This talk will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the chief technology officer at the leading PaaS and cloud expert who has worked with hundreds of companies that are leveraging cloud application development platforms and adopting next generation technologies.
In his role at Rackspace, Matt is focused on helping companies to adopt cloud and automation technologies. He's worked on some huge projects in many industry sectors and in this video he's going to share a bunch of helpful knowledge he's gained through architecting global WANs, large scale application infrastructures.
I wonder whether this move from Rackspace was significantly influenced by Digital Ocean's meteoric rise with it's low-priced pure-SSD servers. I think the other vendors have to be taking notice of the scrappy startup by now.
Pivotal has developed and open sourced some new components for Cloud Foundry to make deployment a lot easier with some new options and really short commands for pushing your applications via Maven or Gradle.
The Open Networking Foundation had its first ever interoperability test event last year on March 5th -9th testing OpenFlow v1.0 at a lab in Santa Clara, CA. This video answers some frequently asked questions regarding OpenFlow and SDN soon after that test.
The developers at RelateQ recently documented their 24 hour journey from their former development environment to one that was orchestrated by Docker and didn't take days to set up. Their stack had a lot of moving parts from open source: Cassandra, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Kafka, Zookeeper, and Redis.
Tech media keeps predicting that Cisco is going to be hit the hardest by the arrival of software-defined networking. According to a Business Insider article , that has already happened in a $1B deal with Amazon, which was dropped to only $11M.
Sure it's a little over-simplified... almost all analogies are. But I think Juniper's David Noguer Bau makes a helpful metaphor for how today's networks work and how the software-defined networks of tomorrow will work.
Looks like Alex Freedland's recent prediction that OpenStack Will Eat IaaS AND PaaS Vendors could be coming true. Just last week, Rackspace, one of the founders of OpenStack and a primary steward of many of its projects, announced Project Solum.
A wonderful tongue-in-cheek article on etherealmind.com looks at a "Unicorn-Powered SDN Data Center" in the form of Legos. Go take a look at the whimsical picture tour along with some good inside jokes for all the members of data center teams.
But Luke Wheeler thought now was a good time to revisit how other companies are competing strongly in a few specific areas of services, some that AWS doesn't even provide. Wheeler has some really good distillations of each company's focus and how they differentiate themselves...