“AgilData is the next generation of dbShards. It just adds a whole bunch more functionality to improve the developer experience,” noted Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
“A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud – the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid,” stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at VMware, reviewed the changes that the cloud computing industry has gone through over the last five years and shared insights into what the next five will bring. He also chronicled the challenges enterprise companies are facing as they move to the public cloud.
He delved into the “Hybrid Cloud” space and explained why every CIO should consider ‘hybrid cloud’ as part of their future strategy to achieve strong security, compliance, and fast-app provisioning without having to reinvent processes or retrain the workforce.
As virtualized and cloud systems are so prevalent and integral to data storage, the need to migrate data from a legacy storage system to a virtual or cloud-based one is inevitable. But, here’s the rub: migrating data is a lot harder than you might think, despite all the marketing noise about smooth transitions, ease-of-use, and turnkey solutions.
While the term ‘cloud’ means many things to many people, I believe it refers to a large-scale virtualized data center that has numerous clusters of VMware or other hypervisor host servers connected to a SAN storage farm with petabytes of data.
Tech Giant Amazon recently announced that it will pay writers only for the pages that are actually read rather that for the purchase of an entire book. This is probably the biggest change that the world of publishing has ever seen, right after the invention of the printing press maybe, that fundamentally changes how books are consumed. This exactly is the Consumption Cloud Economy!
The concept of offering services and solutions in a way where they are consumed to the best of capabilities, where end users pay only for what they use and where vendors and suppliers are paid only for what is actually consumed is the fundamental concept behind the Consumption Cloud. In other words you are now part of a system where as a consumer you can think about Paying ONLY for what you use. That’s fantastic. This helps end users save more than just a few bucks. Expanded to a multitude of services that can be offered in this form, you are now considering IT, Solutions, Services and what not. I spoke about this concept at the recent Cloud Expo in New York where I gave examples of car tires and shoes.
The consumption economy has some key aspects to it that need to be locked down before you end up rolling out your solutions and services on the model.
By now it is widely acknowledged that cloud enables a fast (agile) start. But more important than a fast start is getting results quickly. We are talking then about high productivity platforms, a category of PaaS. Funnily enough, several cloud providers – such as Microsoft and Google – launched a PaaS platform first and only later – when they saw how quickly the virtual machine based IaaS services from Amazon were becoming popular – technically did a step back to launch a lower level IaaS service.
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting.
In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect their organization.
Many network management systems can discover the topology of a network. As with inventory, some do it once (i.e., “get and forget”). Better ones continually monitor for topology changes. Lower-end tools, however, separate the topology from the management system. They get a map for the sake of getting a map but they don’t use it.
All maps are not created equal.
Some are extremely basic. Others contain interesting information about the connections and the devices displayed. Topology discovery covers both device interconnections and the connections between access switches and the servers and end user hosts. Providing both forms of topology discovery should be a fundamental capability of an advanced NMS, not an afterthought provided by a secondary product.
Where’s my data? Not in the ‘where did I leave my glasses’ sort of way, but rather thinking of data resilience, a key concern for many businesses putting their data and applications in the cloud. It’s especially crucial in light of the recent EMC Global Data Protection Index, which showed that almost two thirds of companies surveyed suffered disruption due to data loss and unplanned downtime—losing as much as $1.7 trillion.” That’s a staggering number, larger than the GDP of many countries.
That’s why, when assessing their operational problems – be that those caused by people (e.g. users demanding more from their applications), process (e.g. new data protection or e-discovery requirements) or technology (an application underperforming , failing to scale or costing too much to maintain) many organizations are also looking for a solution that will solve the disaster recovery issues they face; a continuous availability solution that combines production, high availability, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations in a single solution. This is something that we have been looking to address with EMC Federation Hybrid Cloud disaster recovery, and why we’ve spent a lot of time making sure we get it right.
According to Google Trends, web users across the world have been searching less frequently for the terms “CRM” and “customer relationship management” over the past 12 years. In that same time frame, however, there have been notable rises in the amount of searches for “customer service” and “cloud computing.”