Public cloud providers and enterprise IT vendors alike position Kubernetes as the control plane for cloud-native applications. They promise an application environment that will run on any public or private cloud, reducing cloud lock-in and enabling hybrid and multi-cloud designs.
On this episode, the roundtable discusses if the framing of multi-cloud as an inevitable IT outcome is really accurate. Is multi-cloud just something being pushed by analysts and vendors with solutions to sell? If so, will it ultimately be a fad? They further discuss what they mean when they say multi-cloud, which further clarifies the premise.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– the On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if the CLI is dead
– The Gestalt Rundown re:Invents itself
– and we talk to Chin-Fah Heoh for our IT Origins interview series
I wrote about Forward Networks when they came out of stealth late last year. They’re on the forefront of the intent-based networking wave, using formal verification of a network in real time to model every possible location a packet can go on the network.
At launch, they had built search, verification, and predication tools. They just announced a new offering called Essentials to basically offer their search functionality in a freemium model.
Cumulus Networks is switching up their software only model with Cumulus Express. This is the first time the company is selling hardware pre-loaded with their software. It’s an interesting approach. The company has taken pains to show that they are not trying to compete with their own customers. Drew Conry-Murray spoke with their CEO, Josh Leslie, said that they are not trying to get into the hardware business, and that their existing relationships with equipment makers are strong.
Sometimes when looking at new enterprise IT products, it’s important to remember how we derive meaning from words. If we look back to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, we of course know that the spoken or written word, the actual word itself, is a signifier. That is to say, it points toward something. What […]
Tom and I were briefed by Aporeto about Trireme as well. It’s a great approach to transient networking, which is exactly what happens in active container environments. Here’s Drew’s take on the announcement… A new open source project called Trireme aims to simplify security for containers and Kubernetes. The software, developed by the startup Aporeto, […]
Drew Conry-Murray of Packet Pushers comments: The torrid growth projected for the SD-WAN market means that a ridiculous number of competitors will be able to sustain themselves for a long time. There’s a lot of money pouring into SD-WAN right now. That means lots of long runways and starry-eyed exit strategies. It will be interesting to […]
Drew Conry-Murray of Packet Pushers comments: Verizon has announced the production deployment of an OpenStack-based infrastructure platform for network functions virtualization (NFV) offerings. The provider took pains to clarify that the announcement is just about the infrastructure that will run virtualized network functions; it’s not about the functions themselves. The NFV part of that story has yet […]
Drew Conry-Murray of Packet Pushers writes: If you’ve read up on any of the vendors in the SD-WAN market, you already know the value proposition: speed the provisioning of branch office connectivity; send traffic across multiple links, including MPLS and broadband; and use application ID and traffic manipulation to enable path selection based on criteria […]