Azure and Service Providers

August 7, 2012
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CloudComputing

We recently wrote about Microsoft's Three Pronged Windows Azure Strategy - particularly with reference to the Service Provider offering. I've now had a certain amount of time to reflect on the announcement and try and work out what is going on and it doesn't seem to constitute a wholehearted strategy to put resellers on a…

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VMware’s Heterogeneous Virtualization Management Strategy

August 6, 2012
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VirtualizationManagementIcon

Acquiring DynamicOps has kick-started VMware into a heterogeneous virtualization management strategy. This will be demonstrated in detail at VMworld this Fall. We now face a dramatically different virtualization landscape. The focus has now shifted to management - of business critical applications running on multiple virtualization platforms and potentially distributed across internal data centers and public…

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VMware should merge CloudFoundry with OpenStack

August 3, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

We suggest that to ensure CloudFoundry's dominance, VMware should merge the dominant Open Source IaaS and PaaS initiatives into a single Foundation.

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Here Comes the Heterogeneous Distributed Enterprise Cloud

August 2, 2012
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ITasaService

Taking your cloud from a dev/test/pilot/training use case to an enterprise cloud introduces significant new requirements that first generation cloud management platforms were not designed to meet. Elasticity and self-service are nice features, but these features alone fall far short of what is needed to provision and run enterprise applications in clouds. With the acquisition…

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Is the Software Defined Data Center the Future?

August 1, 2012
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ITasaService

VMware purchased Nicira, backed the Openflow Community, and is now touting software defined data centers (SDDC). But what is a software defined datacenter? Is it just virtualization or cloud with a software defined network? Or is it something more than that? Given heavy automation and scripting of most clouds, do we not already have SDDC?…

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IaaS or PaaS: 10 Keys for your Cloud Strategy

July 31, 2012
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IaaS vs. PaaS Cloud Evaluation Checklist

IaaS or PaaS: 10 key evaluation criteria worth considering when defining your organization's cloud strategy

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