This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we’re reviewing some of the big announcements coming out of Microsoft Build, Google IO and a NetApp Analyst Day.
Google Cloud Platform
NetApp’s Cloud Volumes is now available in preview on Google Cloud Platform. With this, the service is now available across the three largest public cloud providers. By combining NetApp’s long history of advanced data services with a delivery model that appeals to cloud-native organizations, Cloud Volumes serves as an important part of the company’s transformation into a data company.
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.
Whenever a public cloud rival launches a new feature, it’s always put into the relief of comparison to AWS. That status as a benchmark is incredibly valuable, both in terms of market perception, and the competitive pressure it puts on all other players. And the 800 pound public cloud gorilla shows no signs of slowing down. They continually lead in capital expenditures, to extend the infrastructure lead they already have in the space.
But as the saying goes, it gets lonely at the top.
It’s easy to make some generalizations about the public cloud market. Amazon sits at the top, Microsoft comes in second with Azure, and number three is almost an afterthought. For the sake of argument, let’s say it’s Google. All three companies recently put out earnings, so how much money is the cloud making?
At the Structure Conference in San Francisco, Urs Hölzle, Google employee #8 and senior vice president for technical infrastructure said consumers shouldn’t have to care about their cloud infrastructure. This isn’t just for the sake of convenience, but has tangible benefits for businesses. For cloud infrastructure, Hölzle sees customers worry about “machine type” going the way of the Dodo. He […]
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Migrating to the Cloud with Sureline Systems” When selecting workloads to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to consider a few architectural decisions and take some common pitfalls into account, since the on-prem datacenter and public cloud services can vary widly in how they work and […]