Hybrid cloud usage is growing faster than either the private or public cloud. In a large study conducted this year by Insight Avenue on behalf of vendor Suse, 66 percent of respondents expected hybrid cloud growth to continue, compared to 55 percent for private cloud and 36 percent for public cloud. And the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $33.3 billion in 2016 to $91.7 billion by 2021, at an annual rate of more than 22 percent, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.Part and parcel of a hybrid cloud strategy is hybrid storage. Hybrid storage can be defined as a homogenous data store, which uses a policy engine to decide whether data should be stored on-premises or in the cloud. There are various mechanisms for moving the data into and out of the cloud, including iSCSI, the S3 API, NAS, and proprietary data transfer protocols.Hybrid storage can be the Achille’s heel of a hybrid cloud implementation, because while spinning up machine instances locally or on the … [Read more...] about Hybrid storage in 2018: still the Achilles heel of hybrid cloud strategies?
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I was happy when Hewlett-Packard (as it was known then) acquired the Stackato PaaS from ActiveState, a Canadian developer tool company. Of course there was some self-interest there, I was an adviser to ActiveState and was actually involved in one of the companies that ended up becoming part of the Stackato product.But beyond self-interest, I thought it was a deal that made sense. As I see it, HP’s business selling physical servers is rapidly dwindling and the company needs to move up the stack and add more value to its customers.The not-insignificant investment that HP made in OpenStack was part of this -- millions and millions of dollars poured into creating HP’s Helion OpenStack platform, again as an attempt to do more than just sell people pieces of tin with flashing lights on them.And then… the wheels started falling off. HP’s OpenStack product was launched, rebalanced and re-relaunched many times.And every single time I shook my head in wonder. How could a … [Read more...] about Suse fronts up — there’s a method to their (perceived) madness