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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VMware Joins the APM Revolution with vFabric Application Performance Manager

October 18, 2011
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With vFabric APM VMware has announced a compelling entry into the APM space, joining the current set of APM innovators - New Relic, AppDynamics, BlueStripe, dynaTrace and ExtraHop. The innovations that VMware is bringing to the table will usher in a redefinition of what APM is, from a performance and availability tool for the development…

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Nimbula 1.5 delivers federated IaaS

October 17, 2011
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Nimbula is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) software stack analogous in its target market and its business model to commercial software like vCloud. It sits alongside a number of open source software products like Eucalyptus, Cloud.com (Citrix) and OpenStac k(Rackspace et al.) as well as the Amazon Web Service, and other hosted services.

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Why Is Application Performance Management So Screwed Up?

October 11, 2011
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Less than 5% of the applications that matter to enterprises world wide are under management by an APM solution that can help ensure application response time, application availability and the integrity of the critical transactions within the application. This is because first generation APM solutions have been too expensive to purchase, too limited in their…

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VMworld EMEA, IPExpo, The ExecEvent, Citrix Synergy, oh my!

October 10, 2011
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VMworld EMEA, IPExpo, The ExecEvent, Citrix Synergy, oh my!

This month (October 2011) there are a slew of conferences on virtualization and cloud technologies being held in Europe. The question becomes which to attend! If you are in the United States, this could be expensive considering the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate but if you are already in Europe one of these events…

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Steve Jobs – the man who made it all about Us

October 6, 2011
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There are few people who get to be classified as true innovators – among them Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers. Steve Jobs has earned his place with these great agents of change. From the initial release of the Apple II, Jobs’ vision has changed the way we look at and interact with all…

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Cloud Performance – Learning from SalesForce.com

October 4, 2011
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Cloud Performance – Learning from SalesForce.com

The focus upon sharing real response time and transaction load data by SalesForce.com is notable when compared with the pre-historic approach to performance that is used by many cloud vendors (and for a matter of fact many enterprise IT organizations). Response Time correlates directly to end user experience and at the end of the day…

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Consumerization of IT: AppSense and Centrix Software alliance recognise its more than just “how can my CFO justify their iPad”?

September 28, 2011
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Consumerization of IT: AppSense and Centrix Software alliance recognise its more than just “how can my CFO justify their iPad”?

AppSense, a leading provider of user virtualization technology, and Centrix Software, provider of unified end-user computing solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to provide organizations with a comprehensive, user-centric transformation program. Do you need a user-centric transformation program? How could this alliance help your business manage IT beyond the 'single-PC-for-every-user' era? If they can help…

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Is it Time to Reorganize Data Center Operations?

September 16, 2011
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Is it Time to Reorganize Data Center Operations?

If automated IT Operations is going to succeed and deliver its promised benefits then IT Operations is going to have to get reorganized - with supporting hardware teams part of the virtualization team. Furthermore Application Operations will have to be instantiated as a function that is responsible for the actual service level delivered by the…

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VMware Articulates a Compelling Management Vision – Automated Service Assurance

September 7, 2011
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VMware Articulates a Compelling Management Vision – Automated Service Assurance

VMware deserves an enormous amount of credit for promising to reinvent IT Operations around automation and the guaranteed performance of applications. VMware either has or is working on all of the building blocks required to execute upon this vision for the vSphere platform. The combination of innovation by VMware, and by the third party ecosystem…

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