Open source is not entirely new to NetApp, they’ve had an OpenStack team in the company since 2011, mainly contributing to the Cinder project. This provided on-demand block storage in OpenStack. In the past 18 months, this has been consciously expanded into an open ecosystem team, organized around thePub.
To be clear, the answer to “what is big data?” isn’t the On-Premise IT Roundtable. Nevertheless, our panelists discuss what exactly they mean when they use the term, why it’s the new hotness, and how they’ve seen it impact organizations.
Late last year, I wrote an overview about ClearSky Data. The company has a unique product. They offer an alternative to the usual state of cloud storage, with lots of latency and multiple data copies that you’re paying for individually. What continues to strike me about their offering is its completeness. Make no mistake, this is a fully managed storage solution.
The company has recently announced some exciting developments coming down the pipeline.
When Amazon announced they were opening an AWS region in Sweden, I asked where they were going to expand next. If you look at their map, there’s a continent shaped hole. Amazon didn’t take the hint, but Microsoft seems to be onboard. The company announced they will be opening up data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, starting in 2018.
Can a framing metaphor be a product differentiator? In Turbonomic’s case, I think it can. They use a supply and demand model for their application assurance platform. This brings some interesting implications into the overall solution.
At Gestalt IT, we’re no stranger to the contentious confusion over “premise” vs “premises” (have you seen our podcast?). Dave Henry wrote up his thoughts on the mini-controversy. They’re well reasoned and I agree with his ultimate conclusion, there’s simply more precise verbiage available that makes the entire argument moot.
But I have to take some issue with Dave’s process up to that point.
In this edition of Gestalt Cloud News
– We launch a new podcast, The On-Premise IT Roundtable
– NetApp’s Dave Hitz talks about cloudification
– Is Moby the new Docker?
Plus how the cloud servers as a check and balance for on-premises paradigms.
Confused over the redirection on Github from Docker to Moby? Not sure what this means, or how the two are related? Ajeet Singh Raina compares it to the relationship with Red Hat and Fedora. It’s a pretty perfect analogy to properly frame how the two are linked.
Windows 10 S has a chance to combat the surge of Chromebooks. Education is a market Microsoft understands, and it’s clear this release is almost exclusively catering to its needs. In a lot of ways the OS is a result of the lessons they learned with Windows RT. They kept with a x86 platform for technical compatibility, and gave users a way to use legacy apps, albeit with a paid upgrade. But if deployed too widely, where users chafe at the constraints inherent in the OS, it may become know as Windows 10 Minus.