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Jacob Ben-David

Jacob Ben-David
I am a passionate technologist with over 20 years of IT experience. Throughout my career, I have been pushing personal and team boundaries and achieve remarkable outcomes. I have been leading and driving growth in territories and accounts where the pressure was on to produce results. I am a fast learner, self-motivated, business and technical savvy, and I "get things done". I never stop learning and enjoy researching new technologies such as IoT, Big Data and Containers (K8/Docker). The word ‘Impossible’ is not in my vocabulary.
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The History of Cloud Computing: Two Decades in Review (Part 2)

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jan 30, 2020 11:40:00 AM
Introduction 

In this second part of our series, we will examine the exponential growth the cloud computing field experienced during the 2010s decade.

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Topics: Cloud

The History of Cloud Computing: Two Decades in Review (Part 1)

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jan 22, 2020 10:53:00 AM
Introduction

As we enter a new decade, we decided to take a look back at the history of cloud computing and how the space has evolved from the early 2000s to today.

This article is the first part of a blog series. This article will cover the 2000s decade (2000-2009), which marked the emergence of the cloud computing space.

The modern Cloud computing space enabled many of the innovative technologies and solutions we have seen over the last two decades.

Technically, concepts of cloud computing can be traced back to the 1960s - but to me, the origin story of the modern cloud computing can be attributed to Salesforce.com, which was founded in 1999 and later launched one of the first successful public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.

As cloud computing gained momentum during the mid-2000s, many organizations struggled to understand what exactly 'Cloud Computing' is. A memorable example is when Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation at the time, shared his thoughts in 2008 on Cloud Computing (a must listen). While Larry Ellison’s provocative comments highlight his lack of understanding of cloud computing at the time, most people were in the same boat and did not fully realize its benefits yet either.

One of the contributors for the confusion was the common practice of ‘Cloudwashing,' where vendors took their legacy software solutions, made them accessible over the internet and marketed them as cloud solutions.

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Topics: Cloud

The Art & Science of Optimization: An In-depth Overview of AWS Compute Optimizer

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Dec 19, 2019 2:45:00 PM

During and before re:Invent 2019, Amazon unveiled over 77 new product announcements and unique capabilities. AWS Compute Optimizer, one of the more interesting offerings was quietly announced through a blog on December 3rd.

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Topics: Cloud

Machine Learning, Cost vs. Performance and The Edge

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Dec 12, 2019 9:36:04 AM

Last week approx. 65,000 IT professionals and executives converged on to Las Vegas for the most significant cloud event in the world: AWS re:Invent. It is hard to describe the spectacle, noise, excitement, and energy at the event.

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Topics: AWS, Cloud

Introduction to AWS Savings Plans

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Nov 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

On November 6, Amazon announced a new discount model called Savings Plans.  We’ll review the changes and benefits in just a moment but before we jump into the details, let’s review the complexity to manage “legacy” reserved instances so we fully understand how much of an improvement this is for AWS users.

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Introducing Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) Support in Turbonomic 6.4

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Sep 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM

The growth of enterprise agreements is a testament to the commitments and investments that organizations are making in the cloud. Many organizations with Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (EA) are adding Azure to their EA to enjoy the benefits it offers, such as:

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Multicloud as Code: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code and Terraform (Part 1)

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jun 18, 2019 9:15:00 AM

6 Minutes read

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Google Cloud's Anthos - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Apr 15, 2019 4:20:49 PM

EST. READING TIME: 8 Minutes 

Google Cloud’s Annual Conference wrapped up yesterday (April 11, 2019). This year’s conference was especially interesting as it was the first time Google Cloud’s new CEO, Thomas Kurian, was behind the helm (no K8S pun intended). 

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AWS Just Released New Instance Types, Here is What You Need To Know

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Apr 2, 2019 2:30:00 PM

 

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