April 22nd, 2017

Network Service Providers and Privacy

Advertising runs on data. It always has. Long before programmatic ads and algorithms, we saw Mercedes-Benz ads in Fortune and Chevy ads in Mechanix Illustrated. Some clever guy had figured out that Fortune readers and Mechanix Illustrated readers bought different cars. The success of an advertising outlet has always depended on the outlet’s generation of […]

April 8th, 2017

Engineering In the Clouds

Yesterday, I began a new blog on Network World. It is called “Engineering in the Clouds,” and it calls on my experience at CA and my two earlier books, Cloud Standards and How Clouds Hold IT Together. My first blog is on some of the reasons cloud projects do not succeed. Cloud failures can occur […]

September 21st, 2012

Managerial and Functional Interfaces To Services

In writing Cloud Standards, I spent more time than I expected working on a good description of the distinction between functional and managerial interfaces to services. I referred to management and functional interfaces recently in a blog on the CA Cloud Storm Chasers site. I’ll say a little more here.

Functional versus managerial are clearly […]

November 13th, 2011

Introducing Cloud Standards

To begin, my name is Marvin Waschke– hence the catchy domain name– and I am a software architect for CA Technologies. I’ve worked for CA for close to sixteen years. I have always been interested in the standards side of computing. I began to work with standards groups even before I joined CA.

This is […]