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IBM i Clouds Proliferating At Rapid Clip - IT Jungle
“We partnered with Google because Google wanted to partner with us and Amazon didn’t want to partner with us,” IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will said during a panel discussion at the inaugural POWERUp conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2018. “So hey Google is going to succeed with Power. Now I have Amazon calling, asking us.”
Systemi  cloud  ibm  partnerships  links  via:Workflow 
5 weeks ago by cote
What Cloud Vendors Really Want From Their Customers
How much a customer spends on an annual basis is absolutely an indicator of strength, both internally and to the market. It is also a clear indicator of being able to effectively execute to the often-publicized overarching objective of expanding the customer base’s portfolios of products over the course of the relationship and since inception. Cloud vendors and the analysts that cover them also know that as the annual spend rises, the baseline spend grows, which can be hit with an increase at renewal.
pricing  cloud  gtm  metrics  vendors  links  via:Workflow 
10 weeks ago by cote
VMware Adds Containers to Its Cloud Provider Platform
The platform also added an integration with VMware’s container orchestrator, Enterprise PKS, which means cloud providers can offer containers-as-a-service. And at VMworld the vendor will showcase a technology preview of vCloud Director integration with Bitnami Community.

VMware bought Bitnami in May. It provides application packaging targeted at container and Kubernetes environments. The Bitnami Community houses one of the largest catalogs of click-to-deploy applications and development stacks. Combining this with and Enterprise PKS will allow VMware Cloud Providers to “provide a cloud that’s developer ready, and offer both VM-based workloads and container-based workloads from the same platform,” Bhardwaj said
VMware  vDirector  PKS  msps  cloud  containers  kubernetes  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
The Cost of Banking Is About to Go Up: What the Capital One Breach at Amazon Could Mean for the Industry
"The adoption of cloud platforms is a movement that will not be stopped," says Jerry Silva, research director, IDC's Financial Insights Group. "But there will be a slowdown as regulators step in to ensure that the security and resiliency structures that have always applied to banks directly are applied to the cloud providers with which they do business."
Idc  banking  cloud  security  links  via:Workflow 
12 weeks ago by cote
How the subscription paradigm flips the cloud financials market
In the subscription world, you must understand the lifetime relationship with the customer - all the upsells and renewals and how they all build on one another. You also must understand the revenue, billings, and cash derived from those-again, over the entire lifetime of the customer relationship.

In an ASC-606 world, you must track all performance obligations, which is a fancy term for your promises - both the ones explicitly written in your customer agreement and all those pesky side terms that your sales rep slipped into the free-text field on the quote. You must also know all the implicit promises that people make in the deal or that have become ingrained in your business processes.
Accounting  metrics  finance  saas  cloud  links  via:Workflow 
july 2019 by cote
Google debuts migration tool for its Anthos hybrid cloud platform
Anthos applications are deployed in software containers, which are used to host the individual components of each app and make them easier to work with. The main benefit is that developers get to use a single set of tools to build and deploy their apps, and push through updates as necessary, no matter what infrastructure those apps are hosted on. Kubernetes makes it easier to manage large clusters of containerized apps.
Anthos  google  cloud  multicloud  migration  kubernetes  links  via:Workflow 
july 2019 by cote
Microsoft milestone: Tech giant’s cloud revenue now matches traditional products, analyst says
“We estimate that FY 4Q 19 was the first time MSFT generated as much revenue from running software in its own data centers, including cloud offerings like Azure and Office 365, as well as LinkedIn, Bing, GitHub and Xbox-Live, as it did from software licenses and upgrades, hardware and professional services,” according to the note from CFRA’s John Freeman.
Microsoft  cloud  momentum  qtr_calls  azure.  Saas  links  via:Workflow 
july 2019 by cote
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner on OpenShift
The OpenShift-Azure deal extends collaboration between Microsoft and Red Hat that includes the addition of Microsoft SQL server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The deal signaled Microsoft’s embrace of OpenShift application container management.

The expanded partnership also gives OpenShift users access to public cloud services such as Azure Cosmos and SQL databases along with cloud-based machine learning models aimed at development of cloud-native enterprise applications.

OpenShift on Azure would “simplify container management on Kubernetes and help customers innovate on their cloud journeys,” added Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI Group.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is available now on Microsoft Azure
Partnerships  cloud  hybridcloud  Azure  RedHat  openshift  Microsoft’s  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
Canonical Sharpens Focus on Red Hat, VMware; IPO Plans Remain
Shuttleworth in a separate interview at the OIS event also said that Canonical remains on track for a long-gestating IPO. Those plans were initially hinted at in mid-2017.
Canonical  Linux  Private  cloud  ipos  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
Interview: Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian on open source, AWS, and working with the military
So for us to grow, the primary thing is to scale our go-to-market organization. And we’re very committed to doing that. We just need to hire and train and enable a world class sales team at scale.

Today we have a great sales team, but we are far fewer in number than the other players. We just need to expand that. And as I talked to customers, they asked us to, one: expand our sales organization and our go-to-market teams. Second: specialize (that sales team) with deep expertise in technology and in industry. And third: make it easy to contract and do business with us. We are extremely committed to doing all three of them.
Google  cloud  sales  interviews  links  via:Workflow 
april 2019 by cote
Standard Bank contracts with AWS for mass migration to the cloud
The bank has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of porting its production workloads, including its customer facing platforms and strategic core banking applications to the cloud.
Cloud  Proofpoints  banks  aws  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
Oracle swings axe on cloud infrastructure corps amid possible bloodbath at Big Red
These US-based layoffs are part of a broad round of job cuts around the globe this month, said to range from 500 to 14,000 at the database giant. The biz employs about 140,000 worldwide.
Layoffs  Oracle  cloud  numbers  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
BMC Touches Clouds with Job Scheduler
The new support for cloud platform as a service (PaaS) functions — including Lambda, step functions, and batch on AWS and logic apps and functions on Azure — gives organizations the capability to orchestrate workflows on the cloud. But, importantly, it also allows customers to integrate these cloud functions with applications running in private clouds and hybrid architectures, the company says.
Scheduling  batchjobs  BMC  enterprisesoftware  cloud  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
What happened to OpenStack?
> So, you see, creating a viable, open source, hyperscale cloud software solution was against the best interest of the companies most heavily investing in OpenStack’s development.

> When you’re looking at other cloud products, think about similar conflicts of interest that might be affecting your favorite spokespersons today… (I’m looking at you, kubernetes)

Spelled out:

> Even then, if you’re using Kubernetes, you probably won’t succeed, because it isn’t in Google’s best interest to let anyone else actually compete with GKE.

> And that’s probably OK. In fact, OpenStack + Kubernetes is probably just fine for what ever you’re building, and neither project is going anywhere any time soon.
cloud  google  kubernetes  openstack  opensource 
march 2019 by cote
Achieving Multi-Cloud Flexibility
Matt Baker’s concise history and path to the “multi-cloud” thought-technology:

> “The definition and the usage of the term cloud has been hotly debated for the past decade, changing significantly over the years from access to computing resources over the internet to now reflecting an operating model designed to help IT. One that is agile and delivers IT as a service, while reducing costs through efficiencies, and managing risk, regardless of locality. And now, one that can consistently manage cloud operations from on premises to cloud instances off premises in multiple public clouds – out to the edge – all from a single location.
multicloud  hybridcloud  cloud  dell 
january 2019 by cote
Insiders say that Google's new cloud boss is likely to make some very large acquisitions
Financial analysis of in wild with bizarre predictions. It’s hard to see synergies worth paying for in GCP owning Atlassian or ServiceNow. GCP is infrastructure. Plus, sounds like Google staff throw up resistance to buying old school companies:

> In the months before IBM's mega-deal, Greene formed a close relationship with the Red Hat team, Business Insider reported in December. But she struggled to get the support from her colleagues at Google to actually make an offer, a source said at the time.
strategy  cloud  m&a  rumours 
january 2019 by cote
AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source
> This leaves MongoDB Inc. not unlike the record companies after the advent of downloads: what they sold was not software but rather the tools that made that software usable, but those tools are increasingly obsolete as computing moves to the cloud. And now AWS is selling what enterprises really want.
charts  opensource  cloud  mongodb  aws  pricing 
january 2019 by cote
The future of Kubernetes is Virtual Machines
Multi-tenancy ain’t easy:

> The Kubernetes cluster itself becomes the line of “Hard Tenanacy”. This leads to the emerging pattern of “many clusters” rather than “one big shared” cluster. Its not uncommon to see customers of Google’s GKE Service have dozens of Kubernetes clusters deployed for multiple teams. Often each developer gets their own cluster. This kind of behavior leads to a shocking amount of Kubesprawl.
cloudnative  containers  kubernetes  cloud 
january 2019 by cote
You wait for one IT giant to show up with its sales figures, then two come at once: Red Hat, Oracle
Still swinging:

> "Jeff Bezos gave the command, 'I want to get off the Oracle database.' And they've been working on this for a few years to try to get off Oracle Database, and get on to the Amazon databases. It's taken Amazon, which is dedicated to doing this, several years, and they are not there yet. Nobody else is going to go through that forced march, to get onto Amazon databases, if Amazon can't even get there without this effort."
larry  cloud  oracle  privatecloud  mysql  aws  databases  auora 
december 2018 by cote
AWS’s Snowball Edge
A private cloud box from Amazon:

> The Snowball Edge Compute Optimized with GPU includes an on-board GPU that you can use to do real-time full-motion video analysis & processing, machine learning inferencing, and other highly parallel compute-intensive work. You can launch an sbe-g instance to gain access to the GPU.

It has Lamda and EC2 capability, targeted at data
manipulation and getting it into (and out of?) AWS. There’s a lot of IoT stuff in AWS now, opening their platform up to things like smart cities, power grid management, and thermostats and lights and shit.
re:Invent  etl  privatecloud  IoT  aws  bibd  cloud 
november 2018 by cote
Greene steps down as Google Cloud CEO, to be replaced by Thomas Kurian
> "We have moved Google Cloud from having only two significant customers and a collection of startups to having major Fortune 1000 enterprises betting their future on Google Cloud," Greene said.
publiccloud  cloud  momentum  googlecloud  execs 
november 2018 by cote
The computational legacy is Oracle's cloud opportunity today
> The company said it was saving most of its cloud-native announcements for KubeCon in December, but highlighted its new managed Kubernetes service (OKE, launched in May), platinum-level membership in the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation and growing support of open source projects (e.g., Fn, a functions project; Terraform for Oracle Cloud orchestration) as evidence that it has turned over a new, developer-friendly leaf. Oracle acknowledges a credibility gap with developers, but notes that it is at the start of making a transition similar to the one Microsoft has largely accomplished. As part of this effort, it may pursue acquisitions that give it access to customers that will help change Oracle's image and shift the culture within the company (perhaps similar to what IBM is hoping to accomplish by buying Red Hat).
cloud  containers  oracle 
november 2018 by cote
Big Blue Puts on a Red Hat: IBM Acquires Red Hat
> While many organizations have extensive on and off premise infrastructure investments, comparatively few of them are sophisticated in the way that those environments are tied to each other. If expectations are scaled back to the more realistic “multi-cloud” – the idea that an organization may have investments in more than one environment – the relevance and importance of OpenShift becomes more clear.

This is clever to point out that enterprises have enough trouble integrating their existing, on-premise stuff, let along the complexity and newness of tying together public and private cloud.
cloud  multicloud  IBM  redhat  kubernetes  m&a  containers  redmonk 
november 2018 by cote
Google Cloud Revenue
> When asked about Google’s on-premises strategy, Pichai said the company is “thoughtfully looking at it,” and cited its partnerships with SAP, Pivotal, and VMware. Google also has a hybrid-cloud product with Cisco and its own Kubernetes-based GKE On Prem available to early access customers.

> On-premises data centers remain “a big, big requirement for customers,” and these partnerships help Google address those companies’ needs, Pichai said. When it comes to hybrid cloud, “we are thinking about how to do that better,” Pichai said. “Our overall approach to cloud hybrid modernization I think is the right long-term direction and so we are doing that.”
multicloud  ml  cloud  pivotal  partnerships  googlecloud  revenue  privatecloud 
october 2018 by cote
Amazon move off Oracle caused Prime Day outage in warehouse
> The outage, which lasted for hours on Prime Day, resulted in over 15,000 delayed packages and roughly $90,000 in wasted labor costs, according to the report. Those costs don't include all the lost hours spent by engineers troubleshooting and fixing the errors or any potential lost sales.

I assume Amazon has, and will save much more than that by moving off Oracle.
amazon  oracle  cloud  databases 
october 2018 by cote
Private cloud spending is increasing, not decreasing
> By end of the year, IDC projects public cloud spending will account for 68.2 percent of total IT equipment spending, growing at an annual rate of 36.9 percent.
Marketsizing  idc  privatecloud  cloud  spend  hardware 
october 2018 by cote
Add It Up: FaaS ≠ Serverless
> Despite attempts to educate the market, we still believe the word “serverless” connotes many different things, especially for the 79 percent of organizations that plan to adopt serverless architecture but have not planned to use FaaS in the next 18 months.

Oh boy.
serverless  faas  surveys  cloudnative  cloud 
october 2018 by cote
Redis Pulls Back on Open Source Licensing, Citing Stingy Cloud Services
“The modules in question are used to help create managed services on top of Redis, namely RediSearch, Redis Graph, ReJSON, Redis-ML, and Rebloom. Licensed under Apache 2.0 modified with Commons Clause, these can still be freely used in any application, though they can’t be used in a commercial Redis-based offering. For that, you will have to call Redis Labs and work out a paid licensing arrangement.”
redis  opensource  licensing  databases  cloud 
august 2018 by cote
Forrester SVP: VMware Is One Of The 'Exciting' Stars Of IT Automation Era
'O'Donnell called VMware and Pivotal the "crown jewels" of Dell's $70 billion blockbuster acquisition of EMC in 2015. "It's the future," said O'Donnell. "It's the software side of it. A lot of good stuff came with EMC but what VMware and Pivotal are doing is the future. It's all about software."'
analysts  cloud  vmware  pivotal  privatecloud 
august 2018 by cote
Gartner Says Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 29.5 Percent in 2017
“The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 29.5 percent in 2017 to total $23.5 billion, up from $18.2 billion in 2016”
publiccloud  cloud  marketsizing  gartner 
august 2018 by cote
The Trouble with Cloud “Repatriation”
“Forty-seven (47%) percent of them said improving performance/availability was one of the main reasons for leveraging multiple infrastructure environments.”
charts  multicloud  surveys  cloud  451 
august 2018 by cote
Cloud Next 18 - HSBC to run business banking on Kubernetes in Google Cloud
“HSBC plans to build its all-new business banking service to run on a Kubernetes-managed container infrastructure using Google’s toolset.”
HSBC  googlecloud  cases  banking  cloud 
july 2018 by cote
Google Banks on Kubernetes in Cloud Wars
Putting 3rd party middleware into Google Cloud:

“Among the commercial applications included in the marketplace are big data, database and machine learning applications along with developer tools. Meanwhile, open source applications range from WordPress and the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database to Apache Spark cluster computing.”
partnerships  cloud  gcp  publiccloud  middleware  googlecloud 
july 2018 by cote
IT vendors slash prices in LatAm as users seek savings
"the uptake of offerings like cloud [$3.9bn market in LATAM] is still timid across the region. This is because businesses lack the revenue to make the shift to the cloud or do not have sufficiently skilled people to use them"
Marketsizing  analytics  latam  cloud 
july 2018 by cote
Why software giants are failing
Should have done cloud earlier.

There’s another angle: when and how does a product manager call/predict a huge shift like traditional, on-premises software to “cloud”?
cloud  licensing  oracle  productmanager 
june 2018 by cote
​Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth pulls no punches on Red Hat and VMware in OpenStack cloud
“If you want OpenStack and Kubernetes support with vendor independence at a low price, Canonical is your company. If you prefer a partner, which offers a soup-to-nuts stack, but at a higher price, look to Red Hat. And, of course, if you're already wedded to VMware, you've made your choice. There's room for all these approaches to the 21st century cloud and containers.”
cloud  vmware  keynotes  linux  openstack  redhat  shuttleworth 
may 2018 by cote
Microsoft sees Red ...Hat for OpenShift-on-Azure public cloud offering
‘Rollout of the partnership will occur in two phases, with Azure support for OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure and Azure Stack available now. The jointly managed OpenShift on Azure project is slated to go into its preview phase "in the coming months."’
azurestack  microsoft  azure  partnerships  redhat  cloud 
may 2018 by cote
Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip
An edge device in every home, office, street corner, etc.

“The way it works is like this: Microsoft makes its system-on-chip (SoC) blueprints available to chip designers, which fabricate the chipset and flog it to IoT device makers. These manufacturers slap the silicon in their products, and run Microsoft's Linux-based Sphere OS along with their own software on the chip, which connects to Microsoft's Azure Sphere running on Redmond's cloud.

Sphere does things like make sure gizmos only run official firmware, and automatically pushes out and installs bug fixes on remote devices, and so on. In the process, the chipmaker moves more silicon, the device vendor gets a turnkey security service to show to customers, and Microsoft gets a cloud customer for the lifespan of the device.”
azure  iot  linux  microsoft  cloud  chips 
april 2018 by cote
As it shifts cloud focus to platform services, Oracle tries to hold on to its database legacy
‘“the way Oracle plans on differentiating itself from Amazon is by offering a complete suite of platform services at a higher level than infrastructure services,” Ellison said. Open-source databases like MySQL and MongoDB have become very popular with developers in the cloud era, but there are still lots of companies running Oracle databases on their own hardware as well as companies that want to maintain application compatibility with Oracle but through Oracle’s cloud services.’
cloud  Oracle  databases  qtr_calls 
march 2018 by cote
IBM's cloud strategy revolves around multi-cloud support, grabbing new workloads
‘Among the moving parts from IBM:

-The IBM Cloud Private platform will get cloud-migration tools with an "application transformation advisor" that scans applications and provides guidance on moving them to the cloud. Cloud Automation Manager will help deploy these applications on-premises or in a cloud of choice.

-Kubernetes container support is expanded. IBM Cloud Private will offer new container versions of IBM app development and management software. These container versions will cover API

-Connect, UrbanCode and Netcool. IBM also added new support for Windows containers running .Net apps.

-A cloud integration platform that includes messaging, API management, app integration, secure gateway and high-speed trial software.

- Rapid data transfer to the cloud via a Aspera high-speed data upload option in IBM Cloud Object Storage.’
IBM  kubernetes  announcements  cloud  multicloud 
march 2018 by cote
The game has changed: survive the cloud era with these five simple rules
Owen says cloud pricing is hard. Also, wants you to send him your pricing.
pricing  productmanagement  cloud 
march 2018 by cote
Ethics? Yeah, that's great, but do they scale?
“We're not hand-crafting dovetail joints here. To be ethical engineers in a hyperscale world we need to reason critically about what we build, on a feature-by-feature basis, and stand by our reasoning if it is sound.”
techethics  cicd  cloud 
march 2018 by cote
Why should Kubernetes be scared of AWS?
The scenario of AWS out-kubernetes kubernetes by layering another abstraction layer on-top of it to hide kubernetes from end-users “caring” about it: “In a not so distant future, users of container clusters will not care if they are using Kubernetes or under some AWS abstraction because it is the efficient way to do containers.”

Also, clever invocation or Xen as a historic analog.
kubernetes  cloudnative  cloud  containers 
march 2018 by cote
The Hidden Costs of Cloud Adoption
Despite it being aw some, you still have to pay for public cloud, and it's pay as you go:

'“Cloud is an inexpensive and easily accessible technology,” the infrastructure survey concludes. “People consume more, thereby spending more, and forget to control or limit their consumption."'


"the market analyst found that 34 percent of enterprises polled said they have over the last year moved applications and data from a public cloud to either hosted private or on-premises private cloud."
451  surveys  privatecloud  cloud  digitaltransformation 
march 2018 by cote
The State of the Cloud Industry in 2018
“We believe good companies grow from $1 million to $10 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR) in four years, but the best companies can do it in just two years.”
vcs  cloud  valuations  numbers  predictions 
february 2018 by cote
Oracle expands its autonomous technology across its cloud platform
“In a nutshell, Oracle Autonomous Cloud Platform will aim to automate patching, tuning and even data integration across its portfolio. Oracle's return on investment pitch is that its autonomous platform frees up technology talent for higher-value tasks.”
Oracle  databases  patching  cloud 
february 2018 by cote
Cisco says virtually all data center workloads will be based in the cloud by 2021
Vendor report, but fun numbers: “One of the main drivers fueling this race to the cloud is the explosion of software-as-a-service workloads, Cisco said. By 2021, 75 percent of the total cloud workloads and compute instances in the world will be SaaS-based, up from 71 percent in 2016.”
predictions  cloud  cisco 
february 2018 by cote
Is Microsoft Azure really making up ground on AWS?
In terms of raw figures, not growth, Azure is still a way behind. Even a generous assumption of Azure's share of that US$5.3 billion intelligent cloud revenue figure for the quarter would put it well behind the US$5.1 billion AWS racked in over a similar period. Dave Bartoletti, a principal analyst at Forrester estimates AWS revenue at US$18 billion and Azure, excluding Office 365 and other non-platform revenue, at US$12 billion for the calendar year. "Azure has been growing faster on a smaller base, yes, but in our view, AWS's growth is still very strong even at their size," he added. "Azure is giving AWS a run globally, and is close to feature parity on many services. "Azure has also aggressively built out global regions and is on par with AWS for global data centre locations. It's a healthy and exciting market, and Azure's doing quite well."
azure  marketshare  momentum  cloud  publiccloud  numbers 
february 2018 by cote
Microsoft results show a distributed computing future
“The company reported 98% Azure revenue growth this quarter and commercial cloud revenue growth of 56% year-on-year to $5.3bn. The shift to Office 365 recurring revenue is also beginning to pay off, with the company reporting a 41% increase in Office 365 commercial revenue from installed base growth.”
numbers  microsoft  momentum  azure  cloud  qtr_calls 
february 2018 by cote
The era of the cloud’s total dominance is drawing to a close - Life on the edge
A bit of an over-statement. What they want to say is "lots of new computing from IoT and pocket devices," or something.

"many new applications have to act fast. According to some estimates, self-driving cars generate as much as 25 gigabytes per hour, nearly 30 times more than a high-definition video stream. Before so many data are uploaded, and driving instructions sent back, the vehicle may well already have hit that pedestrian suddenly crossing the street."
iot  cloud  analytics  privatecloud 
january 2018 by cote
Oracle to market: We're Cloud 2.0
“Oracle's positioning is that its later start to the cloud has provided the chance to learn all the lessons of the first-generation providers.”

Good, deep (for word count) overview of Oracle’s cloud stuff.
cloud  Oracle  paas  numbers  momentum  saas 
january 2018 by cote
Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code
"The basic idea here, Google says, is to allow virtually anybody to bring their images, upload them (and import their tags or create them in the app) and then have Google’s systems automatically create a customer machine learning model for them. The company says that Disney, for example, has used this system to make the search feature in its online store more robust because it can now find all the products that feature a likeness of Lightning McQueen and not just those where your favorite talking race car was tagged in the text description."
via:rseroter  google  ai  ml  imagerecognition  services  cloud  googlecloud 
january 2018 by cote
Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $160 Billion This Year, According to IDC
Includes an interesting chart that lists the types of services/features (like data management and appdev platforms) that compose vendor revenue. Plus geographic and vertical rankings. But, just a press release.
cloud  marketsize  forecasts  PaaS  publiccloud  idc 
january 2018 by cote
Amazon lost cloud market share to Microsoft in the fourth quarter: KeyBanc
For 4Q2017: “Amazon Web Services had 62 percent market share in the quarter, down from 68 percent a year earlier, KeyBanc's Brent Bracelin and other analysts wrote in a note on Thursday. Microsoft Azure jumped from 16 percent to 20 percent, and Google's share increased from 10 percent to 12 percent, they said.”
numbers  gcp  azure  google  cloud  marketshare  aws 
january 2018 by cote
Cisco is strengthening its 'cloud first' posture
Finally, an explanation of that Cisco/Google partnership:

“CloudCenter is key to the hybrid cloud partnership that Cisco and Google recently announced, where CloudCenter will be used to integrate Google Cloud Platform services with on-premises datacenters. The integrated offering includes Cisco's Hyperflex hyperconverged infrastructure and Nexus 9k networking. Cisco is also leveraging its networking (CSR) and security (Stealthwatch Cloud) portfolio to ensure a consistent environment across the hybrid cloud. Google's Kubernetes container runtime uses Apigee to consume and manage APIs, as well as Google's range of cloud services, including machine learning and visual recognition. The open source Istio service management platform is key to the offering, supported in CloudCenter, providing traffic management, observability, policy enforcement and service identity and security for microservices. There will also be integrations to AppDynamics. Solution engineering efforts are underway, and Cisco and Google are working on predefined statements of work that can be executed by both companies' direct sales teams and by the partner channels. The joint offering will be fully supported by the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. The Cisco-Google partnership on hybrid cloud is non-exclusive, but Google is working closely with Cisco on the joint engineering work around open hybrid cloud.”
cisco  google  cliqr  cloud  partnerships 
january 2018 by cote
Derek Collison, the architect behind Cloud Foundry, has left Apcera for a new cloud-messaging startup
“NATS, an open-source project that Collison developed at Apcera, is the technology behind his new five-person venture called Synadia. The company is staying quiet as it works toward closing a Series A funding round next month, but the technology — already in use at large companies like Baidu and Siemens — allows infrastructure components to communicate with each other across multiple clouds, which theoretically avoids the dreaded vendor lock-in enterprise computing scenario.”
execs  messaging  cloud  startups 
january 2018 by cote
Google Cloud Platform services engage corporate IT
Overview of 2017 stuff that enterprises might like.
google  cloud  gcp  publiccloud 
january 2018 by cote
Looking back on 2017: A turbulent year – but also a year of IT pragmatism
“[IDC] recently reported that hyper-converged system sales grew 48.5% year over year during the second quarter of 2017, generating $763.4 million worth of sales. This amounts to 24.2% of the total value for combined integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems valued at $1.56 billion in the second quarter alone. Overall, Dell EMC is the largest supplier of this combined market segment with $763.4 million in sales, or 48.5 percent share of the market segment.”
cloud  idc  Marketsizing  converged  privatecloud 
december 2017 by cote
Kubernetes on AWS? — Caution
“They will pull the plug on it. If and when they do so, they will give you tools to migrate you to Fargate at a nice premium. It may cause disruption to your business.”
aws  predictions  kubernetes  cloud 
december 2017 by cote
AWS re:Invent 2017: Goldman Sachs is a Software Company
"One in four employees is an engineer; the company has 1.5 billion lines of code; those engineers have their hands in 7,000+ applications; Goldman is using 200,000 servers in a cloud environment; and Overall, Goldman now has 1.2 million compute cores."
cases  finance  goldman  aws  cloud  proofpoints 
november 2017 by cote
Amazon Web Services Takes on Kubernetes, Offers a Serverless Database Service
“The company has also added some resiliency support, with the help of Heptio. The company will run Kubernetes across three availability zones, to eliminate single points of failure. Unhealthy masters are automatically detected and replaced. This version of K8s is also integrated with other AWS services such as Elastic Load Balancing, IAM (for authentication), AWS CloudTrail and, for networking, Amazon VPC and AWS PrivateLink.”
aws  kubernetes  cloud  amazon 
november 2017 by cote
We survived today's Amazon news avalanche to bring you this: Yes, a managed Kubernetes service will be a thing • The Register
"Jassy is aiming squarely at Oracle's bread and butter," Dave Bartoletti, an analyst with consultancy Forrester said, noting that among enterprises, Oracle workloads have kept companies from moving out of data centers to the cloud. "AWS has been trying to peel off those Oracle workloads and make them easier to extract."
announcements  aws  kubernetes  cloud  containers  reinvent 
november 2017 by cote
Al on OpenStack, circa Nov 2017
“Its next few moves with new and existing projects, the acceleration of end-user adoption, multi-cloud management tooling, and the embrace of other open source communities will determine whether it stays a niche player in its private cloud habitat, or becomes an alpha competitor across all IT oceans.”
cloud  451  openstack  opensource 
november 2017 by cote
Multi-Cloud Begets Confusion, Calls for Automation
One reason is confusion over how enterprises define multi-cloud: Just over half of those polled defined it as including a combination of either public or private clouds along with on-premise infrastructure. (That is also a widely accepted definition of "hybrid clouds".) Meanwhile, 23 percent of respondents said multi-cloud includes all three: public and private clouds along with their own datacenters.
Surveys  bmc  cloud  hybridcloud  privatecloud  links  via:Workflow 
november 2017 by cote
The multi-cloud myth: Why workload portability is still a pipe dream
‘“PaaS suppliers are actually quite IaaS agnostic,” says Cheung. “So to make an analogy, that means you can lift up the whole house and move the whole house to another place, and that would not require a lot of effort as long as all the underlying infrastructure is there,” he says.’
gartner  hybrid  multicloud  cloud 
november 2017 by cote
When should you turn to open source cloud?
'"Cloud Foundry is the standard-bearer for open source PaaS and Kubernetes for container management. NGINX is an open source load balancer that powers over 60% of the top 10,000 websites; AWS use it too. OpenStack is the de facto choice for an open source private cloud," he says.'
cloud  451  cloudfoundry  containers 
november 2017 by cote
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