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Amazon, Azure, Google will eat all the IT. Google, let us be your cake fork, pleads Nutanix

Anonymous Coward

Hang on a bit

Didn't I just read on this same site that Scale has partnered Google for their on-site partner?

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Re: Hang on a bit

Two articles as I recall.....

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Big Three Blinkers

I'm not sure why the Chinese cloud companies never get a mention. Is it because the other three are American and ditto Nutanix??

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Re: Big Three Blinkers

In a word, yes. Even the shills at Gartner admit that AliBaba is a bigger IaaS player than Google as this very organ recently reported.

It isn't restricted to cloud either: WeChat and QQ Mobile rival WhatsApp and FarceBorg Messenger for number of users (fewer, but same ball park) despite making no effort to market themselves in the "West" (it's "East" to them, obviously) and getting next to no press coverage as a result.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Big Three Blinkers

VMware in in ~4000 hosting partners today.

Microsoft

They have partnerships with Microsoft to deploy VDI on Azure.

Google

They have release sync with Google Container Engine (GKE) with Pivitol Container Service (PKS). This will allow for seamless deployment on ESXI, as well as in Google's cloud, and use of BOSH for management.

Amazon

ESXi is the ONLY hypervisor allowed to run on bare metal in AWS other than Amazon properties. Nutanix and others are restricted to nested virtualization for a backup target (That's a farce of cloud integration if I've ever seen one).

IBM Cloud (Softlayer is a lot bigger than people realize). Is a design and engineering partner for VMware Cloud Foundation. They are also the launch partner for VMware's new HSX, which is being used to slurp in F100 companies into their cloud in 1/4 the time of a regular migration, and a 1/50th the time of re-writing everything for a proprietary PaaS system.

And after that, there's still another 3996 cloud hosting partners running ESXi....

If Nutanix was a real partner with Google, or Amazon they would be able to run on bare metal.

If they were a real cloud orchestration company Calm.IO would actually be GA (It's not!).

These articles are likely just pay for vaporware hype and nothing more....

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Big Three Blinkers

Nice writeup, puts it in perspective.

Looks like someone is running out of cash and is looking to be bought. Because who else would buy them? IBM left the market, Dell has VxRail (and beating them silly), HP might do it after SimpliVity finally kicks the can, and Cisco has UCS HyperFlex (and beating them silly, too).

Maybe Amazon will buy them (hahahahahaha they will probably whip up a better product in 3 months). That leaves only Google. Good luck with that.

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Flame

So...

The world has finally discovered managed hosting and orchestration.

This is going to be interesting, some companies will soon discover that what you do not control ends controlling you.

But it will all be OK because their buddies are all doing the same. The good old silver bullet industry.

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Anonymous Coward

All Nutanix 0.05% market share!

Nutanix only big in blogs!

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Anonymous Coward

This article does not mention Stratoscale as another on-prem hybrid/stack partner to AWS. Articles like this try to simplify the market into black and white alliances when in fact it is many shades of grey. One of the more disruptive developments to these simple assumptions is hypervisor nesting.

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Stop

Is this a sponsored article?

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Anonymous Coward

Good article, the big 3 will get the majority of IT spend and pure on-prem will continue to shrink.

You'd have to be mad to implement a pure on-prem solution these days, save for a vewry few edge cases.

One thing I really don't get is why VMware is needed, I think its a transition play and no-more than that, AWS will eat it soon enough. Still, its an opportunity for VMWare admins to up skill and stay relevant.

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