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The public cloud could evolve like streaming services

#artificialintelligence

Streaming services, the kind we use from Apple TV, Roku, smart TVs, mobile devices, or other systems are beginning to look a lot alike in terms of the content that they offer--no matter if you're paying for them or not. Case in point, during the pandemic I wanted to binge-watch a specific show. The cost was $30 for an all-season pass for one service. I paid for it and enjoyed the episodic series over a few weeks. Of course, this series was offered for free a few months later on a free streaming service owned by one of the major networks.



Should it be cloud first?

ZDNet

Everyone must change and everyone must be on the cloud. We hear this all the time, the proliferation of hyperscale cloud, and the move away from traditional -- but why? Talking to our customers around the world we hear the same stories: Cloud first, migration to cloud, native cloud, agile, dev ops. The list goes on and never seems to stop, and is constantly changing. We all seem to be on a treadmill to keep up with this pace of change. And apparently we must have a blockchain too!


Impressive rolling cloud looks like the apocalypse is coming

Mashable

A rare weather system surprised beachgoers in California last week. An impressive cloud briefly invaded Natural Bridges Beach in Santa Cruz, making the picturesque beach look like the impending apocalypse. The system, called a roll cloud, is a "low-level, horizontal, tube-shaped arcus cloud," according to the Meteorology Glossary. In just a moment the cloud appears to roll over the beach from the ocean, bringing with it strong winds. "Umbrellas were flying, sand was pelting me in the face and people were quickly leaving the beach.


[slides] @Cloudistics' Better #Cloud Alternative

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You know you need the cloud, but you re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.