Over the last decade, technology has played a vital role in improving societies around the world. By providing an economic stimulus of jobs and a boost in the caliber of education offered at the university level, technology remains a driving force in the lives of people all over the world. Today, more than two billion people have access to the internet; and approximately five billion people have mobile phones.

Children and young people are being educated in a world where social media and mobile technology determine the wave of the future. Technology affects how people communicate, learn, and develop. Recently, the speed, flexibility, and affordability of rapidly evolving technology have created a divide between those who can afford it and those who can not afford it. Hence, the education aligned with innovative technology becomes pricey as well.

As we grow to enhance our skillset and capabilities to perform at the level of a global technology provider, Tetranoodle Technologies offers an exchange in the form of free IT courses to university students from developing nations around the world. We believe in investing in areas in growing societies that offer the most promise. We are also dedicated to recruiting global talent.

We are proud to be one of a limited number of companies providing free IT courses to students in third world countries. Most businesses focus domestically. We believe in global innovation; and for that reason, our investment crosses borders. Students around the world are hungry for technology education. However, affordability remains an issue. This year we are committed to developing a diverse catalog that provides access to critical technology areas while ensuring that students are competitive in the job markets which they are targeting. Just as we believe in our capabilities, we believe in our exchange.

The Global Demand for Technology Education is Increasing

The global demand for technology education, dictated by global education expenditures, is steadily increasing. At the same time, products are becoming more expensive. The global technology education market value exceeded $5 trillion last year, performing at 8x the size of the software market and 3x the size of the media and entertainment industry.

Technology education has been described as a global phenomenon. In fact, the market is expected to achieve annual growth of 17% per year, with an aggregate growth of $252 billion by 2020. Currently, the U.S. leads in consumption and setting tech education trends. However, Asia is now experiencing the world’s fastest growth in investment into this sector. In the last few years, Europe has seen increases in major mergers and acquisitions that make solidifies a strong 3rd place growth position. The mobile penetration of smartphones has been a game-changer in the last decade, particularly as it relates to empowering younger technology users. With 90% of the world’s population under 30 already being in emerging markets, the demand for effective technology education will continue to rise.


Technology Education is Increasing

Global Technology Users are Getting Younger.

When it comes to education, there is substantial evidence that technology is inspiring young people. In a recent study, Unicef found that 40% of Vietnamese children surveyed in rural areas used the internet for educational purposes, with 34% sending school-related text messages. In urban areas this spiked to 62% and 57% respectively.

In addition, U.S. High profile tech companies are launching global learning initiatives. To increase access to technology by children and young people in the world’s poorest countries. These companies are donating millions of computers and educational materials. Dell pioneered this movement recently by launching a computer hardware and literacy program called Youth Learning. The program initially launched in India and is now operating in a total of 15 developing nations across the world.

Mobile Phones are Engaging Younger Technology Users.

It is no secret that mobile and smartphones have proved to be the single most important factor in increasing literacy on the planet. Young people are motivated to text and post messages on social media. This has resulted in a tremendous spike in technological comprehension. Recently, Duncan Clark, a British tech investor and founder of e-learning company Epic Group, stated that mobile technology has produced a “renaissance of reading and writing among young people across the world.” In fact, mobile phone technology in third world countries accounts for four out of every five connections worldwide. In a recent report by the GSMA into m-learning, more than half of all young people surveyed in Ghana, India, Uganda and Morocco who had accessed the internet, had done so on a mobile device. Today more than ever, mobile phones are encouraging children and young people to engage in economic, social, and political movement. Technology exposes children and young people to education in a more progressive, cost-effective way. As growth in the technology education sector continues, the challenge for global technology providers and firms is to keep learning affordable.


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Tetranoodle Technologies Offers Education for In-Demand Skills

Tetranoodle Technologies is committed to providing free technology education courses to university students in developing countries around the world. Our fundamental belief is that technology makes generations stronger. We have decades of experience in the IT industry, and we transfer these capabilities to educational our materials.

Our goal is to equip students with real-world skills (with tips and tricks) – not just theory. This level of preparation will ensure that they are employable in the IT field. We want to encourage people from developing countries to learn these skills and make themselves job ready. Preparation is the only way to predict where the performance curve will head when it comes to technology.

Recently we announced that our company will do something that very few enterprises around the world have done – offer technology courses for free. While we believe in the promise of children and young people, our target is university students. We believe that college students represent the new wave of innovation and technology. The ability to automate processes in third world countries and integrate technology into everyday living will stabilize and catapult economic development. Tetranoodle Technologies is one of the few technology companies around the world investing in free education courses.


Cloud Computing: Businesses are embracing the cloud

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Business Spending on IT Services is on the Rise

More businesses are upgrading technology services. Given the complexities of how business transactions occur today through computer hardware, mobile devices, and cloud-based services, businesses are sourcing firms with heightened IT capabilities. The primary reason why companies increase their IT budgets is simple:  They want to remain competitive with new and existing firms. Hiring small independent contractors is no longer effective. Businesses are calling in the big guys to solve complex IT and technology problems. These firms see the light at the end of the tunnel.  As technology continues to become more innovative, it is more affordable. The forecast below projects spending for IT Services at close to $700 billion for 2017.

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Business owners live in constant fear of IT disruption. It is no secret that fear of IT disruption in technology is a huge factor in spending decisions. A disruptive technology is described as one that displaces an existing technology and creates ground-breaking change in a way that may create a new industry altogether.

Perhaps the best example of disruptive technology would be smartphones. When they arrived, they disrupted a multibillion-dollar cell phone and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) industry, while introducing new technologies to the mainstream market. With cloud-based solutions in place, disruptive technology will only impact small businesses that are not prepared for change. In fact, without the cloud-based services that newer more popular laptops connect to, they are essentially useless. Disruptive technology does not really affect them because they are connected to the cloud, which is constantly changing. McKinsey Global Institute has listed a dozen disruptive technologies in the chart below. The forecasted global output aligned with these disruptive technologies is approximately $100 trillion when projecting to 2025.


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Cloud Computing Services are Enhancing Small Businesses


Cloud computing is arguably one of the most innovative technologies of the century. Forward-thinking businesses continue to ride the cloud computing wave as their businesses evolve. Cloud computing provides access to data wherever there is an internet connection. In today’s expanding business environment, it is critical that business owners get their cloud services mix right the first time.

Being armed with the right answers concerning what type of cloud computing the business needs, the appropriate budget for cloud computing services, and the threshold for security risks, are all required for a small business to optimize its strategy in today’s world. Reliability on cloud capabilities whether employees are using their computers, tablets, or mobile phones must be high. In the office, utilization must be just as strong as the field utilization. These metrics are best assigned by a reputable cloud computing consulting firm.

Today cloud computing consulting firms offer expertise on a plethora umbrella of services which include the following: (1) Cloud Storage, (2) Cloud Backup, (3) Software as a Service (SaaS), (4) Cloud Hosting. Cloud Storage stores and backs up files for regular access and for sharing and syncing them across devices. Cloud Backup is similar to cloud storage, but primarily used as a backup source in the event of a crash, cyberattack, or other data loss. Software as a Service (SaaS) – refers to using the web to provide a service, such as Office 365, Google Apps, QuickBooks Online, and Salesforce. Cloud Hosting supports all types of information sharing, such as email services, application hosting, web-based phone systems, and data storage.

For most businesses, the benefits of cloud computing are infinite. Cloud computing saves businesses time and money by optimizing productivity and innovation. Small firms use cloud computing to access information anywhere there is a compatible device. Rather than storing information on a computer or a server in the office, cloud computing stores data on the internet. It works by making information available from a central web-based hub. Cloud computing provides access to anyone who has verified identity. It also syncs data for all devices connected to the cloud, keeping them updated with real-time information.

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Cloud Computing Consultants Can Solve Cloud Challenges

Every business is faced with the decision to upgrade their IT consulting services. Unfortunately, this means firing a small independent contractor and hiring a more robust, competent firm to help solve challenges. Although cloud technology has added a more effective layer to doing business, like any other new technology, it is not void of challenges. Below are several cloud challenges identified by businesses in the last two years.

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The primary role a Cloud Computing Services Team is managing and maintaining various IT Infrastructure technologies. Premier services packages typically include the following: Computation, Storage, Virtualization, and Backups. All businesses require problem management and resolution of issues in a timely manner. Also, troubleshooting and assessment are vital services required, given the uncertainty that companies face.

Cloud Services give business owners the power to operate using the Internet to make business more efficient. Cloud computing solutions allow employees to share, edit, and publish documents in a unified manner. As a result, employees are able to improve communication and e-mail, share access to calendars, contacts, information, increase marketing abilities, and enhance everyday business processes.

Cloud solutions are refining the business world from top to bottom, bringing big changes to organizations of all sizes. From neighborhood businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, cloud solutions offer a level of accessibility that is unmatched. Approximately 40% of firms in the U.S. have fully adopted cloud computing. By 2020, industry experts predict that over 80 percent will migrate to the cloud computing solutions. The need for businesses to align with reputable cloud computing consulting firms will only increase at this point.

Migrating to the cloud offers several benefits to business owners. Key advantages include lower costs, improved collaboration, increased flexibility/scalability, and greater integration. However, with so many cloud solutions now available for businesses, there may be difficulty in aligning with the right consulting firm to handle challenges.

Cloud integration is a major undertaking for all businesses. Every company needs a team of experts to help launch successful initiatives and ensure success. The right cloud computing consulting partner will accelerate time to market with proven strategies. To partner with the best firm, a business must be able to identify their individual needs while also having insight on the latest cloud technologies available. The decision to employ the right cloud computing partner can make or break a business in today’s economy. However, it is better to be well equipped with a firm that can treat all aspects of a problem than to be underserved with a single contractor who has to outsource to find solutions for cloud computing challenges.

Introduction to OpenStack – Open Source IaaS Cloud Platform 101

Started as a collaboration project between Rackspace Hosting and the US Space Agency NASA, OpenStack has swiftly grown into one of the world’s biggest open source technologies delivering a flexible, efficient, scalable and cost-effective OS based on the cutting edge concept, i.e. “The Cloud”.

Work began in 2010 when the concept was still in its early stages, but the team was able to launch its first stable build in just four months, naming it Austin. At that time the main purpose of the initiative was to bring mainstream hardware within the folds of cloud computing. With the passage of time, OpenStack grew as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and the platform soon incorporated modules that let it control a variety of hardware components including those able to process, store or communicate with other entities.

Basically, OpenStack is a set of tools that support large-scale virtualization and allow for the creation & management of virtual machines through secure, easily accessible GUI.

Owing to the “Open-Source” label, the software was welcomed with open arms by the Linux community, and today OpenStack has been accepted by several companies thanks to its robust features-list:

  • 2011 – 2012: Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, etc. come in
  • 2013: Oracle joins as a Sponsor, planned for Oracle Solaris
  • 2014: HP Helion Cloud Computing Solutions to be based on OpenStack

The latest & most stable version of OpenStack is the Newton released on 6th October, 2016 while Ocata is still in the pipeline.

Its 2017, and today the adoption of Cloud Computing is in full swing. Not-for-profit organizations, corporations, enterprises and even small startups, all are busy shifting over from private data-centers to the public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. The cloud landscape is rapidly changing and it is also true that the cloud technologies are just in their infancy. So there is tremendous amount of room for improvement.

This room for improvement can only be filled by skilled professionals, who are well experienced with these cloud technologies. The job market has seen a steady rise in the demand for these professionals, and this has resulted in a pay rise for this particular field. In the US for instance, the median income for professionals fluent in OpenStack is $120,000 – $140,000 a year!

The OpenStack project isn’t composed of a single, large program that offers all the features one is looking for. Instead, think of it as a platform consisting of several projects or services, all designed in parallel, aimed for specific purposes. Each “project” offers core features, unique to its own applications. As this is an Open Source project, experts from around the world can collaboratively contribute to its development.

Each individual service can then be accessed using its own API and modules be called to accomplish tasks on hand. Take a look at the individual services/projects and their purpose below:

1. The Identity service, code named Keystone:

The main purpose of OpenStack Identity Management is to create & provide management tools for users & their respective services. It acts as a central authentication mechanism for all OpenStack components and integrates itself with several directory services like the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol to facilitate multiple login possibilities.

Just like “Computer Management” and “Group Policy” in Windows’ OS, Keystone allows administrators to configure policies for user groups across systems and implement them with a single click. The entire system is controlled by a well-designed and easy-to-use GUI which makes managing the OpenStack system very straight forward.

2. The Compute service, code named Nova:

The Compute service is a very vital one, controlling the very core fabric of the platform, cloud computing. The service has been written in Python and provides an abstraction layer. This layer then virtualizes resources such as processing power, RAM, storage and network services, along with functions that greatly improve automation & utilization.

Examples of management functions include ones that can launch, suspend, resize, stop and reboot resources using hypervisors. An API, Application Programming Interface can be used to store & manage files programmatically while the image is running.

3. The Image service, code named Glance:

This service provides support for Virtual Machine images, especially system disks that can then be used to launch instances of Virtual Machines. In addition to the services, discovery, registration & activation, the project has functionalities to provide backups & snaps. The images are highly robust and can roll out new servers on the fly.

4. The Dashboard service, code named Horizon:

Horizon is basically a GUI project/service that allows users to interact with other OpenStack services like Nova, Cinder, etc. The entire interface is web-based and is well-versed in the art of effectively controlling & monitoring each service.

5. The Object Storage service, code named Swift:

This storage service is actually redundant, but an excellent choice for scale-out storage. Based on Rackspace Cloud Files, Swift ensures collection & distribution of data across all devices currently in the pool so that the users can make the best use of their hard drive resources. In the event of failure of a component, OpenStack automatically restores content to newer cluster members.

6. The Block Storage service, code named Cinder:

The service has been created to manage block-level storage systems that compute use of instances. The storage system is very much necessary & effective in places where performance constraints have to be strictly maintained, e.g. databases. The Linux server storage is the most common storage that employs Cinder, however other plugins exist as well like NetApp, Ceph and SolidFire. The system has an excellent interface to attach, create and detach devices to & from servers.

7. The Network service, code named Neutron:

Previously called Quantum, Neutron is a Networking Service that has a powerful set of tools, allowing it to control a range of network resources like LANs, dynamic host configuration protocol and IPv6. Users can easily define subnets, networks and routers, allocate IPs and other specifications, after which the entire system comes onboard. Users can assign floating IP addresses that allow users to assign fixed IPs to virtual machines.

8. The Orchestration service, code named Heat:

The entire mission of the OpenStack orchestration program is to create a human & machine accessible project that can efficiently manage the entire lifecycle of all the applications that lie within OpenStack clouds. Heat is the practical implementation for this and implements an engine across several composite cloud apps. The orchestration is based on templates that come in the form of text files, which may be treated as code.

9. The Metering service, code named Ceilometer:

The Ceilometer project is one of the most promising and actively developed project, very well-suited for controlling & monitoring the OpenStack infrastructure. The salient features of this service include:

  • Efficient collection of metering data,
  • Configuring the type of data collected so that operating requirements are met,
  • Collecting data by monitoring notifications from other services,
  • Using the REST API for accessing & inserting data,
  • Producing metering messages,

These were the nine blocks of OpenStack that form the current architecture. In time, more promising elements will also get added to the platform, making it even more resourceful for cloud computing.

If you like to learn more about this popular platform – check out our course on OpenStack here: