October 23, 2015
Yesterday at Dell World, Dell’s annual customer event, I did a session entitled: DevOps, Containers and Microservices: Buzzwords or fundamental to survival?
The idea was to explain these concepts, show how they serve as a foundation for digital transformation and talk about where Dell plays in the space. (see abstract below)
Topics and times
- 2:20 – 5:54 What is DevOps?
- 6:58 – 9:30 What are containers?
- 10:24 – 12:30 What are microservices?
- 12:30- 15:00 Where does Dell play? (professional services, testing, creating MVPs)
Check it out.
Gartner believe that by 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25% of the largest 2000 global organizations . One of the key developments within this space is Container technologies. In turn both DevOps and container technologies are proof of a larger shift in IT to a microservices architecture.
These technologies together serve as the foundation for agility and responsiveness in the modern enterprise. They give organizations an increased ability to serve their customers and, more importantly, are ultimately key to organizational survival in the modern world . This session will explain these technologies in terms of what they mean to your business and how they fit within larger trends in the industry.
 Tech Go-to-Market: How to win with DevOps buyers, May 15, 2015; Gartner
Pau for now…
November 22, 2014
Here is my final post from Dell World. Today’s interview is with Nikita Maheshwari, product marketing manager with Nutanix.
I caught up with Nikita on the show floor in front of their booth. I got her to give a brief overview of the company and what they announced with Dell at the show. Check it out.
Some of the ground Nikita covers
- Describing Nutanix’s software-based converged infrastructure platform and where their IP lies
- Who are some of the customers they’ve been working with and what use cases they are seeing
- Announcing the shipping of the first of five Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliances with Nutanix preloaded
- What Nutanix and Dell have up their sleeves for the upcoming year
- Dell Set To Ship OEM Nutanix-Based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliances – CRN
- Dell inks OEM deal with Nutanix to build mutant server, storage, networking beasts – The Register
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November 21, 2014
The week before last I was roaming the expo floor at Dell World and I bumped into Steve Croce. Steve is at Dell and is the product manager and strategist for our OpenStack private cloud offering.
I got Steve to spend a few minutes with me and give me the lowdown on what we are offering and where Red Hat plays in. Take a listen.
Some of the ground Steve covers
- Who’s Dell targeting with our offering and how has that expanded
- What is the stack comprised of: Hardware, Software and Services
- Dell IT’s internal innovation lab running Red Hat’s OpenStack distro
- What can we expect to see in the upcoming year
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November 18, 2014
The next interview in my series from Dell World features Julio Tapia of Red Hat. Julio is a global director for Red Hat’s platform as a service, OpenShift.
I got Julio to give me a quick overview of OpenShift, where Dell plays and what they are planning going forward.
Some of the ground Julio covers
- Who is OpenShift targeted at and how does it benefit developers
- The three flavors: Online (Public PaaS), Enterprise (Private PaaS) and Origin (Community PaaS)
- How Dell is working with OpenShift and the DevOps in a Box they both announced
- The role Docker plays
- What’s in store for next year and how their work with Google and Kubernetes will help ISVs
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November 12, 2014
Last week I participated in Dell World with my trusty Flipcam (yes, I still have one, if it ain’t broke…) and caught a bunch of interviews. Several, not surprisingly, dealt with the cloud space.
The first of these is with Red Hat Sr. Solution Architect, Ian Pilcher who was on the expo floor. Ian was talking to attendees about how Red Hat and Dell are working together in the cloud space. I got him to give a short overview.
Some of the ground Ian covers
- How the two companies are working together around OpenStack
- What are the use cases he’s seeing for the OpenStack solution
- What is Red Hat doing with Docker (Hint: see Atomic Host)
- What to expect from Red Hat and Dell vis-a-vis their OpenStack solution
- Red Hat goes nuclear in Linux container wars with Atomic Host beta – The Register
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November 5, 2014
Today at Dell world, we are rolling out the public beta of the Dell Cloud Marketplace. The marketplace, which is targeted at both sys admins and developers, allows you to set-up, manage, monitor and pay for a variety of cloud services in a self-service model.
The IaaS platforms available at launch are provided by Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Joyent. Cloud services partners include Docker for application development, Pertino for cloud networking and data management provided by Delphix.
Yesterday before the show kicked off I grabbed some time with the marketplace’s chief architect, Campbell McNeill to learn more. Take a listen to what Campbell had to say:
Some of the ground Campbell covers:
- What they learned from this summer’s private beta and how they have rearchitected the marketplace accordingly (focusing on control and governance and leveraging the features of the Enstratius acquisition).
- A market place catalog where you can get apps running in Docker containers and then run them in the cloud of your choice.
- Providing developers with agility while at the same time giving those tasked with security and compliance a governance control plane.
- Sign up today and get $500 free credit and give us you thoughts and help us to further refine improve the marketplace.
- Dell Cloud Marketplace: Many Clouds, One Dashboard — InformationWeek
- Dell launches into cloud brokerage market with Cloud Marketplace — ZDNet
- Dell Tests Public Cloud Waters With Beta Marketplace Offering — CRN
Pau for now…