VMware Is at CloudField Day. Will They Be Back Under Broadcom?

Ken Nalbone’s LinkedIn article recaps VMware’s appearance at Cloud Field Day 18. He discusses the company’s ambitious approach to modernizing applications and consistent infrastructure and its innovations like Tanzu Transformer, Tanzu Hub, Tanzu Guardrails, and Tanzu Insights. Nalbone also comments on potential changes under the impending Broadcom acquisition, highlighting the importance of executing VMware’s vision for multi-cloud environments.

Juniper Networks at Cloud Field Day 18

At Cloud Field Day this week, Juniper Networks demonstrated their innovative approach towards data center and cloud networking, with an emphasis on their 2020 acquisition of Apstra. The technology presents automation solutions that reduce risk of misconfiguration and speed up the work process for network operators, using features such as intent-based networking, AI-driven insights, and application awareness. According to Eric Wright, the presentations underscored the significance of automation and data-driven optimization in achieving reliable, consistent, and resilient network management, especially in the dynamically evolving landscape of AI and ML.

WEKA Da Hecka?

Nathan Bennett shares a deep dive into the functionality and benefits of the WEKA Data Platform, designed for high-performance workloads and AI/ML applications. He notes WEKA’s multi-cloud capability, lauding its performant hybrid management across four major cloud marketplaces including AWS, Azure, GCP, and Oracle Cloud. What sets WEKA apart is its cost-effectiveness and its cluster scaling features, enabling it to fit seamlessly into existing business ecosystems and budgets while intelligently managing data workloads.

Navigating Multiple Observability Tools: Mezmo’s Goal of Simplifying the Journey

In this article, Keith Townsend of The CTO Advisor discusses how Mezmo is aiming to simplify the journey of navigating multiple observability tools. With the increase in complexity of software applications in the cloud, using diverse tools for different layers of the stack can be challenging. Mezmo strives to provide a unified observability experience across cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments, helping businesses consolidate metrics, traces, and logs from a multitude of sources in an attempt to simplify IT operations.

VMware at Cloud Field Day 18

Eric Wright provides an extensive recap of VMware’s appearance at Cloud Field Day 18. The presentation focused on application centricity, with VMware showcasing its Tanzu Intelligence tools designed to optimize processes like cloud migration, application and infrastructure observability, and cost management. Eric praises VMware’s efforts to consolidate functions and create a unified user experience in addressing modern application infrastructure.

Addressing Common Multi-Cloud Networking Challenges With Prosimo

Ken Nalbone discusses Prosimo’s attempt to simplify multi-cloud networking during its presentation at Cloud Field Day 18. With a focus on consistency and cost control, Prosimo’s ‘full stack cloud networking’ solution serves as an abstraction layer for networking operations across all of a customer’s environments. Using the journey of a global healthcare customer as a case study, Prosimo demonstrated how its solution can address common challenges such as account sprawl, lack of governance, and complex network requirements.

Juniper Apstra at Cloud Field Day 18

Ken Nalbone reflects on Juniper Apstra’s presentation at Cloud Field Day 18, where they aimed to make the data center as easy as the cloud. He debates the premise of treating data centers and clouds as distinct entities, suggesting that a well-architected and automated infrastructure effectively qualifies as a cloud. He concludes that the use of AI capabilities, supported by integrations such as VMware, Kubernetes, and Terraform, can help meet the adaptive, user-friendly expectations of the modern enterprise.

WEKA at Cloud Field Day 18

Eric Wright explores the benefits and functionalities of the WEKA Data Platform, a system born in 2017 that is performance-oriented and cost-optimized for major cloud providers including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud. The platform stands out for being user-friendly, highly resilient, and providing a hybrid model for both private and cloud hosting. Furthermore, it’s designed to efficiently handle AI and ML workloads, offers attractive features for data enthusiasts such as snapshot capabilities, and provides remarkable storage over standard protocols to multiple clouds.

VMware Cross-Cloud: Is It a Viable Path Post Broadcom?

Keith Townsend examines the prospects for VMware’s cross-cloud path in the wake of the upcoming Broadcom acquisition. The article discusses the potential challenges and opportunities with VMware’s shift towards application-centric infrastructure and cloud-native technologies. Despite the uncertainty, Keith suggests that VMware’s multi-cloud strategy could provide significant value if executed effectively.

Cloud Field Day Report: Juniper Networks Delivers Automation for the AI Era

Allyson Klein discusses the Juniper Networks presentation from Cloud Field Day, where they shared their vision for AI-era data center networking, with a focus on operations, openness, and solutions. The talk highlighted the recent acquisition of Apstra, a network automation software designed to simplify and scale network management for IT operators. With demonstrations of a cloud-native management interface and deep dives into AI cluster design and network analytics, Juniper Networks outlined its approach towards streamlining network oversight and responding to new network requirements.

Addressing Common Multi-Cloud Networking Challenges With Prosimo

In this LinkedIn article, Ken Nalbone discusses the common challenges experienced in networking across multiple clouds. These challenges include dealing with varied network limitations in different cloud environments, inconsistencies across cloud’s networking construct, limited visibility and control, and managing costs. Prosimo’s AXI platform is highlighted as a potential solution, providing a unified layer across all cloud environments to streamline network connectivity, enhance security, reduce latency, and manage costs effectively.

AMD With #CFD18 – What’s a Chip Manufacturer Doing in a Cloud Conference?

Nathan Bennett gives an overview of AMD’s presentation on cloud native solutions at Cloud Field Day. AMD discussed the increasing trend towards running solutions within a DPU (Data Processing Unit) in cloud environments. Bennett challenges AMD’s focus, suggesting that the real impact of chipset makers comes from how the tech is tailored and used by individual hyperscalers, stressing the need for customers to pay attention to the broader context of what chip manufacturers are doing.

WEKA Wows at Cloud Field Day 18

Ken Nalbone provides an in-depth overview of WEKA’s Data Platform, an all-in-one storage solution designed for high-performance workloads in a recent LinkedIn post. He discusses the platform’s multi-cloud capabilities, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, highlighting its auto-scaling and auto-healing features. Nalbone also praises its hybrid deployment potential, making it a single solution for on-premise and cloud storage needs.

AMD Leaps Ahead With Zen Architecture Powered EYPC Processors for the Cloud

Allyson Klein’s TechArena report on Cloud Field Day provides a deep dive into AMD’s approach to cloud native computing, focusing on the development of EPYC processors. The review details how AMD’s architectural changes adapt to various computing models – from traditional, to virtual, containerized, and functionized workloads. Klein applauds AMD’s forward-thinking innovation, highlighting their chiplet designs, 3D stacking for higher silicon area, and prioritization of high-performance cores for tenant workloads which could be more beneficial to most enterprises running off-the-shelf code.

Navigating Multicloud Security Challenges: A Deep Dive Into Prosimo’s Approach

In this article, Keith Townsend of the CTO Advisor explores the complex landscape of multicloud security, prominently featuring Prosimo’s approach to addressing associated challenges. Prosimo’s offering, labeled as ‘Full Stack Cloud Networking’, stands out for its ability to deploy a network edge wherever customer applications exist, creating a consistency layer to connect multiple environments. The post recognizes Prosimo’s key role in managing multicloud security, including features such as robust discovery capabilities and straightforward application and network onboarding.

Navigating Multiple Observability Tools: Mezmo’s Goal of Simplifying the Journey

The CTO Advisor, Keith Townsend, discusses Mezmo’s aim to simplify the use of multiple observability tools. Through integrating these tools into a unified experience, Mezmo allows IT operators to navigate complex environments with greater efficiency. This provides valuable insights into the state, performance, and health of systems, underscoring Mezmo’s commitment to aiding organizations in better managing their IT infrastructures.

AMD Is Doing Great Things at Cloud Field Day 18

In a this post, Eric Wright reviews AMD’s innovations and their impact on cloud applications, particularly focusing on the industry pioneer’s EPYC processors. He praises AMD’s cloud-centric approach, their Dom0 concept for efficient resource offloading, and their chiplet architecture that contributes to system optimization. By delivering high-performance, efficient usage of resources, and maintaining a cost-effective balance, AMD continues to push advancements in cloud technology.

Cloud Field Day Report: WEKA Throws the Data Gauntlet

Allyson Klein highlights the impressive performance and cost-saving capabilities of the WEKA Data Platform in this post. The platform’s ability to run across all major cloud providers and notably reduce carbon emissions are key highlights. Of particular interest is WEKA’s “converged mode zero footprint” solution, demonstrating innovative strides in resource and cost efficiency that will be beneficial as demand for cloud-based AI and HPC workloads rises.

Prosimo – How Multi-Cloud Networking Should Work – CFD18

Nathan Bennett dives into the challenges and benefits of multi-cloud networking with a focus on the solutions provided by Prosimo. Highlighting how the complexity of multi-cloud networking can be addressed, Prosimo’s capabilities of establishing connections across different network areas are pointed out. With three encounters with Prosimo, Bennett concludes that the platform is an efficient solution to these challenges, noting Prosimo’s ability to create a mesh, guide traffic between clouds, and enable services without relying on IP addresses.

VMware Tanzu/Aria

Nathan Bennett analyzes VMware’s product rebranding and the introduction of the Tanzu portfolio in this Cloud Field Day post. He discusses the Tanzu Transformer for migration practices, Tanzu Hub for overseeing lifecycle of cross-cloud services, and Tanzu Guardrails for maintaining compliance requirements. Despite initial confusion over the rebranding, Bennett praises the functionality of the combined products but emphasizes the need for clarity amidst product name changes.