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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Client Hypervisors: Intelligent Desktop Virtualization too clever for its own good?

March 21, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

In 2011, we asked if Client Hypervisors will drive will the Next Generation Desktop. Yet, other desktop virtualization industry experts, such as Ron Oglesby, decided the technology was a dead man walking, writing off Type 1 Client Hypervisors.

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The Big Data Back End for the SDDC Management Stack

March 20, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The SDDC and the Cloud are going to require a new SDDC Management Stack that will need to be based upon a multi-vendor big data datastore. There will likely be on-premise and cloud hosted version of these datastores. Splunk, VMware, New Relic, The Pivotal Initiative, CloudPhysics, AppNeta, and Boundary are all excellent hypothetical suppliers of…

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News: Microsoft System Center Advisor now a FREE service

March 15, 2013
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Microsoft100x30

Microsoft has announced that it will offer System Center Advisor for free to its customers in supporting countries. System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables IT Professionals to proactively avoid problems resulting from server configuration issues. It can help you resolve issues faster by providing access to current and historical configuration data for…

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VMware Fleshes Out SDN Strategy with NSX

March 14, 2013
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VMware100x30

VMware has added some significant meat to the bones of its Software Defined Data Center Strategy with the announcement of the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform. NSX represents the combination of the previous VMware network virtualization technology (VXLAN) with the technology that came from the acquisition of Nicira.

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IT Automation: Where is the Center?

February 26, 2013
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ITasaService

The network binds it all together, the network could be the center of IT Automation.

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Building a Management Stack for Your Software-Defined Data Center

February 25, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will require a completely new management stack - one suited to the highly dynamic nature of an environment in which every key resource (CPU, memory, networking and storage) is abstracted from its underlying hardware.

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Public Cloud Reality is Much Different than the Hype

February 14, 2013
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CloudComputing

The public cloud reality is much different than the hype. You only get from the public cloud what you bring to it. You need to bring your own security, performance monitoring, knowledge, and expertise.

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Virtualized Business Critical Applications – In Your Private Cloud

February 4, 2013
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CloudComputing

Taking your cloud from a dev/test/pilot/training use case to a platform for business critical enterprise applications introduces significant new requirements that first generation cloud management platforms were not designed to meet. Elasticity and self-service are nice features, but these features alone fall far short of what is needed to provision and run enterprise applications in…

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VMware’s Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

January 29, 2013
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VMware100x30

VMware has delivered impressive growth in revenue, and lackluster growth in earnings. Growing earnings while addressing VMware's numerous strategic challenges will prove to make 2013 a demanding year for Pat Gelsinger and his team.

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