When discussing a hybrid cloud strategy, much thought is put into making the experience as frictionless as possible. The introduction or products like Azure Stack and AWS outposts have been very popular for this reason, but result in customers being locked into a specific public cloud platform. By providing a platform that is cloud agnostic, Stratoscale is able to make a developer friendly private cloud a reality.
The hybrid cloud has become a reality for enterprise IT and has brought with it complexity and fragmentation. Cohesity believe’s their platform is something of a Swiss Army knife for data, aimed at simplifying data management by providing a unified experience. The company’s growth and progress towards the vision of a hybrid cloud data management platform is getting closer to a reality as the company and product mature.
Qumulo’s recently updated scale-out file storage platform has added support for GCP, a replication platform, and media creation capabilities. have seen file services undergo a renaissance in recent years as folks see the need for shared, persistent storage. Qumulo has proven that they are a compelling product and worth considering within the scale-out software defined storage market.
As interest in hybrid and mutli-cloud operation models increases in the enterprise, a recurring theme has been emerging. Consistency is key. Datrium wants to provide the consistency that allows enterprise customers to select the public cloud of their choice and maintain the same tools and knowledge. They are likely betting on VMware being the common platform across multiple clouds and that the ability for enterprises to move their applications without refactoring will be the preferred path to the cloud for many enterprise customers.
Hybrid cloud is becoming the preferred operating model of choice for enterprise IT. Pure Storage believes they can provide a consistent experience across clouds to their customers.
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.
Recently Packet has announced a new service named Packet Connect. The service will allow customers to provision direct network connections to Microsoft Azure via the same APIs and dashboard that give control over their bare metal infrastructure.
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.
Introduction Computing has undergone a revolution as technologies like self service cloud and quickly scaled hyperconverged data centers speed time to deployment of new applications and reduce friction between IT and the business it enables. As infrastructure has become simpler to provision thanks to these technologies, enterprise IT has been transformed as well. Formerly seen […]
This is post 13 of 15 in the series “Pure Storage 2018 Tech Talks” Pure Storage has recently made an interesting announcement about a new set of cloud products and services designed to help its customers to manage hybrid-cloud infrastructures. On one hand, there is Cloud Block Store based on Purity OS, the OS that […]