Archive for the ‘application delivery’ category

how to use teambox for project management…

May 1st, 2010

In the last weeks I was looking for an open source web based project management tool and I’ve found teambox.com – A very good pm-tool with twitter like communication functions that can be installed on your own server :)

In this article I wanna show, how to use teambox for management of an IT infrastructure project. Therefor I’ve created an example project which is called “application delivery infrastructure” which goal it is to implement Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and Access Gateway with Provisioning Server and XenServer – A real IT infrastructure project ;-)

OK, before we speak about project management, we have to define what we wanna manage. In theory project management includes the following dimensions:

  • requirements (or goals) management
  • problem management
  • tasks/time management
  • ressource management

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may the force be with you!

April 27th, 2010

Today VMware and SalesForce announced their new service, which they called vmforce. It is a platform as a service (PaaS) offer for all the webapp developers of this world. That in fact is not very surprising if you think of the following facts:

  • SalesForce is a leader in the Software as a Service (SaaS) market.
  • VMware is the technology leader in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market.
  • The third cloud computing market Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the one they didn’t enter so far.

So obviously these two Silicon Valley based companies combine their knowledge to enter the PaaS market.

More surprising is the fact, that this new platform is not using ruby on rails (convention over configuration) or php (personal home page), which is used by most PaaS offers – No, it is using Java…!

It is hard to say which platform is going to win the race but one thing is clear today: PaaS is a huge boost for webapps vs. binary apps…
…maybe one day we don’t have to care about the software stack on our laptops anymore ;-)

how to build an IT infrastructure for a small sized business or start-up

January 20th, 2010

So you have a great idea with a working business case and want to start the company now? Then you probably think about what IT infrastructure your new company needs for the beginning…

So, I’ve just implemented an IT infrastructure for a small sized company that supports trade between California and Germany. I did that in my spare time and want to share my experiences with you. » Read more: how to build an IT infrastructure for a small sized business or start-up