Today, Oracle announced that Ravello on their Cloud Infrastructure is getting a number of significant updates. It’s a pretty big update, but let’s level set first. If you’re not familiar with Ravello, it’s a product designed for organizations that want to transition from traditional on-site architecture to the cloud, without having to completely upend workflows […]
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.
Oracle and the cloud have had a rocky relationship. If you listen to what Oracle is saying, they’re on pace to displace AWS and be the biggest cloud provider out there. This is more than a little marketing bluster. But if you watch the company, they’re actually making some very interesting moves in the space.
Rubrik calls themselves the “Cloud Data Management Company”. This provoked Eric Shanks to ask the question, “What are the characteristics of a cloud product?” This is a very difficult question to answer and leaves too much room for ambiguity. This lack of formal definition creates the opportunity for almost any product vendor to call their product “Cloud Ready.” In this article, Eric sets out some definitions to see if Rubrik truly is a cloud solution.
Want on-demand pricing, but need your infrastructure to stay on-site? HyperGrid now offers just such a solution.
When Amazon announced they were opening an AWS region in Sweden, I asked where they were going to expand next. If you look at their map, there’s a continent shaped hole. Amazon didn’t take the hint, but Microsoft seems to be onboard. The company announced they will be opening up data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, starting in 2018.
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 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.