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)
VAA on Ulitzer
We've all been there. Minding our own business in a local establishment,
when a discussion's heat rises to the level of a sporting bet. Sides are
chosen, money plunked down, combatants await the reveal. Other than adult
beverages, the thing these bets seem to have in common is that the winning
fact generally runs against commonly held assumptions.
Here's a winner for you:
Q: What company "invented" virtualization technology?
A: The long defunct Burroughs Corporation first brought mainframe
virtualization to market in the 1960s. But it was not until the then ... (more)
The battle cry of IT brinksmanship, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," means
that risk has triumphed over cost. This fate is commonplace for legacy
applications which can be found sitting on an outdated/unsupported box,
running on ancient OS sporting a "Do Not Touch" sign.
Not important enough to fix; too important to fail. These applications are at
risk of failure. And everyone knows it.
AppZero offers an alternative that changes the risk/cost math by eliminating
the risk at a slashed cost/effort - with no re-engineering or coding
Over the last few years, we have hel... (more)
We were all there at the beginning when, "The Internet changed everything,"
morphed into the paradigm buster we now call "The Cloud." As an industry, we
watched Amazon (AWS) break the $100M revenue mark in 2008; scanned Gartner's
first cloud computing vendor list in 2009; and heard Microsoft declare itself
"all in" in 2010.
The cloud-as-infrastructure journey from promise to powerhouse has been at
once exciting and disappointing. Exciting for obvious reasons and
disappointing because the reality of cloud usage has largely remained the
purview of development. To date, the predomi... (more)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is the darling of today's real world,
enterprise-impacting cloud computing use cases. Industry analysts and
research firms are tripping over each other extolling mega-CAGR for SaaS,
with the 451 Group going so far as attributing 75% of PaaS spending for use
cases that are attached to SaaS deployments.
In its 2011 research report "Cloud Computing Takes Off," Morgan Stanley is
bullish on the future of PaaS stating, "The low capex requirements, robust
cloud enablement and rapidly improving developer toolsets are significantly
lowering the barriers to en... (more)