Industry Trends: Cloud

The rise of mobile-first infrastructure

The rise of mobile-first infrastructure

by: Steve Herrod, General Catalyst Partners, Guest Column In a recent “Silly Things in IT” blog, I cheekily proposed the mission statement for IT Infrastructure: I exist to run applications. I shall run them quickly, efficiently, and safely. I should minimize the time it takes humans to use me. I continue to meet many IT(…)

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Guide to Provisioning VM in Azure

Guide to Provisioning VM in Azure

by: Windows Azure is currently offering an exclusive promotion. You can get $200 in free credits just for test driving the innovative public cloud service designed by Microsoft. What’s the catch? When you sign up, Microsoft asks that you provide your credit card and a phone number so that they can verify your identity. Once(…)

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The Relevance of OpenDaylight’s Hydrogen Release

The Relevance of OpenDaylight’s Hydrogen Release

by: OpenDaylight’s first release, appropriately named the Hydrogen release, is imminently available. This marks the initial release of the networking industry’s largest open source SDN initiative. While most of the attention will naturally flow towards the newly-minted controller’s capabilities, the relevance of the Hydrogen release extends well beyond mere features and lines of code. Continue reading at(…)

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Enterprise IT in 2014: Follow the Money

Enterprise IT in 2014: Follow the Money

by: Levi Shapiro Photo Credit: Shutterstock Readers of this column, exposed to heavy coverage of consumer tech conferences like CES, Mobile World Congress and SXSW, might mistake IT as consumer driven. The reality is quite different. Enterprise IT accounts for nearly 90% of annual technology spend. As the Bull Market on Wall Street marks its(…)

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My Continuing Frustration With Automation

My Continuing Frustration With Automation

by: Chuck Hollis By all that is right and just in the world, advanced automation should be the holy grail of modern enterprise IT.   You might expect progressive IT organizations to be investing like crazy in a never-ending race to automate, automate, automate — an arms race that never ends. If that’s happening, I’m not(…)

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The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

by: In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it’s time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. Continue reading at Government(…)

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Cloud Operating Model Transformation

Cloud Operating Model Transformation

by: Choong Keng Leong In my previous blogs I have discussed setting up a Self Service Portal and what a Service Catalog and Chargeback model look like. Let’s now look at the implementation of an IT operating model to support the Cloud way of delivering IT services. Both EMC and VMware have published articles on(…)

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Selecting a Cloud Automation Solution: Part 1: The Build vs Buy Decision

Selecting a Cloud Automation Solution: Part 1: The Build vs Buy Decision

by: Rich Bourdeau, Rich Bourdeau→ Early technology adopters find themselves in a position where they have no choice but to build because these companies frequently see the need before the market has available solutions for them to buy. That was the case when I started working with companies over six years ago to help them(…)

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VMware Partner Q&A: 10 Things About vFabric Worth Hearing

VMware Partner Q&A: 10 Things About vFabric Worth Hearing

by: Stacey Schneider, Stacey Schneider→ Posted on April 24, 2012 by Stacey Schneider Leave a reply This interview is with Jeff Reed, Application Development Executive with Logicalis. Q1: How have you partnered with VMware? Answer: Logicalis is a Global Systems Integrator and premier partner of VMware. Continue reading at VMware Blogs This post is brought(…)

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