Brewer’s CAP Theorem – Nice article on Brewer's CAP (Consistency, Availability, Partition Tolerance – pick any two) theorem and its implications for distributed systems. Interesting to see the parallels with eventual consistency in directory services. Bonus reference to the Sex Pistols' seminal 4th June 1976 Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall gig in the intro!
It’s the end of my second week at Huawei, and things are looking good. I’ve done a LOT of reading, getting up to speed on the non-identity parts of cloud computing, and we’ve spent some quality time around the whiteboard. I’ve also booked my first trip to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, which will be my first visit to mainland China (I went to a Liberty Alliance plenary meeting in Hong Kong a few years back).
Talking of hiring, we’re still recruiting for the ‘virtual data center’ team – see Geoff’s blog entry – so, if you’re into large scale identity/security, storage, or systems and network management, drop me an email at with your resume, the sooner the better!
brain aided dancing: a mix for the MIGHTY! designers republic – A one-hour-plus mix of tracks with one thing in common – cover artwork by the Designers Republic. I must have about half the tracks here – Chakk, Age of Chance, Krush, The Orb, Pulp and, of course, the fabulous Pop Will Eat Itself. Marvelous!