IT Vendors Don’t Stand a Chance Against the Cloud

Last week I sat in on an AWS event in Tel Aviv. I didn’t hear a single word about infrastructure or IT and nothing about VMs or storage, either. It was all about developers and how they can build production grade solutions faster, at a fraction of the cost, while incorporating Amazon’s latest security, AI…

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Using Containers As Mini-VMs is NOT Cloud-Native!

Cloud and SaaS companies invented the notion of micro-services and the “cloud-native” model to gain efficient scaling along with continuous development and operations. Legacy approaches don’t work for global services like Facebook, Google or eBay, which are always on. Containers and Docker were created as the ultimate packaging for such micro-services and new orchestration platforms…

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Continuous Analytics: Real-time Meets Cloud-Native

iguazio combines real-time analytics, concurrent processing and cloud-native agility. We started working on this completely new approach to data management after witnessing countless customers struggle with traditional big data and analytics solutions. As a result, we are seeing that iguazio’s platform leads to magnitudes faster time to insights, faster time to market, greater simplicity and…

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AWS S3 Outage Signals We MUST Decentralize Cloud

Earlier this week, a significant portion of the internet was down due to an Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) S3 outage. While AWS blames the problem on the removal of a couple of servers, the real question is why have we created such a dependency on services like AWS?  Won’t it get worse with the coming…

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Serverless: Background, Challenges and Future

Serverless computing is the latest buzz, driven by the digital economy’s demand for instant results without the hassle. The serverless concept is a prepacked flavor of modern cloud-native architecture which decomposes applications to multiple stateless and elastic micro-service tiers. Micro-services shrink or grow to satisfy demand; they are restarted in case of a resource failure…

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2017 Predictions: Clouds, Thunder and Fog

The IT industry is still in flux and in 2016 we saw some tectonic shifts. Setting aside noise and hype, lets analyze the trends and predict what will likely happen in 2017. Rapid Growth of Enterprise Cloud Adoption It doesn’t take a prophet to notice the public cloud is growing and Enterprise IT is shrinking.…

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Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?

After this week at re:invent, it is clear that Amazon is unstoppable. AWS announced many more products, all fully integrated and simple to use and if you thought infrastructure companies are its competition, think again. The new Amazon offering competes with established database vendors, the open-source big data eco-system and container eco-system, security software and…

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VMware on AWS: A Scorecard for Winners and Losers

Last month Amazon and VMware announced a partnership which will enable VMware software to run on a dedicated space within Amazon cloud. This unnatural act is mainly due to Azure which is getting stronger, it is the only cloud provider with a real hybrid cloud story. The same exact software stack which was initially limited…

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