Seizing on the trend of delivering SaaS to solve classic IT challenges, Clumio will offer their Backup as a Service (BaaS) to customers who wish to protect their VMware workloads on-premises or in VMware Cloud on AWS. All management of backup infrastructure and lifecycle management are handled by Clumio and customers need only pay on a per-VM basis to backup their workloads and data. Customers see no cloud bills or egress charges.
Most IT practitioners aren’t comfortable speaking to large groups of people. Heck, most people in general aren’t comfortable with public speaking. Getting over the fear or public speaking and sharing your story and perspective is a great way to help others, make new connections, and get noticed.
As public cloud adoption has grown in the enterprise, we have seem multiple products emerge to help customers with their migration strategy. RiverMeadow seemed be be somewhere in between to me as a product that started out focused on migrations, but not necessarily for public cloud. With the additional features and services that the company has made however, it is clear that RiveMeadow not only has a product that is aimed squarely at cloud migrations, but that they are focused on ensuring the success of an entire migration project by including considerations such as design and testing where some products tend to fall short.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball. How you react determines how successful you will be. VMware’s presentation at Cloud Field Day 5 is a textbook example of this. Much of the day’s presentations were planned to be given by a single person. Jeremiah Megie, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware was planning on presenting at his first ever Tech Field Day event but was stricken by the flu just the day before.
When the underlying infrastructure is no longer the province of operations teams, cloud-native application visibility becomes an issue. Sysdig is off to a solid start with Linux container monitoring and have Windows containers as well as monitoring of serverless application monitoring on their roadmap.
Morpheus Data is one of the most complete CMPs available. With their 4.0 release including new features such as Kubernetes management and enhanced Ansible integration, Morpheus Data seeks to gain a lead on the competition. Ken Nalbone digs into more details about the release in this piece, and is looking forward to a deep dive by the company at Cloud Field Day.
The lack of an object storage service in vCloud director is one many service providers have been attempting to overcome with mixed results. By partnering with Cloudian and offering a native, S3 compatible object storage service, VMware is helping to level the playing field for service providers that are attempting to offer compelling cloud and managed services to their customers.
When discussing a hybrid cloud strategy, much thought is put into making the experience as frictionless as possible. The introduction or products like Azure Stack and AWS outposts have been very popular for this reason, but result in customers being locked into a specific public cloud platform. By providing a platform that is cloud agnostic, Stratoscale is able to make a developer friendly private cloud a reality.
Rubrik’s latest Field Day appearance was all about the software. Whether its a deep dive into their Polaris platform or Build, their new open source community, Rubrik is committed to creating a great software product and enabling customers to enable a software focused mindset as well.
Quobyte’s data center filesystem can bring massive scale without massive administration. The software is designed to work on a variety of commodity hardware and stretch the filesystem across multiple nodes to provide high levels of availability and performance without the need for large storage teams.