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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Software Defined Data Center Analytics

May 22, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

Software Defined Data Center Analytics will play a critical role in keeping your SDDC up and running with acceptable performance. Multiple real time data feeds used across a variety of management solutions represent the only viable method to keeping up with the rate of change in the SDDC.

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BMC to be taken private; Out with Old – In with the New

May 8, 2013
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BlindDinosaur

If BMC is taken private, the same fate will likely befall other legacy enterprise management software vendors like CA, and the management software divisions of IBM and HP. This will start the process of the replacement of these products by new ones built from the ground up for virtualization and cloud computing, and mark the…

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How Will VMware Win Against Microsoft?

April 26, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

A VMware win against Microsoft simply requires VMware to turn the pricing tables on Microsoft, and to leverage its highly differentiating functionality in its Software Defined Data Center strategy. VMware could re-establish technical dominance in the data center virtualization space as early as the end of this year by leveraging its software defined networking, software…

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The Big Data Back End for the SDDC Management Stack

March 20, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The SDDC and the Cloud are going to require a new SDDC Management Stack that will need to be based upon a multi-vendor big data datastore. There will likely be on-premise and cloud hosted version of these datastores. Splunk, VMware, New Relic, The Pivotal Initiative, CloudPhysics, AppNeta, and Boundary are all excellent hypothetical suppliers of…

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Public Cloud Reality: Do we Stay or Do We Go?

March 19, 2013
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CloudComputing

Soon the backup power will be available for our new datacenter and the redesign to make use of VMware vCloud Suite is nearing completion. Soon, our full private cloud will be ready for our existing workloads. These workloads however now run within a XenServer based public cloud.  So the question is, do we stay in…

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Public Cloud Reality: Reinforced at CSA Summit

March 5, 2013
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CloudComputing

I have written about the Public Cloud Reality and the need to bring your own security, monitoring, support. This was reinforced by Dave Asprey of Trend Micro at the last Cloud Security Alliance Summit held at this years RSA Conference. The gist of Dave Asprey's talk was that YOU are responsible for the security of…

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Building a Management Stack for Your Software-Defined Data Center

February 25, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will require a completely new management stack - one suited to the highly dynamic nature of an environment in which every key resource (CPU, memory, networking and storage) is abstracted from its underlying hardware.

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APM for Agile and DevOps: 7 practical use cases

February 8, 2013
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APM for Agile

A new breed of DevOps focused APM tools is moving performance management outside the domain of operations. With features to support analysts, architects, developers, testers and DevOps APM is at home in all phases of agile development.

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Browsium Catalyst Available Now – Time to Quell Corporate Browser Choice Feuds?

January 31, 2013
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Browsium Catalyst

Browsium released Catalyst a browser management utility designed to make deploying multiple browsers in the enterprise a manageable reality. We see what substance there is in Catalyst's ability to increase the rate of support and change in your browser deployment and how it could impact user experience and environment security .

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