IT as a Service

IT as a Service (ITaaS) covers private clouds hybrid clouds and the cloud management offerings used to create and manage these clouds. This includes coverage of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) private and hybrid cloud offerings, Platform as a Service (PaaS) private and hybrid cloud offerings, and Software as a Service (SaaS).|Emerging areas like Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Storage as a Service, and Applications as a Service are also covered. The key issues covered include which enterprise applications and use cases are appropriate for private and hybrid clouds, and how vendors should select the cloud management offerings that are going to be used to manage these various types of cloud services. Covered vendors include VMware (vCloud Automation Center), VirtuStream, CloudBolt Software, Intigua, ElasticBox, ServiceMesh, Cloudsidekick, and Puppet Labs.

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News: VMTurbo Delivers End-To-End Automated Service Assurance

May 2, 2012
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VMTurbo

VMTurbo has delivered end-to-end automated service assurance by supporting application delivery controllers and supporting data from APM solutions. VMTurbo does this by integrating with both Application Delivery Controllers (Load Balancers) and Application Performance Management solutions.

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On Premise vs. Monitoring as a Service – Considerations and Tradeoffs

April 27, 2012
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PerformanceManagement

Monitoring as a Service is an attractive option for rapidly bringing up infrastructure and application monitoring and not having to manage the back end of the monitoring system.

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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

April 27, 2012
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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

By making access to big data analytics easier and cheaper, VMware is in a position to transform its approach to producing and analyzing management data.

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AppSense StrataApps – to self install apps, or not to self install apps, that is the question

April 23, 2012
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AppSenseLabs have released StrataApps, their long anticipated User Managed Applications Solution. We've discussed before that User Installed Applications, as a function, are often unloved and unwanted.And yet, almost every organization has a group of applications that fall outside the standard set that are administered and supported by IT. Unlike existing Application Virtualisation solutions, StrataApps doesn't…

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EMC VSPEX vs. vBlock, or NetApp FlexPod. Can VMware VARs “Refuse” the Offer?

April 16, 2012
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CloudComputing

EMC VSPEX is a converged infrastructure offering targeting private clouds offered through EMC and VMware VAR's. This focus upon the channel makes this the first "private cloud in a box" that is explicitly designed for VAR's and SI's to take to their mid-market customers. As such the potential for such an offering is huge. However…

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Citrix Acquires Podio – Forget Desktops, Users – Build Your Own Apps

April 13, 2012
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podio

Citrix acquire Podio - Podio’s focus is to provide a platform for small/medium sized organisations to get up and running with standard business function applications offered from Podio’s own App Store. Does this mark the a Citrix foray to better accomodate mobility and consumerisation while stepping outside the microsoft windows desktop delivery environment.

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OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

April 12, 2012
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OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

OnLive, the desktop pundits favorite DaaS provider, is one step closer to being able to offer a viable and fully compliant virtual "desktop" service following the stealth update of its platform from a Windows 7 based VDI service to a Windows Server 8 R2 Remote Desktop Services offering. While this move eliminates the threat to…

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Hotlink SuperVISOR – vCenter for Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer

April 10, 2012
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Hotlink SuperVISOR – vCenter for Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer

If you are going to have more than one virtualization platform, you should not have more than one virtualization management stack. Hotlink SuperVISOR lets you use the market leading virtualization console (vCenter) to manage other virtualization platforms like Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer. Furthermore it extends the vCenter API data used by third party management vendors…

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Centrix Software Simplify Windows 7 Migration

April 2, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

In supporting increasing needs for agility in a world driven by the increasing consumerization of IT (CoIT), desktop transformation can no longer be seen as an infrequent process. To quickly deliver change, you need to best understand what the impact of that change is. Auditing should be continuous as seasonal or limited use applications that…

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