Netflix has open source Titus, container management platform that handles thousands of EC2 instances in AWS for movie streaming..
Based on Apache Mesos, handles half million containers deployments and 200,000 clusters per day leading to three million container launches per week!.
Powerful implementation indeed!.
Microsoft launched a new MCU that offers device connectivity to Azure platform with builtin security to offer a secure pipe for control and data communication..
Microsoft has fully embraced Unix with a variant as Kernel and calls it Azure Sphere OS!.
Produced by MediaTek, it is a single-core ARM-A7 running at 500MHz with Wi-Fi and other I/O connectivity options..
Amazon had a similar OS launch last year, It is OS alone with capability to run it on any chip that can be embedded into devices. Microsoft has gone one step further to test it with a particular chip also.
Dropbox moved out of the AWS and went in reverse direction two years ago. Saw a news item explaining the savings that they had with moving to onpremise infrastructure.
Begs the question : What is the saving we get moving to cloud?.
What is cheaper : Compute, Storage, better security, maintenance, technology refresh, technical resources to manage infra?.
Microsoft acquires Cycle computing to get a High performance computing tool shutting off competition ability to run massive jobs online, very key to get future workloads on cloud.. More here.
So far it has been devices were reaching out to IoT Hub’s and Cloud and using the compute power for Edge and/or main computing apart from data handling, with AWS Greengrass it is reverse current!. You can use IoT and Lambda infrastructure that can trigger actions on devices that are connected via this framework and circuit is complete in terms of usage of the computing power in both directions apart from the existing bi-directional data transmission
Check this link for more.
Launched recently finally. It is catching up with AWS, Azure and IBM Bluemix and much later than PTC etc. But it has data for analytics that can propel it faster to realistic use cases deployment!.
Last month in Oracle World, Larry Ellison announced Oracle Cloud to compete with AWS and Azure.
Ellison showed off a new Oracle Dense Cloud IO bare metal cloud server offering that will provide developers with 36 CPU cores, 512GB of D-RAM, and 28.8TB of SSD storage. That’s a ton of compute capacity, all aimed at high-performance enterprise workloads. It’s more power than Amazon offers with one of its most powerful instance, the i2.8xlarge. It comes at a cost of $5.40 an hour, which is cheaper than what Amazon charges.
Some of the other pricing are also very competitive. Not sure how long they can sustain this and also not sure if there are some caveat’s like you need to get one Oracle database license to enable/use this!.
Check it out here