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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VDI Stall: VDI Appliances solve the hardware problem so, what next?

January 23, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

We've discussed the fact that VDI appliance makers were making good progress simplifying adoption of a virtual desktop infrastructure. An appliance-based route to market can be seen as win-win: being designed both to reduce cost and complexity of implementation (for the customer) and shorten sales cycles (for the vendor). So goes the theory. To understand…

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News: Embotics Offers Upgrade at Net-Zero Cost for VMware Lab Manager Customers

January 22, 2013
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Embotics is offering a competitive upgrade program to organizations with VMware Lab Manager which will shortly be at end of life.

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News: Hotlink Enables Cross-Platform Cloud Management

January 22, 2013
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Hotlink has extended its solution to allow cross-platform cloud management solutions like VMware vCloud Director and VMware vCloud Automation Center that use the vCenter, vCloud and PowerCII interfaces in vSphere to work consistently across vSphere, Hyper-V, XenServer, KVM, and Amazon EC2

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How Good an Idea to Virtualize XenApp?

January 17, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

How good an idea to Virtualize XenApp? There were a number of benefits identified way back then: hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; options for higher availability and faster recovery; even fail-over. Virtualization enabled silo consolidation and importantly enabled better management of user capacity on servers. However, there is a price. Reduced…

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News: CloudBolt Integrates Cloud Management with Nicira Network Virtualization

January 11, 2013
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CloudBolt Software has announced that version 3.5 of CloudBolt Command and Control (C2) will integrate with VMware Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). CloudBolt C2 takes advantage of the NVP virtualization API's to programatically create complex secure networks, entirely in softwarer, and completely independent of the underlying network hardware.

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Nivio – Has Someone got Desktop-As-A-Service for Small Business Right?

January 3, 2013
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Nivio have announced a DaaS solution aimed at SME space. Offering access to Microsoft Windows on any device, rentable applications, and data storage in the cloud, it sounds as if Nivio's service could be just the ticket for the tablet wielding small business user. What are Nivio doing that is different? Will this model be…

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2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions

CloudComputing

Herewith we offer our 2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions. May we also wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous 2013.

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Big Data Operations Management

December 21, 2012
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PerformanceManagement

If you are running business critical or performance critical applications in shared (virtualized or in a public cloud) environment then you might need big data operations management. If your environment is large enough to make monitoring into a big data problem, then choosing a product from a vendor like CloudPhysics, Reflex Systems, Splunk or Xangati…

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News: Red Hat Acquires ManageIQ – Another Cloud Management Acquisition

December 21, 2012
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CloudComputing

By acquiring ManageIQ, Red Hat has thrown its hat into the ring as a vendor of a suite of software comparable to the VMware vCloud Suite. This has broad ramifications for Microsoft and for legacy vendors of management software.

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