Coté Memo #27: More on VMworld, Intigua and systems management APIs,
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Tech & Work World
More on VMworld
I was on TheNewStack.io analyst show today, per usual, where we talked about CoreOS's Rudder announcement and also VMworld. When Alex asked me what I thought about VMworld I gave the answer I've been giving. We also discuss the OpenStack "distro"/API layer they have and their desire to shift to being a more "generic" infrastructure stack and management plane.
We were going to talk about Fargo, but since I haven't read up on it yet, there was little to say. Or other co-host, Donnie, couldn't get a good enough connection.
I'm sure I'll write-up more on VMworld (at least on vRealize), and we'll talk about it the next episode of Software Defined Talk as well, scheduled to record on Tuesday.
In the meantime, here's some good round-ups I saved for my own notes:
VMware Embraces OpenStack Clouds, Docker Containers - you can't go wrong with TPM.
VMWare and SAP Get into Bed Together at VMWorld - just interesting to see the SAP angle, spoiler: mobile. SAP has got to be bummed about that Apple/IBM deal.
VMware Unveils New Services, Pay-As-You-Go Pricing For vCloud Air Public Cloud - as always, CRN does a comprehensive job with some ecosystem commentary.
VMWorld 2014 – excitingly dull - who would have expected something from Dennis on this topic!
VMware Teams with Docker and Google, Further Boosting the Container Ecosystem - from thenewstack.io, becoming a good, enterprise-y focused tech news site.
Where's my API?
A report I wrote on Intigua is up now. I'll have to stick in my blog tomorrow, but here's the 451 Take for y'all now:
Intigua has always been a company with a difficult marketing proposition, having started off as a packaging and deployment balm for systems management agents. While there is certainly utility to 'managing the managers,' a broader positioning and purpose was clearly needed. Intigua's new positioning as an enabler of cloud management APIs looks encouraging, and if the company can extend into 'orchestration' as a consequence, it can start addressing one of the major gaps of large enterprises that are 'going cloud.' It's nice that all of those cloud-native companies can manage tens of applications with their devops and cloud approaches – but how will the large companies of the world manage the tens of thousands of applications they're beset with?
In talking with some folks who've been dealing with so-called "APIs" at the infrastructure stack...there's a lot of work to do to make the management layer APIs behave like one would expect. Because WS-*.
Fun & IRL
If you're like me, you didn't have in your mind that Monday (Sep 1st) is a holiday. It's true! It's labor day! I seriously need to figure out why I'm always the last to know about these things.