In a recent post, Bob Plankers asserts that software is always broken. While the process of releasing software is often a chaotic one, is it accurate to say it is broken? If that is the case, what are the conditions by which it can be made whole?
Maxta has offered a software-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure for a while. The company now support easy migrations in Red Hat to KVM, giving organizations more choice on how best to implement HCI for their needs.
One of the major announcements from this year’s VMworld was the culmination of VMware’s partnership with Amazon to launch VMware on AWS. Essentially, you can now run a minimum four host cluster on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, which puts together vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter into a SaaS offering. The idea is this will mirror on-site infrastructure in either a pure cloud or hybrid cloud formulation.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Monitoring Network Flows with Plixer
– The best of both worlds with Array Networks’ Flexible NFV
– A deep dive into Aruba’s new 8400 series switch
Plus Network Collective digs into networking history with Fred Baker!
Whenever you’re attending a giant show like VMworld for the first time, it’s a good idea to get some insider tips from a more experienced attendee. With that in mind Matt Crape put together his tips for first timers at VMworld.
By this point in a cloud journey, most are using services like Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps to help offload typical messaging and productivity overhead from an organization. Along with these SaaS-based offerings, many have also implemented a public cloud object storage offering. Object storage is a great first step into public cloud services, it’s easy to understand, cheap the experiment with, and secure if you follow your provider’s documentation guidelines. In my previous post, we covered how you can use object storage for the archival needs of a data management platform like Rubrik. These initial steps into the public cloud arena allow teams to familiarize themselves with cloud resources. Moving forward, momentum typically gathers for the enablement of other cloud resources.
A lot of people were wondering how Nutanix would look with their first earnings report. Well the results are in and so far they beat expectations. In their first three months as a public company, they posted $166.8 in revenue, representing a $0.37 loss per share. This beat analysts expectations, which amalgamated to expected revenue of $152.3 million and a $0.44 loss per share. Obviously it’s really early days, but good earnings are never a bad thing.
In the enterprise IT world, virtual machines are like Marvel superhero movies. They’re big, make a ton of money, it seems like they’re everywhere since the late 2000s, and while I can’t say they’re bad, I’m getting kind of sick of hearing about them. In this tortured comparison, containers are Wes Anderson films. Everyone claims to […]
Eric Shanks of The IT Hollow comments: Yesterday it was announced that VMware and Amazon Web Services are partnering to provide vSphere’s hypervisor and toolsets on the AWS platform. Since this time there have been plenty of articles written questioning the motives of both parties involved and whether or not one of these two companies […]