Sunday, November 26, 2017

gadget: $20 WiFi WyzeCam

Episode 139: The 2017 IoT Podcast Gift Guide! – IoT Podcast – Internet of Things

WyzeCam: Buy Now $19.99

Meet the $20 home security camera that somehow includes 14 days of free cloud storage – BGR
"This sleek little device supports full HD 1080p streaming, microSD recording, cloud recording, motion detection, mobile alerts, 2-way audio, smoke alarm detection, and night vision. But best of all, it includes 14 days of rolling cloud storage of alert videos. For free. No, seriously… it’s free. That’s twice the amount of time you get with Nest, and with Nest you have to pay a monthly fee for cloud recording!"

A $20 Wi-Fi camera? Yup! WyzeCam makes affordable home security a reality

Surprise: This $20 home monitoring camera actually doesn’t suck

Amazon vets develop $20 WyzeCam home camera, end up competing against their former employer – GeekWire

Wyze Home Security Camera For ONLY $20! - YouTube : WyzeCam 1080p HD Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Free Cloud, for iOS and Android : Amazon Launchpad

Amazon Key and Cloud Cam move tech giant into home security, rivaling Google’s Nest and others – GeekWire

Azure Migrate: VMware to Azure Cloud

Recently AWS and VMware announced partnership where VMware is using AWS for hosing and managing VMs on cloud. Essentially VMware is renting cloud HW from AWS, and selling VM managed services. Now, Microsoft Azure announced a similar offering of hosted VMware on Azure cloud, manged with some other partner, not by VMware itself, possibly creating a controversy.

Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure | Blog | Microsoft Azure
  • "Azure Migrate can discover your on-premises VMware-based applications without requiring any changes to your VMware environment. 
  • Once discovery has completed, with just a few easy clicks, you can migrate your on-premises applications to Azure. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) enables customers to migrate VMware-virtualized Windows Server and Linux workloads with minimal downtime.
  • Once deployed in Azure, with the free Azure Cost Management service (formerly called Cloudyn), you can easily forecast, track, and optimize your spending."

"...Most workloads can be migrated to Azure easily using the above services; however, there may be specific VMware workloads that are initially more challenging to migrate to the cloud. For these workloads, you may need the option to run the VMware stack on Azure as an intermediate step... preview of VMware virtualization on Azure, a bare-metal solution that runs the full VMware stack on Azure hardware, co-located with other Azure services. We are delivering this offering in partnership with premier VMware-certified partners."

Microsoft Azure Migrate brings over VMware applications - Business Insider

Microsoft to run VMware on Azure, on bare metal. Repeat. Microsoft to run VMware on Azure. • The Register
VMware refuses to support its wares running in Azure • The Register

VMware – The Platform of Choice in the Cloud - VMware Blog