Tue, 3 July 2012
Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela.
Our special guest this week is George Reese, CTO and cofounder of enStratus. enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds. enStratus is focused on the consumption of one or more cloud services from a single, consistent management platform.
Amazon Outage Hits Netflix, Heroku, Pinterest, Instagram
We all know the story by now: Bad weather knocked out power to Amazon’s EC2 services in Virginia and before you know it, Netflix subscribers were deprived of “Bad Girls from Mars” and Californians were deprived of posting their last foie gras pictures on Instagram.
Burning down the house: “The Hole in VMware's Whole Cloud Strategy”
George’s blog post: - http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2012/06/hole-in-vmware-whole-cloud-strategy.html
“The move of Google and Microsoft into the IaaS space may ultimately be a sign that PaaS isn't the grand future of cloud everyone has been predicting, but instead just a component of a cloud infrastructure—perhaps even a niche component. If the world isn't ready for PaaS, then VMware has a huge hole in its cloud strategy because vCloud just won't cut it for cloud-scale infrastructure.”