As business moves to the cloud to embrace applications and infrastructure offerings, how can network administrators continue to ensure that the network performs at a level acceptable to users? Viptela Cloud onRamp offers some insights.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– We launch the On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast!
– X-IO pivots toward the edge
– A History of Virtualization and Containers
Plus a look at the rise of RDMA and more!
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.
Amazon is currently resisting a court order to turn over voice records from an Amazon Echo at the scene of a murder investigation. While this case may not set a precedent, eventually IoT devices will fall under a high court ruling on privacy. While it’s doubtful that Echo devices will become commonplace in an enterprise setting, there is the possibility that always listening internet connected devices will. If that becomes the case (and some would say it is with IP phone systems), what is the expectation of privacy?
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.
Eric Shanks of The IT Hollow comments: Yesterday it was announced that VMware and Amazon Web Services are partnering to provide vSphere’s hypervisor and toolsets on the AWS platform. Since this time there have been plenty of articles written questioning the motives of both parties involved and whether or not one of these two companies […]
Alex Galbraith of Tekhead.it comments: Continuing in this series of blog posts taking a bit of a “warts and all” view of a few Amazon AWS features, below are a handful more tips and gotchas when designing and implementing solutions on Amazon AWS. For the first post in this series with a bit of background […]
Hans De Leenheer comments on the various cloud storage offerings from TwinStrata, CloudBerry, StorSimple, VMware Octopus/Horizon, Amazon, and others. Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, bleh bleh bleh, … get over it, it is all called CLOUD and it will remain that way for a while. What I haven’t talked about yet is CLOUD STORAGE. […]
Change is not a word normally associated with storage, and revolution is practically unheard of. Today’s modern enterprise storage systems and networks employ massive resources to do one simple thing: Emulate the basic hard disk drives used over three decades ago. But cracks are appearing in our mausoleum of fake disks: Application developers are discovering the value of object storage, and storage systems are appearing to support this need.
Before Google could even take to the stage to announce their new “Google Storage for Developers” cloud storage offering in their I/O conference keynote, Amazon hit back with a new low-cost “Reduced Redundancy Storage” option for S3. The titans are at war, and cloud storage is the new battle ground. But what was really announced? And should you care?