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)
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read
about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You
Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm
Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book "David and Goliath: Underdogs,
Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."
Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing,
sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over
leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise
software for 30 years a... (more)
As luck would have it, I recently attended two thought-provoking Sales
2.0-focused presentations almost back to back. In the first one, Ben Nye of
Bain Capital Ventures spoke about lessons learned from SolarWinds, a poster
child for Sales 2.0. At the next, David Skok of Matrix Partners gave a
first-rate talk with practical advice on "How to Build a Sales and Marketing
Machine" . With apologies to Ben and David, I'd "nutshell" one of their key
points as follows:
Your product is your sales person.
Technology and expectations have combined to shift away from a sales-rep
model to... (more)
AppZero, the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications from
the datacenter to the cloud, has released V5.3 enabling users to "up-level
the OS" of their existing server applications to WS2012. The software is
now available and will be demonstrated next week at CA World (Pedestal 344A).
AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor is speaking at the AppLogic User Conference with
Radix Technologies CEO, David Corriveau, at CA World on Tuesday, April 23 at
2:30 pm, in the Lagoon TD Room. They will showcase moving applications with
AppZero to Radix Technologies' RadixCloud, powered by... (more)
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)