Weekly CloudNews: Azure Cloud Storage, VMware, and Cloud Spending


Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week, we looked at understanding cloud management tools in the multi-cloud world, plus three takes on recent announcements by Microsoft around Azure.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Azure Cloud Storage Solution Supports Ultra-Demanding Workloads

Brien Posey, ITPro Today, Jan. 22, 2020

“Enterprise-class organizations have traditionally sought three things from the storage that services their most demanding workloads: low cost, high performance and high durability. Historically, however, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to find a solution that meets all three of these objectives. An on-premises storage solution that provides top-notch performance and extreme durability is not going to be cheap. Although an organization might be able to reduce its storage costs by moving to the cloud, it has been difficult to find a cloud storage solution that delivers both performance and durability.

Recently, however, Microsoft introduced a new class of Azure storage that might finally allow customers to move some of their most demanding workloads to the cloud. Azure Ultra Disk Storage, which was released to the public in August, is designed to provide extreme throughput and sub-millisecond latency.”

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VMware to acquire Nyansa

Stephen Withers, ITWire, Jan. 22, 2020

“According to VMware, acquiring Nyansa will allow it to “deliver an end-to-end network visibility, monitoring and remediation solution within VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud that can proactively predict client problems, optimize application and network performance and better assure the behaviour of critical IoT devices.”

Other benefits are said to be to make it easier for customers to operate and troubleshoot the Virtual Cloud Network and to extend VMware’s plans for self-healing networks.

‘The acquisition of Nyansa will accelerate VMware’s delivery of end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for LAN/WAN deployments within our industry-leading SD-WAN solution,’ said VMware’s VeloCloud business unit vice president and general manager Sanjay Uppal.”

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Cloud spending set to outpace traditional computing

David Linthicum, InfoWorld, Jan. 21, 2020

“According to IDC, in 2019 the public cloud saw little change in market share, making up just more than 30 percent of the overall cloud IT infrastructure market. Of course, this is likely to grow significantly, expected to reach almost 40 percent by 2023.

However, it’s a bit of a surprise that IDC is also expecting public and private cloud spending to outperform “traditional IT spending” in 2020. We can define traditional as anything that’s not a private or public cloud. Indeed, in 2019 we saw the balance nearly equal at 49.8 percent for public and private cloud. This milestone will be easily bypassed this year.

All in all, this is concerning for some, and exciting for others. The enterprises that have dragged their feet in moving to the cloud perhaps need to get going. No matter if you want to or not, there seems to be little alternative if you’re looking for best-of-breed technology, even if you don’t typically follow what’s trendy.”

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