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Steve Beaver
Steve BeaverStephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration as well as being contributing author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and How to Cheat at Configuring VMware ESX Server. Stephen is an IT Veteran with over 15 years experience in the industry. Stephen is a moderator on the VMware Communities Forum and was elected vExpert for 2009 and 2010. Stephen can also be seen regularly presenting on different topics at national and international virtualization conferences.

How Do You Define a Hybrid Cloud?

April 9, 2013
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CloudComputing

How do you define a hybrid cloud? It seems that my idea of what a hybrid cloud is does not seem to match what I find as the current definition of a hybrid cloud.

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Security is not compliance and compliance will not get you security. Or does it?

April 3, 2013
By
VirtualizationSecurity

Security is not compliance and compliance will not get you security. At least that is what I hear from security teams. Conversations with security focal team members from non-security focal people can be quite interesting and has its unique challenges and hurtles to overcome. You can find yourself speaking the same language but not fully…

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The Next Evolution of Virtualization

March 27, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

The next evolution of virtualization is the Software Defined Data Center or SDDC and it is quickly becoming the next logical step in the continued evolution of cloud technology that will give you the ability to run legacy enterprise applications as well as the other cloud services. In my opinion you could also define Software…

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King of the Cloud

March 22, 2013
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CloudComputing

What service of the cloud will be king of the cloud? Cloud computing has taken off in functionality and practicality over the last few years so that now we have three fully defined service models of cloud computing:

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EMC and VMware’s Pivotal Moment

March 15, 2013
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CloudComputing

EMC and VMware’s pivotal moment has officially spun off and the Pivotal Initiative, a big data and cloud platform company is slated to go public according to EMC CEO Joe Tucci while speaking with investors at an event in New York. EMC’s chief strategist and ex-CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz, who is leading the Pivotal…

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Where Does Virtualization Stop and the Cloud Start?

March 11, 2013
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CloudComputing

“I was going to write about how building a cloud is similar to moving, but the more I think about it, the more I think people are confusing an automated virtual environment with a cloud: IT as a Service is not just about cloud. Having automation does not imply your virtual environment is a cloud…

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Does Your Hardware Keep Up With Technology?

March 1, 2013
By
DataCenterVirtualization

Does your hardware keep up with technology? Technology advancements have been and are moving at an incredible pace with new and exciting features getting added with each new release or update of a product. Unfortunately, technology can outpace are physical hardware which can leave us in a true troubleshooting nightmare. There is one specific example…

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Are Things Becoming too Automated?

February 20, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Are things becoming too automated? That is a question I cannot believe I am asking. I have spent most of my virtual career creating automated processes from my virtual environments. I spent a great deal of time creating a “toolbox” of scripts to perform almost all of the tasks that I found myself needing to…

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Cross-Platform Cloud Management Features

February 5, 2013
By
DataCenterVirtualization

Hotlink and their Cross-Platform Cloud Management technology have been in the news recently with the announcement of the latest release and the release of the free version of their flagship product, Hotlink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter. This technology extends the VMware vCenter management capabilities to Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM).

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