Want on-demand pricing, but need your infrastructure to stay on-site? HyperGrid now offers just such a solution.
Whenever a public cloud rival launches a new feature, it’s always put into the relief of comparison to AWS. That status as a benchmark is incredibly valuable, both in terms of market perception, and the competitive pressure it puts on all other players. And the 800 pound public cloud gorilla shows no signs of slowing down. They continually lead in capital expenditures, to extend the infrastructure lead they already have in the space.
But as the saying goes, it gets lonely at the top.
The Wall Street Journal formally reported something most of us know implicitly, the big players in the cloud are investing heavily in it. Still it’s impressive to see the hard numbers. In 2016, Microsoft, Google, and (of course) Amazon invested over $31.54 billion in capital expenditures and leases. If you like more granular numbers, that works out to $1,000 per second.
Amazon announced they will be opening up a new AWS region in Stockholm, Sweden by 2018. This will be welcome news to the Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe. Amazon specifically cited Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway as the primary beneficiaries.
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StarWind offers what they are calling a hardware-based “cloud gateway”, in partnership with AcloudA. I’m honestly surprised a lot of other storage vendors aren’t trying something similar, but I imagine StarWind has done all the hard work on the backend to make this appear deceivingly simple. The basic hardware is a single board with a SATA/SAS interface. This would be connected to your server or storage appliance just like any other drive.
Welcome to the first Gestalt IT Cloud News for 2017. In this week’s newsletter:
– ZeroStack wants to manage the cloud with the cloud
– Velostrata moves you to the cloud in minutes with their new product release
– StratoScale wants to be your private cloud
Plus Tim Crawford’s piece on the real price of the public cloud.
Welcome to the Gestalt IT Cloud News! Here are some of the great articles:
* ClearSky Represents Your Data
* State of the Industry: AWS
* Teridion and Internet Throughput
Plus the Gestalt IT Holiday Gift Guide!
Have you heard of this Amazon Web Services thing? The AWS re:Invent 2016 conference concluded last week. In a lot of ways, their strategy resembles what Netflix does (which ironically runs on AWS). They currently have such a dominant market position, so they can afford to invest in a lot of the smaller use cases. A lot of the features they offered seem to only appeal to very niche cases. That’s just what Amazon wants, making themselves indispensable for a large number of small groups.
I was reviewing some of the announcements from AWS re:Invent 2016. The sheer number is kind of bewildering. It’s hard to look past the ridiculous 100PB on wheels, AWS Snowmobile, which brings together all the business savvy of a SAN with the subtly of Mad Max: Fury Road. Still in making my way through the announcements, a small one stood out to me, Amazon Lightsail.