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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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

February 7, 2012
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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

Reports on IE6's death are often greatly exaggerated. IE6 is still there alive and well in a large swathe of enterprise desktops. This puts a risk on projects that look to move an organisation beyond Windows XP. Browsium's Ion addresses the fear uncertainty and doubt many had with Unibrows. Browsium Ion gives corporate users what…

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Cloudyn Addresses the Economics of Public Cloud Computing

February 6, 2012
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Cloudyn Addresses the Economics of Public Cloud Computing

Cloudyn has delivered a breakthrough SaaS delivered service that does for the first time what no one else has done before. The new Cloudyn service actually tells you how to change your image provisioning and your price plans at Amazon so that you can achieve the results that you want at the lowest possible cost.…

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News: VMTurbo Delivers First Application Aware Service Assurance Solution

February 2, 2012
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VMTurbo has broken new ground by delivering the first application aware automated service assurance solution for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. This is the first solution that takes advantage of the dynamic nature of these platforms and their control API's to actually ensure something (throughput) that application owners care about. Preemptively assuring throughput…

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Who’s Who in Application Performance Management for Virtualization and the Cloud

February 1, 2012
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Who’s Who in Application Performance Management for Virtualization and the Cloud

As business critical applications move into production virtualized environments, the need arises to ensure their performance from a response time perspective. Legacy Applications Performance Management tools are in many cases not well suited to make the jump from static physical systems, to dynamic virtual and cloud based systems. For these reasons enterprises need to consider…

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Building the Personal Cloud

January 27, 2012
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Step back to Citrix CEO Mark Templeton's keynote at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco and you would have heard him talk of "The Three Cs - the Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Personal Cloud." Hang on a moment, "Personal Cloud" what's that? For years Citrix used to talk about "any any any" and it did…

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News: VMware vCenter Operations Suite 5.0 Now Available

January 25, 2012
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News: VMware vCenter Operations Suite 5.0 Now Available

The delivery of vCenter Operations 5.0 to the market by VMware represents several important milestones in Operations Management for virtualized environments. The tight integration with vSphere and the integration of the Integrien analytics with real time configuration change detection and application mapping put a nail in the coffin of legacy solutions that rely upon periodically…

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The SOPA and PIPA Kerfluffle

January 20, 2012
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The answer is to dramatically narrow the scope and set of enforcement actions for SOPA and PIPA so that they target just offshore sites engaged in large scale commercial piracy and so that the existing safe harbor for sites that take content from users is both maintained and formally recognized as an exception to the…

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Comparing the Different Approaches to Application Performance Management for Virtualized and Cloud based Envionments

January 11, 2012
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Comparing the Different Approaches to Application Performance Management for Virtualized and Cloud based Envionments

If you are going to try to virtualize performance critical applications in 2012, you should arm yourself with a tool that can measure how those applications perform in the eyes of their end users - which is their end-to-end response time. The approach you take should be a function of the mix of applications you…

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Are we going to see real progress in IT Automation and Service Assurance in 2012?

January 5, 2012
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VMware is going to make progress on its automated service assurance vision this year, with initial steps coming in the Q1/2012 version of vCenter Operations and the initial release of vFabric APM. On the third party vendor front, progress is most likely to come by partnerships between vendors who have interesting pieces of the puzzle,…

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