Google Cloud gets another notch in it’s belt
It’s no secret that Google led cloud project Kubernetes is gaining serious steam. The container management space is crowded with OpenStack, Docker and Mesosphere trying to keep their seat at the table, but Kubernetes has won the hearts and minds of developers for this moment in time. The big win for Google Cloud this week was Mesosphere announcing it’s DC/OS will support Kubernetes in future releases. Diane’s team also announced the ability for companies to plug right into their data centers through Dedicated Interconnect.
What’s this mean?
Mesosphere has it’s own platform that competes with Kubernetes. Announcing integration with its rival does a couple things. First it shows that you play well with others. This is an open world we live in. But secondly, it shows they might not be winning the customers/developers it needs and they want to get on this rocket ship also known as Kubernetes before they are left on post-apocalyptic Earth all alone.
Mesosphere isn’t throwing in the towel
Look, they’ve got some big customers and have 300+ employees so things are good. This move is just an example of the product maturing and is a win win for customers. They locked down more than $110M in investments from Microsoft and HPE recently so this is far from over.
Speaking of HPE
Aunt Meg and the good people at HPE closed the spinoff of their software portfolio to Micro Focus. This will mark the end of an expensive era…. $11B…. Remember Autonomy? HPE’s earnings this week showed a 3% YoY growth thanks to its networking and new kid Nimble. HPE looks to be more focused than ever on the 4 walls of the datacenter but Meg says more work needs to be done.
So they bought another company
HPE abandoned their public cloud but they mean business when it comes to hybrid cloud. AWS is such a priority for HPE that Meg went out and bought a team that specializes in AWS apps and integration. Cloud Technology Partners is a 200-person solution provider leveraging IoT, big data and machine learning to help its customers build new and disruptive cloud solutions. While HPE doesn’t own a private cloud, their acquisitions and portfolio support their mission for enabling a hybrid infrastructure.