“When you deal with Kubernetes in the core of a network, dealing with quarterly updates is one thing,” said Red Hat's Brian Gracely. “But when you have 2,000 branch offices that is a different model."
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VMware’s latest cloud push includes more VMware Cloud on AWS regions, expanded multi-cloud management tools, and a new hyperconverged infrastructure device jointly engineered with Dell EMC.
The companies contributed both Minipack and the Arista 7368X4 switch to OCP.
Marvell announced its 400 Gb/s silicon for edge data centers, Netronome unveiled new SmartNICs for hyperscalers, and Stordis launched two bare-metal switches powered by programmable Barefoot Tofino ASICs.
Both new groups formed just days before the granddaddy of open source hardware groups, Open Compute Project (OCP), holds its annual summit. All three focus on “fundamentally different areas,” said Intel’s Jim Pappas.
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Both companies are betting big on an open, integrated platform approach. Their investments appear to be paying off as the two vendors look to have crossed the chasm from old-school security to next-gen infrastructure.
It uses VMware’s ability to inspect the guest OS and application without being resident in the guest. This means that even if an attacker gains root access they cannot bypass the internal firewall.
Separate reports from Synergy Research and 650 Group pegged the market at between $44 billion and $49 billion last year.
Its purpose is to show the ability to run the same networking code running as VNFs on OpenStack and as CNF’s on Kubernetes.
Chuck Robbins said he didn’t want to imply that a deal with AWS was in the works. But he added that AWS Outposts with Cisco networking was “certainly conceivable.”
This will include “major expansions” in 14 states and “tens of thousands” of new employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said.
The vendor’s TruScale Infrastructure Services lets companies rent its data center severs and software stacks and only pay for what they use.
IHS Markit says hyperconverged infrastructure will grow from only 122,000 units shipped last year to more than 1 million units shipped by 2022.
Ed Meyercord noted a customer win against Huawei and said security concerns about the Chinese vendor are “creating an opportunity for us in the marketplace.”