This is “The Coffee Break”. A podcast on state of the networking business where we discuss vendors moves and news, analysis on product and positioning, and look at the business of networking. In the time it takes to have coffee break.
Cisco’s 3 Commandments – Drew’s take on Chambers’ CLUS keynote
Amazon has created a portal that runs inside vCenter to create and manage Amazon instances. “An existing ESX Server, normally incompatible with the Xen-based Amazon cloud, can be imported and activated as an Amazon Machine Image, the type of virtual machine that is native to EC2.”
“The process may also be reversed, with an Amazon Machine Image converted back into a virtual machine file that will be compatible with VMware’s vSphere environment and sent back to the enterprise from which it was migrated in the first place.”
VCE/Nutanix and Ambush Marketing (as pioneered by EMC).
- switching converged buyers is cheap marketing instead of making converged buyers
- EMC pioneered pissy marketing.
- VCE has been playing rough with its marketing in the past.