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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]