Join Zoran Basich, Martin Casado and Nick McKeown as they talk about warehouse scale computing and how these hyperscalers have built programmable chips to make the entire technology stack super efficient. Keep in mind there is more data traveling within data centers than across the United States from the east to the west and vice versa.
Hyperscale data center’s need a lot of energy to run. Folks in a small town in the Netherlands are concerned that a new data centre from Facebook will drain energy from their green energy supply and leave residents with a shortfall.
Meta’s data center is “too big for a small town like Zeewolde,” says Schaap, who has become one of the project’s most vocal opponents. “There are 200 data centers in the Netherlands already,” she argues, and the move would give huge swathes of farmland to just one company, “which is not fair.”
Like Schaap, other residents of Zeewolde are outraged that Meta has chosen their town for its first gigantic data center in the Netherlands. They claim the company will be allowed to syphon off a large percentage of the country’s renewable energy supply to power porn, conspiracy theories, and likes on Meta’s social platforms.
My guess is that in 2022 we will see a consolidation of Kubernetes distributions. I suspect that folks will select one on the top five distributions and build on that. But I do agree with Janakiram MSV, in that we will see an open source Kubernetes distribution from Google and Microsoft in the new year.
In 2022, I expect Google and Microsoft to announce open source Kubernetes distributions based on their managed offerings — GKE and AKS. These distributions will be positioned as production-grade Kubernetes environments delivering the same capabilities as the managed services. Customers adopting these distributions will be able to switch to cloud-based or hybrid managed services easily. It helps them position their offerings as alternatives to EKS-D and EKS-A from AWS.
This would make it much easier switching from on-prem to cloud for those running the Google or Microsoft cloud.
I think it’s no secret that Hybrid cloud is the operating model for most folks. What did surprise me was 18% of respondents are still developing a cloud strategy and 5% had no cloud strategy at all.
Hybrid cloud continues to be the leading cloud strategy among respondents, rising three points to 30% this year. Multicloud is also on the rise, coming in at 13% compared to 11% last year. On the other hand, public (9%) and private (14%) cloud-first strategies are waning. This should come as little surprise as we see the realities of today’s business environment leading organizations to want to balance the speed, efficiency and scale of cloud-native technologies with the control and security features that on-premises infrastructure provides.
Managing multiple clouds is a challenge, IT admins are looking for add automation and provide more self-service to their clients. Project Ensemble seems to be provide admins an app-centric view of your clouds.
Today we are excited to announce the tech preview of a transformational capability to the VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio. Project Ensemble will simplify and accelerate your journey to multi-cloud by uniting the different personas in an application-centric collaborative user interface. Project Ensemble will unify and strengthen our best-in-class multi-cloud management capabilities and support a cloud operating model for customers at any stage of their cloud transformation.
The Project Ensemble console will be part of the VMware Cloud on AWS console which should make it easier for user adoption.