Business Agility

Business Agility covers using the technical agility delivered by virtualization and cloud computing to improve business agility, performance and results. This includes the agility derived from the proper implementation of Agile and DevOps methodologies, the agility derived from proper application and system architectures,|the agility derived from the proper implementation of Infrastructure as a Server (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) clouds, the agility derived from proper monitoring of the environment coupled with a process to resolve problems quickly, and the agility derived from have continuous availability through the use of high availability and disaster recovery products and procedures in place.

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Thinking of a Logical Acquisition for Cisco – Citrix

September 16, 2013
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Earlier this week Cisco announced its intention to acquire Whiptail, its 6th acquisition for 2013. The addition to the Unified Computing (UCS) line made sense, as it continues to support their vision to be the infrastructure that clouds run on. To achieve this vision, Cisco will need to make some strategic acquisitions to keep them…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – VMware’s Astounding Progress

September 12, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

VMware continues to make astounding progress virtualizing business critical applications - as evidenced by its increasing rate of progress virtualizing SAP, Oracle databases, and application systems supported by Oracle databases. The goal of 100% x86 virtualization appears to attainable for most enterprises.

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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VMworld 2013: ViewSonic’s Android Based Thin Client, a Hidden Treasure

September 6, 2013
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VMworld 2013: ViewSonic’s Android Based Thin Client, a Hidden Treasure

Amongst all the major infrastructure and cloud announcements at VMworld this year, I was looking for some interesting technology that would stand out from a EUC perspective. Released back in May, the ViewSonic SD-A225 and SD-A245 (22 and 24 inch respectively) smart display devices peaked my interest.

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VMworld 2013 Wrap Up – The Software Defined Data Center

September 4, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

In order to sell the Software Defined Data Center, VMware needs to prove that it delivers a hard dollar ROI to the customers of the Software Defined Data Center. Commoditizing the expensive networking hardware business and commoditizing the expensive storage hardware business are two excellent ways for VMware to deliver that hard dollar ROI, and…

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How DevOps Can Help Automate the Pain Away

September 2, 2013
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I spent two days at PuppetConf 2013 in San Francisco this week, and the common themes were automate everything, monitor everything, provide feedback early in the process, and focus on culture. All four of those topics aligned with the DevOps movement, with the goal of faster and more reliable deliveries. Companies that can deliver software…

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Booths to Visit at VMworld 2013

August 21, 2013
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VMworld 2013 is upon us and one of our tasks is to figure out which vendor's booths to go see. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in finding creative new solutions to your management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list…

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Continuous Operations for Zero Downtime Deployments

August 19, 2013
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devops2

The old way of delivering software was to bundle up the software and ship it, sell the software off the shelf, or allow customers to download and install it. In the "shipping model", it was the buyer's responsibility to install the software, manage the uptime, patch, monitor, and manage capacity. Sometimes the buyer would perform…

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News: Teradici Rolls Out Updates to Optimize PCoIP Experience

August 13, 2013
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Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP® protocol, has announced the release of two updates to their hardware acceleration products that are geared to optimize protocol bandwidth and improve end user experience.

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