Software-Defined Storage (SDS): What Is It?

March 26, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Recently, Nutanix got awarded a key patent for software-defined storage, and it got me thinking, “What is SDS?” Well, to me, one key aspect of SDS is the fact that it is hardware agnostic. Therefore, by default, Nutanix is not a provider of SDS. Now, don’t get me wrong: Nutanix is an awesome product and…

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Cloud Security Monitoring

March 25, 2014
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Secure Hybrid Cloud

Have you ever wondered what was going on within a cloud regardless of type? SaaS? PaaS? IaaS? Do you need to audit these environments to ensure compliance with your security policy (not to mention the subset of your security policy that contains regulatory compliance)? To provide solutions for these issues, a number companies both new…

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Monitoring for Agile Operations

March 24, 2014
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PerformanceManagement

Agile Operations requires that the entire stack of monitoring and management tools be rebuilt from scratch. Legacy frameworks and Franken-Monitors should be uninstalled and replaced with modern tools that can keep up with the rate of change in the environment.

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Virtualization Must Be Intuitive and Easy

March 21, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

With so many vendors in the virtualization marketplace, new products are released daily, and only some of them will ultimately prove to be successful. The competition for both mindshare and wallet is fierce, and this is forcing new vendors in particular to simplify new products brought into the marketplace in order to achieve success.

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An Interview with Docker

March 20, 2014
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docker

Last week, I interviewed Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of Docker. I first met Solomon back in January of 2013 when I was interviewing executives in Silicon Valley. At the time, I was  researching PaaS solutions for my recently released book, Architecting the Cloud. Back then, the company had a very promising public PaaS solution…

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VSAN Pricing Comparison

March 19, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Last week, VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 1. You can find the release notes here, and the links to the download are here. Why is this such a milestone? It finally marks the release of VMware’s long-awaited entry into the world of software-defined storage, the VSAN (Virtual Storage Area Network). But before we move on…

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