Marathon is a new framework that turns Mesos — a favorite of Twitter — into a more dynamic tool for running different applications on a single set of machines. Marathon comes from a startup called Mesosphere, founded by two former Airbnb engineers who know Mesos cold.
OpenStack turned 3 and developers celebrated on Friday, but there’s still room for growth for the open-source cloud software, especially with IaaS vendors waiting in the wings.
Speakers at GigaOM’s Structure conference this week displayed the ferocity of the public-cloud market and the broadening adoption of private clouds among large businesses.
At Structure, a panel of IT execs and investors discussed the enterprise IT winners and losers of the past few years. Here’s what they had to say.
With the migration of the data to cloud-based platforms, we have a better ability and greater opportunity to share more information. However, for most enterprises, it’s a wasted opportunity. Perhaps the value is misunderstood, or lost in the hype around “the cloud” that is focused on efficiency and agility.
The desire to implement private cloud infrastructure is among the top priorities for large companies in North America that expect to expand data centers this year or next year.
During the last couple of weeks the media was abuzz with the news that Amazon has inked a $600 million deal with the CIA. While most of the reports talked about the unconventional path that AWS has taken in building a private cloud for the intelligence agency, it has a larger impact on the entire cloud ecosystem.
As the PaaS market transitions from nascent to mature, a new opportunity is emerging: cloud services curation. Peter Sonsini, general partner at NEA, predicts that cloud services curation will help PaaS players broaden their reach and amplify their strategic impact within the technology landscape.
Amazon, the market leader, plays at the infrastructure level. But there was a lot of talk at Cloud Connect about Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, where cloud folks think the real action will ultimately lie. The company will soon have to address these shifts as well as trends on the enterprise side around security, control and transparency that are pushing many organizations toward the private cloud.
If a recent blog post by Gartner analyst Lydia Leong is telling, it looks as if cultural hurdles are impeding private cloud adoption as well as public cloud adoption — at least when it comes to doing it right. It takes sacrifice to operate like Google.