My recent podcast on infrastructure 2.0 with John Willis reminded me of some
recent banter about my use of the term “Cambrian explosion” to talk about
where IT is headed when infrastructure 2.0 becomes a reality. In short,
today we have a classic preconditions scenario when automated systems are
connected with automated networks. Synergy is putting it mildly.
Today virtualization is contained within ever increasing, scattered VLAN
empires that some are calling clouds. If anything these clouds are mere
vapor pockets trapped in shower stalls. If you’re new to this discussion
you can catch up here.
When the barriers that trap VMs convert into intelligent, permeable membranes
it will unleash a new era of IT innovation built upon a new level of
connectivity intelligence between endpoints, systems and networks. Think of
it as a kind of supply ... (more)
Infrastructure 2.0 Session at Virtualization Expo
This week InformationWeek featured my recent infrastructure 2.0 interview
with Alexander Wolfe. As the infrastructure 2.0 Working Group is in stealth
mode, we focused on the high level tech issues resulting from the collision
between virtual and static (physical) infrastructure:
InformationWeek: Let's dive right in. Define the issue, as you see it.
Greg Ness: If you look at networks today, the way they're operated, run, and
configured hasn't really changed for the last several decades. There's a
contrast between today's networks and ... (more)
Over the last four years Archimedius has tracked the evolution of VMware from
server virtualization leader to private cloud leader and the rise of Amazon
as a public cloud leader. Earlier in December I predicted the rise of the
hybrid cloud in 2012, and later discussed the implications in greater detail
in Top Five Cloud Predictions. In short, I think that hybrid cloud promises
to transform the way that enterprises and service providers deliver IT
services, and the way that vendors develop and bring to market their products
Over the next five years we will watch ... (more)
The Cloud in 2015: Startup Ecosystem Explosion
This is a follow-up blog that is part of a series of 2015 cloud predictions.
The first one, entitled When the Walls Come Down, had the following as the
central thesis: In 2015 the perceived costs of cloud migration for existing
production apps will drop by more than 50%; it will trigger a massive (and
fast) market share battle unleashed by unprecedented automation.
That takes me to prediction number two:
•The development of a new generation of software and service-centric
startups will leverage software and robust API integration to o... (more)
Greg Ness's Blog
Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet
underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network
that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call
this shift the rise of Infrastructure 2.0 or the result of escalating
pressures on an already tired network infrastructure.
Over the last three decades we’ve watched a meteoric rise in processing
power and intelligence in network endpoints and systems drive an incredible
series of network innovations; and those innovations have led to the cr... (more)