Few thoughts on top 3 US based cloud providers — these aren’t meant to be hard facts handed down from the mountain top, rather to get some discussion going. Feel free to disagree in the comments below or on Twitter.
CLOUD CITY, Washington — April 1, 2019 — At AWS, we focus on solving problems for customers. Over the years, customer usage and dependencies on open source technologies have been steadily increasing; this is why we’ve long been committed to open source, and our pace of contributions to open source projects — both our own and others’ — continues to accelerate.
When AWS launches a service based on an open source project, we are making a long-term commitment to support our customers. We contribute bug fixes, security, scalability, performance, and feature enhancements back to the community.
AWS is pleased to announce our newest initiative to help customers use open source. Enterprises often balk at the complexity of open source licenses and the legal risks those license pose. This complexity has grown recently as commercial open source software startups engage in what can only be described as “license engineering”. While we chuckle at these startups and their priorities, making fun of them is not sufficient to make our customers comfortable using these polysyllabic and ever-changing licenses. …
With summer coming along, I am going to be taking a break from Twitter for few reasons — I have been meaning to do this for few weeks, but few discussions kept me involved.
Things got busier at work and everyone is working hard and it feels wrong to be spending time on Twitter, when I should be helping team.
While its fun to argue and disagree, the fact remains that short burst of thoughts that Twitter enables does not enrich your ability to think strategic or long term. …
Published: Apr 1, 2018
It was an awkward phone call, but one the Google engineers had been expecting. After weeks of silence, Amazon’s Whole Foods informed Google employees on a conference call late last month that it would not allow any of them in their stores, according to a person familiar with the call. …
c-cloud has grown too old and stale. It is showing symptoms of an older startup that hasn’t yet found its mojo. Its coffee is still Starbucks Pike brand.
Its about time, I made a change. So, I have decided to quit c-cloud to accept a similar position at c-cloud. The new company is amazing. While its an older startup, it has lot of energetic new employees like me. It serves Starbucks Pike brand for coffee in their kitchen ( granted, its a french press, but c-cloud is a true startup).
Once in a while, everyone should quit their job and rejoin the company in the same position.
Happy New Year. We wont be on twitter much, except when something big happens or during re:Invent 2018. We wanted to leave you with few thoughts.
It was not a popular thing to say Cloud is the future back in the days. If you thought Cloud was inevitable, the drivers behind serverless are even more compelling. Migration to Cloud from DC was a harder choice than migrating from a VM based app to serverless app. Developers will start experimenting with things like Lambda and will end up liking the potential of it. The amazing Amazon machine will continue pushing it and it won’t be long we will see more and more workloads migrate to AWS Lambda. My hope is that Microsoft and Google will wake up from their deep sleep and start increasing their investment in their own serverless offerings sooner than later. …
By 2007 or so, the data centers have become untenable due to space and power constraints. It was common to hear cases of servers stacked on top of each other. The space and power constraints led many people to move some of the dev servers into their offices. DC managers had a tough time to keep saying no to new servers required for new workloads.
Virtualisation came around and it promised to solve the problem. It did help in squeezing more out of the existing servers. Deduplication, Storage tiering and other techniques helped reduce some of the storage equipment. Depsite this, the problem did not completely go away. …
TL:DR: Cloud providers are the new cable companies
This will only gets worse as time goes on, as both Google and Amazon are now upping their war publicly and behaving more like old cable companies and TV stations that we so detest:
I can not recommend using K8s or Tensorflow on AWS in good conscience. I can not believe the claim that AWS is different from Retail — they are the same culture, same obsession with competitors instead of customers.
While Kubernetes may not be appropriate for all workloads, it has found fame and fortunes in recent times. With AWS jumping on the bandwagon, Kubernetes community is thrilled . Kubecon will be festive and there will be lots of parties, thanks to vendor marketing dollars. …
No one doubts that the engineering machine at AWS continues to churn out new features and they more or less reflect what customers have been asking for. In general, the Day 1 announcements have been refreshing and exciting.
Things that are great/amazing category:
Ongoing stream of thoughts from Las Vegas:
2. Current Status: Registration (11/27/2017 )
3. Is that a line for Adrian’s Session?
4. Behind the scenes of how Kubernetes got added to AWS supported list of projects: