This week in Gestalt News, we were live from Pure Accelerate for the Gestalt IT Rundown and Joep Piscaer considered the unconscious choice for multi-cloud. Plus articles on stopping security silos, a VMworld Cloud roundtable discussion, the latest on IBM data protection, and more!
Ownership of application and cloud architecture is constantly shifting and is becoming a shared responsibility of business, operations, developers, architects, and security. If you don’t guide the process of cloud consumption within your organization, you’ll end up with a disjointed multi-cloud. In other words: many different disconnected islands, each with incomplete, badly implemented, unaudited security and compliance standards.
Imagine you are migrating applications from on-premises to the cloud, and maybe even refactoring applications and functionality into cloud-native microservices. How do you keep tabs on performance, key operational telemetry and business metrics when many parts of the metaphorical moving train are changed and replaced? Joep Piscaer looks at what NETSCOUT offers to provide end-to-end visibility across the cloud and on-prem.
No matter if your applications run on-prem or in the cloud; no matter if it’s a microservice or monolith; no matter if it runs physical, virtual or containerized – customer satisfaction is key for businesses. In this piece, Joep Piscaer looks at how tools like NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM can help gather the telemetry data needed to provide visibility into IT systems, and ultimately keep customers happy.
Moderator Stephen Foskett poses a completely non-controversial question: is DevOps a load of crap? Does DevOps just turn into NoOps? What are these darn kids doing with our infrastructure? The roundtable debates all these questions and more.
If hype was something that had mass, containers would affect the tides. In this State of the Industry, we look at the state of container storage. Various companies will tell you it’s broken. We’ve consulted with experts to find out what the specific issues are, and what the future will look like.
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: And this is where Netwrix comes in: as an additional layer of the proverbial onion, providing protection for the on-prem part of an organization. Going on what I saw in the presentation, Auditor helps you do ad-hoc searches of the audit logs, correlating and coalescing data to remove clutter (see Mark May’s explanation on how […]
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 […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: I talked about Platform9’s ability to enter new SaaS-realms easily: their core business is delivering difficult-to-implement/operate infrastructure software like OpenStack as a service, making it easy for customers to deploy in production. Today, they’re coming out with a managed Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service platform with support for the Docker container runtime engine . Not only do they […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: Back in November, I attended Storage Field 4, and CloudByte was one of the vendors presenting. I had put CloudByte on my to-do list item to cover them in a blog post as their message of multi-tenancy and QoS grabbed my attention, and I wanted to dive into their […]