Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2012

Cloud Video: Juan Noceda and Matt Hicks at Summit 2012 on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Present and Future

In June 2012 I had the pleasure of giving this talk at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, together with Matt Hicks, we covered the present and future of Platform as a Service (PaaS) through the eyes of OpenShift, the cloud product that I manage at Red Hat.

Since OpenShift moves very fast you may want to complement the info on this video with the content of this OpenShift Roadmap blog post that I added a few weeks ago on

Fore even more frequent updates follow me on Twitter.

The content of the video can be helpful for the non-technical person that just want to know more about the benefits of Cloud, Big Data, and PaaS, as well as for the Developer or IT Manager that wants to know the technical details: features, how OpenShift works, the open source project OpenShift Origin, and more.

Watch the video by clicking here

Stay up to date on this and related topics by following me on twitter: @Juan_Noceda

The Future of Cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Through the Optic of the OpenShift Roadmap

I love my job, and my job at Red Hat is to drive the product strategy, roadmap, and features of OpenShift, our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering; which is experiencing an amazing momentum.

OpenShift is based on three pillars: OpenShift Origin (our open source project), OpenShift Online Service (Red Hat-operated public cloud platform), and our soon to be released OpenShift Enterprise PaaS (an installable PaaS for private data centers).

OpenShift evolves at a fast pace thanks to an agile development methodology, as a result, time to time I provide an update on the direction that our roadmap is taking. Here is the current status of the OpenShift Roadmap:

OpenShift Roadmap at

Stay up to date on this and related topics by following me on twitter: @Juan_Noceda

(Spanish) Video Interview on Cloud and PaaS for Entrepreneurs with OpenShift by Red Hat es un excelente videoblog sobre tendencias y novedades para start-ups en el campo de la alta tecnologia.

De manera similar pero mas amplia que en este reportaje grafico, en esta nota tuve la oportunidad de brindar mis perspectivas acerca de como la nube o cloud computing esta cambiando la forma de hacer y de empezar negocios online. Concretamente, estuve explicando como Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) o el Servicio de Plataforma se esta convirtiendo en una herramienta mas que necesaria para nuevos emprendimientos.

Para resumir mi vision a futuro del mercado de Cloud, creo que a partir de ahora, emprendimientos web que no esten basados en un servicio de PaaS como OpenShift de Red Hat no van a poder competir en tiempo y forma con start-ups que se muevan de manera agil explotando las ventajas de calidad y velocidad que ofrece el modelo PaaS. Alquilar y mantener servidores virtuales remotos y su software stack no es el negocio del desarrollador de aplicaciones y es demasi…

(Spanish) Newspaper Interview on OpenShift, PaaS, and Cloud

Pagina/12 is one of the main newspapers in Argentina, it has a great supplement called Cultura Digital which covers the latest trends in technology. Mariano Blejman (@Blejman) interviewed me to talk about cloud, with focus on Platform as a Service (PaaS) and how OpenShift from Red Hat redefines the platform as a service space with a pretty unique value proposition.

Dear Tech Entrepreneur! (startup or corporate): Embrace Cloud to Stay Competitive!

As entrepreneur (startup or corporate), you need to deal with so many things, to the point that it is easy to get overwhelmed and loose focus.

Many of those things that consume your attention are central to your project while others are critical but at the same time secondary compared to the core of your business.

Let's see how Cloud Computing can help on outsourcing the load of what is peripheral and how it can empower what is core to your idea, project, or business.

Go ahead and take advantage of the Internet Age:

One of the positive side effects of the current times is the pollution of digital services. You have at your disposal plenty of service providers which are happy to take those "secondary" concerns of yours and do them for you for a relatively modest fee. 
Some of these services range from addressing new concerns that were born in the digital age like email address validation and search engine optimization to the "webificated" versions of traditiona…

Linux, Cloud, Open Source, Virtualiztion, PaaS, Java, BigData, Mobile, and more in a single event: Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012

What is the only high-tech event in the industry that can concentrate, in a charming city like Boston, all the technologies and thought leaders that are driving software innovation today? The answer is Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 on June 27th to 29th, let me prove why...

This is not just another software vendor event, in which you only see the vendor's product stack from the angle that they want, as its name implies, Summit 2012 is a multi-perspective open event, in which the open source communities, an ecosystem of Red Hat partners, and independent parties get together in aparticipative event hosted by Red Hat to talk and share experiences as they drive forward the next fronteer in information technology and software development.

Let me prove you through the 7 points below why you get the best of the software industry in a single event, and show you how Red Hat is powering many more critical areas than you may think in today's tech world:

1) Linux is by far the most im…

(Spanish) Audio de Entrevista Sobre Nube (Cloud Computing) y PaaS

Muchos me dijeron que no es fácil encontrar este tipo de material sobre cloud computing y PaaS en español, por ello, se me ocurrió que podría ser de utilidad poder compartirlo.

Muchas gracias a Abraham Otero de @JavaHispano por producir este podcast y a Sebastián Scarano @Develsas por su participación.


Mp3 Audio:

(Spanish) ¿Por qué Java EE sigue liderando en términos de innovación?

Me encanta Node.JS, Ruby me parece excelente, Ceylon promete mucho, Scala está viviendo un gran momento, Zend Server es un gran paso adelante para PHP, Play! 2 está madurando muy bien (Inclusive dentro de PaaS) y como ellos muchos otros lenguajes, frameworks y plataformas están generando un admirable nivel de innovación en el campo de la informática, en especial en el ámbito del software empresarial.

Muchas de estas tecnologías ya tienen varios años de madurez pero son relativamente jóvenes comparadas con el punto de inicio de Java, que ya data de mucho más de una década. Paradogicamente, muchas de estas tecnologías están basadas en Java.
Para una tecnología nueva es muy fácil evolucionar rápido, en cierta forma está todo por hacer, pero es realmente remarcable alcanzar ese mísmo nivel de avance con tecnologías ya establecidas como Java, o en particualr Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) la cuál goza de un liderazgo indiscutido en el ámbito empresarial en lo que vá del milenio.

Si ponemos …

JavaScript is back! (Again) ...Again? This time: Node.JS

No! this is not 1999!
No, you are not living in the times in which Netscape lost its browser kingdom to Microsoft and developers discovered the magic of client-side web programming thanks to Brendan Erich's creation: an ECMA script dialect called JavaScript.

Netscape is no longer around trying to convince us that iPlanet is THE web server, and JavaScript is THE web application server-side language to rule the WWW.
No more Microsoft telling us that VBScript is the way to go for ASP, but just in case you didn't not like it they also offeredd JScript.

There is no more pushing by IBM promoting Lotus Domino (Today positioned as"enterprise social" platform) as a web programming environment, suggesting an "efficient?" programming language salad that used to mix: formul@ language, Java, JavaScript, a pseudo VB and VBScript as the ideal solution to code for the desktop, the documents, the intranet, the internet, and everything else that may come up in front of you.

Privacy, Security, and Compliance Concerns in Cloud Computing

As you have been noticing there is a great deal of momentum around cloud computing, perhaps propelled by the massive marketing investment around it. Actually, many of us at this point may feel a little saturated by reading and hearing every day how "cloudy" each new product offering claims to be.

But at the same time I believe that we all get the point and we can see the real and undeniable advantages behind the cloud-way of doing things, from simple things like having all our music or photos everywhere all the time and playing them from each of our devices, to update my documents or data from my laptop or from my uncle's old PC without installing a single piece of software or moving a single file around, or to the most advanced cases like having an entire multi server development, testing, and runtime platform to host my enterprise applications without doing the administration of a single piece of software stack, networking, or servers.

On one extreme of the spectrum o…

Interview about Cloud, PaaS, NoSQL, OpenShift, and Node.JS

Thanks Gordon Haff for the interview about cloud trends, the PaaS market, OpenShift growth, JBoss relevance, the importance of Big Data or NoSQL, and the Node.JS momentum.

Here is the audio podcast and transcript

Affection! Affection! Affection!

Let's get touchy-feely for a second, let's talk about emotions, feelings, and affection.
Yes let's bring all those "soft topics" that seem to be superficial, peripheral, and irrelevant in technical and business atmospheres.

What did it happen to the Product Manager/Designer behind this blog? Did he go through an emotional breakdown? Is he considering a career change towards soul counseling? Did he forget about his technical background based on hard sciences? Too much TV talk shows?
Not really, I am using exaggeration as vehicle to spark a somehow controversial discussion. When we talk about high-tech products we usually talk about electronics, software, engineering, business, and rational design; in such frame of thought, talking about emotional concerns seems too soft, too out of range, especially for my friends the engineers (which I happen to be one of them as well, or used to be, or I am still are, or... I don't know any more...).

So, Yes, let's talk …