s/private cloud/hybrid cloud/ig

Episode 110 · November 2nd, 2017 · 53 mins 38 secs

About this Episode

This week, if you can stand it, we talk about why kubernetes won (no solid conclusions are reached), the announcement around Cisco and Google, and IBM’s new private cloud stack, “IBM Cloud Private.”

This week’s exegesis

This week in kubernetes

  • Why did kubernetes win? (Nerds like to tinker, Google brand? Did the rest of us just need to buy more native advertising in The New Stack?)

Cisco and Google

  • Not really sure what this Cisco/Google thing is. What does Cisco bring to the table?
  • “Cisco's HyperFlex platform that includes management tools to enforce security and other policies as applications and services are released with greater frequency.”
  • Private cloud bundling of kubernetes, Istio, all the great cloud natives.
  • "This is what we hear customers ask for," Diane Greene.
  • Big picture: what’s Google’s goal here? Is it really as simple as “on-ramp?”
  • Even bigger picture: how did it kubernetes win?

IBM’s private cloud stack

  • So, is the “Blue Mix” brand out the mix?
  • IBM page: “Overview of IBM Cloud Private.” Another announcement overview.
  • “Is built on the latest versions of Kubernetes and Docker” - what that mean?
  • Jeffrey Burt: “IBM Cloud Private can run on a variety of infrastructures, including the vendor’s own mainframe and Power systems, its hyperconverged infrastructure that runs Nutanix software, and IBM Storage’s Spectrum Access solution. In addition, it can run on systems from Dell EMC, Lenovo, Cisco Systems and NetApp, and can be deployed by such VMware, Canonical and other OpenStack distributions as well as bare-metal systems. The private cloud platform also includes such developer services for data analytics as Db2, Db2 Warehouse, PostgreSQL and MongoDB, developer tools like Netcool, UrbanCode, and Cloud Brokerage and open-source management software such as Jenkins, Prometheus, Grafana, and ElasticSearch.”
  • Chris Mellor, The Register:
    • All the great middleware now in (Docker) containers: “IBM has provided containerised versions of WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty, MQ, and DB2, plus Microservice Builder as software bundle components. For example, Cloud Private for Application Modernization provides Cloud Private capabilities plus WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, MQ Advanced, API Connect Professional, DB2 Direct Advanced and Urban Code Deploy.”
    • Value-prop’in! “The standout aim is to help legacy apps transition to a more cloud-native style of construction and operation so that they can run inside a public cloud-like environment on-premises – private cloud – and connect to and/or be integrated with public clouds in some fashion. The destination in IBM's view, of the evolution of legacy apps is the hybrid cloud with private cloud as a stepping stone.”
    • The white papers also mention “regulated industries” and the like.
    • Goin’ for that enterprise cloud, hey, boy.
  • Also: Coté’s highlights, brief coverage from Tom Krazit at GeekWire.
  • An oral history of “bursting”: from 2010 to 2017.

Congress now follows you

  • Kind of a dick move to not send the CEOs.
  • Holy Shit! “Revealing exactly what was smeared all over the internet during the 2016 elections would, we reckon, be like opening Pandora's box: it would allow citizens to join the dots between Kremlin-crafted lies, the gradual acceptance of those lies online, the discussion and even promotion of said lies on mainstream news networks, resulting in, presumably, dozens of clips of senators responding with indignation about made-up information. In short, everyone is going to look like a chump if it turns out everything argued over last year was based on nothing but Kremlin-devised myths and urban legends. Rumors, in other words, designed to destabilize American politics and perhaps install a preferred candidate in the White House.”
  • Looks like my rep has been keeping up on Ben Thompson: ‘Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) asked: "Why should you be treated any differently to the press?" All three California outfits responded with a version of the fact that they are "platforms" and not publishers, that their content is user-created, and that they protect people's right to free speech and expression. Cornyn made it clear he was not persuaded. "They may be a distinction lost on most of us," he said.’
  • Speaking of…Ben nails the analysis:
    • “Facebook served [an estimated] 276 million unique ads per quarter, and my entire point was the same as Kennedy’s: there is no way that Facebook could ever review every ad, much less investigate who is behind them, without completely ruining their revenue model.”
    • ‘What this hearing highlighted, though, is the degree to which the position of Facebook in particular has become more tenuous. The fact of the matter is that Facebook (and Google) is more powerful than any entity we have seen before. Magnifying the problem is that, over the last year, Facebook has decided to “take responsibility”, and what is that but a commitment to exercise their control over what people see?’
  • Tech industry doesn’t think/care about the effects of their products

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