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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Best of Breed SDDC Management Stack

July 8, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

You can construct your own management stack for your SDDC out of best of breed components. The composition of your SDDC Management Stack is up to you. But you should think carefully about how it is constructed and how the pieces relate to each other.

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VMware’s SDDC Management Stack

July 2, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

VMware will be the first vendor to deliver a SDDC. VMware's SDDC Management Stack will be the first cohesive and complete management stack for that SDDC. The combined benefits of the SDDC along with management purpose built for the SDDC will allow VMware to deliver substantial value to its customers once these products all ship.

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Splunk Launches Beta of Hunk:Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

June 27, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

VMware with Log Insights and Splunk with the Splunk Analytics for Hadoop have positioned themselves as leaders for the management platform that will be the foundation of the stack of products that will be used to manage the software defined data center and the cloud. This will kick off a death spiral in the businesses…

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CliQr Addresses Cloud Price/Performance with Free Cloud Benchmarking Service

June 25, 2013
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CloudComputing

CliQr is now offering a free cloud price/performance benchmarking service - allowing enterprise for the first time to comparison shop across clouds for the best combination of price and performance.

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SDDC Automation and Orchestration

June 11, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

The Orchestration and Automation layer of the Software Defined Data Center is where the benefits of the SDDC is translated are translated into working applications for end users and business constituents. Every Cloud Management Platform relies upon either a script or one of these automation frameworks to provision and configure the actual end user services…

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Software Defined Data Center Cloud Management

May 31, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The Cloud Management layer of the Software Defined Data Center is where the flexibility of the SDDC is translated into tangible benefits for the business constituents of the virtualized data center, the private clouds, the hybrid clouds and the public clouds. Without a robust Cloud Management layer, the IT Operations flexibility of the SDDC cannot…

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Software Defined Data Center Analytics

May 22, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

Software Defined Data Center Analytics will play a critical role in keeping your SDDC up and running with acceptable performance. Multiple real time data feeds used across a variety of management solutions represent the only viable method to keeping up with the rate of change in the SDDC.

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News: VMware Announces the vCloud Hybrid Service

May 21, 2013
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CloudComputing

VMware has announced the vCloud Hybrid Service. Now you can buy hybrid and public cloud services directly from VMware. This dramatically simplifies the offering and the support chain giving customers one throat to choke.

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Can Microsoft succeed as a DaaS provider with Mohoro?

May 9, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

The recent rumors of Microsoft working on a hosted virtual desktop (DaaS) solution to add to their cloud services offering may actually end up being one of the most viable options for organizations who already rely heavily on Microsoft infrastructure to run their business. Having all of your core services being delivered from a single…

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