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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VMworld 2012: VMware Launches vCloud Director 5.1

August 27, 2012
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As a key part of the new vCloud Suite, vCloud Director 5.1 gets a bunch of new features, and takes on a new role. The new role is that vCD is built into the suite, and is the layer where the cross-cluster capabilities are implemented. Therefore vCD becomes much less of a Cloud Management solution,…

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OnLive – bad management, or an example of DaaS immaturity?

August 24, 2012
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Could OnLive have succeeded? Were they doomed to failure to failure before the off? What are the key questions you should be looking to have answered from your DaaS service provider? It is said that OnLive give an example how-not-to-do DaaS. DaaS is viewed as an upcoming market - is there a wider lesson to…

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Code Management in the Cloud

August 23, 2012
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Code Management in the Cloud

Effective code management tools and practices are key for successful agile. Their migration to the cloud brings benefits and concerns for organizations

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VDI Security – better than physical desktops?

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VDI Security offers little security over well managed standard desktops and can expose more security risks: what is the impact of this?

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Is the Software Defined Data Center the Future?

August 1, 2012
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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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News: Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

July 30, 2012
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Coming on the heels of VMware's acquisition of Nicira, Oracle announced today that it is acquiring network virtualization vendor Xsigo Systems for an undisclosed amount.

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Citrix release XenClient Enterprise 4.1: revolution or evolution in desktop virtualisation for laptops

July 20, 2012
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Citrix XenClient Enterprise 4.1, first full release since the Virtual Computer acquisition. How does 4.1 compare with previous versions? How has NxTop been utilised? FlexCast missed corporate laptops, does XenClient give an enterprise desktop virtualization platform for laptops?

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News: Windows 2012 Licensing – Mircrosoft learns from VMware’s mistakes?

July 6, 2012
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Perhaps with the release of 2012, Microsoft have a rare moment of being a vendor that made a change to product licensing without upsetting someone. There are now only four Windows 2012 Licensing versions, and licensing is processor and client access license based. Sometimes, it doesn't have to be hard.

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