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Today as part of ACM Chennai Chapter Lectures Dr.David Chaiken, Chief Architect at Yahoo! Inc. delivered a talk on Architecture at internet-scale at the ICSR Auditorium of IIT Madras. He started by sharing data points about Yahoo!: 640+ Million users, 4.5 Billion Pageviews per day, 368M User visits/Month. Yahoo! Mail has over 450M Mailboxes and does over 5B+ Deliverables/Day The talk was structured into six parts: Science, Art & Scale Competing needs: Agility & Stability…

In this PDC2008 talk, Chuck Lenzmeier – the Architect in Azure team explains how the Virtual Images of OS works in the Azure cloud data centers. His Bio in PDC2008 says that Chuck has been with Microsoft since 1989, and worked on all versions of Windows from NT 3.1 to Vista. The below video really helps to understand how the Virtual Images are being managed to achieve Windows Azure manage while retaining absolute compatibility with…

I was in the talk by Andrew Fitzhugh from HP’s Magcloud.com. The site is HP’s attempt to do on demand publishing of magazines and allow anyone to publish, sell and distribute magazines. An interesting statistics that was shown that in USA about 3.6Billion magazines were delivered to US News stands last year and out of which 2.3Billion was never read. He talked about how Magcloud moved their front-end systems and portions of storage to Windows…

You can see the photos I took from here. Ray Ozzie For the last few years, the scope of enterprise applications are increasing. IT departments have to manage more of outside users (their customers) than their internal users More of IT Pros and Developers have to work together and learn together in this new cloud world More than ever the web site of an enterprise is critical to the overall business health Hat’s off to…

According to a recent release from market research firm Gartner where it listed the Top 10 disruptive technologies it believes will reshape between 2008-2012: Multicore and hybrid processors Virtualisation and fabric computing Social networks and social software Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms Web mashups User Interface Ubiquitous computing Contextual computing Augmented reality Semantics When I see a list like this with overused and often repeated items like Multicore and Social Networking (though both of them…