Ubuntu for Docker OS

29MB Docker image for OS from Ubuntu, can be used to bundle complete s/w with OS like Bitnami bundles..



Netflix Titus

Netflix has open source Titus, container management platform that handles thousands of EC2 instances in AWS for movie streaming..

Based on Apache Mesos, handles half million containers deployments and 200,000 clusters per day leading to three million container launches per week!.

Powerful implementation indeed!.

Azure IoT MCU Chip

Microsoft launched a new MCU that offers device connectivity to Azure platform with builtin security to offer a secure pipe for control and data communication..


Microsoft has fully embraced Unix with a variant as Kernel and calls it Azure Sphere OS!.

Produced by MediaTek, it is a  single-core ARM-A7 running at 500MHz with Wi-Fi and other I/O connectivity options..

Amazon had a similar OS launch last year, It is OS alone with capability to run it on any chip that can be embedded into devices. Microsoft has gone one step further to test it with a particular chip also.

Who’s Next?

AI on a chip..

Seems to be getting some focus lately. Nvidia’s Volta, ARM’s Trillium, Intel with Nervana, Microsoft with Catapult and Google with TPU are the starting points for the silicon AI.

With comparisons to 80387, GPUs the AI in silicon seems to be suited for getting high speed analytics into edge devices if dedicated chips can help in reducing device footprint rather than using general purpose CPUs.


Dropbox saving with onpremise infra

Dropbox moved out of the AWS and went in reverse direction two years ago. Saw a news item explaining the savings that they had with moving to onpremise infrastructure.

Begs the question : What is the saving we get moving to cloud?.

What is cheaper : Compute, Storage, better security, maintenance, technology refresh, technical resources to manage infra?.

Any thoughts?