Anyone who thinks that VMware is still all about vSphere hasn’t been paying attention over the last few years. VMware understands that developers are driving much of the innovation in enterprise IT and is invested in helping operations and infrastructure teams deliver the experience that will drive innovation.
Simplification may sound great and improve efficiency, but it always with it an increase in risk. This is because by abstracting away the complexity, you’re also hiding potential faults in the system. The roundtable discusses if this is true, and if there’s a way to lose some of the geek knobs without creating a risky environment.
In the every changing world of enterprise IT, there is something to be said for consistency. For customers who are seeking a reliable partner that will enable them to enjoy the same level of visibility of their network and applications regardless of the operating model, it is nice to know that IXIA has them covered.
If you ever meet an IT professional who says they have never had an infrastructure outage in their career, they are either lying or in the first week of their career. Outages are inevitable and the true measure of an IT practitioner is how quickly they can recover from an outage and how well they can minimize the impact of an outage on the business they support.
We have seen a few products crop up over the years that attempt enable use of object storage in nontraditional ways. These solutions usually use a VM or appliance that acts as a gateway or cache. While this type of approach is useful for certain use cases, it is not necessarily optimal for all. It is particularly ill-suited for the mobile and geographically dispersed workforces previously mentioned. Recently at Cloud Field Day 6, we heard about a new approach to leveraging object storage in the enterprise from LucidLink.
The tech community has been abuzz lately with different ways to run Kubernetes in a lab environment for learning purposes. Everyone is excited to learn how to manage and use the platform for their new applications. Multiple tools exist to aid in this learning process. Alex Ellis has thrown his hat in the ring with the release of k3sup, which allows users to create Kubernetes clusters using Rancher’s lightweight k3s distribution.
Learning Kubernetes requires several critical elements; one of which is setting up a cluster. But the value in understanding how to set up a Kubernetes cluster is dwindling as enterprise Kubernetes services are emerging. So if you want to learn how to use Kubernetes, but not know how to deploy it, what do you do?
Escaping the buzz and hype around Kubernetes seems impossible these days. Clearly the platform has won the container orchestration wars and has been embraced by developers.
In Enterprise IT, we often see technology vendors begin life with a singular purpose. They see a problem, create a solution, and do one thing really well. As the product matures and the company is focused on growth, additional products and features are added. Some of them are good and some of them…not so good. Rarely do we see a technology company iterate off their initial product and continue to excel with new products and features.
On this episode, our roundtable discusses the premise that learning Kubernetes is a waste of time. With so many managed Kubernetes service available, actually learning the ins and outs of the obtuse orchestrator isn’t necessary for the vast majority of organizations. They discuss the actual business value of managing Kubernetes, compare it to learning vSphere, and discuss what organizations should be investing time in.