This week Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino talked about the WeWork IPO, why misconfigured EBS snapshots are the new misconfigured S3 buckets, and why AMD’s new server chips weren’t built in a day.
Chris Porter considers how do you translate the desire for Digital Transformation into something tangible that your IT Department can offer in support? Application monitoring is a well understood component, but what is missing is a single platform that delivers visibility across all individual domains of service delivery infrastructure AND apps, including their respective dependencies. Chris looks at how NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE platform meets that missing need.
The cloud doesn’t have a magic wand that allows you to wave away networking planning or complexity. And sometimes your architecture isn’t going to fit perfectly into the cloud model the way that you might like. Tom Hollingsworth makes the case why you need the networking expertise of a company like Cisco Viptela to help you work around the restrictions inherent in a cloud environment.
This week Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino discussed if open source has an Amazon problem, the enterprise tech behind Google Stadia game streaming announcement, when we’ll see zettascale computing, and more.
Building out your SD-WAN solution needs to include a look at how public cloud will impact your decisions. For large companies, like Koch Business Solutions, that choice is even more complicated. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Koch is building a successful hybrid SD-WAN and public cloud deployment on Amazon AWS.
When people think “cloud”, they usually think web-native applications. But when enterprise IT hears about cloud, especially from vendors, they’re typically looking at a more-flexible environment for their existing applications. The same is true of so-called hybrid cloud – does it bring the cloud closer to the datacenter or vice versa? That’s why the “inside-out” versus “outside-in” metaphor really helps explain the current state of enterprise IT.
If databases are set to be the next big land grab for the public cloud, it’s unsurprising to see Amazon positioning themselves to dominate. Look no further than their recently announced MongoDB-compatible database-as-a-service offering Amazon DocumentDB.
The past few years, we’ve seen the rise of hybrid cloud as more organizations realize that they don’t need to make a decision to use either public or private cloud, but can make a decision about which to use based on specific application needs.
Pure has recently expanded its product line-up with a set of products aimed at helping its customers bridge the data management gap between on-premises and public cloud. In this post, Enrico Signoretti goes into detail on StorReduce. This sits in front of an AWS S3 compatible storage with the intent of deduplicating all data that comes in, seamlessly, like a sort of gateway. This gives organizations the benefits of public cloud object storage, without the strings that often come with it.
Chin-Fah Heoh sees the IT Pendulum swinging back a little bit from total cloud adoption. New services like AWS Outpost move AWS services into on-premises managed servers. Does this mean we’ll see a return of SAN and NAS, or are these just the wistful visions of a self-proclaimed “storage dinosaur?”