BRB, off to the trademark office…
because "appstrastructure" is going to be all over the sales pitches. Hyperconverged serverless deep appstrastructure as a service.
DevOps biz Puppet held a stage show in San Francisco on Tuesday, because that's how IT vendors get attention these days. It's a rite of passage for Silicon Valley companies of a certain size. Puppet clearly understands the requirements of the digital dog-and-pony show: palatable pop tunes prior to the keynote; breakfast buffet …
"The gulf between apps and infrastructure is blurring," he said, arguing that automation is at an inflection point. "The DevOps practices that were nice to have two years ago are absolutely must-have today."
Gaps may narrow, but do gulfs blur? Can we be sure that the effect isn't caused by the audience's eyes glazing over?
"Puppet like a lot of technologies started out built for the high priests," said Omri Gazitt, chief product officer. "Now in a majority of cases, many of the customers aren't the high priests, they just need simple ways to get onboarded."
If the customers are at sea, who can blame them with prose like this? (Or maybe they believed the hype, and think they'll be left at the gate.)
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