Re: Who are the customers for cloud?
The developers don’t have rights to vcenter. They do however have rights to the cloud portal kindly granted by their credit card.
I do see your point though.
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I think generally the business is screaming for change and driving the IT department who would happily keep it on prem. When the new CTO CEO comes along obviously there will be a cloud first policy, due to too many conferences.
But if you are going to move your VMs to the cloud, why pay twice as much to run it on a vmware platform.
Just do a V2V migration and learn the new AWS/AzURe/cloud of choice interface.
I kind of agree and I think HCI is a stupid marketing fad to sell SDS.
I do agree with you that some of the HCI vendors have good API integration for a proper private cloud strategy, but really that comes down to automation and we could have done that years ago with scripts if we had the appetite. There are going to be customers that go HCI for the private cloud but I believe they are niche and won't drive much HCI demand when you consider the price premium for HCI.
If you want proper automation, self service provisioning, charge back etc, do it propelly and use the public cloud because private cloud offering are imature.
HCI will start to take more of the traditional market but I think a lot of that is down to marketing Hype a not any really technical reasons.
Hyper-converged is just software defined storage wrapped up in a layer of BS by software vendors trying to steel some of the storage $ from the traditional hardware vendors.
It is not in my experience cheaper than a traditional SAN, some of the offerings are easier to manage than some of the traditional SAN vendors, some are not.
It is not necessarily quicker, it may remove certain bottlenecks but it adds others.
But it certainly full of hype.
I just assumed they had supplied you with hookers and blow ;) its the only way you could like that flash client.
I still remmber reading your original article and getting wound up.
The only reason they ever changed from the c client was because they changed from a company that developed software to one that aquired software and it was too much like hard work to keep c client inplace.
As you say T its about the buyers not the users.
VMware has done a spectacular job of delivering the first enterprise-class Flash application I have had the pleasure to use. The web client in vSphere 5 was an interesting toy that we collectively poked at, shrugged, and went back to the familiar C# client. This time the training wheels are off, and VMware doesn't disappoint.
It bloody well does disappoint!
As you say some of them will be ELA customers who buy a bundle and don't use half the products.
Given the number of vsphere customers (500,000) around the world I would say that less than 1% is a terrible take up.
But given that you could buy a proper SAN for same price it's not surprising.
I'm pretty sure he has seen the writing on the wall for VMware.
Growing faster than ESX did - my ar$e. I rekon they only have about 6000 customers worldwide, but since it costs $100000 per site then a 600m turnover would be about right.
Great product I'm sure but at that price they arnt going to sell much.
Me: I'd buy a hypervisor from vmware but wouldn't buy monitoring software from them as thats not their core skill.
Customer: What do you mean?
Me: Well you wouldn't for-instance buy a satnav from a car manufacturer would you? They are always rubbish. They love to charge you loads of extra money for something of little extra value.
I can see old style NiMih batteries in that rocket which could be replaced by lipo batteries, saving you about 20% in battery weight. Which may be a lot when battries are probably the heaviest thing in your rocket.
not being a rocket scientest I'm assuming that weight reduction is key here ?
Hold on... hold on...
I just tried this bit of software "Inmage" and in its current incarnation it only backups up / replicates to vmware systems. - I know .......?
So with azure you can control replication from one on premise physical or virtual environment to another on premise VMware virtual environment.
It is no dropbox, you can't backup physical servers to AZURE yet. All very misleading.
Thank you I agree 100% and sometimes think I'm going a little mad as I'm constantly battered by suppliers telling me how great it is.
I don't consider server based computing as VDI, its a seperate solution that has been around for 15 years and in contrast to VDI is fairly mature.
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