There is a growing trend of large companies moving beyond IaaS to build their new digital offerings using PaaS instead. This isn't new, the original PaaS poster child being Netflix, but more logos are joining from traditional markets such as banking. Now the team at Philips Healthcare have written up their approach and explained their thinking and how they have extended CloudFoundry. Their approach using PaaS links to the trend of 'serverless' services.
I was excited to read today about Nanterro coming out of stealth with their Carbon NanoTube (CNT) non-volatile memory which is considerably faster than the flash we are already amazed by. When this stuff finally hits the datacenter, the economics of storage are going to be transformed yet again, along with the fortunes of companies that are in the hyperconvergence business.
A few weeks ago I wrote about The Rise of the InfraDev. In my discussions with folks in the industry, it seems early stages for such a role and it only mildly resonates with most. With me it makes a lot of sense, but what about others?
The technology pendulum may swing left and right between aggregation and disaggregation, but sometimes it also jumps forwards like the way Atlantis Computing's USX offers you hyperconvergence with distributed storage goodness. This is classic digital economics: software-defined, API-powered, flash-performance with disruptive economics. This is hyperconvergence with a difference, and the roadmap looks excellent.
I ran my post Breaking Down Barriers through the IBM Watson Personality Analyzer, and here's what he said I (the author) am like (according to the
The "cloud broker" model is fundamentally, well, broken. Because:
It was my first visit to a Leeds DevOps meeting and I wasn't disappointed! Many thanks to the organiser and presenter, Andy Burgin, hosts Open Data Institute and sponsors Brightbox.
This week it was announced that JP Morgan Chase had joined the CloudFoundry foundation. As part of this announcement the JPMC CIO also acknowledged the emergence of a new kind of practitioner role called Infrastructure Developer, and said that this was a great opportunity for those practitioners willing to grasp the nettle.