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Dennis’ piece on Thoma Bravo buying Compuware is up for 451 clients (try a trial if you’re not a client already). It’s a good piece, packed with Compuware’s history and speculation about what might happen post-close. Our Software Defined Talk “bonus” episode on the topic is posted and fully show-noted today as well.
The Software Defined Talk podcast episode I mentioned yesterday (where we explain VMware’s cloud play) is up now, with full show-notes and such.
Tech & Work World
Either I didn’t read the news or there wasn’t much of it today. I forget which.
SolidFire’s foray into OpenStack
Back at the Atlanta OpenStack Summit, SolidFire announced a reference architecture (branded “Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack”) for running Red Hat’s OpenStack on Dell gear with SolidFire storage management software. I wanted to catch-up with them to see if it worked, and did so today.
I’m typing up a report on the topic, but here are some interesting tidbits from the call today:
About 30% of their install base runs OpenStack, another 30% CloudStack, and 40% VMware. Their pipeline is dominated by OpenStack and VMware.
Their customer base for OpenStack is primarily large enterprises, telcos, and other “big IT shops”…as you’d expect; see some recent 451 TheInfoPro survey results on cloud budgets.
The AI for OpenStack thingy has results in several closed deals, not always for OpenStack. That is: the marketing/thought-leadership gambit here is working.
There’s also a “AI for Virtual Infrastructure” released last week during VMworld.
Anyhow, sometime over the next week I should have a 451 report up. Along with that vRealize report I keep taunting y’all with.
I was in a “DevOps Crowdchat” today which was kind of fun. It’s a “happening,” as they used to say, you know, for social marketing purposes and discussion and the like. It was interesting and fun with a nice range of comments, all archived.
I’ll be curious to see if it’s “better” than things like webinars and/or how it helps beyond ephemeral “thought-leadership.”
Fun & IRL
No fun today, just work. (There are some recommendations in this week’s Software Defined Talk Podcast if you’re desperate.)