Tech Field Day 10 (TFD10) - VMTurbo Use Case Multi-cloud Environments

Video created by megan.gay Expert on Mar 8, 2016

    Q&A Transcript:

     

    2:23 “Having stateless applications without persistent data are two different things. I mean stateless without persistent data is that what we are talking about?

    Answer: “In most cases yes”

     

    4:11 “In the moment you move something to another cloud provider and you don’t have control over the netflow, latency or whatever, the risk is that you move something and you pay a lot in latency or whatever and you have to come back.”

    Answer: “The flow between two communicating applications in the same way we talk about an application having a lot of transactions and generating more revenue if there is a lot of communication between two application there’s a cost to that, the farther those applications are apart the more expensive that is...Latency effectively is price with everything else in mind”

     

    6:25: “If I detect a flood of communication coming from different part of the world does it also make decisions based on saying hey you need to spin up nodes over here to accommodate this flow? Cause now you have this massive connection from say Asia?

    Answer: “The answer is no. If we don’t know the two endpoints than we can’t locate them. At least at this point.”

     

    9:13 “How long have you been working with it in the public cloud. Have you been able to detect any failures or quirkiness as a result of the data you got back.”

    Answer: “November 2014. We didn’t run a lot of analytics on the data. We try to pre consider what risks will be added to organizations with these new technologies. Whether it’s kubernetes hybrid cloud, containers multi clouds, asking what can VMturbo do to prevent the risks and ease adopting these technologies within bigger customers.

     

    11:45 “How much does this cost?”

    Answer: “We don’t speak publicly about pricing but we price based on sockets.”

     

    12:45 “What is the smallest license you can provide?”

    Answer: “We do have people who have licensed four servers, typically eight sockets.”

     

    13:32 “What’s a deployment take in a sizable environment like this?”

    Answer: I would say maybe four days for maybe some of our largest workloads in production.”

     

    17:55 “What percentage of your customers use zen.”

    Answer: “Purely zen on it’s own, very small.”

     

    18:31 “I need to understand how you manage complex services in providers like Amazon for example, so if I am using databases as a service and many other services and I have obligations that I brought, and day out working with these services, so it’s not just the scaling out of the application even if it is written in the right way, but there is also there is the other part that is not clear.”

    Answer: “We are looking and talking with our biggest customers to see how we can support more and more services of all the different public cloud providers and how we make decisions on controlling them and what are the risks associated with them and how we combine all these services together.”

     

    20:15: “I probably missed it, but how do you keep track in multi cloud of the pricing in those clouds.”

    Answer: “We use their API’s...you add your credentials for those different cloud providers and then we quarry some of them, when we quarry the API, we directly get your prices at this time and then for others it is a bit more complex. ”

     

    21:00 “Most of your customers are VMware right? And when it comes to public cloud providers that they use what is the balance between AWS and Azure?”

    Answer: “Depends on the type of the application as well...going back a year ago we are seeing more AWS and recently we are seeing more and more Azure...insurance companies, banks.”

     

    21:50 “Are those companies currently using AWS and moving to Azure or are they not using the public cloud at all and they see Azure as more of a viable option for them.”

    Answer: “It’s a bit of both.”