Incoming Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian comes from decades of experience with Oracle. While it gives him deep insight into the needs of enterprises, the question remains if he can adapt to the different corporate culture at Google.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino review the IT news of the week. This week, there’s a bunch of government related stories. The Treasury delays voting on the Qualcomm-Broadcom merger, regulating ICOs, on-premises Azure for government, and the Pentagon’s troubled cloud migration.
Today, Oracle announced that Ravello on their Cloud Infrastructure is getting a number of significant updates. It’s a pretty big update, but let’s level set first. If you’re not familiar with Ravello, it’s a product designed for organizations that want to transition from traditional on-site architecture to the cloud, without having to completely upend workflows […]
In this iteration of Gestalt Cloud News:
– Ben Kepes looks at if Oracle is actually a cloud company
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if cloud is more process than technology
– Eric Shanks looks at the fate of public cloud if net neutrality ends
Plus our usually selection of great community reads!
Oracle and the cloud have had a rocky relationship. If you listen to what Oracle is saying, they’re on pace to displace AWS and be the biggest cloud provider out there. This is more than a little marketing bluster. But if you watch the company, they’re actually making some very interesting moves in the space.
Jeff Bezos has always advised to let your customers guide how you develop a product. In fact, one of the core missions of Amazon is to ensure, “every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” This is clearly what you see when peeling back the onion on the data management company, Rubrik. Like the winged monkeys marching in the “Wizard of Oz”, Rubrik has charted a course in the data ocean that’s taken them from a scrappy startup with a very intriguing scale-out based value prop, to a clear contender for Enterprise data management needs. While there has been a lot of buzz around features and functionality within the product, I’d like to take a step back to analyze how I feel they hit the mark for enterprise deployments today in the first of a few blog posts focusing on the product directly.
The Wall Street Journal formally reported something most of us know implicitly, the big players in the cloud are investing heavily in it. Still it’s impressive to see the hard numbers. In 2016, Microsoft, Google, and (of course) Amazon invested over $31.54 billion in capital expenditures and leases. If you like more granular numbers, that works out to $1,000 per second.
Tom Howarth gives a look at Cisco’s effective withdrawal from the public cloud market, at least as a competitor with AWS. He gives some context on how such a big player could find itself uncompetitive. Is complete AWS domination inevitable? Tom has some thoughts on that as well.
You never forget your first love. Whether it’s a high school sweetheart, your first car, your first Linux distribution. The first file system I ever fell in love with was ZFS. Before that, file systems were a total bore, whether it was FAT32 on my Creative Zen MP3 player, NTFS on my Windows box, or […]
It looks like Oracle’s announced acquisition of NetSuite may finally be going forward. Announced in July, but mired in shareholder conflict within NetSuite, the acquisition plan was in a bit of a holding pattern. With NetSuite’s largest shareholder being Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison, the acquisition agreement required a majority of the unaffiliated 40.8 million shares of stock to vote in favor of the deal, at a price of $109 a share.