Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2016. Read them in this 8th Annual VMblog.com series exclusive.
Contributed by Yuri Rabover, Eric Wright and Yechiem Yemini, VMTurbo
IT Industry Predictions from VMTurbo Experts
We saw lots of excitement in 2015, with
some serious traction on the predictions as we saw from the team at
VMTurbo. I was a year of surprises.
Industry giants merged and became one, disruptive companies went public, and
technologies that used to be just a dream became reality.
As we prepare to launch into 2016, VMTurbo
celebrates the 5.4 release of the leading VMTurbo Operations Manager and the
announcement of the Intelligent Cloud Control with Verizon (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-and-vmturbo-join-forces-to-develop-intelligent-cloud-control-300183079.html),
it is time to see what 2016 has ahead.
Once again, we asked VMTurbo co-founders Yechiam Yemini (YY) and Yuri Rabover, and
our Principal Solutions Engineer and Technology Evangelist Eric Wright,
for their predictions.
be the year of a visible dent to on prem compute and storage footprint. The
public clouds are mature enough to accommodate demand for new deployments and
accept migration of some legacy loads. It will impact traditional hardware
vendors business big time, those who adjust will win, others will die.
application development will start impacting new applications running in the
cloud. Most of the new applications deployed in public clouds will be following
the stateless scale-out model.
accommodate the above two trends, the hybrid cloud model will become more
mature - the heavy data-tier and legacy apps will continue running on prem and
their scale out front ends will be moving to public clouds. Whoever will
provide the best way to accommodate this trend in terms of ease of deployment
and cloud mobility will win.
hypervisor virtualization will start slowing down giving more room to bare
metal running containers. Advances in hyper converged and composable offering
will help transitioning from individual server farms to consolidated pools of
compute/network/storage which will make conventional virtualization obsolete.
services and offering will be becoming more prevalent replacing traditional
storage tiers based on volumes. New applications will be using higher level
data services making the traditional storage less needed and promoting new more
capable big-data services like Spark and Hadoop. Which in turn will accelerate
the need to make them easier to deploy, use and better performing.
1. Network: Rise
of Bandwidth Scale Out Through Multi-Pathing
will continue to expand and dominate Data center bandwidth demands.
Spine-leaves networks will play central role in scaling-out the network
bandwidth, by distributing traffic flows among multiple paths.
2. Virtualization: Network
Aware Placement (of VMs/Containers)
Large scale multi-path
flows will present significant latency control challenges. How can
tasks assure their communications latency, in an environment
where multitude flows compete over path bandwidth. Network
aware placement technologies permit computational tasks to place
their flows over paths providing assure latency.
3. Big Data:
Transition To "Every Data is Big Data"
Data volumes will
continue to grow exponentially for any foreseeable future. Big-Data
technologies, such as Hadoop, provide scale out techniques to handle
large datasets, by partitioning, parallelizing and phasing (PPP) their
processing. The rapid growth trajectory of all data, will begin
to transform every data into Big Data
with PPP technologies expanding to support this data
KVM FTW! -
As OpenStack continues to gain momentum, and more vendor-packaged KVM-based
hypervisor management capabilities increase (Nutanix Acropolis, Scale
Computing, NIMBOXX, Stratoscale and more) KVM will become a more household name
in data center environments. SMB customers are embracing the free
hypervisor thanks to a strong community and vendor push to make KVM a viable
hypervisor for organizations of all shapes and sizes.
The Year of
DevOps - DevOps will continue to be the buzzword of choice, but more realistic
implementation examples will make embracing CI/CD practices more accessible.
The advent of private cloud platforms has made the need for amplified
feedback loops and CI/CD critical. We are seeing lots of ways to enable
better development, testing, and deployment practices.
in production with many more in test - Containers will no longer just be
automatically associated to Docker. Docker will become more enterprise-friendly
and the integration with Kitematic, SocketPlane, Tutum, and more have shown
that the enterprise is feeling the container love. Security is often a
topic of hot conversation, and will continue to be. The Open Container
initiative will gain traction and we will see the first official spec in 2016.
Keep your eyes on Rancher.
is the new #Docker - Kubernetes is now the favorite conversation piece as we
look towards container orchestration since container adoption is increasing.
These are still early days as the orchestration wars begin, but
Kubernetes has a head start.
will Rise Again - As Azure Stack makes its official debut in 2016 and Nano
reaches official release status, Microsoft will claw back some of the business
that began to slip away as VMware ran away with the enterprise hypervisor
business and AWS lifted much of the cloud business. The promise of
uniform capabilities across the hybrid cloud will increase Azure adoption and
recapture the potential customers who were looking toward alternative private
cloud alternatives in the data center.
Security. Security. - We will find out in 2016 that we have been missing the
boat on security within every aspect of the technology stack. The faster
we get at delivering applications, the more we increase the risk that people
fail to adopt secure development and operational practices.
About the Authors
VMTurbo, Yuri Rabover managed the Advanced Solution group in EMC's CTO office
and worked closely with EMC's Architecture and Applied Research teams in
prototyping and innovating across a broad range of technology stacks and
solutions. Yuri joined EMC with the acquisition of Smarts, where he had a long
and diverse career: he served as a member of the founding team, managed
engineering and product development, and was responsible for technology
partnership development, managing relationships with strategic accounts.
VMTurbo, Eric Wright served as a systems architect at Raymond James in Toronto.
As a result of his work, Eric was named a VMware vExpert and Cisco Champion
with a background in virtualization, OpenStack, business continuity, PowerShell
scripting and systems automation. He's worked in many industries, including
financial services, health services and engineering firms. As the author behind
DiscoPosse.com, a technology and virtualization blog, Eric is also a regular
contributor to community-driven technology groups such as the vBrownBag
community and leading the VMUG organization in Toronto, Canada. He is a
Pluralsight Author, the leading provider of online training for tech and creative
professionals. Eric's latest course is "Introduction to OpenStack" you can
check it out at pluralsight.com.
co-founded VMTurbo, Inc. in 2009 and served as its Chief Scientific Advisor.
Prof. Yemini has served as a director and advisory board member of several
high-tech companies and venture funds, and as a member of several
government technology commissions and working groups. Prof. Yechiam
Yemini was also a co-founder of Comverse Technology, Inc., Arootz Technologies
Ltd (now known as Intercast Networks Ltd), and System Management Arts (SMARTS)
acquired by EMC in 2005. He authored over 200 publications and 15
patents, and lectured widely in these areas. Technologies created at his lab
have been widely exported to thousands of sites and commercialized by several