When AWS announced their Outpost product in late 2018 there was much excitement around the possibility of bringing native AWS service and VMware Cloud on AWS into the data center for situations where data and applications were latency sensitive and needed to be placed closer to the user. As details have emerged about architecture and delivery, Chris Evans has noticed that the offering could present a potential conflict with traditional enterprise IT hardware vendors.
Everyone loves a good analogy and Steven O. Noble has come up with one that will resonate with many geeks when he compares cloud computing to home automation.
If infrastructure can be moved partially or entirely to a cloud provider and free up IT resources, then Druva believes the same can be done for backup. This is a logical next step for backup practices and with an early seat at the backup as a service (BaaS) table, Druva is well positioned to become a leader.
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.
Can SD-WAN really help organizations accelerate cloud adoption? Can SD-WAN technology end the dependence on costly hardware and instead focus on being truly software defined? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the recent announcement of CloudBlades from CloudGenix and how it looks to help professionals leverage cloud software at the network edge.
Google Cloud’s recent outage offers system and application architects a teachable moment to illustrate how to better prepare your organization for such failures.
Disruption is a part of IT no matter how big or small. Cloud is a major driver of disruption today. How can you leverage SD-WAN to make your cloud migration a bit more successful while minimizing disruption? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Cisco Viptela can help.
Today’s episode considers if people want cloud, or what the cloud actually does. In this case, we’re looking at if a focus on providing services will eventually make the cloud irrelevant, since people don’t really care about it. Or have the cloud providers created sufficient value-add services to solve business problems that make the cloud itself relevant, not just API-driven functions.
NSX-T 2.4 is out and the feature list is impressive. But it’s the feature that isn’t listed that has Tom Hollingsworth excited. Read on to learn why NSX-T is the vehicle that will power VMware success in the future.
How can you protect your virtual workloads in the cloud? Or your east/west traffic flows between hosts behind a perimeter firewall? Tom Hollingsworth talked to ShieldX about how they’re able to microsegement the traffic flows between your virtual workloads.