Virtualization: VMware and Hitachi Data Systems Carve a Path towards Effective Cloud Usage It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT structure must transform can sometimes be overwhelming. This is something that the experts at VMware and Hitachi have known for a long time, and is the reason why their 10-year relationship has done so well for their clients: they are very good at explaining the
Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy? As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for the IT operations department. Without the correct process and tools in place, restoration of service becomes a difficult, long drawn process and downtime becomes a constant detrimental issue. The team here at Zenoss commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study on the current state of IT’s ability to manage the performance and availability of critical
Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage in cloud washing – labeling their services as “cloud” or “cloud-enabled”. This leaves genuine CSPs squeezed at both ends – struggling to keep up with Amazon, and struggling to differentiate from cloud washed managed services. Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provide one way to stand out.
Virtual World Environments And The Cloud When people think of the term “cloud,” often the dominant concept that comes to mind is one of storage and data transfer or perhaps the related issues of security and uptime. But the technology behind the cloud also offers a very human side, since it changes the way people interact, learn and develop, and this is something that industry giant VMware understands and embraces in both word and action. Fresh from their monster VMworld event held late August in San Francisco, and concurrent with the European event happening in Barcelona, VMware continues to demonstrate just
Cloud Startup: CloudVolumes Go Modular In the Virtualization of Big Data With CloudVolumes CloudVolume is a virtualization giant that focuses on the innovativeness of its products on the cloud, including modulating applications without swapping those of the client. Though its apps are advanced than most of what the clientele uses, it integrates the latter natively with no notable change in application behavior. This is unlike situations where customers have to upgrade to new software if they are to achieve parity with a new system. Alternatively, big data users do not have to expect a slow, protracted process similar to how
Cloud Infographic: Cloud Adoption Q3 2013 (Survey VMworld 2013 Attendees) VMworld was a fantastic event in which CloudTweaks participated in. There was tremendous reciprocation and insight into many of the new developments, and we had a really great experience. Provided is an infographic survey put together by the group over at MetaCloud, which focuses on survey questions related to Cloud Adoption in Q3 2013. Infographic Source: MetaCloud
Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies, it’s the way we access and consume those technologies that provides a significant impact on our business and revenue models. In other words, the business value of technology has become the driver for business change. We can see this most clearly when we look at
Cloud Clustering: Benefits of Utilizing Multi-Cloud Virtualized Clustering for the Enterprise Physical Clusters are practically becoming obsolete in the evolving corporate modern world because of augmented drawbacks. There is a growing need to deplete the dependency factors of organizations because of the fact that ubiquitous access to Cloud resources easily enables the simultaneous use of different resources. Cloud based virtualized clusters are making the usability of the multi-Cloud platforms over a single Cloud easier along with salability, resource provisioning and leveraging of the compute intensive problems that are the primary issues in Cloud based environments. Unlike the physical nodes of