I´m working mostly on other pages at this moment (feb 2012).
Found this was subject to do as dedicated subject. Links and parapgraph´s will be moved to here.
For the most time this page will be a mesh-up. As soon I see the hit-ratio will grow I will do a clean-up. -->
As the computer era is moving to commodity it will be less interesting to onw computer infra.
- As A Service is the hypng indication of this
The IBM company the only one still doing this.
Has Abendoned the PC-world, Also moving within Linux/Unix
Some notes about status IBM mainframe
Getting new marketingstrategy with pure systems patterns. Using X86 and power (Aix Suse Windows)
catalogs (prices) OS
Open source does not imply it is for free.
Commercial use commonly is priced, home used is promoted and with limited editions can be free.
In the Cloud. Not doing it physical anymore by your self. Getting IT more working as a business.
Cloud computing is a metaphor used by Technology or IT Services companies for the delivery of computing requirements as a service to a heterogeneous community of end-recipients.
The term cloud theoretically signifies abstraction of technology, resources and its location that are very vital in building integrated computing infrastructure (including networks, systems and applications).
SP800-145 cloud definition
SP800-146 Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations
Cloud computing risk assessment
(us defense) Arpanet now internet, has its origin this way
The Confusion has already started. The Dutch wikipedia pages are different to the English and the others. They are stating the version on the server must be one, usage must be by web-browsers. The others are stating typical access by a thin client (web browser).
A governmental Dutch department started at the beginning of 2012 is conforming the others like NIST.
2001 saas introduction In the software as a service model, the application, or service, is deployed from a centralized data center
across a network - Internet, Intranet, LAN, or VPN - providing access and use on a recurring fee basis. Users "rent," "subscribe to," “are assigned”, or "are granted access to" the applications from a central provider.
Business models vary according to the level to which the software is streamlined, to lower price and increase efficiency, or value-added through customization to further improve digitized business processes.
Th old name of SAAS is ASP. ASP Application_service_provider An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP model is also sometimes called on-demand software or software as a service (SaaS).
and ASPs may be regarded as the indirect descendant of the service bureaus of the 1960s and 1970s.
Within the BI and Analytics field tools
a list for those has been made.
There are many more tools.