Control in the palm of your hand

Filed under: Random Thoughts — barmijo — March 7, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

Things are moving pretty fast here at 3tera these days, but I had another of those moments that we geeks live for today and thought I’d share.

I just got the first glimpse of an AppLogic interface on my Blackberry. Imagine having complete control over your applications without even the need for a PC. Combined with the new alert system that emails any warning message and you’ve got more control over your apps than if you slept in the datacenter.

Let me give you an example of what this can mean. While sitting in a movie theater with your wife one Saturday night you get that awful vibrating reminder of life in the real world. You check and it’s an email alert from AppLogic that a server on your grid has failed. You quickly login and see that AppLogic has already restarted failed components on other resources and repaired volumes. You reboot the server and watch the movie for a couple minutes until you see that it’s rejoined the grid. Total elapsed time – less than 10 minutes.

This is still in the prototype stage, but it’s a glimpse of where utility computing is heading.

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