Monday, October 31, 2022

"SuperCloud 3.0"

one more "buzzword" :)

Supercloud is an emerging computing architecture that comprises a set of services abstracted from the underlying primitives of hyperscale clouds (e.g., compute, storage, networking, security, and other native resources) to create a global system spanning more than one cloud.

Supercloud has three essential properties, three deployment models, and three service models.

  • Runs a set of services across more than one cloud.
  • Purpose-built SuperPaaS Layer.
  • Metadata Intelligence.
Service Models
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Software as a Service (SaaS).

 The Cloudcast: Examining SuperCloud 3.0


  • Multi-Cloud is a real thing (for various reasons), but Multi-Cloud-App is an anomaly.
  • Maybe it’s a SuperApp, instead of a SuperCloud
  • Clouds, Politics, Insurance
  • What happens if applications “span” availability zones? Span regions? 
  • Can SuperCloud be a thing for the application, or mostly the data?
  • The cost of moving data makes these types of applications very difficult to build and manage.
  • Load-balancing, DNS, CDNs

2022 Look Ahead to SuperCloud (Eps.586)

Snowflake’s Data Cloud as an example of supercloud. And the momentum of Databricks (not shown above). VMware is clearly going after cross-cloud services. Basically every large company we see either pursuing supercloud initiatives or thinking about it. Dell, for example, showed Project Alpine at Dell Tech World – that’s a supercloud in development. Snowflake introducing a new app dev capability based on their SuperPaaS (our term of course they don’t use the phrase), MongoDB, Couchbase, Nutanix, Veeam, Crowdstrike, Okta, Zscaler. Even the likes of Cisco and HPE in our view will be building superclouds

Elon Musk "X" += Twitter

Elon Musk has pulled more than 50 Tesla employees into Twitter

Elon Musk says he will be Twitter CEO | Reuters

Elon Musk, Twitter and the mysterious X app - BBC News

"an enigmatic tweet from Musk himself to his 107 million followers about creating "X, the everything app".

could well be eyeing something along the lines of the hugely successful Chinese app WeChat. That's a kind of "super app" which incorporates a lot of different services including messaging, social media, payments and food orders - there is as yet no such thing in the west."