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 Updates Cloud Management Offerings at VMworld Europe

October 9, 2012
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VMware has updated its Cloud Management offerings with vCenter Operations 5.6, vCloud Automation Center, vCloud Connector Advanced 2.0, vFabric Application Director 5.0, vFabric APM 5.0, ITBM 7.5 and an IT Benchmarking Service. These are now cross platform offerings spanning multiple hypervisors (vSphere, Xen, KVM), multiple clouds (vCloud, Amazon, Windows Azure), and including support for physical…

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VMware Updates the vCloud Suite Components

October 9, 2012
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VMware is clearly pursuing a "waterfall" strategy with the editions of the suite. This means that leading edge functionality will most often show up first in the Enterprise Edition of the vCloud Suite and then over time migrate down into the Advanced and Standard Editions. This will set up a battle royal of suite vs…

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VMware Re-Packages and Re-Prices the vCenter Operations Management Suite

October 9, 2012
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Bundling the Foundation Edition of vCenter Operations into every edition of vSphere is VMware's strategy for seeding its customer base with just enough of vC OPS to entice customers to move up and purchase a higher level edition of the suite. However, the least expensive version of vCenter Operation is now $125 per VM instead…

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VMware comes of Age as a Cloud Management Software Vendor

October 9, 2012
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With this set of announcements, VMware has proven its intentions of joining the ranks of the major cloud management software vendors. Virtualization and cloud computing represent disruptions that create an opportunity for a new multi-billion dollar management vendor at the table. VMware has announced a suite of management functionality that makes it a credible vendor…

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ITIL as a Service

October 5, 2012
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Beetil is rapidly making a name for itself with a SaaS-based service management offering that delivers a readily accessible pragmatic approach to ITIL.

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DaaS Service Level Agreement Immaturity Can Hamper Technology Adoption

October 3, 2012
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Only 2% of IT shops are committed to adopting DaaS by 2014. While DaaS technology is maturing, the same cannot be said for the service offerings themselves.

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VMworld 2012: Dell grows VDI Services

September 7, 2012
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In the face of declining PC revenues and slowing storage sales VMworld San Francisco saw the launch of two new Wyse P Class Zero Clients, two new EqualLogic hybrid storage arrays and three new reference architectures optimized for VMware View, signaling a clear intent from Dell that it is getting serious about VDI.

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News: AppSense DataNow: Anywhere data access that starts in the enterprise

August 31, 2012
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DataNow Essentials is now available. DataNow allows you to integrate with what is already there, with no need to provision more storage or migrate data, thus keeping cost and complexity low and speeding deployment time, and avoids cloud or storage vendor lock-in. Datanow is available to existing customers of AppSense's user virtualization product suite free…

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VMworld 2012: A Contrarian Position on VMware’s New Licensing Model

August 30, 2012
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Given the level of applause that greeted the announcement of VMware's new pricing model, I know this will open me up to criticism, but was the old VMware licensing model really all that bad? It certainly wasn't perfect, and there's an awful alot to like about the new model, but was the old license pricing…

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