I noticed that an article that I published with Alexei Karve, Andrzej Kuchut, Shaikh, Jonathan (Qiang Tong Guo), Randy Rendahl, and Scott Peddle on IBM developerWorks now has over 18,000 views. I would like to thank my co-authors for their help on this article. The article focuses on the use of software bundles for efficient image management. Here is the link:
Summary: A software bundle is a collection of software installation files, configuration files, and metadata that can be deployed on a virtual machine instance. In this first article of a series, the authors present an overview of software bundle and image management concepts, explain the resource model, compare this platform to other software package management platforms, discuss use cases, and survey the tools available. The concepts are illustrated with the use of an example energy-saving calculator application.