Demystifying Splunk’s Data-to-Everything Vision

“What organizations can do with data is only limited by their own imagination,” says Doug Merrit, Splunk’s CEO. But what does this mean for corporate IT, security and compliance teams, DevOps groups, and line of business staff? Is this one of today’s overblown mantras like “containerize everything”, “cloud-first”, or...

Deploying vRealize Automation 8 with Easy Installer – Part 1

Deploying vRealize Automation 8 with Easy Installer – Part 1 The process of deploying vRealize Automation has been totally revised with vRealize Automation 8. The biggest changes are: There are no Windows IaaS components anymore Installation is done via the VMware Lifecycle Manager Basic architecture Internaly, vRealize Automation consists of the following components: vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager: This component...

4 Challenges for Amazon to Address at AWS Re:Invent 2018: Beating Google and Microsoft Azure in the AI Race

4 Challenges for Amazon to Address at AWS Re:Invent 2018: Beating Google and Microsoft Azure in the AI Race With major customers migrating to Google Cloud due to “better data analytics and artificial intelligence APIs” and to Microsoft Azure due to “better DevOps pipeline integration”, Amazon needs to use this year’s ReInvent conference to claim AI and data analytics leadership. For a deeper dive into the artificial intelligence and...

Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes on Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes on Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Cisco Container Platform (CCP) now ships with Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) APIs for consistent application deployment, monitoring, networking, compliance control, and security management between data center infrastructure (Cisco Hyperflex and UCS) and EKS. This required a significant level of collaboration between Cisco and Amazon, to enable...