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[…]

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[…]

OpenStack Distributions – A Comparative Analysis

TL;DR Download Report here Introduction If you are an OpenStack customer or if you are evaluating OpenStack, you have so many options to consume OpenStack. If you are taking the on-premise route, your first order of question would be which distribution/ vendor to choose. This first of its kind report aims to help you with that. Read more about OpenStack Distributions – A Comparative Analysis[…]

OpenStack 2016 – What To Expect?

I am not a big fan of annual predictions or self-applauding score keeping (though I admit there is some kick :)). This blog post summarizes highlights of 2015 and lists what I expect to happen in 2016 in OpenStack land. OpenStack 2015 Highlights defacto Private Cloud OpenStack continued its momentum as a private cloud platform, establishing itself Read more about OpenStack 2016 – What To Expect?[…]

Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point

You might have read my recent report on Gigaom: OpenStack’s Inflection Point: What to Look for in 2015, comments welcome. Among the things I had correctly called out to watch for, here are some early updates from the OpenStack community on some of them: 1) Product Management OpenStackPM Kilo Mid cycle meetup kickstarted the conversations on Read more about Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point[…]

HP Discover 2014 – what I am looking for

Thanks to Stephen Spector’s invite, here I am attending the HP Discover 2014 as an Independent Blogger. We kicked off the day with Steph interviewing me and Ernesto of 1cloudRoad (will update once the video is available). Obviously, there is a ton of news/ announcements here. Amidst all the activitu, here are the top three things I will be learning Read more about HP Discover 2014 – what I am looking for[…]

OpenStack Atlanta Summit – what I’ll be looking for

GoOpenStack PSA from Delta – cheered up the Stackers from Seattle to Atlanta this morning! Before I retire for the night, here are the top three things I’ll be looking for this summit (apart from meeting ton of smart people, some of them I am lucky to be friends with.) 1) Enterprise Workloads As I had Read more about OpenStack Atlanta Summit – what I’ll be looking for[…]

Blog Series: Enterprise Applications on OpenStack #1: Paypal

I have proposed a panel talk for the upcoming OpenStack Summit on running Enterprise Applications on OpenStack clouds. Towards that discussion, I thought it would be great to highlight some of the known enterprise application use cases. Please note that this will contain only published or publicly available information. If you want to have your Read more about Blog Series: Enterprise Applications on OpenStack #1: Paypal[…]