Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud
It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon
just announced EC2 Container Registry to simply container management. The new
Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and
Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table
there's money on the table, too.
Everyone is talking containers because they reduce a ton of
development-related challenges and make it much easier to move across
production and testing environments and clouds. Containers are the technology
that, many believe, deliver on the long-promised portability in the cloud to
avoid vendor lock-in, and put developers, system administrators and their
enterprises in the driver's seat.
Getting up to speed about containers is not easy, but the good news is, the... (more)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is the darling of today's real world,
enterprise-impacting cloud computing use cases. Industry analysts and
research firms are tripping over each other extolling mega-CAGR for SaaS,
with the 451 Group going so far as attributing 75% of PaaS spending for use
cases that are attached to SaaS deployments.
In its 2011 research report "Cloud Computing Takes Off," Morgan Stanley is
bullish on the future of PaaS stating, "The low capex requirements, robust
cloud enablement and rapidly improving developer toolsets are significantly
lowering the barriers to en... (more)
Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of
Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015. This means enterprises are more or less
forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate
them to a newer OS or replace them. EOS dramatically changes the solid
"run-your-business operating platform" to one where there will be no security
patches, no compliance and escalating costs. There are few events that open
up such large security concerns, throw compliance out the window and have a
greater than million dollar price tag all at the same time.
I've always found that the obvious things in life are easy to understand once
you see them. I've got a good one for you.
Question: If an ISV can bring install time close to zero, their proof of
concept (POC) efforts will:
Take less time Become predictable and repeatable Go more smoothly in the eyes
of the potential customer Provide more time for actually working with the
customer and proving the concept Look impressive compared to competitors who
need to send SEs on site for hours and days of sweating through glitch-filled
installation and configurations Increase the likelihood o... (more)
VMware Virtualization on Ulitzer
VMWare's purchase of SpringSource came as quite a shock to many in the
industry. Why? Because, with this purchase, the Gorilla of Virtualization
jumped from below the OS right smack up into application development and the
runtime stack. Now they can deliver a Platform as a Service (Paas) for
everyone under the sun .... or, as is more likely, the cloud.
At first glance, you might wonder why VMware would make this move into the
application development space: What synergy is there between the below the OS
infrastructure and application infrastructu... (more)