APIs + DevOps = Better Storage Options for Devs
DevOps and the use of APIs is making storage interfaces simpler and more consistent for developers.
Will business users be able to connect apps to storage in the future? If APIs become as ubiquitous as a Compterworld column hopes, it’ll be as simple as paste to connect to databases and other storage options. Also in the news: Data center managers now have to worry about loud sounds causing outages. Sounds farfetched, but it happened.
DevOps’ Impact on APIs
Good read on how the DevOps push is also impacting the use of APIs to connect to storage. The Open API Initiative is attempting to make the interface more consistent for everyone. Will storage connections become cut-and-paste? [Computerworld]
New Attack Vector: Loud Sounds?
Bet the data center managers didn’t hear this one coming: ING Bank’s data center was knocked off line when a fire suppression system test emitted 130 decibel sounds, which caused too much vibration in the hard drives. [Motherboard]
Meta: Cloud Note Service Evernote Moving to Cloud
Evernote, the note-taking service that’s a favorite at this address, is ditching its data centers in favor of Google Cloud Platform. The biggest hurdle: Moving nearly 3.5 petabytes of user data, which is the equivalent of 20 million four-drawer file cabinets filled with text. [Fortune]
Uber or Lyft? Google Maps Will Help You Decide
Google is going where startup Urbanhail could not: Offering price comparisons for various ridesharing services in app, Google Maps in this case. Maps users will be able to see which services are available to them and how much they might cost. Is there anything Google Maps doesn’t do? [Gas2.org]
Why Apple Killed the Beloved Headphone Jack
Apple is trying to send the standard 3.5” headphone jack into tech irrelevancy alongside the serial port. Why? “It’s just a hole filled with air.” When trying to maximize processing, battery and size, the headphone jack is too big. [BuzzFeed]