Papertrail cloud logging service opens for public consumption

Web service creator Seven Scale today opened its Papertrail cloud-based log-management service to the general public. Log files have always been important for troubleshooting, but are seeing increased interest with the advent of big data because companies can draw business-level insights from the data, too.

The New World of Infrastructure Apps

Just ten years ago, deploying applications involved assembling the entire food chain down to the physical hardware. The process was lengthy, expensive, and complex. Product choices existed, but infrastructure deployment was a requirement. Today, one can use services consumed as applications. I call them infrastructure apps.