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 […]
Tim Carr of timcarr.net comments: Today I’d like to talk (er type) about how to make Photon OS a more easy to use extension of your operating system. I envision photon as a very lightweight way of getting PowerCLI functionality out of your Mac/Linux host with VMware Fusion/Workstation or this as a way to include […]
Matt Leib of Virtuallytiedtomydesktop’s Blog comments: Recently, when hearing of the AWS outage due to weather in the Sydney data center, I began thinking about HA, and the whole concept of “Build for Failure” I began thinking about what the true meaning of High Availability. In the case of AWS, as Ben Kepes correctly stated […]
Daniel Hertzberg comments on his blog: I was fortunate enough to go to Interop in Las Vegas on the behalf of tech field day. So I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity to go to Interop. For me this was my first Interop I was able to take part in. Which was really eye-opening and will […]
Florian Grehl of Virten.net comments: Solid-State-Drives are getting more and more common in ESXi Hosts. They are used for caching (vFlash Read Cache, PernixData FVP), Virtual SAN or plain Datastores. A problem that comes with SSDs is their limited lifetime per cell. Depending on their technology, each cell can be overwritten from 1.000 times in consumer TLC SSDs up […]
David Lloyd of Virtual Outlands comments: Photon Controller is a replacement to vCenter focused on the operational requirements of the container workloads, not virtual machines. Why you may ask? An easy way to think about it is the rate of change and scale that us usually associated with a container aligned environment versus the long […]