Waves of ‘Cloud-Native’ Transformations

Enterprise CIOs have been working on digitally transforming their IT infrastructure for a while now. Such digital transformations have traditionally been based on virtualization and Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) offerings. With the development of cloud computing/ container technologies, transformational CIOs are looking into becoming cloud-native as well. But what is Cloud-Native?

Should Red Hat buy or build a database?

<cross posted from our other publication> TL;DR — Yes. With data gravity influencing where workloads go, not having a database/ DBaaS offering will limit Red Hat’s success as more enterprises move to public cloud. Context Krishnan posited that not having databases is a hole in Red Hat’s portfolio: To which Stephen responded why Red Hat shouldn’t buy Read more about Should Red Hat buy or build a database?[…]

Modern AI Stack & AI as a Service Consumption Models

<cross posting from our Medium publication> If you are a developer developing new AI capabilities or LOB applications/ services leverage AI capabilities, you have various tools at your disposal. A necessary and sufficient collection of such tools can be visualized as the Modern AI Stack. Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the tools and techniques that enable machines/ software to exhibit intelligence. Machine Read more about Modern AI Stack & AI as a Service Consumption Models[…]

2018 — Tech Predictions: Cloud, Containers, AI, and more

<cross posting from our publication here> 2018 welcomed us with some of the scariest security vulnerabilities of all time: #Meltdown and #Spectre. As with all end of years, we a saw number of predictions for the new year as well, with some that I found interesting (ML Trends, TNW, CTO Advisor, etc). I am listing down my predictions Read more about 2018 — Tech Predictions: Cloud, Containers, AI, and more[…]

AWS re:Invent: Customer Empathy, Commoditization, Coopetition, and Catchup

AWS re:Invent was a well attended one with more than 43K attendees. Here are my observations from the event. [Disclaimer: AWS provided me with a full access pass to the event.] Customer Empathy One of the recurring themes at the Re:Invent event was ‘Customer Empathy’. Increasingly enterprises are looking for help in their journey to the Read more about AWS re:Invent: Customer Empathy, Commoditization, Coopetition, and Catchup[…]

Analyzing Analysts

<Cross-posting from my other blog site> [I thank Krish and Donnie Berkholz for inspirations on Analysis-as-a-Service and Subbu Allamaraju for being an inspiration to writing this post. I derive inspirations from independent analysts/ influencers such as Ben Thompson, R Ray Wang, Phil Fersht, Simon Wardley, Krish, Ben Kepes, Janakiram MSV, Sam Charrington, & alex williams (TheNewStack) and I dedicate this post to them. I have a tremendous respect towards industry analysts — individuals such as Lydia Read more about Analyzing Analysts[…]

AWS re:Invent – what to expect

While I am planning on catching up all AWS re:Invent 2016 excitement via live stream, here are the themes I expect to see AWS addressing this week Enterprise I expect AWS to make more intentional efforts to reach out to enterprise segment of customers – through new marquee customer success stories, messaging, language or making Read more about AWS re:Invent – what to expect[…]

OpenStack is Boring! And it’s good for customers

As someone who has been covering OpenStack since its early days, the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona was one of the most attended OpenStack summits and a markedly different one from earlier summits. While some of the adjectives such as mature, secure, inter operable, reliable resonated among observers, key adjective that struck to me was ‘Boring‘. And here Read more about OpenStack is Boring! And it’s good for customers[…]

[Briefing] Mirantis Enables OpenStack on Kubernetes

[Originally posted at DZone Cloud Zone] Mirantis’ recent announcement on enabling OpenStack on Kubernetes created a lot of buzz, with opinions ranging from controversial to capitulation. We had an opportunity to chat with Boris Renski, Co-Founder/ CMO of Mirantis. Here is our take. What is new? In a typical OpenStack deployment, OpenStack services (such as Compute, Storage, Networking, Identity, etc.) are installed Read more about [Briefing] Mirantis Enables OpenStack on Kubernetes[…]