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The Cloudcast #327 - 2017 in Review & 2018 Predictions
December 27, 2017 Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely
Aaron and Brian have many, many, many thoughts on the tech that shaped 2017, and make some predictions about 2018 and beyond.

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Show Notes
    Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Biggest Tech M&A of 2017 and VC Funding is down

  • Big Mergers: Amazon+Whole Foods; CVS+Aetna; Intel+Mobileye; AT&T+Time Warner; Disney+21st Century Fox


    2017 Trends
  • Storage companies are becoming HCI companies (thoughts on owning a server supply chain vs. software defined vs. commodity hardware)

  • Containers are becoming more mainstream - but so many misleading “surveys”

  • Nobody has a clear advantage in “hybrid cloud” architectures

  • Public cloud is a portfolio game and data acquisition game, not a cost reduction game

  • Building new applications is still a small % of corporate applications

  • There’s such a big gap between cloud releases and non-cloud releases (timeframes, updates, informing the market, etc.)


    2018 Cloudcast Areas of Interest
  • What happened to DevOps? Is it now in Phase 2 as “SRE”, or is it unobtainable?

  • What’s happening in China? How will it impact the rest of the Global markets?
  • Will AI & ML become tangible to non-Data Scientists? What’s the Fantasy Football of AI & ML, for business?

  • Where and how will voice technologies (Alexa, Google Home, etc.) fit in long term?

  • How will we track the Public Cloud tipping point?

  • What is Serverless most disruptive to, or is it additive to app-dev market size?

  • Should we track “Serverless” by the ServerlessConf or AWS events?

  • Should we be following “edge computing”? What are the core focus areas?


    2018 Predictions
  • Continued decline of the middleman in all industries

  • Awareness of Cloud Computing “costs” becomes more mainstream

  • Does Security even matter anymore? What bigger events can happen?

Feedback?
Aaron and Brian have many, many, many thoughts on the tech that shaped 2017, and make some predictions about 2018 and beyond.

Show Links:
Show Notes
    Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Biggest Tech M&A of 2017 and VC Funding is down

  • Big Mergers: Amazon+Whole Foods; CVS+Aetna; Intel+Mobileye; AT&T+Time Warner; Disney+21st Century Fox


    2017 Trends
  • Storage companies are becoming HCI companies (thoughts on owning a server supply chain vs. software defined vs. commodity hardware)

  • Containers are becoming more mainstream - but so many misleading “surveys”

  • Nobody has a clear advantage in “hybrid cloud” architectures

  • Public cloud is a portfolio game and data acquisition game, not a cost reduction game

  • Building new applications is still a small % of corporate applications

  • There’s such a big gap between cloud releases and non-cloud releases (timeframes, updates, informing the market, etc.)


    2018 Cloudcast Areas of Interest
  • What happened to DevOps? Is it now in Phase 2 as “SRE”, or is it unobtainable?

  • What’s happening in China? How will it impact the rest of the Global markets?
  • Will AI & ML become tangible to non-Data Scientists? What’s the Fantasy Football of AI & ML, for business?

  • Where and how will voice technologies (Alexa, Google Home, etc.) fit in long term?

  • How will we track the Public Cloud tipping point?

  • What is Serverless most disruptive to, or is it additive to app-dev market size?

  • Should we track “Serverless” by the ServerlessConf or AWS events?

  • Should we be following “edge computing”? What are the core focus areas?


    2018 Predictions
  • Continued decline of the middleman in all industries

  • Awareness of Cloud Computing “costs” becomes more mainstream

  • Does Security even matter anymore? What bigger events can happen?

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