May2017

HCI Benefits without HCI, Part 2: Policy

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is having a significant impact in data centers around the world. Many IT organizations are getting a lot of benefits from a VM-centered approach to infrastructure. I don’t think that an HCI product is necessary to get …
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Apr2017

On-Premises Serverless Needs More Services

I wrote a little while ago about running a serverless platform on-premises. I have since realized that there are a few more things that we need before such a platform is useful. Serverless is just a way of doing application code …
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Apr2017

Enterprises Operate Their IT; Hyperscalers Build Their IT

There is a lot of talk of having enterprises build and operate IT infrastructure the same way hyperscalers do. AWS, Google, and Microsoft can build and operate cloud platforms that are very cost effective. The logic is that enterprise businesses …
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Mar2017

When Every Company Is a Software Company, No Company Is a Software Company

It seems to be fashionable to be a software company. In fact, we hear statements that every company must be a software company. The logic is that software is allowing companies to do business faster than in the past. Software-driven …
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