Why Google Cloud acquired Apigee API Platform ?

google-apigee-cloudGoogle Cloud Platform business unit acquired Apigee, a provider of application programming interface. Apigee provides an API platform that can be used by companies to make their services available on multiple mobile devices. Apigee also provides its customers analytics to measure the activity coming from the apps. As an example, Walgreens uses Apigee to manage the Walgreens APIs that developers use to build apps for the Walgreens ecosystem.

This enhances Google’s push into corporate computing as they look to take advantage of the evolving industry dynamics. Google’s head of cloud computing Diane Greene stated as follows (more…)

Advent & Rise of Flash Storage in Enterprise Computing

Rise of Flash StorageThe advent of multi-core processors has also provided a big boost to deeper penetration of server virtualization in the data center. For example, a 4-core processor based server can now host four virtual machines on the same physical server – one on each core – thus consolidating four workloads that were running on four different physical servers onto one physical server.

The key implication of this development is that each physical server is clearly processing more data and generating orders of magnitude higher network traffic than in the past. Diskbased storage with sequential read-write is inadequate to extract data out of these servers fast enough creating a data supply problem on the server. NAND Flash-based Storage, which allows random read-write and hence offers an order of magnitude improvement in Storage performance in terms of IOPS (more…)

How Big 3 Cloud Computing Platforms – AWS / Azure / Google are Stacked Up Against each Other ?

AWS Comparison with Azure GoogleEvery industry / vertical has Big 3 companies like we have seen in the past from Automobiles to Software. When it comes to offering Cloud platform, Amazon leads the pack with AWS, Microsoft’s Azure is a distant second and Google is the clear #3. Time to Market and Investments helped Amazon launch Amazon Web Services in 2006 versus Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming on in 2010 and 2013 and Microsoft having since committed more heavily in the space than Google.

The path each company took is different as each player has borrowed from heritage and experience earned from their principal operations to establish their position in the cloud computing landscape. AWS is leveraging its massive scale and commitment (more…)

How Enterprise Workload is Moving to Public Cloud ?

Enterprise IT Moving to CloudWe believe Enterprise data center workload will continue a steady migration to the Public Cloud because the Public Cloud is more efficient, agile, elastic and is pay-as-you-go, and business users expect these characteristics from their IT infrastructure

Non-mission-critical workload in the Enterprise and SMB workload in general has been moving to the Public Cloud at a steady trickle over the past few years. While the wholesale embrace of the public cloud to run all workloads is still not very common in our view. We expect Enterprises to continue scrutinizing their data center workloads to identify more non-core and temporary workloads that can be moved to (more…)

How Private Cloud Differs from Traditional on-premise Computing ?

Private Cloud vs Traditional HardwareMany users describe private cloud as having an Amazon AWS-like environment within their own data center. This is where software developers/engineers can easily and quickly request and receive application infrastructure, just like they can on Amazon AWS. The difference is that the underlying servers, storage and network is wholly owned and dedicated to the organization instead of rented through AWS or other public cloud vendors. A private cloud can be within the organization’s own physical data center or owned, dedicated (not shared like public cloud) and managed by a third party.

Compared to a traditional computing infrastructure, private clouds require five main components: IaaS software (more…)

« Older Entries