Will 2017 be the year of the self-healing data center? One might consider this to be the holy grail of IT operations: having an infrastructure that can, to a certain level, maintain and resolve issues as they arrive.
The next generation datacenter, which was a topic that was presented to me that would be a topic of discussion for an upcoming panel discussion and I thought it might just be a good time for me to share my thoughts on what might be the next generation datacenter.
But what about Google? There has been a lot of buzz this year about Amazon, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM and VMware, but what about Google? In my humble opinion, in all practical purposes, Google just seemed to me, to be lacking a clear direction and/or focus when it came to the way Google pursued its business customers. Google has no problems taking care of any and all technical aspects of the business, but was missing one of the most important pieces and that piece is a strong vibrant sales force.
My friend and colleague, Alastair Cooke, recently published a post entitled Advanced Simplification: You Want It. In this post Alastair lays out his case that simplification is something that would tend to be something that “deep geeks tend to scoff at” while yet at the same time embracing the wizards and silent install scripts that become available to help deploy and or manage an application and/or platform into our environments.
My esteemed colleague and friend, Tom Howarth, published a post titled, “AWS AND VMWARE NOW FRIENDS, BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO VCLOUD AIR” and I would like to take the opportunity to present an alternate possibility and viewpoint as to what might happen to vCloud Air. I would like to start with a paragraph from Tom’s post and work my way from there.
It is that time of the year where the conference season has ended and a good number of companies are entering into a new fiscal year and as such it might be a good time to look back over the year and get some insight into what the year 2017 might have in store for the Information Technology industry and the engineers that support it.