All the news that’s fit to print and probably lots that isn’t! Stuff that’s caught my attention over the last few weeks but hasn’t made it into a full-scale blog post.
- AWS Outposts Ready Designation. The world and his/her grandmother have been claiming certification or “designation” for AWS Outposts, the version of AWS hardware that runs in your data centre. So far I spy Clumio, Qumulo, CTERA, AppDynamics, Nasuni, Commvault, Citrix and more. Congratulations to the PR folks who managed to align their press releases for within 30 minutes of each other.
- Snowflake, JFrog and Sumo Logic IPOs. In case you missed it (which I doubt) we saw three new IPOs, including Snowflake via legendary CEO Frank Slootman (Data Domain & ServiceNow fame). At one point, the company was worth $71 billion, more than Dell and HPE combined. While I know the market is pricing future value, there does seem to be a lot of hype around a company with revenue less than $500 million. It seems that the Sumo Logic IPO is a more modest affair, with pricing to match. Let’s see where all of these companies are in 12 months’ time.
- TikTok may be acquired by Oracle. Yes, you read that right, Oracle Corporation of reassuringly expensive relational database fame. I cannot begin to understand this transaction, either from the rationale, the involvement of a US President to broker a deal or the point of TikTok in the first place.
- Apple’s Epic
FortnightFortnite. Apple created the App Store, without which there would be no market for so many apps. If Epic doesn’t like that, I guess they could create their own hardware technology company, sack the founder, bring him back, create a unique set of mobile devices and application delivery mechanism, and see if that solves the problem for them.
- Microsoft’s data centre no longer underwater. Microsoft has surfaced (pun intended) their data centre in a submarine after two years. Very few servers failed, however I guess that would have been similar in a sealed shipping container. I see the environmental benefits, but wouldn’t it just be easier to pipe seawater through a land-based container? You decide.
Who would have thought wireless earbuds would be so hard to identify? Seems US law enforcement, that’s who, when they seized OnePlus earbuds at JFK airport. I wonder if their ears are burning now we’re talking about them…..
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