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?

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[…]

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[…]