This week, Stephen Foskett and Rich Stroffolino discuss VMware closing on the acquisition of Carbon Black, why Workplace by Facebook is growing so fast, how Puppet is going after cloud-native development with Project Nebula, and why semi-custom silicon is the new hotness.
Public cloud providers and enterprise IT vendors alike position Kubernetes as the control plane for cloud-native applications. They promise an application environment that will run on any public or private cloud, reducing cloud lock-in and enabling hybrid and multi-cloud designs.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Cloud Roundtable discussion hosted during Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019. This discussion included several of my fellow Tech Field Day delegates along with notable representatives from Dell Technologies, VMware, and Intel. What was the purpose of our discussion? To settle the debate around cloud architecture, governance, and multi-cloud, once and for all! While we may not have achieved this goal in the course of one hour, our conversation touched on many important points that are worth consideration.
At VMworld, I had the honor and privilege to participate in a roundtable discussion with some fellow visionaries of Cloud Architecture and we discussed the past, present, and future of Cloud Architecture and Infrastructure as we know it. This conversation highlighted a bright future for cloud, multi-cloud, security, and containers.
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.
Reflecting on Future:NET 2019: A packed day of amazing networking content and networking opportunities. Being in the room with some of the brightest minds in networking and speaking with them about some of the toughest challenges we face was an amazing experience that will fuel me until it’s time for next year’s Future:NET.
The future is bright, and for once, it’s clear and not blurred by the obfuscation and confusion of the network fog! We have really reached an apex in Virtual Infrastructure. We might be on the verge of securing our platforms regardless of where we choose to land our VMs, containers or whatever else we may be running.
Tom Hollingsworth, Ken Nalbone, and Stephen Foskett discuss the news and announcements live from VMworld US 2019! Topics include VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black and Pivotal, VMware’s partnership with NVIDIA for virtual GPUs, HPE GreenLake on VMware, updates to Workspace One, and Project Pacific!
Networking is coming! And Future:NET Is coming to San Francisco to celebrate its 4th Year! In this post, Christopher Kusek makes the case why this should be an event added to your IT roster. Future:NET stands out because presentations can come from anywhere within the IT stack from Developer, to Security or Network Admin to general practitioner IT Jack of all trades. He takes a look at what is on tap this year.
Patching insecure software is usually the right answer, right? So why do we argue against it so much? Tom Hollingsworth discusses lessons learned from VMware’s recent Security Field Day presentation and how we could all be a bit better about patching if we just act like pirates.