The public cloud certainly has profoundly changed enterprise IT. It provides limitless scale, impressive utilization, and changed capital investments. However, it often fails to provide enterprise level performance on a consistent level, and can lack the fine tune controls organizations have come to expect. Datera is building a cloud data management foundation for on-site clouds. Their goal is to make this autonomous and transparent layer to the organization to offer the agility of the public cloud, but with enterprise class performance and control.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– Datrium makes its case for Open Convergence
– We find out what exactly is Big Data
– Disambiguating HCI and Hybrid Cloud
Plus, Cray is partnering to bring supercomputing as a service to the masses
Once a term gets pegged as trendy in enterprise IT, its actual meaning quickly goes out the window. It becomes less about what that word represents, and more about how you can skew your existing products to somehow claim to be part of this rising trend. This quickly leads to a morass of marketing bluster, and genuine confusion about how solutions and products fit into categories.
Keith Townsend tries to rescue two of the trendiest buzzwords in use today: hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud.
I recently watched a brief talk given by Dave Hitz, a founder and Executive VP at NetApp. His particular portion didn’t get down into the weeds of what NetApp is bringing to the table with their Data Fabric or StorageGRID. There were presentations before he spoke that sated my need for technical details. Instead, Dave focused on giving a broader vision of what NetApp was trying to do. This is always a bit of a risky bet when addressing a more technically minded crowd. It’s easy to sound grandiose with your overall corporate vision, and too often these talks stray into marketing. Fortunately, Dave took the time to make it an engaging discussion.
There is some perception that if you knew you were going to start a large enterprise today, you’d just use the cloud. Unencumbered by hardware commitments, legacy applications, and training expenses, the appeal of a cloud centric strategy from startup are easy to enumerate. This does little to make things clearer to existing enterprises. That’s where Velostrata comes in.
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 […]