Have you heard of this Amazon Web Services thing? The AWS re:Invent 2016 conference concluded last week. In a lot of ways, their strategy resembles what Netflix does (which ironically runs on AWS). They currently have such a dominant market position, so they can afford to invest in a lot of the smaller use cases. A lot of the features they offered seem to only appeal to very niche cases. That’s just what Amazon wants, making themselves indispensable for a large number of small groups.
A lot of vendors claim to have distributed storage. Certainly many of them will sell a solution marketed as distributed. The issue is that a lot of what is marketed as distributed relies on legacy implementation. These were made with the standard storage needs in mind. Capacity, reliability, and speed aren’t hard to find these days. You know what is really hard to do? True distributed storage. That’s where StorPool comes in.
I was reviewing some of the announcements from AWS re:Invent 2016. The sheer number is kind of bewildering. It’s hard to look past the ridiculous 100PB on wheels, AWS Snowmobile, which brings together all the business savvy of a SAN with the subtly of Mad Max: Fury Road. Still in making my way through the announcements, a small one stood out to me, Amazon Lightsail.
Of course, just after my Docker post, we get some interesting Docker news! It looks like Docker has acquired storage startup Infinit. If you’re never heard of Infinit, don’t worry, the name was new to me too. Looking at the announcement blog post, it’s clear the acquisition is aimed at clearing up one of Docker’s glaring deficiencies: storage.
Last week, I read a piece about HPE Discover by Enrico Signoretti. It did not paint a pretty picture for HPE’s future, relegating them to replying on a shrinking legacy server revenue stream, with an upcoming products already out of step with industry trends. I wrote a reaction hot take to it, asking if they […]
Erik Freeland gives some great advise on how to deal with technical questions in a job interview. It’s important to realize that on these, there’s rarely a designed “perfect answer”, rather the interviewer is looking to gauge your understanding in general.
Docker is the company everyone loves to talk about. They’ve been the subject of acquisition rumors for years. Everyone wants to try them out, even if they don’t fully understand what they do. And they’ve spurred an ecosystem of companies eager to extend what their product can do. Docker is the new Twitter.
Mark Prior wrote up a really interesting series of post about his professional development. He read the tea leaves and saw that he needed to get up to speed on network automation and expand his coding skills. It’s a remarkably candid and honest look at the process. In his first section, he’s teaching himself Arista’s Zero Touch Provisioning […]
I have a problem with the Pets vs Cattle analogy. The Pets portion I think hold up pretty well, representing a personal investment in your physical server, something that you care for and name. Something specific that you check on every day. But when using Cattle for bulk management of VMs and containers, I have […]
An idea is only a good one if it’s acted upon. That’s why my idea to invest in Google circa 2004, my idea to learn Mandarin, and my idea to get regular car maintenance were all bad ones, I never actually did anything with them (RIP 1989 Saab 9000). Now in a personal setting, you […]