Cloud is a computing model more than a location #VMware

by November 9, 2021 0 comments

We caught up with Ajay Patel, SVP/GM Modern Application Platform Business, VMware. He talked about the technological acceleration that took place post-Covid, the power of the multi-cloud, Kubernetes and Zero Trust. Here are some excerpts from the video interview…

Talking about the technological acceleration that happened during the Covid crisis…

That acceleration which was unimaginable before Covid, the business crisis forced everyone to react and they started to leverage the cloud. That urgency is not going to stop anytime, Every company is becoming a digital business. As they are doing that, they are using different clouds for the best workloads.

On distributed computing at scale…

One of the big key trends we see is: Distributed computing at scale is here to stay. Containers have become the default by which you package up applications functionality and put them in production. Kubernetes has become the default by which you orchestrate these applications. You are trying to leverage the cloud of your choice.

What is the cloud?

One thing is for sure. The trend is not being reversed, where we are going to move away from the cloud. But what is the cloud? The cloud is no longer the public cloud that we know about. The cloud is equal to the sovereign clouds that you may have in each of the regions. Cloud is at the Edge. Cloud is in the data center. It is really a computing model more than a location. The cloud is really a flexible fungible resource that is available on demand. Cloud is becoming more of an operating model.

Operating with apps in the Zero Trust era…

One of the biggest challenges is if something goes wrong now, how do you debug your application? The second big problem is what is the security boundary of your application. In the old days you would lock yourself behind a firewall. But now your application is running with services in the public cloud, using some SaaS, some of the code is running under your retail branch… You hear the idea of Zero Trust. The application becomes your boundary.

On the top upcoming trends…

We’re seeing application modernization picking up steam. Second is we’re starting to see AI and AIOps being applied in all aspects of our life whether it’s intelligence for business or intelligence for optimizing operations. I’m seeing security shifting left all the way, meaning DevOps is getting more and more control. And the last is: Everything is becoming a service.

Check out the complete interview…

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