As I’ve written in my previous blog ‘Crossing Tax: Multiplying Complexity in Multicloud’, the future for enterprises is multicloud. And for the promise of multicloud to be true, it requires that end-to-end solutions be largely invisible to users, without compromising security and reliability. So regardless of whether a user is on-campus or remote, or whether a workload is served from an on-prem resource or from a public cloud, the experience should be indistinguishable.
As our industry speeds towards a multicloud future, I feel like I have a somewhat unique perspective having spent a good part of my career on the user side architecting, building, and operating large-scale cloud infrastructure at Google. It’s one thing to deliver products that help solve problems, but it’s another thing to be the one responsible for actually solving the problems.
Performing live upgrades, with live network traffic, in front of thousands of industry peers, is extremely risky—it’s the networking version of working without a net. But AT&T pulled it off at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney earlier this month.
It’s an exciting day as we announce the commencement of our strategic global partnership with Lenovo. The market opportunity for networking is growing and estimated to continue on this upward trajectory, particularly in countries such as China. With this Lenovo partnership, we expect to leverage synergies in our respective product and technology portfolios to build the next generation of converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scaled data center infrastructure solutions for enterprise and web-scale customers.