Category: Cloud Computing

Five network trends challenging the enterprise – Network World

As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them…

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The Collapse Of Storage

My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all like to talk about disruptive industry changes, this one perhaps is the ultimate disruption: it impacts every aspect of storage: the core technology, the consumption model, the integration model as well as the operational model.

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A new software-defined world

Speaking at the recent VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting in Johannesburg CTO of VMware EMEA, Joe Baguley explored the concept of what software-defined means and asked attendees how they plan to prepare their businesses to transform in the face of what is rapidly evolving as a software-defined future. As the mobile cloud era escalates, so do businesses’ expectations of IT.

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How Cloud is Getting Security Right

It really feels like we’ve crossed a new threshold in the whole cloud conversation. In working with cloud delivery models, conversations with new perspective customers are continuing to increase. Organizations are realizing real business gains by moving a part of their environment into some kind of cloud platform.

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BMC Extends IT Management Reach

Looking to help IT operations teams extend their IT management reach well beyond their own data centers, BMC Software has released an update to BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) that adds enhanced support for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure platforms, while also adding support for the for Docker containers and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments based on the open source Cloud Foundry project.

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3 Quick Ways to Optimize Storage – Without Adding Any Hardware

As I walked through a customer’s data center – we had a very interesting conversation. The topic revolved around deploying a series of new applications which were quite IO intensive. The saddened storage architect was now telling me he was being asked to do the last thing he really wanted to do – add more hardware.

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VMware Previews Project Enzo – A Next Generation Hybrid Cloud Architecture Designed to Transform Virtual Workspaces

If you could start from scratch and develop an innovative, bold new solution that could transform the way IT deploys and manages virtual workspaces with greater speed, flexibility and cost savings, what would it look like?

Project Enzo is a new hybrid cloud-scale architecture that is designed to combine the economic benefits of cloud-based VMware virtual desktops and application technology, with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure to transform the IT experience.

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Security Thought Leaders at Cisco, HP, Identiv, Imageware, Nok Nok and Bosch

Mr. Fred Duball, Data Center Practice Principal, Workload and Cloud Solutions, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, “Many of our clients know that HP has a strong legacy of IT infrastructure support; we have more than 80 data centers

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Top 3 Ways to Leverage the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud to Modernize Apps

While EMC World conversations naturally tend to focus on infrastructure, one early surprise this year is the amount of buzz around the topic of applications. What’s driving the interest? My sense is that there are two major factors.

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Next Evolution in Converged Infrastructure

For year’s organizations have architected custom IT infrastructures optimized for their application workloads. IT organizations establish standards for server, compute, and network products and even more resources installing, configuring, and integrating these products with custom configurations. This practice has many benefits including highly optimized IT infrastructures for their specific application workloads. 

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