Everyone is talking about “Hybrid Clouds” but the definition is as stable as a house built on a beach. Previously vendors talked about how elements of a single cloud could live in both public and private spaces. More recently, reality is saying that clouds will live in one or the other, not both. But customers will have a mix of public and private.
While many consider open source to be the province of free software advocates and hobbyists, in enterprise technology, open source has made many inroads, especially as businesses move to the cloud
Marc Andressen said that “software will eat the world, but the change is not just in applications. Software also has the ability to consume the traditional network, and orchestration is the accelerator that can make this happen.
The annuals OpenStack Summit in 2016 was held in Austin, TX, giving me plenty of opportunity to spend time with vendors and customers to see where things are heading. Interestingly, “maturity” was one of the most common themes among both groups.
Tape is dead. While seen as an inexpensive solution for archiving, the fragility and capacity can’t keep up with today’s storage needs. Sony, a leader in tape technology, is actually the driving force behind Everspan, the technology that can render tape useless with optical technology.
With all of the focus on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) the market is primed for change. Will companies break out as leaders or will the entrenched leaders go on a spending spree to buy into this hot market?
While Amazon is primarily known for their online ecommerce, and now their cloud services, they clearly have a strategy that will take them in some serious new directions.
True to form, every year needs to have a set of predictions about what will happen, followed by either a glowing review of personal insight or a host of reasons why things did not pan out as anticipated.
While many point to the progress with open networking, the future, while bright, is not without its challenges. Adoption of open networking is see as positive by all except the entrenched hardware vendors but this does not mean that all of the obstacles are cleared.
Open source is a driving factor in enterprise technology, and it is fueling the move to open networking and SDN. As businesses are “betting the business” on open source in cloud and enterprise platforms, networking, the last bastion of proprietary stacks, is ready to be toppled.