Time for the annual pilgrimage, although this year is a little different in that the destination this year is The Mandala Bay Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada for VMworld 2016. After several years of San Francisco hosting the pilgrimage, we finally get a change of scenery. With the change of scenery this year, comes some changes in the advice for this year.
Can you believe that we are over half way through the year 2016? With summer in full swing and VMworld 2016 right around the corner I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at how VMware is doing so far this year with some mid-year insights.
My assessment is based more on more of a specific scenario in where a company or corporation has presented their business units the options of utilizing a shared infrastructure as well as the options of utilizing the option of a public clouds that are readily available in the technology marketplace.
Will containers change the shoe size of the physical servers in the datacenter? When having a conversation with some of my peers about containers in general, the discussion started to move in a direction of what containers can bring to the environment and as such what steps or changes would be needed to be implemented to make the environment to be able to bring about the greatest success when offering containers as an option to the customers. To truly understand the change in thinking about the physical server’s footprint size I first need to make sure that we have a basic understanding of what the difference is between virtualization as a general term and container virtualization.
Have you heard about Uninkernels? Uninkernels or Cloud Operating Systems as it has also been called is a specialized lightweight operating system which is intended to be used within a virtual machine. These Unikernels have the potential to become the core of a new form of cloud computing where a single hypervisor instance can support hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines. Uninkernels can accomplish this potential by rethinking how we populate the cloud infrastructure by utilizing specialized, single-address-space virtual machine images constructed by using a virtual library operating system.
In my last post, Priorities of Uninterrupted Data Access, I got the chance to present the results of the IDG survey that reported a sizeable difference between the 50% of executives and the close to 90% of managers’ and the directors’ concerns of the priorities of uninterrupted access to the company data. This “spread” between the percentages has left me really wondering and speculating what might be behind the different attitudes and concerns.