Helion is HP’s attempt to offer an enterprise-grade public, hybrid, and private cloud computing offering that can prevent customer defections to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and VMware. Since Helion is based on OpenStack and there are no prior examples of successful public clouds based on OpenStack, HP faces some significant challenges.
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Application Performance Management will be a critical part of ensuring that the applications that matter to your business are highly available and perform well in your software-defined data center and clouds. Running rapidly changing applications on a highly dynamic software infrastructure will lead to intractable problems unless proper APM tools are deployed in your SDDC.
After twice being told by the courts that it does not have the authority to regulate the Internet, the FCC is trying to implement net neutrality again, with a new set of “reasonable open access” rules. It remains to be seen whether these new rules survive legal challenge, and whether they will do more harm than good.
Google, VMware, Hadoop, and Nutanix have all voted at least in part for a scale-out architecture that does not rely on enterprise storage. VMware and Nutanix are important because they apply these concepts to traditional enterprise workloads. Hadoop represents the future of how data-intensive computing will be done.
In Do Users Have a Negative Perception of Desktop Virtualization?, James Rankin brought up a set of issues that arise whenever a new platform is deployed in an organization. Those issues revolve around the fact that users tend to then blame all problems with user experience upon the new platform, even if those problems had existed…
Intigua’s strategy is to add virtualization, configuration, and control of the management stack in virtualized data centers and clouds to the existing virtualization of compute, networking and storage. This means that the configuration, deployment, and control of the operation of the management stack can be moved from the disparate members of the management stack into Intigua’s software. This is a bold attempt to establish an new category of virtualization – which if it succeeds will solve a really important problem.
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