What’s All the Software Defined Fuss About? Busting Myths from VMworld Talking with people at VMworld in San Francisco and Barcelona, it was clear that software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data centers (SDDC) were a major area of focus for most businesses. These topics are vital to the evolution of virtualization and cloud infrastructure but media hype is already starting to distort the realities they present to the enterprise. SDN is the hottest technology buzz term in the industry right now. Most enterprises have already migrated to cloud and/or virtualized infrastructure and SDN is positioned as the next logical step
Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications, BCDR has evolved from simple backups and restores to a broad range of business resiliency services. This shift demands a strategic, proactive and multidisciplinary approach to sustaining critical IT services in the face of a range of disruptions. Increasing business complexity – more markets, more
JPMorgan Chase Inducts VMTurbo into Hall of Innovation VMTurbo Enables JPMorgan Chase to Increase Virtual Machine Density Without Impacting Workload Performance BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VMTurbo, provider of the only software-defined control system for businesses running mission-critical applications on virtualized and cloud infrastructures, today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. inducted VMTurbo into the Hall of Innovation for its technology contributions in their global technology infrastructure. The IT Executive Team at JPMorgan Chase recognized VMTurbo for the impact its technology has made on the business and the disruptive nature of its technology. VMTurbo was honored with the award at the 5th Annual J.P.
Gamification garners Interest at October 22 Online VMware Forum Participants in the Online VMware Forum to be held on October 22 will have the opportunity to earn Cloud Cred points and win prizes while learning how to radically simplify IT infrastructure across the datacenter to the virtual workspace in this free online event. As computing through the cloud becomes a bigger part of IT management globally, having Cloud Cred can only increase your value to your organization. More than the points and other gamification rewards that participants can earn through CloudCred, however, the VMware Forum is all about building team
Going Virtual in Barcelona As the sun rose over Barcelona this week, it was obvious to many attendees of VMworld Europe 2013 that exciting things were afoot and that that the partnership between VMware and Hitachi Data Systems continues to change the face of computing with its innovative approach to cloud technology. In his keynote address, kicking off the convention’s first day, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger pointed out how his worldwide team is “on a journey, helping firms move from [just] using VMware to cut costs to helping them use it to improve quality of service, to getting to the
Importance Of Cloud Computing Interoperability Cloud Computing and Provider Lock-In Provider lock-in is well known obstacle of cloud computing business model. It is characterized by the inability or limited ability to connect to resources that are not part of the selected cloud offer. Migration of application and corresponding data to alternative cloud services may be expensive and time-consuming, and the user depends on a vendor’s technology. If we want to circumvent the mentioned obstacle, we must find a way to achieve cloud computing interoperability. Everyone has their own API Currently, each cloud provider prefers some specific technological solutions and their
Take Hold of Your IT Infrastructure With Virtualization When you think of IT do you think of virtualization? Maybe you haven’t before, but soon you will. IT may bring to mind such things as chaotic troubleshooting and user dilemmas. These, of course, are just a couple of the array of challenges that precede IT specialists and virtualization is the key to minimizing the hurdles. Due to the vast area of infrastructure IT covers many opportunities for troubling, tedious, and time consuming, many faults arise. Challenges stretch out to include regularly altering and updating, not only one’s services, but also one’s