|"seamless private/public cloud integration"....................................................................|
Both RAM & NAND bits keep soaring in Mobile and PC/Mac. 256GB NAND/4GB RAM fones quite common.
As it soars in The Cloud. And Private Cloud.
This is just the start.
CLOUD WARS -- The great myth of cloud computing is that it would somehow magically make all the agony and cost of integration disappear, and that private clouds and public clouds would somehow interoperate easily and elegantly with each other and also with on-premises systems.
While that myth remains a total hallucination, the possibility of seamless private/public cloud integration—of highly dependable real-world collaboration between traditional data centers and the cloud—has become much more real with the decision by private-cloud leader VMware to forge powerful partnerships with public-cloud leaders Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google.
Here's a quick overview of the deals that VMware—#10 on my Cloud Wars Top 10 list—has struck with those four cloud heavyweights. I've also included some thoughts on why each of those partnerships will streamline and accelerate corporate customers' journeys to the cloud via the hybrid approach—some private, some public—that's the goal of just about every business on the planet.
- Amazon: VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly architected solution that allows customers to run VMware’s market-leading compute, storage and network virtualization solutions directly on AWS. With hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world already running big chunks of their operations on VMware's virtualized systems, this partnership allows them to leverage existing assets, skill sets and processes while also gaining the unique advantages of the cloud: lower operating costs, more flexibility, less infrastructure sprawl to manage. The partnership with AWS was announced about a year ago, and now the jointly developed underlying technology is available.
- Microsoft: Later this year, VMware's Desktop-as-a-Service will become available on the Microsoft Azure cloud, and is an outgrowth of VMware's focus on tying end-user computing into the underlying cloud architecture. In addition, some elements of VMware's broader Cloud Service will also eventually become available on Azure, including services for management, network security, and automation.
- IBM: A big portion of the IBM Cloud is built on VMware technology (via IBM's acquisition of SoftLayer), and this partnership extends the range of compatibility for customers across IBM Cloud and VMware's offerings.
- Google: A joint-development project across Google, VMware and Pivotal Software in the red-hot area for "container" services lets enterprises move workloads to the cloud while leveraging existing assets, which VMware says will help business customers accelerate innovation