Howdy tech fans and welcome to yet another edition where I review what’s hot – and what’s not – in the IT sphere. Check out my latest impressions.
This is a really great article about where and how Microsoft should expand its business in the SaaS-first world. And a very nice discussion about the SaaS market as a whole. Link 💸
Sign #325 it’s not the same Microsoft anymore, they released a drag-and-drop based service that helps you create your Machine Learning models as simple as drawing a diagram. Link
And sign #326, Microsoft is going to release their own Linux Kernel. Yeah, crazy.
And they are doing so to improve the performance of their beloved (or it’s just me?) Linux subsystem on Windows. Link
And #327, Microsoft is taking Visual Studio online. It has been nice to meet you Cloud9 (and any other online IDE). SaaS is definitely eating up the world. Link
Lastly, #328, Microsoft announced Windows Terminal, their future command-prompt/shell/PowerShell tool. Looks amazing. Link
Brian Madden and his not-so-surprising view on the recent VMware EUC related announcements. Link
Christian with an awesome article on everything you wanted to know about Azure WVD. Link
Nicolas did just the same and wrote a summary about Azure WVD. Link
Nutanix is taking Frame to on-prem deployments on top of AHV. Jack did some writing about that. Link
Mainly reminds me of the happy days of Kaviza\Citrix’s vdi-in-a-box.
Jason with a should-be-a-book (!!) article about the various steps and aspects of a VDI project.
Ever wanted to run Citrix Health Assistant (and check the health of your VDAs) in PowerShell? Now you can. Link
Finally, now customers can purchase the VMware Cloud on AWS service directly from AWS and its partners. Link
If you’re interested, VMware maintains a constantly updated release notes page for VMware on AWS service. Link
VMware and Red Hat are going to mutually support running OpenShift on VMware. Link
Ever wonder what NUMA is and never had anyone to ask? Get a beer and watch this deep dive video. Link 🤓
How to shrink VMDKs. Link
VMware acquired Bitnami to simplify application stack deployment. Link
IT and Tech
Yet another horror story of a failed IT project. Link 😶
App Annie published their annual State of The Mobile report. A few quick insights – a. China is a beast; b. In some countries it’s totally normal to have 100 apps installed on your phone; c. Overall we are all spending much more time on our apps compared to two years ago; d. We are spending much more money on mobile apps. Link
Why a unified monitoring tool has become so important in the cloud\hybrid world. It’s about the business. Link
Citrix released version 13 of NetScaler\Citrix ADC. What’s new. Link
Looks like HPC it’s still a thing. HPE bought Cray for $1.3 Billion. Link
This is cool, AWS created an interactive 3D map of their regions, AZs and PoPs. Link
Now you can share AWS encrypted AMIs between accounts. Link
Nice article about the differences between different Azure network related services (Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall). Link
Expanding Horizons 👨🎓
A (very) long – but totally worth it – discussion with Fei-Fei Li (one of the main figures in the AI world) and Yuval Noah Harari (author of three best sellers about the history and future of our society) about the impact of AI on humanity. Link
I hope you enjoyed this edition and possibly learned something you weren’t aware of. Stay tuned for my next edition, coming soon!