Virtualization and cloud computing technologies have been with us the last 10+ years. It has, however, only been recent that cloud computing has captured significant market and mindshare. And today, enterprises and service providers alike are scrambling to understand how to best leverage cloud technologies.
There continues to be a need for managing clouds, both privately in enterprise data centers but also across public clouds. Cloud Management Platforms like OpenStack and VMware vCloud suite continue their expansion, improving feature set capabilities, adding support for containers and providing better scaling, visibility, and troubleshooting.
At the same time, Cloud Orchestration Platforms continue to develop to enable cross-cloud and cross-stack management, adding more maturity to their capabilities such as more sophisticated templates, policy-based scaling and advanced logic for workload placement. And with all these different clouds with different management APIs, standardization and interoperability become more important. Organizations such as the DMTF and Open Grid Forum have started efforts to crafting standards that allow cross-cloud integration and management API standardization but these are early days yet.
2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report Webinars:
- OpenStack for Telco NFVi – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly sponsored by Canonical
- Key Requirements for Automating Service Delivery for Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments sponsored by Citrix
- The Evolution of the Cloud: Why Containers and Kubernetes are the Next Big Steps sponsored by Platform9
- Drive into the Digital Age with Multi-Cloud Management and Orchestration sponsored by A10 Networks