When working with a customer, I have a belief that cloud is simply two things: Cloud is where your data lives. Cloud is where your applications run. From there, it’s your technical team’s job to collaborate and deliver services and a service delivery model that aligns with your business’s needs.
Another day, another acquisition. This time, it’s Data Gravity, another familiar face from Tech Field Day events. According to The Register, Data Gravity was rapidly shedding staff and costs and had almost shut down when it was sold. Now Ben Kepes reports that HyTrust has purchased the company.
Zetta was an early Field Day supporter, presenting all the way back in 2010 at our first event at VMworld. Since then the company has had its ups and downs, and now seems to be “out”: It has been purchased by Arcserve, as reported by Ben Kepes.
WekaIO Matrix is an impressive new entrant in the world of high-performance distributed storage, and the cloud connector is a nice complement. The company brings all the latest trends together (distributed storage, NVMe, flash, cloud) in a useful solution. And by targeting HPC, WekaIO has selected a ripe target.
Intel did most of what they needed to do with the Xeon Scalable launch. There’s enough of a speed boost to get noticed, some interesting new options for server builds, and some cool low-level features that are going to matter in HPC and ML. This may be the biggest datacenter platform in a decade for Intel but it’s not a massive advancement overall.
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.
Is Kubernetes simply benefiting from the first mover advantage, or does it have the force to stay the dominant container orchestrator in the enterprise for years to come? The roundtable discusses.
Jeff Bezos has always advised to let your customers guide how you develop a product. In fact, one of the core missions of Amazon is to ensure, “every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” This is clearly what you see when peeling back the onion on the data management company, Rubrik. Like the winged monkeys marching in the “Wizard of Oz”, Rubrik has charted a course in the data ocean that’s taken them from a scrappy startup with a very intriguing scale-out based value prop, to a clear contender for Enterprise data management needs. While there has been a lot of buzz around features and functionality within the product, I’d like to take a step back to analyze how I feel they hit the mark for enterprise deployments today in the first of a few blog posts focusing on the product directly.
In this iteration of Gestalt Cloud News:
– Breaking down what exactly is Big Data, and how it is, and isn’t, transforming the data center
– Looking toward how storage companies are embracing cloudification and data non-locality
– Running GUI’s with Docker on macOS
Plus, thoughts on if DevOps really requires a new operating model.