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Nati Shalom
CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces
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This post first appeared in The New Stack on November 27th, 2018. Cloud computing and open source are two big movements that are reshaping and continually disrupting the way we think about the relationship between vendors and consumers. It opened... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This article originally appeared in Edge computing is poised to boost the next generation of IoT technology into the mainstream. Here's how it works with the cloud to benefit business operations in all industries Cloud computing has dominated IT... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Nati Shalom's Blog
VNF Onboarding is known to be one of the biggest challenges in the transformation to NFV transformation as noted in one of the recent SDxCentral report: VNF Migration challenges. Arguably the biggest challenge organizations will face when it comes time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Nati Shalom's Blog
About 20 years ago there was a big wave of networking innovation, spurred by the Internet age. It gave birth to huge networking companies like Cisco, Juniper, and Ericsson. Then, the pace of innovation just kind of stagnated. However, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
I’m just returning from the Kubecon Austin event and I must admit that the vibe, and the amount of innovation, around Kubernetes reminded me of the good old OpenStack events. Now that Docker Swarm seems to be dropping behind, it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
Last quarter we launched Cloudify 4, a major milestone transforming Cloudify from a DevOps tool to a complete Application and Network Management Platform. This is highlighted by the addition of an enhanced customizable portal, based on React, with an emphasis... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
A decade ago, large-scale services were an edge-case scenario, often designed as one-off systems. Then, in the mid 2000s, the financial services industry began using algorithmic trading and automated trading systems, which required scalability under extreme low-latency in a stateful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
In the first part of this series, we looked at the issue of cloud management silos created by multiple cloud environments and management platforms designed to serve different needs in the software delivery process, proposing a next-generation CMP as the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
We’ve all read the reports about IT and business units becoming more tightly coupled as DevOps gains momentum. Puppet Labs’ State of DevOps report is one of the better ones, and it tells us that high-performing IT organizations deploy 200... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This article first appeared in Wireless Week on March 13, 2017 Last month, the Linux Foundation announced the fusion of its two flagship open networking projects. Open-O (launched a year ago at Mobile World Congress by China Mobile and Huawei)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This article was first posted on Telecom Reseller on January 9, 2017 American poet Robert Frost began “The Road Not Taken” with “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” But when looking at the quickening pace of transformation in NFV,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This article was originally posted on Wireless Week on January 17, 2017. Virtualized Network Function (VNF) vendors like Versa Networks, Athonet, and Clearwater are working to re-architect their VNFs for a cloud-native world. They’re doing this because VNFs –like any... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This post first appeared in SDxCentral on January 2, 2017. A recent SDxCentral contributed post asked, “Does NFV create vendor lock-in?” In it, author Shehzad Merchant posits that the current trajectory of network functions virtualization (NFV) is headed down a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
This post was originally published on in February 2016. The brave new world of plentiful tooling, and especially open source tooling, has driven home the realization that developers are the new decision-makers, not the man in the high castle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
There’s no better way to start a news year than with a big customer win. In our case, it’s truly a “David vs. Goliath” win, a win that demonstrates how the market is embracing open source, underdog disruptors to take... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Nati Shalom's Blog
There are basically three main approaches to managing applications in a cloud environment: Orchestration, PaaS (Platform as a Service) and CMP (Cloud Management Platform). The end goal of all three is fairly similar - have a fully managed application on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
In my previous post, I discussed the differences between hybrid cloud and cloud portability, as well as how to achieve true hybrid cloud deployments without compromising on infrastructure API abstraction, by providing several use cases for cloud portability. Cloud Portability... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
Survey says, that hybrid cloud, what once was perceived as virtually mission impossible, is becoming pretty much mainstream. According to this survey, and this survey, some users are currently running on as many as 6 clouds simultaneously on average per... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
Over the past few months I’ve been involved in various forums and discussion on what the right approach should be for achieving a common orchestration modeling language. I felt that while there’s a growing consensus that TOSCA is currently best... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
The latest OpenStack user survey on application platforms reveals an interesting trend when comparing this year’s survey with last year’s. See below. 2015 2016 Here are some things you might have noticed: Kubernetes gained popularity 30% up (from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
Preface The Innovator’s Dilemma faced by vendors of proprietary networking stacks is well documented. The blogsphere and the trade media have well documented the disruptive, one-two punch of open source NFV and white box hardware that threatens to undermine their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Nati Shalom's Blog
Hi Alexei Thanks for the kind words
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Hi Chris Thanks for the kind words and for spotting the mistake on the containers stats! I agree with you that traditional SI are facing the same skillset as enterprises but you should also note that unlike enterprises they do have the biz incentive to gain this skillset.
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While this has been said many times, before, I believe that 2015 will likely be remembered as the year of the cloud, largely due to the most notable event of the year* (read: decade/century…), the whopping Dell/EMC deal, which clearly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Nati Shalom's Blog
The OpenStack Summits, which I have been attending twice a year for the past five years, continue to serve as the most formative and influential moments I have during the year - especially with everything related to the growth around... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Nati Shalom's Blog