When we think of the threat to a virtual environment or the cloud, what do we think about? First it is important to understand how the cloud is layered on top of the virtual environment. Given a cloud stack, where are the entry points for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and Cloud management? At the recent Minneapolis VMUG, I attempted to relay that information to the attendees. Once we understood the layers we could then concentrate on the threat vectors to the cloud and virtual environment. Continue reading Threat Analysis: Layers upon layers
The Virtualization Disaster Avoidance & Backup space has changed fairly significantly within the last year. These changes are cumulative but have a great impact on the virtualization ecosystem. I include Disaster Avoidance in this review as there have been some great strides made in this arena that could impact the entire environment. Disaster Avoidance technologies were demonstrated at EMC World 2010 as well as at other conferences throughout the year. The impact was quite huge, but there are technological hurdles involved with its deployment within any organization. Continue reading Virtualization Disaster Avoidance & Backup: Year in Review
As we stated in our previous post about WikiLeaks, we do not do politics here at The Virtualization Practice. But we do analyze the technical and economic impacts of issues which may appear in the political realm. With this as our charter, we take a look at the current state of the Net Neutrality debate and decisions and their potential impact upon the evolution of Cloud Computing. Continue reading Net Neutrality and the Cloud
Way back in January, when 2010 still had that showroom fresh smell we released Presentation Virtualization Solutions whitepaper; the year wasn’t half way through before that was updated and its being defrosted as we speak to enable updates going into 2011. Its been an eventful year for Presentation Virtualization. Continue reading Presentation Virtualization, a year in review
It is the last few days of the year and time for a review of virtualization 2010. Although VMware was founded in 1998 it was not until 2001 that I first heard of VMware and played with the Workstation product to be able to run different flavors of Linux. So for me, 2010 closes out a great year in virtualization as a whole as well as a decade of virtualization… and what a ride it has been!
Staying focused on 2010 we have had a few things that have been worthy to note. This year we have moved past defining what a “cloud” is and really starting to discuss how we are going to “secure the cloud.” The term “cloud computing” still leads the way as one of the biggest buzz word with most all people and companies now having heard of it are planning one way or another on deployment options into their own environments. One thing for sure is the need for fully qualified individuals to maintain and designs the clouds moving forward. Continue reading Virtualization Review 2010