Takeaway: Ravello lets Oracle uses any underlying cloud but effectively hide that completely from the customer thus Oracle gets to “manage” any cloud, gives customers “any cloud” and yet maintain full control of the customer account by hiding the underlying services. But it was the networking features that really made Ravello unique. Oracle Scorned Its […]
If you build a service on the AWS cloud, are you at risk if Amazon decides to compete with you ?
With 25GbE costing just 1.4 times that total cost of 10GbE, its time to start considering whether 25GbE is right for you. For many data centres, this might mean skipping 10GbE products completely.
Price uncertainty in the public cloud has taken a serious turn for the worse.
I’ve been writing and talking about the need for IT teams to reduce the lifecycle of infrastructure to 3 years. For this to happen, the following items: pay less for products so that money can be spent on projects to replace and upgrade pay less so that ROI can be achieved 3 years design so […]
Containers, IPv6 and “SDN DNS” is why DNS is critical to your network architecture and day-to-day operations. At the same time, “DNS operations” doesn’t seem to be getting the attention considering how critical it is to network, servers and DevOps alike. I wonder if I am missing something.
Oracle has a tough quarter with its top line business shrinking quickly as developers choose open source databases instead. – Source: Bloomberg At a business level, there is definitely a trend by corporates to “avoid” Oracle as licensing fees have increased dramatically to reach a pain threshold that CIOs cannot ignore. While the choice for […]
HP Networking will acquire Aruba and now it is selling 51% stake in H3C to a Chinese venture capital firm. What could this mean for HP Networking customers ? The sale of a controlling interest in H3C means that HP Networking has government support (blessing?) to sell products in China. The Chinese government has been […]
While I continue to scratch my head about who is foolish enough to actually deploy FCoE, perhaps a more important question is which vendors care about it ?
I’ve been thinking about how a data centre architecture would look if we replaced the PCIe bus in servers with an Ethernet fabric. It’s more doable than most people think.