Meeting the bandwidth demands of taking your business into the cloud

Deciding if the cloud is right for an organization is a tricky, mathematical dance. Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock Moving infrastructure from premises to the cloud can make sense for a lot of businesses. Few are going to look back on their lives, warmly recalling that time that they backed up their Exchange server or increased ...

We’ve entered the third generation of IT, says Vmware

The history of IT has unfolded across three different generations of enterprise technology, according to Vmware CEO Pat Gelsinger. We’re now in the third era and the trends have changed.   Image: Jason Hiner   On Monday in San Francisco as it unveiled its latest plans for the new frontiers of networking and storage, Vmware ...

Fact sheet: VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

Here is the rundown of what you need to know about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. This fact sheet will be continually updated with new information about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). Please check back often to see any updates or changes.  The vCHS offers public cloud capabilities directly from VMware. For more information, please check out this video ...

Tough questions to ask your cloud provider, part 1 1

What should you ask a potential cloud provider to decide if they are right for your organization? Some tips to get you started. Cloud computing has evolved a lot over the course of the past few years. The market has changed significantly since its inception, and many good practices have evolved into de-facto standards for ...

Don’t be fooled: The cloud will be here quicker than you think

While cloud computing remains a small but fast growing component of tech spending, it is likely to develop in ways technology chiefs will not expect. Although use of cloud services is growing faster than the overall enterprise IT market, it is still a small part of overall IT spending. But while just 38 percent of ...

Choosing a cloud provider: Bringing business and IT together

As the public cloud industry matures, more companies will face the challenge of choosing the right cloud provider. It’s not a decision to be made in isolation. By now, most organizations have thought about migration to the cloud and evaluated top class cloud IaaS providers. Presumably all these organizations did their best to be diligent when ...

Cloud computing and IT obsolescence: Reinventing the role of IT

Will the cloud spell the end of the IT department? Thoran Rodrigues explains how IT will need to reinvent itself to avoid obsolescence. Cloud computing brings many advantages to companies. The pay-as-you-go business model adopted by cloud service providers enables companies of all sizes to have access to very powerful resources and solutions without any ...

Look at virtualisation’s history for a map of its future

Learn from the history of server consolidation. There has been such dizzying change and such rapid growth when it comes to virtualisation that it makes sense to take a step back and look at its history.  If you want to get a hint as to where virtualisation may be heading, you need to look closely ...

Amazon and Microsoft, beware—VMware cloud is more ambitious than we thought

Desktops, disaster recovery, IaaS, and PaaS make VMware’s cloud compelling. vCloud Hybrid Service integrates with on-premises VMware deployments. VMware VMware today announced that vCloud Hybrid Service, its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud, will become generally available in September. That’s no surprise, as we already knew it was slated to go live this quarter. What is surprising is ...

VMware re-virtualizes networks and storage to keep pace with the cloud

Virtualization giant makes its case as Microsoft and OpenStack gain recognition. So much hardware to virtualize, so little time. Intel Free Press SAN FRANCISCO—VMware is still the big kahuna in virtualization, and the company is hosting its annual VMworld conference this week to show off the latest shiny bits of software that businesses can buy for ...