Big shakes in cloud land this week with VMware and AWS partnering up. Is this the hybrid cloud enterprises have been dreaming on? We also cover systems of records, Oracle, and something about Google phones. It’s a regular episode on all the hot topics!
VMware and AWS
- “VMware Cloud on AWS” (TechCrunch):
- “The service will be operated, sold and supported by VMware (not AWS) but integrate with the rest of AWS’ cloud portfolio (think storage, database, analytics and more).”
- AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud (InfoWorld):
- They keep talking about hybrid cloud, but what does that mean here? Just “we use multiple cloud types/providers,” or one application running across different clouds?
- “As part of the deal, VMware will be AWS’s preferred private cloud partner and Amazon will be VMware’s preferred partner in the public cloud.”
- “One of the key differences between this deal and the one VMware announced with IBM in February is that this service is being offered and managed by VMware.”
- “Interested customers can request access to the service’s private beta starting Thursday, but VMware doesn’t expect the service to be live until early next year. General availability of VMware cloud on AWS will have to wait until even later in 2017.”
- Brief 451 note.
- No data in DevOps.
Google Devices Roundup, and AI interlude
- Revisiting the Apple or Google ecosystem question. I hate having to think about ecosystems when buying electronics.
- Google and the Limits of Strategy.
- Walt Mossberg thinks Siri is dumb.
- Wired interview with Obama. Dude knows AI.
- Buy-side commentary on Oracle storming the AWS castle.
- I’ll be re-jiggering the podcast back end again, so expect some annoying weirdness (fireside.fm appears to be awesome, if expensive)
- So who’s buying Twitter?
- Tyler Cowen’s short term focus and going private escape hatch.
BONUS LINKS, not covered in podcast
- Nothing much new, just content to riff on.
- Microsoft shipping Commercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine.
- Red Hat and containers — relabel, transitioned from originally a PaaS to CaaS.
- DockerCon coming to Austin.
OpenTracing joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Luke Kanies transitions to new Puppet CEO
- Luke’s announcement on Twitter.
- Luke is one of the main people who started all this stuff, based on the annoyance of BladeLogic, cfengine, etc.
- Matt: Warren Ellis’ Normal — From his latest newsletter “What science fiction, as a field, is good for, is looking at ten thousand possibilities at once”; Zapp Branigan reading Trump quotes.
- Brandon: Slate Plus. Also, Harry’s Blades.
- Coté: iPhone 7 Plus. Live Photos, Rotate mode, Bokeh stuff actually in beta; Home button takes getting used to; two speakers is better?