"AWS and VMware are having a LAN party” or “Matt Ray’s deep story” or “some five year old gibberish”

Episode 75 · October 15th, 2016 · 51 mins 31 secs

About this Episode


Big shakes in cloud land this week with VMware and AWS partnering up. Is this the hybrid cloud enterprises have been dreaming on? We also cover systems of records, Oracle, and something about Google phones. It’s a regular episode on all the hot topics!

See full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt75

Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.


Show notes


VMware and AWS

  • “VMware Cloud on AWS”
  • “The service will be operated, sold and supported by VMware (not AWS) but integrate with the rest of AWS’ cloud portfolio (think storage, database, analytics and more).”
  • https://medium.com/@cloud_opinion/aws-blinked–20cddbb537ed#.9cuvcp75o
  • “these customers will go to Cloud, but its really a glorified co-lo.”
  • “AWS should be encouraging customers to develop their workloads to take advantage of Cloud ( microservices, serverless etc ) and not delay it further.”
  • InfoWorld piece:
  • They keep talking about hybrid cloud, but what does that mean here? Just “we use multiple cloud types/providers,” or one application running across different clouds?
  • “As part of the deal, VMware will be AWS’s preferred private cloud partner and Amazon will be VMware’s preferred partner in the public cloud.”
  • Some MSP action: “One of the key differences between this deal and the one VMware announced with IBM in February is that this service is being offered and managed by VMware.”
  • “Interested customers can request access to the service’s private beta starting Thursday, but VMware doesn’t expect the service to be live until early next year. General availability of VMware cloud on AWS will have to wait until even later in 2017.”
  • Brief 451 note
  • No data in DevOps

Google Devices Roundup, and AI interlude

BONUS LINKS, not covered in podcast

Container Madness!

Opentracing joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Luke transitions to new Puppet CEO