One of the major announcements from this year’s VMworld was the culmination of VMware’s partnership with Amazon to launch VMware on AWS. Essentially, you can now run a minimum four host cluster on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, which puts together vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter into a SaaS offering. The idea is this will mirror on-site infrastructure in either a pure cloud or hybrid cloud formulation.
Cloud lock-in, sounds bad right? Well on this episode, the roundtable takes a detailed look at the actual impact of lock-in with public and private cloud providers. They look at how this impacts business agility, innovation, and overall company strategy.
In this iteration of Gestalt Cloud News:
– Ben Kepes looks at if Oracle is actually a cloud company
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if cloud is more process than technology
– Eric Shanks looks at the fate of public cloud if net neutrality ends
Plus our usually selection of great community reads!
If Net Neutrality Dies, will the public cloud follow it? Eric Shanks demonstrates how the end would happen. But I would argue as important is recognizing that the principal of Net Neutrality has been muddied and not as self-evident as early advocacy might suggest in today’s climate.
With all the hyperbolic claims of what the cloud can do for IT, what the cloud actually means gets lost in the process. The roundtable looks at what cloud actually means in the modern enterprise. This includes the changes in workflows that need to happen to successfully migrate to the cloud. They go on to frame the cloud’s influences historically within other industries.
Joe McKendrick at ZDNet posted an interview with Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB, and Monty Widenius, the creator of MySQL. The conversation began by talking about if open source solutions are a disruptive force in the enterprise. It’s a discussion that seems to have been hashed out many times over the last decade, and while it’s certainly interesting to get the perspective of people with an impressive pedigree, their answers aren’t all that groundbreaking. When they shift to the future of the cloud, it gets interesting.
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!
Sometimes when looking at new enterprise IT products, it’s important to remember how we derive meaning from words. If we look back to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, we of course know that the spoken or written word, the actual word itself, is a signifier. That is to say, it points toward something. What […]
The physical server market is already getting eaten by software, which is in turn being eaten away by the cloud. The market is racing from the metal to increasing layers of abstraction. But from what he’s seeing from HPE, admittedly far more agile since the spin off, is still far too invested in the diminishing server market. To be fair, as the worldwide leader in server revenues, they’d be foolish to turn away completely. But where is the strategy going forward?
There are a lot of interesting takeaways from the report, assuming they hold up. But the one I found most impressive was the overall cloud growth compared to data center workloads as a whole. After all, it’s not that hard to expect both to go up dramatically over the ensuing years, but Cisco is bullish on cloud growth in particular. Data center workloads are forecasted to double in the next four years, but cloud workloads are thought to triple.