Is it Time to Reorganize Data Center Operations?

September 16, 2011
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Is it Time to Reorganize Data Center Operations?

If automated IT Operations is going to succeed and deliver its promised benefits then IT Operations is going to have to get reorganized - with supporting hardware teams part of the virtualization team. Furthermore Application Operations will have to be instantiated as a function that is responsible for the actual service level delivered by the…

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AppFog – Extending the scope of Cloud Foundry

September 14, 2011
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There is now a huge amount of movement in the area of what we have called “Diverse” Platform as a Service i.e. PaaS that delivers a number of different application infrastructure technologies on a mix-and-match basis and where there is no proprietary technology layer at any point in the platform stack. Amongst these we would…

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Agent and Agent-less Backup in the Virtual Environment

September 13, 2011
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Agent and Agent-less Backup in the Virtual Environment

There is some debate amongst backup vendors on what defines an agent, some consider any amount of scripting to be an agent, while others imply it is what does the data transfer plus any amount of scripting necessary. Is there a need for both Agent and Agent-less within a virtual environment? This also begs the…

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Cisco VM-FEX Limitations

September 12, 2011
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The week before VMworld on 8/25 was the Virtualization Security Podcast featuring Greg Ferro (@etherealmind), CCIE to discuss Cisco VM-FEX and its impact on virtualization and cloud security. VM-FEX is a method by which the fabric of a UCS top of rack switch is extended to the VM, but only if the VM is using…

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VMware’s Roadmap to the post-PC Future

September 9, 2011
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Of late though, VMware has seen more success with View, especially in the small to mid-market, where independent surveys suggest that View sales are keeping pace with (some say exceeding) those of XenDesktop.

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