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[ESG Blog] OpenStack Summit: Nostalgia or Looking Forward

The OpenStack Summit in Barcelona had a mixture of nostalgia and a view into the future.

Some attendees felt wistful of the days when there were many startups creating OpenStack software, such as Cloudscaling, Nebula, or Piston Cloud Computing. Those days were like Cambrian explosion, 541 million years ago, when many life forms appeared. There was plenty of enthusiasm, large, lively parties at OpenStack Summits, and a feeling that anything was possible.  Instead, the firms listed earlier have been acquired or shuttered.

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[ESG Blog] OpenStack Summit: Nostalgia or Looking Forward

The OpenStack Summit in Barcelona had a mixture of nostalgia and a view into the future.

Some attendees felt wistful of the days when there were many startups creating OpenStack software, such as Cloudscaling, Nebula, or Piston Cloud Computing. Those days were like Cambrian explosion, 541 million years ago, when many life forms appeared. There was plenty of enthusiasm, large, lively parties at OpenStack Summits, and a feeling that anything was possible.  Instead, the firms listed earlier have been acquired or shuttered.

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[ESG Tech Truth] Ethernet Switching Trends

In order to establish short-term data center networking priorities, ESG asked IT decision makers about the initiatives that will likely guide their spending in this area over the next 12-18 months.

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[ESG Tech Truth] Ethernet Switching Trends

In order to establish short-term data center networking priorities, ESG asked IT decision makers about the initiatives that will likely guide their spending in this area over the next 12-18 months.

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[ESG Brief] Apcera: A Container Management Platform Built for Secure and Trustworthy Operations

Apcera provides a container management platform with an emphasis on security and trust applied to both cloud-native and legacy workloads. Its focus to run workloads across any infrastructure based on trust makes it suitable for production and distinguishes it from other modern application platforms.

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[ESG Brief] Apcera: A Container Management Platform Built for Secure and Trustworthy Operations

Apcera provides a container management platform with an emphasis on security and trust applied to both cloud-native and legacy workloads. Its focus to run workloads across any infrastructure based on trust makes it suitable for production and distinguishes it from other modern application platforms.

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[ESG Brief] Group-based policy

The Group-based Policy (GBP) project is an evolving open source project that is beginning to influence commercial products. Inspired by concepts from Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, the project was designed for OpenStack and OpenDaylight to provide infrastructure policy and has emerged as a platform that can become a foundation for commercial products for policy-based networking, as well as other areas, such as service chaining. GBP’s generalized approach shows that it is not tied to any particular vendor and stands alone as an independent project with industry influence. GBP needs to continue accepting contributions from a variety of vendors and extending its reach.

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[ESG Brief] Group-based policy

The Group-based Policy (GBP) project is an evolving open source project that is beginning to influence commercial products. Inspired by concepts from Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, the project was designed for OpenStack and OpenDaylight to provide infrastructure policy and has emerged as a platform that can become a foundation for commercial products for policy-based networking, as well as other areas, such as service chaining. GBP’s generalized approach shows that it is not tied to any particular vendor and stands alone as an independent project with industry influence. GBP needs to continue accepting contributions from a variety of vendors and extending its reach.

2017 Predictions for Networking

 
Reuters

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday reported profit and revenue that blew past analysts' expectations, sending its shares soaring in after-hours trading and demonstrating the growing market power of its core retail business and new cloud services division. ... "It did restore my faith," said Dan Conde, an analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, who keeps a close eye on Amazon's cloud business.

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