Monday, April 3, 2017

The what all, of Enterprise Cloud adoption, and all

Was asked my thoughts on Enterprise Public Cloud adoption rate.

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Sensors leading to Public Cloud adoption:

From an enterprise perspective, the volume of servers sold in the previous year is soft. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3530117

The partnership that can underpin legacy enterprise app deployments in hybrid cloud has been announced.  https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/vmware-aws-announce-strategic-partnership.html

The drivers for cost containment are going to become increasingly important as customers look for lower cost of service.  This will probably start looking like “Use (AWS or Azure) for disaster recovery” and likely to evolve into “Application Transformation” discussions as optimizations within the cloud.  The best way to see this is with the directionality of utility mapping like the value chains between enterprise and public cloud: http://www.abusedbits.com/2016/11/why-public-cloud-wins-workload-love.html

Microsoft has announced an Azure Stack appliance to extend the reach of capabilities into the private cloud.  http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-release-azure-stack-as-an-appliance-in-mid-2017/

The cost / unit consumption of private Data Center estate is anywhere between ~40 and 100% more than public cloud.  This is further being eroded by co-location vendors continuing to drive down the cost/unit for data center vs new build.  It is becoming very costly to build or retrofit older data centers rather than simply consuming a service at cost that can be easily liquidated per month.  The large scale DC vendors are also creating ecosystem connections for networking directly with the public cloud vendors and where those don’t exist, companies like AT&T, etc are enabling this type of service connection via their MPLS capabilities.

Then, there’s the eventual large scale adoption of containers that present some additional optimizations, particularly as they relate to DevOps that further increase density over hypervisor based virtualization and increase dramatically the speed of change.  Further extending this capability, the network vendors, the historic last line to move in 3rd platform are starting to adopt these concepts.
http://www.abusedbits.com/2017/03/creation-and-destruction-without-remorse.html
http://www.investors.com/news/technology/can-cisco-take-aristas-best-customers-with-software-bait/
http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/300084323/arista-networks-exec-on-new-container-software-offensive-and-its-biggest-fundamental-advantage-over-cisco.htm?_lrsc=9ce3424f-25d3-4521-95e4-eeae8e96b525

This culminates in public cloud providers positioning themselves for legacy applications, cost containment, cost based on their operating models, positions in DR if they can’t get production workloads, integration into private cloud where they can’t get principle workloads and certainly new workloads in cost/volume based on scale.

This leads me to believe that the position on Public Cloud, from an enterprise perspective, is just starting…..

1 comment:

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