Last week Cisco announced its intent to acquire CliQr, an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualized and container environments. News spread across the cloud world as you would expect highlighting the further consolidation of the cloud market. One opinion caught our attention.
David Linthicum published on InfoWorld his opinion that the purchase is bad news for enterprises. The planned acquisition he suggests isn’t great for IT shops pursuing a multi-cloud strategy. That tools like CliQr’s “are important important for enterprise admins to deploy and manage applications across the gamut of bare-metal, virtualized, and container-based environments. Such tools are particularly important when you use multiple cloud providers, as most enterprises should.”
Change is in the air this week as news from around the Web shows that Cisco is expanding its hybrid cloud management solution, Rackspace edges away from public cloud, Oracle wants to be a cloud powerhouse and NTT is revamping its cloud offering. Also, US vs. Europe becomes an issue with cloud pricing. Read on for our news around the Web.
News out in mid-February reported that after a seven-year migration to the cloud, Netflix had moved the rest of its video streaming to the AWS cloud. The poster child for AWS, some might think that Netflix has adopted a one-size-fits-all cloud strategy. But, let’s be completely clear, Netflix isn’t 100% running on AWS. Netflix is also using Google cloud storage for some archiving and continues to use a data center to run and manage its DVD business according to Fortune.
Public Cloud Services Grow, Are Cloud Providers’ Opportunities Shrinking?
AWS and Azure are leaders in cloud, more companies are moving to the public cloud, telcos want more of an opportunity and multi-cloud is a reality. There is a lot happening in the public cloud services market – does this mean more opportunity for cloud service providers or are these opportunities shrinking? This month we offer our take on these issues.
You can also read how some companies are making the most of multi-cloud with Flexiant Concerto.
This week, we offer some of the best cloud insights we’ve learned from trusted sources. Read how to choose the best cloud for your app, learn about Verizon’s new cloud services path or how continued security concerns still plague the cloud.
How to choose the best cloud for your app
How should I match the applications in my portfolio with the most appropriate cloud? This question is becoming increasingly common in enterprise IT organizations today, and it can be difficult to answer. Often the decision depends on the sensitivity of the data within the application. At other times, public versus private cloud considerations are paramount. Other factors influencing the decision include business goals and whether or not speed or price must be optimized. Read the article at InfoWorld.