Could VMware’s new networking product show it the way toward openness and growth?

SUMMARY:VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious. The big news out of VMworld this morning is its NSX networking controller and the ecosystem designed to support it. With the ...

A VMware-Amazon detente? A shipping VMware cloud? 4 things to look for at VMworld

photo: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com SUMMARY:Will we see an Amazon-VMware team of rivals? Actual availability of the promised vCloud Hybrid Services cloud, a clarification of VCE status? Stay tuned for VMworld news. As VMware gears up its major cloud computing onslaught and revs up its software-defined data center mantra, here’s what I’ll be listening for ...

Amazon Web Services experienced minor outage on Sunday

  SUMMARY:Amazon Web Services experienced a brief outage on Sunday afternoon. It only last about 60 minutes, but appears to have taken down popular sites such as Instagram, Flipboard and Vine for short periods. Amazon Web Services, the world’s biggest and most well-known cloud computing provider, once again had some availability problems in its US-EAST ...

Five things radically changing what “enterprise” means

Clouds and virtualization, sure, but what about shadow IT groups? This screams “enterprise.” Wired In our first story in this series, we touched on a few technologies that have turned corporate IT on its head. A couple of those technologies are going to show up again in this particular piece, too—not because I’m re-hashing, but because their ...

A brief history of disruption: Technologies that upended enterprise IT

15 years and four bottom-up developments that changed the face of IT. The Pentium II-powered Compaq ProLiant 3000, one of the humble Intel-powered boxes that pushed mainframes and minicomputers off their pedestals. lieumorrison KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ENTERPRISE Five things radically changing what “enterprise” means How mobile technology created a workforce that never stops ...

Storage Automation, Self-Service and Provisioning for a Microsoft Private Cloud

The annual Microsoft Management Summit has become a key source of information and training for IT professionals building private clouds based on Windows Server® and System Center. One of the top rated sessions at this year’s event was presented by NetApp and focused on storage automation, self-service and provisioning. Highlights of the presentation are covered below, and a video of ...

The Cost Advantages of Hosted Disaster Recovery Solutions

There’s a common saying among datacenter professionals that no matter how much it costs to have a disaster recovery program, the cost of not having one is far greater. This was often used to convince skeptical CEOs of the need to build duplicate datacenter infrastructure despite its high cost and low utility. Lately, however, the ...

Cloud Infographic: The Adoption Of Cloud Services

Nice infographic provided courtesy of Aerohive Networks Surveying 200 IT professionals, notable stats include: 90 percent of IT professionals are investigating, implementing, or maintaining a cloud service today 53 percent of IT professionals would prefer to manage and configure their network through the cloud instead of using an on-premise device or server   Infographic Source: Aerohive Networks

Cloud Computing Benefits And Importance On Redesign Your IT Infrastructure

Cloud Computing Benefits and Importance on Redesign your IT Infrastructure Cloud computing can simply be described as computing based on the internet. In the past, people depended on physical computer storage or servers to run their programs. However, with the introduction of cloud computing, people as well as business enterprises can now access their programs ...

Oracle databases now supported on Windows Azure cloud, Hyper-V

The partnership agreement between Microsoft and Oracle this week could give large companies an incentive to move their cloud computing strategies forward, particularly those who plan to use public clouds. The agreement between the two computing giants sets the stage for users now able to deploy key Oracle Corp. software, including Oracle databases, Java and Oracle Linux, ...