If I lose you at ‘Devops’ … you’re missing the point.
Who do you think provisions all that front-end performance you take for granted and deem self-evident? IT is it.
Infrastructure robots you ask? I would say it’s on its way. Know Alexa? Well get ready for Akira, your friendly data center optimizer. What components will it be built from? Your guess is as good as mine (so start), but I came across a couple companies at Disrupt that tell me we’re headed in the right direction in this massive cloud formation we call revolution.
One such startup was ParkMyCloud. So perhaps instead of robot we can use valet as the metaphor, but either way, these guys are onto something. What’s more, the product looks great. That’s right, you heard me correctly, this IaaS add-on is not only an ROI no-brainer, but also nice to look at and use. ParkMyCloud’s value prop is almost as easy to realize as it is to describe: ‘Eliminate Wasted Cloud Spend’. And as anyone who holds the keys (AWS credentials) to the castle knows, there’s an opportunity to spend far more than necessary unless adequate preventative measures and provisions are made. ParkMyCloud (PMC) makes it easy, dare I say automatic moving towards zero-touch even. How big are the savings? Customers on average see AWS costs cut
by 60% on the instances they Park. Further, you can visualize all instances in all regions from all geos, so dashboard simplification with PMC is a win as well. With all that said, what do the cloud guys at Amazon think about suchtech? I think the keyword becomes stickiness pretty quickly. Whatever layering keeps a client on a given cloud, they say ‘yay’. Basic subscription based strategy: better to get paid off the commission that’s happy and not going anywhere, than to bank on overages that you know are incentivizing customers to look elsewhere. Google is banking on that ‘looking’, they will attempt to offer their cloud just like their mail and maps soon enough, the question is: ‘Is free ALWAYS better?’
Functionize [your] Nodelab
If EVER there’s a task that the machines are good at, let it be this!