Health week on the Coffee Break – we are drinking water instead of coffee or kool-aid.
Hating on the Public Cloud
WanOp takes a break.
Primary factor: Bandwidth is getting cheaper and make WanOp less attractive.
1. network complexity and scale makes WanOp harder to consume.
2. We are in a market transition and customer attention (and budgets!) are focussed on other technology like private clouds, SDN etc.
Battle of Converged Infrastructure
Cisco and NetApp today announced that the FlexPod® integrated infrastructure solution has generated $3 billion in joint sales since its launch in 2010. FlexPod unit shipments have grown 81 percent year-over-year, with demand for FlexPod solutions now reaching a $2 billion annualized demand run rate.
VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure systems, today announced that it surpassed its 2013 goal of generating $1 billion in annual sales, and demand for VCE products and services reached a $1.8 billion annualized demand run rate exiting the fourth quarter of 2013. (My emphasis)
Recent Survey results for State of Data Centre show that interest in converged platforms is dropping quickly: