The Cloudcast #129 - Cloud Chaos, HyperConvergence & Commoditization (45:04)
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Date: January 31, 2014
By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely
Description: Brian talks with
Greg Knieriemen (@knieriemen) and Stu Miniman (@stu) about the Open
Compute Project, Cisco's future in storage, the future of
software-defined and object storage, Microsoft's new CEO and how many
public clouds will be optimal in the future. Music Credit: Nine Inch
thinking that the names Brian, Greg and Stu are going the way of the
dinosaur, you don’t hear many kids with those names anymore.
Topic 1 - Let’s
start by talking about disruption. Stu was at the Open Compute Project
event this week. So is all hardware now completely commoditized?
Topic 2 - Cisco
finally launched Whiptail this week and IBM sold their x86 business to
Lenovo. How does that change the dynamics for both Storage companies and
Topic 3 - In the Storage space, what do you see having the most impact or disruption - All Flash, HyperConvergence or Software-Defined?
- Where do you see all the vendor-specific Clouds (Oracle, SAP,
Microsoft, VMware) fitting into the Enterprise picture? Can you be an
Enterprise vendor without your own Cloud offerings?
- Wikibon was very bullish on AWS after re:Invent; SpeakinginTech had a
2014 is Year of Private Cloud show. How are you going to measure your
viewpoints this year?
- Microsoft apparently has a new CEO, Satya Nadella. He runs their
Cloud and online business. Is he the right guy? What’s the right path
forward for Microsoft?