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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Citrix XenApp 4.x, 5.x and 6.0 EOL is 2013. The End is Coming: Look Busy.

November 21, 2011
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So, we have an interesting question. Windows 2003, Windows XP EOL is 2014. For all Citrix XenApp versions other than the most recent 6.5 release, EOL .. End. Of. Life.

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News: Quest Software acquires vKernel

November 16, 2011
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Quest buying vKernel is just the first in a series of steps that Quest will have to take to fully compete with VMware vCenter Operations - and starts the process of determining how the capacity, performance and availability management ecosystem for VMware will react in response.

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CA Starts the Race To Self-Destruction Among the “Big Four” in Virtualization Management

November 15, 2011
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Virtualization and cloud computing have changed the requirements for management solutions in a way that no innovation in the history of our industry ever have. Previous innovations created new requirements, but did not break existing management approaches or business models. Virtualization breaks both the existing legacy approaches to managing applications and systems, and breaks how…

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Ericom rethink virtual desktop use and offer AccessCloud to ISVs and Cloud Hosting Providers

November 10, 2011
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Ericom Software have announced Ericom AccessCloud – a new initiative aimed at facilitating the adoption of Cloud-hosted services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), multi-tenancy, and billing and automatic provisioning solutions, by ISVs and cloud-hosting companies.

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The Rise of Application Operations and the Role for Next Generation APM Solutions

November 8, 2011
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The Rise of Application Operations and the Role for Next Generation APM Solutions

The need to virtualize every application, along with the need to support constantly arriving new and newly changed applications will drive the creation of an Application Operations function in the enterprise. This function will need to be supported and enabled by a new generation of APM tools that meet the new requirements of the Application…

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Application Performance Management for Virtualized Applications – the VMware vFabric APM Update

November 3, 2011
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Application Performance Management for Virtualized Applications – the VMware vFabric APM Update

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 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 new tools from…

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Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2011: A review – If you tolerate this, your children will be next

November 2, 2011
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What this also means is that for software companies focused on delivering applications and data to users, their solutions cannot be solely focused on virtualisation and the cloud: cannot be focused purely on thin and mobile. At the same time, IT departments need to be more business aware, because the business is increasingly IT aware.…

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Looking at the Entire VMware Operations and Application Management Strategy

October 28, 2011
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Looking at the Entire VMware Operations and Application Management Strategy

VMware is clearly serious about extending its management reach into the application layer of the stack. New products like vFabric AppDirector, and vFabric APM make this into more than intention - they make VMware's participation in these markets a reality as well. The move to remake the APM industry has thus far been lead by…

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Application Performance Management – Our New Relic Details

October 25, 2011
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Application Performance Management – Our New Relic Details

iven the complexity of modern web sites, tools such as New Relic RPM are incredible assets and a valuable tool to determine what is happening within your environment. While your data does go into their SaaS offering, all SQL and other statements are scrubbed. The results of using this tool are incredible.

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