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  • Amazon Declares War On VMware, Part Deux [View article]
    Amazon and VMware on collision course (InformationWeek): http://ubm.io/1za5Jqm
    Dec 18, 2014. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    http://ubm.io/1wPRYcZ
    Dec 18, 2014. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware, Part Deux [View article]
    http://bit.ly/12CqyNa Cloud migration skills lacking per recent survey..
    Dec 12, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    VMW is the ticker symbol. It is publicly traded. You can look up major shareholders via Seeking ALpha. Palo Alto....
    Nov 20, 2014. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    The speed at which one can move a workload from premise or cloud to cloud will become more important than the price of a service provider's offering... dude. :)
    Nov 20, 2014. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware, Part Deux [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1t682Dn AWS exec... its all about agility, not price...
    Nov 19, 2014. 06:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    See video at about 5 minute mark. The discussion regarding who will win the cloud war: http://bit.ly/1yQJUbB Very relevant to VMware's acquisition mentioned above
    Nov 18, 2014. 08:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1yQlYF4

    Timely: VMware Acquires Professional Services Firm To Boost Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise
    Nov 18, 2014. 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    A 30% savings is massive... they can get servers designed to specs aligned with their data centers... high energy efficiency... razor thin margins for data center developers... in short, they have the market power to extract more from suppliers....
    Nov 18, 2014. 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    They probably get servers at 30%+ discount to most businesses. When you look at IT costs there is hardware, software, power, security, licenses, etc. Beyond the cost/ROI discussion there is the agility enabled by robust APIs that enable agility... the ability to use AWS in pilot light mode for disaster recovery, for example, instead of buying, powering a secondary data center 24/7... etc. See http://ubm.io/1yfj5On
    Nov 17, 2014. 07:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    Thanks all for your comments and additions to the conversation. G
    Nov 17, 2014. 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    http://nyti.ms/14xlxXB
    Nov 17, 2014. 12:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    FB and ZYNGA both started on AWS and migrated away as their production app environments grew. Zynga may have returned to AWS for early games. My point was that AWS is a great starting point for a service or game environment AND other unpredictable workloads. As costs drop it becomes less expensive for larger and larger predictable environments. The payoff, howevere, is often agility... the ability to deploy services/apps faster thanks to robust APIs.

    To the point you are making about not all IaaS offerings being alike... and the need to re-architect an app for AWS, etc.... we have seen performance improvements for some who have moved from a private cloud environment into AWS (new servers versus overburdened premise cloud).

    If migration costs drop (as I'm sure they will)... it will be easier to simply test an app on AWS rather than speculate as to what will need to be re-architected, etc.
    Nov 16, 2014. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    yx: AWS is quite competitive for apps with unpredictable workloads. Just ask Facebook, Zynga and many others that used AWS to launch their services/games, etc versus building out racks of servers and switches. If you compare the cost of powering/running a data center for disaster recovery for example, it is more than 50% cheaper to use AWS during tests and outages. Even in the case of predicatable workloads, AWS can be cheaper. In many cases it is more agile.
    Nov 16, 2014. 12:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Declares War On VMware [View article]
    AWS is a massive, seasoned infrastructure with robust APIs and new database capabilities. Yes, the software companies will try to structure licenses to slow adoption. It will be the typical shortsighted move that will set the stage for a new round of startups.
    Nov 15, 2014. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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