In the not too distant past, the infrastructure world was a fairly simple place. There were servers, storage systems and networking equipment. The combination of these three raw materials provided the foundation for many applications and companies. Over time, the demand and requirements placed on the underlying infrastructure changed while the sheer amount of resources…… Continue reading From Edge to Cloud: Understanding the Infrastructure Delivery Spectrum
One of the most critical, but often overlooked components in a system is that of the network. Enterprises continue to spend considerable amounts of money on network optimization as part of their core infrastructure. Traditionally, enterprises have controlled much of the network between applications components. Most of the time the different tiers of an application…… Continue reading Riverbed extends into the cloud
We often hear of enterprises that move applications from their corporate data center to public cloud. This may come in the form of lift and shift. But then something happens that causes the enterprise to move it out of public cloud. This yo-yo effect and the related consequences create ongoing challenges that contribute to several…… Continue reading Why are enterprises moving away from public cloud?
Amazon continues to drive forward with innovation at a blistering pace. At their annual re:Invent confab, Amazon announced dozens of products to an audience of over 30,000 attendees. There are plenty of newsworthy posts outlining the specific announcements including Amazon’s own re:Invent website. However, there are several announcements that specifically address the growing enterprise…… Continue reading Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise
First a shout out to both Steve Kaplan and Jeff Sussna for encouraging this post. This post is a continuation from the post Eight ways enterprise struggle with public cloud and delves into the reasons why public cloud can be 4x the cost of corporate data centers. Enterprises often look toward public cloud as…… Continue reading Is public cloud more or less expensive than corporate data center options?
The move to public cloud is not new yet many enterprises still struggle to successfully leverage public cloud services. Public cloud services have existed for more than a decade. So, why is it that companies still struggle to effectively…and successfully leverage public cloud? And, more importantly, what can be done, if anything, to address those…… Continue reading Eight ways enterprises struggle with public cloud
Much has already been written about the VMware and Amazon AWS Partnership that was announced October 13th, 2016 and the potential opportunities for enterprises. Unfortunately, many of the core issues for enterprises are either being glossed over or simply not addressed. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PARTNERSHIP In a nutshell, the partnership provides clients with the…… Continue reading VMware and Amazon AWS Partnership: An Enterprise Perspective