Based on "active data" from more than 1,600 customers using Sumo Logic's platform, a new report shows: None of this data should surprise you given the explosion of the market, but it is interesting to confirm that enterprises are now quickly moving up the cloud stack. Your focus is moving away from infrastructure services, such as basic storage and compute, to the services the "cool kids" are using, meaning multi-cloud management, serverless computing, and containers. So what does this mean to the technologies and their deployments in the coming year? First, everything will be multi-cloud. And for a few good reasons: There is not much of a cost penalty for going multi-cloud, other than the added complexity management that will be needed.
The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Is open-source software really free? At The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Foundation and Oracle, announced that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. In addition, Oracle is releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. With this move, as Zemlin noted "six of the largest clouds are now running Kubernetes."
Container technology is being considered at most enterprises as a way to boost the portability, agility, and more rapid delivery of applications. However, managing and scaling container-based applications is still a major challenge, and needs to be addressed. Those are the key takeaways from a recent survey of 711 IT managers, published by Cloud Foundry Foundation. The survey confirms that containers are being used as a stepping stone towards continuous delivery practices in organizations. Fifty-three percent are using or evaluating containers.
Remember network functions virtualization (NFV)? It seemingly only just arrived along with other disruptive, next-gen networking advances like software-defined networking (SDN) to shake up the once-staid networking space. The new network architecture followed the software-centric approach, virtualizing network node functions into discrete building blocks. It resulted in virtualized network functions (VNF), typically consisting of VMs running on servers or other devices -- or cloud infrastructure -- breaking away from tightly coupled hardware dependencies. Now, VNFs are evolving to form yet another acronym, CNFs, standing for cloud-native network functions, according to non-profit, open source steward The Linux Foundation.