TL;DR: There may finally be a new server architecture!  Should you care? Last week, I found myself split screen streaming VMworld and the LF Open Network and Edge Summit (ONES) – check out my TFIR Recap!  While they’re very different shows: a proprietary vendor and an open source community, they’reContinue Reading

This is the first interview of the multi-part series about AWS Outposts and it’s impact on the IT industry.  While not the first data center appliance in market, Outposts represents the most extreme version of tethered, remote managed infrastructure in market because the control plane for the system remains withContinue Reading

Joining us this week is Ian Rae, CEO and Founder CloudOps who recorded the podcast during the Google Next conference in 2018. Highlights 1 min 55 sec: Define Cloud from a CloudOps perspective Business Model and an Operations Model 3 min 59 sec: Update from Google Next 2018 event GoogleContinue Reading

Joining us this week is Erica Windisch, Founder/CTO at IOpipe, a high fidelity metrics and monitoring service which allows you to see inside AWS Lambda functions for better insights into the daily operations and development of severless applications. Highlights Intro of AWS Lambda and IOpipe Discussion of Observability and OpaquenessContinue Reading

One of IBM’s major announcements at Think 2018 was Managed Kubernetes on Bare Metal. This new offering combines elements of their existing offerings to expose some additional security, attestation and performance isolation. Bare metal has been a hot topic for cloud service providers recently with AWS adding it to theirContinue Reading

Joining us this week is Keith Townsend, The CTO Advisor, for a joint podcast of the L8ist Sh9y and CTO Advisor Podcast. Keith and Rob discuss the Edge Computing concept and several issues facing enterprise companies looking to move beyond the current cloud offerings. Key highlights from the podcast: WhatContinue Reading

Yesterday, AWS confirmed that it actually uses physical servers to run its cloud infrastructure and, gasp, no one was surprised.  The actual news about the i3.metal instances by AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr shows that bare metal is being treated as just another AMI managed instance type (see also Geekwire,Continue Reading

Joining this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast is Zach Smith, CEO of Packet and long-time champion of bare metal hardware. Rob Hirschfeld and Zach discuss the trends in bare metal, the impact of AWS changing the way developers view infrastructure, and issues between networking and server groups in IT organizations. Topic                                                           Continue Reading