With Trust Established, Security Less of a Focus at AWS re:Invent 2016

Security has been a pillar of the Day 1 keynote in each of the four AWS re:Invents I’ve attended, with new partners and services rolled out to assuage concerns that the cloud isn’t secure and to convey that AWS takes security very, very seriously. Not this year. Security was a modest part of the Day 2 keynote. As a security analyst, I couldn’t help but feel a bit bummed out, but I get it—there’s a bigger context here: the maturity of cloud adoption and its role in contemporary business models.

Topics: Cybersecurity AWS Trust AWS re:Invent

From Desktop to Datacenter to Cloud (D2DC2C)

Yesterday ESG got to sit in on the VMware announcement of its new Hybrid Cloud Services offering. As I understand it, VMware is going to manage and run Hybrid cloud services (IaaS) that are owned by its Partners. On the surface, this allows the company that has the expertise in its own products to build and manage true VMware cloud services and in the process create a global footprint of VMware Certified IaaS clouds that can compete with Amazon, Rackspace, and Microsoft.

Topics: IBM Cloud Computing Microsoft cloud VMware Private Cloud Infrastructure HP Dell Amazon google IaaS hybrid cloud openstack vSphere Trust Public Cloud Service