Product Manager Matt Ayers on Skytap’s Integration with Amazon Web Services
by: Hi folks, I’m a product manager here at Skytap and I wanted to take some time to talk about our newly-launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Since beginning a private beta program last November, we’ve been working closely with our customers who use AWS, and after receiving extensive customer feedback, we are(…)
Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
by: Doug Henschen Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large. Continue reading at informationweek.com This post is brought to you as part of the VMware Software Defined Enterprise, which provides resources and solutions for the software defined world. Join the conversation on Facebook and(…)
VSAN Pricing Comparison
by: Tom Howarth, Tom Howarth on Google Last week, VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 1. You can find the release notes here, and the links to the download are here. Why is this such a milestone? It finally marks the release of VMware’s long-awaited entry into the world of software-defined storage, the VSAN (Virtual Storage(…)
Infonetics: Videoconferencing and Collaboration Show Strongest Growth Among Unified Communications Apps
by: Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 UC Cloud and On-Premises Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which explores enterprises’ plans for unified communications (UC), including cloud deployments, and their perceptions of UC vendors. ANALYST NOTE Continue reading at SDN Journal This post is brought to you as part(…)
Resource Pools versus Virtual Machine Pools
by: This post is following up on last week’s post, “The Inevitability of Idle Resources”, in which I mentioned the importance of ensuring not only that resources are available when you need to provision a new service to scale but that the resources available match the needs of the service. So let’s continue that by(…)
The Top Five Benefits of Cloud Computing
by: Storing important information around the office has always been the go-to format for saving essential data. Of course, having it somewhere on hand provides peace of mind, as you know it is literally held within your building, so when someone needs a hard copy, you are able to go out and locate this exact(…)
Measuring Your DevOps Success
by: Our answer is always that an organization’s current position must be baselined first. Having a baseline means you can build a business case, apply targets and goals to your projects and measure your success as you progress through your project with the ultimate goal being to report back to the board on how you(…)
OracleVoice: Banks Must Recreate The Customer Experience
by: Oracle Guest, Oracle, Oracle Guest By Sonny Singh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Financial Services GBU Continue reading at forbes.com This post is brought to you as part of the VMware Software Defined Enterprise, which provides resources and solutions for the software defined world. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Is SDN Just a Buzzword?
by: Working in the networking business, it's hard to avoid the term SDN (Software Defined Networking). Continue reading at InternetNews This post is brought to you as part of the VMware Software Defined Enterprise, which provides resources and solutions for the software defined world. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
SoftLayer – Ibm’s New Quarterback for Cloud
by: What typically happens to smaller firms when they are being eaten up by mega-companies like IBM seems pretty obvious – they go to the dogs. Key executives will leave the team, product roadmaps will lose their binding character and strategy will get fuzzy due to the sheer magnitude of the organization and its inherent(…)