Apps – On in 60 seconds

To celebrate today’s Google Apps launch here’s a screencast I whipped up showing just how easy it is with Google Apps to get ‘On in 60 seconds’: Update: On advice from Dave Girouard (VP, Google Enterprise) we’ve changed the name to ‘On in 60 seconds’ from the somewhat less enthralling ‘Setting up Google Apps’. Update: Thanks […]