Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft ’

The War on PaaS

January 17, 2014
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The War on PaaS

For over a year now, a large number of industry experts have been asking questions like “is PaaS becoming just a feature of IaaS?,” “is PaaS dying?,” “do you really need a PaaS?,” and “is PaaS dead?” This has raised great deal of passionate debate in Twitter-land and other social media outlets, although supporters of…

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Where Will VDI Be in Five Years’ Time?

December 24, 2013
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VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) has long been predicted to be a growth area. This year, the technology has started to edge towards adoption in newer segments, segments in which it has not had significant traction in the past. But will this continue to be the case? Is VDI the computing environment of the future, or just a stepping-stone to another environment altogether?

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Get Off the Hypervisor and Get Into the Cloud

December 11, 2013
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CloudComputing

Off of the hypervisor and get into the cloud: In my last couple of post I wanted to express my thoughts about the future of cloud computing. In the first post, I shared what appears to be a bright outlook of the future for people working in the cloud space with the soaring demand for…

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Windows Azure Blob Hard Drive Import and Export

November 6, 2013
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CloudComputing

Microsoft seems to be in the news lately, not for anything new and groundbreaking, but for something it needed to do to stay competitive with other cloud services. First, as I wrote in a post last week, Microsoft has taken the Windows Azure HDInsight Hadoop service to general availability, and now Microsoft is offering its…

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Microsoft Ends Preview Period for HDInsight

October 31, 2013
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CloudComputing

Microsoft is in the news in that they are finally ending their extended months-long preview period of HDInsight and rolling out the welcome mat for big data workloads in the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform.

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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

October 28, 2013
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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

Transforming desktops is a multi-faceted process. To start, you need to get a hold of your existing desktop service inventory applications.

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Working with LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory

October 3, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Working with LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory: For most IT professionals, there has been some point in their career where they have connected a product or service to a Microsoft Active Directory with LDAP for authentication. This is really nothing new and has been done for years, but I discovered a different way to set…

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The Many Faces of PaaS

June 18, 2013
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The Many Faces of PaaS

By now, enterprises understand the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but there still is much confusion about Platform as a Service (PaaS). This confusion is one reason why enterprises have been slow to adopt PaaS. Why is there so much confusion? Because PaaS is still in its…

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The Pros and Cons of Private and Public PaaS

June 13, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

I just returned from attending the Cloud Expo in New York City this week. The conference was dominated by private and hybrid cloud topics. There were several private Platform as a Service (PaaS) vendors attending whom I spent a great deal of time talking to as I walked the floor. It seems these days that…

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