What’s All The Software Defined Fuss About? Busting Myths From VMworld

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Talking with people at VMworld in San Francisco and Barcelona, it was clear that software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data centers (SDDC) were a major area of focus for most businesses. These topics are vital to the evolution of virtualization and cloud infrastructure but media hype is already starting to distort the realities they present

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VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal

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VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal Seated high above the sleek yet carnival-like atmosphere of the VMWorld Exhibition Hall, Hubert Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi, watches over his suppliers, his customers and his competitors, all occupying neighboring parts of expansive show floor. Hitachi is one of those names everyone knows. It has been

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8 As we study the innovators who have helped make cloud computing a reality, it becomes apparent that significant and lasting success in the Cloud field depends as much on entrepreneurial vision as it does technical savvy. Harnessing the technology to get a group of servers, or even server

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Cloud Computing Drives Need For A Common Language Of IT

Cloud Computing Drives Need For A Common Language Of IT The IT landscape has changed significantly over the last few years and not only includes on-premise hardware and applications, but also virtual systems, employee-owned mobile devices, and cloud offerings. The increased adoption of cloud computing in particular provides enterprises with an opportunity to assess their application landscape and make

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 14

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money This is the fifteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13. For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Concurix and

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Preventing A Cloud Outage

Preventing A Cloud Outage What are the most common cloud outages and how to prevent them? A service disruption is a technical perfect storm. Initial mistakes made by engineers can cause the appearance of several other bugs and glitches. The fact with the cloud is that “a host can and will fail” says Evan Cooke,

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 10 Today, there are two startups in focus – Vaultive and Eccentex. Vaultive Cloud data encryption services provider Vaultive recently completed a $10-million funding round led by .406 Ventures, New Science Ventures and Harmony Partners. Headquartered in New York with its R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Vaultive

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Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies This past Valentine’s Day, CloudNOW (NOW an acronym for “Network of Women”), the leading organization of women in cloud computing, gathered to celebrate its own. Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW’s first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to

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SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services

SunGard Announces Solution Provider Relationship with Amazon Web Services Santa Clara, Ca. – Cloud Connect: February 15, 2012 - SunGard Availability Services today announced it will provide highly available cloud backup through Amazon’s Direct Connect services to both Amazon Web Services and SunGard cloud customers during the course of 2012. As the first phase of the relationship, SunGard will leverage

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What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like?

What’s The New Cloud-Friendly CIO Like? The Chief Information Officer (CIO) has always occupied a position secondary to the other C-suite executives like the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). However, that is changing with the advent of cloud computing. So, what’s this new cloud-friendly CIO

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Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2

Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1. My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also

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BMC Introduces Preventative Approach to Cloud Operations

BMC Introduces Preventative Approach to Cloud Operations BMC Software has integrated additional capabilities into its BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution that proactively ensures the service quality of cloud services.  Cloud failures can have calamitous impacts and BMC is attempting to avoid such mishaps with this initiative. “The goal of cost optimization and increased business agility

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KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure

KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure Full-service systems integrator and implementation consultancy Key Performance Ideas has deployed Star Command Center Cloud Service for the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud platform. Star Analytics provides application process automation and integration software. Its founder and CEO, Quinlan Eddy noted that collaboration with Microsoft to serve enterprises running on

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Cisco to Unveil Networking and Cloud Computing Innovations at Cisco Live

Media Alert: Cisco to Unveil Networking and Cloud Computing Innovations at Cisco Live SAN JOSE, Calif. – Next week at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Cisco will host two news conferences to discuss strategy and unveil new technologies for networking and cloud computing. The news conferences will be webcast via the U-Stream

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