All about Multi Cloud

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Software is eating the world. Marc Andreesen wrote these prescient words in 2011, forecasting the wave of technology companies that would upend the world as we know.

The world now generates more than 2.5 exabytes of data per day. The Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics are all holding their respective feet on the accelerator pedal of application development.

As we hurtle towards an ever data-intensive future, the focus continues to be on infrastructure and how we can further push the envelope of compute and storage so as to feed these modern applications. After all, these quintillions of ones and zeros won’t compute themselves.

For the purposes of this blog, “legacy” infrastructure refers to the client-server architecture of the last century. The applications developed for these iron silos were primitive, expensive, and prone to outage. Disaster recovery referred to writing your gigabytes of data to magnetic tape and shipping it to a literal Iron Mountain for safe keeping. Should that disaster arrive, resilience was measured in days and more often in weeks.

By the mid 2000s, virtualization turned hardware into software, resulting in an exponential leap in application availability, portability, and a drastic reduction in return time objective. Virtual machines meant infrastructure could be provisioned in minutes and no longer in weeks, and the enterprise and its growing teams of software developers were happy to gorge.

Fat on consumption and yet unsatisfied, we craved more agility, more resources. And thus, the seeds of the cloud were sown. By the mid 2010s, virtualization gave way to containerization. Applications, now free of their operating systems, are lightweight, fast to deploy, and easy to scale.


All of which brings us to today.

The cloud has begotten multi-cloud. Software Shangri-La in the minds of many is represented by multiple cloud service providers working harmoniously together delivering unprecedented levels of agility, availability, and ease of management.

In practice, multi-cloud environments are often built on a tenuous scaffold of open-source software, scripts, and community-brewed integrations, and the results can be wildly inconsistent. For all of the advancements in cloud consumption, enterprise readiness still lies in data persistence and protection and in network scalability. Two issues, which until now have not been solved in any meaningful way for this new container world.


This is why HTBASE was founded.

Founded in 2015, HTBASE has built JUKE, the only Multi-Cloud container infrastructure platform that answers the challenge of building modern distributed applications.

With JUKE, enterprises can stitch together a mix of clouds, providing developers with a seamless pool of resources on which they can deploy their containerized applications. On-premise and cloud resources are presented as a single locally-addressable pool.

Enterprises can now choose to build: on-premise; in a cloud of their choosing; or across a mix of disparate cloud platforms, delivering a level of flexibility that cannot be matched today. Most importantly, the core of JUKE is built on highly-available storage and network fabrics that are stretched across all of the underlying cloud providers, providing high-availability and disaster recovery between clouds.

These core services now allow containers to be deployed across clouds or even migrate between them without any reconfiguration.

We believe JUKE represents a tipping point in the paradigm for building modern applications.

 

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