The growth of Kubernetes as a foundation for cloud native applications means developers need to identify a storage service for persistent data. When using Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) there are multiple options for persistent storage. Natively within Azure both Azure Managed Disks and Azure Files are available. Ned Bellavance dives deep into both to provide thorough analysis of their performance. This is actually a follow up to a previous test Ned performed based on feedback he received from Microsoft.
Ned Bellavance and Stephen Foskett look at the current cloud storage landscape. Making sense of it can be a daunting task, even when just looking at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. It can be tough to make a true comparison across cloud when considering cost, performance, and reliability. How does this cacophony of choice come into play in a multi-cloud world?
This week at Dell Technologies World, VMware announced their Virtual Cloud Network portfolio of products. They are charting a path to transform, organize, simplify, and automate technology services from the datacenter, to the cloud, and out to the edge with NSX, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and NSX Cloud.
The cloud can be a scary place for those just starting their journey. But with the help of SD-WAN, migrating applications to the cloud is no different that adding a new branch office to your network. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how you can leverage the strengths of SD-WAN to help you on your journey.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week, looking at Tom’s takeaways from Cisco Live Europe last week, Intel selling a stake in it’s wearable business, and better visibility into public cloud earnings.
With all the hyperbolic claims of what the cloud can do for IT, what the cloud actually means gets lost in the process. The roundtable looks at what cloud actually means in the modern enterprise. This includes the changes in workflows that need to happen to successfully migrate to the cloud. They go on to frame the cloud’s influences historically within other industries.
As business moves to the cloud to embrace applications and infrastructure offerings, how can network administrators continue to ensure that the network performs at a level acceptable to users? Viptela Cloud onRamp offers some insights.
Although most of the attention at NetApp’s “Data Driven” event yesterday in Boulder, CO was focused on the new HCI offering, my interest was aroused by a different announcement: NetApp is now powering an enterprise-class storage offering integrated with Microsoft Azure. In the long run, this move into the cloud might well prove more important than even a solid entrant in the hot hyperconverged infrastructure market.
When Amazon announced they were opening an AWS region in Sweden, I asked where they were going to expand next. If you look at their map, there’s a continent shaped hole. Amazon didn’t take the hint, but Microsoft seems to be onboard. The company announced they will be opening up data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, starting in 2018.
The Wall Street Journal formally reported something most of us know implicitly, the big players in the cloud are investing heavily in it. Still it’s impressive to see the hard numbers. In 2016, Microsoft, Google, and (of course) Amazon invested over $31.54 billion in capital expenditures and leases. If you like more granular numbers, that works out to $1,000 per second.