Financial risks of public cloud

NOTE:  This post was co-authored with Steen Dalgas “Traditional cloud sales models market opex as a key driver for adoption, but this is not necessarily desirable for organisations”  -  Deloitte. Capitalizing Your Cloud (Jan 2017) Purchasing commercial IT hardware traditionally requires a large, upfront investment. Customers configure these big, expensive IT platforms to cope with peak demands that may only last for a few days of the year. They reasonably ask for a better way to buy computing power…could they not just pay for what they use when they need it? Is public cloud the answer? After all, it scales elastic workloads up or down as needed – and all on a pay-as-you-go basis. Public cloud providers advertise low upfront cost and O ...
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AWS KVM adoption and Nutanix AHV

Nutanix, which strives to bring the best of public cloud to the on-prem data center, has long incorporated AWS innovations as part of its enterprise cloud strategy. Nutanix diverged from the public cloud leader, though, in hypervisor selection and launched its own customized KVM hypervisor, AHV, almost two and a half years ago. AWS recent ...
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Welcome NetApp to HCI(ish)

   
Do you remember NetApp’s first foray into HCI, the NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:Rail Solution? It was a long name for a short-lived product. NetApp is once again seeking to make a hyperconverged splash. It just started shipping its own offering, NetApp ...
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