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The Cloudcast #129 - Cloud Chaos, HyperConvergence & Commoditization

02.03.2014
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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 Nails (www.nin.com)

Was 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 Server companies?

Topic 3 - In the Storage space, what do you see having the most impact or disruption - All Flash, HyperConvergence or Software-Defined?

Topic 4 - 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?

Topic 5 - 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?

Topic 6 - 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?
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