As tools emerge to aid developers and operations teams in gaining better understanding of their applications and identify root causes behind bugs, outages, and latency it is important to consider the infrastructure these applications run on as an element in testing.
Like such technologies as virtualization and flash storage before it, storage class memory has the opportunity to change the way we design infrastructure and run applications. MemVerge has the advantage of being a first mover in this space.
The passion and knowhow brought by the team at LightStep speaks volumes to the company and product they have created. Yet the question on many folks’ minds was how anyone other than a very large enterprise could get started. With the release of LightStep Tracing, the question has been answered.
Recently Packet has announced a new service named Packet Connect. The service will allow customers to provision direct network connections to Microsoft Azure via the same APIs and dashboard that give control over their bare metal infrastructure.
Seeing a new platform like Aparavi take on a increasingly difficult problem that is not solved by existing products and strategies is not only revitalizing to the data protection space, it’s necessary.
Sometimes the old standbys when it comes to tools and technologies really are the right fit for the job. File services are still a reliable means of persistent storage for cloud native applications. Elastifile aim’s to simplify that for customers.
Although infrastructure is beginning to disappear behind an API for use by development and systems teams alike, there is still a team or even a single person behind that API ensuring that operations are smooth and transparent for those who consume said infrastructure. Those individuals or teams are well served by new tools for old problems.
Breaking and application into smaller components such as individual services or even as small as a function has provided the agility that developers needed to rapidly iterate their applications, but has resulted in an application architecture that is overall more complex. A service mesh allows development teams to define networking constructs such as load balancers, firewalls, and gateways programmatically
Cloud financial management company Cloudability has announced the formation of the non-profit FinOps foundation. The practice of optimizing cloud spending is here to stay and first person or group that can identify “a better way” to approach this challenge will dominate the conversation for years to come.
By partnering, Packet and Wasabi will be able to deliver infrastructure that can be fully automated by developers in conjunction with object storage all within a single vendor experience.