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The Cloudcast (.net) #85 - Nested Clouds and Application Portability (37:01)
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Date: May 2, 2013
By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely
Description: Aaron and Brian talk with Navin Thadani (@navinthadani), SVP Products at start-up Ravello Systems, about past start-up success, Hybrid Clouds, Application Portability, and how to leverage Public Cloud for infinitie IT resources.
Topic 1a -
Let’s talk about why Ravello believes the world needs a solution like this today and what unique problems it solves.
Topic 1b - What makes an application hypervisor different from existing hypervisors such as KVM or vSphere? 3 core components of the technology:
Topic 2 - What applications and workloads are best suited to this solution? Reminds me of Lab Manager days and replicated a group of nested VM’s to create an entire environment, every developer had a parallel environment. he solution appears to be very developer and devops centric.
Topic 2a - This seems to be focused on existing applications (encapsulate within a VM). How did you get VCs to get excited about “legacy applications”?
Topic 3 - Process seems to be import or create VM’s, encapsulate application & VMs, host in public cloud to test (replicate as needed for scale tests). I like the appearance of a “push button” to host in the cloud. Makes it easier for developers/users to push thing to public.
Topic 4 - What about pull down to your datacenter for production?