September 27, 2012 09:52 AM
IaaS shouldn't be the end goal--enterprises should reach for PaaS and more dynamic cloud computing models. Start the transition by demanding applications written for the cloud.
September 18, 2012 12:46 PM
Forget the technical issues in building a private cloud. You can solve those. Help your staff overcome fear and resistance to change so your project can move forward.
August 29, 2012 13:34 PM
BYOD support is often about what users can't do. VMware's Horizon Suite focuses on what users can do. The preview of the alpha stage software combines good user experience with enterprise controls.
August 29, 2012 11:35 AM
Several vendors, including VMware, showed VXLAN implementations with vSphere. That's a good start for a new protocol, and with VMware's backing we'll see even greater support coming up.
August 24, 2012 16:38 PM
VMworld kicks off in San Francisco next week: What does the vendor have in store? What do its partners and competitors have planned?
August 23, 2012 10:36 AM
Application defined networking's top-down approach is the next big wave in virtualized environments. Get on board or get left behind.
August 07, 2012 15:08 PM
VMware has purchased Nicira--but Cisco, HP and Juniper shouldn't worry about the company's SDN strategy. Find out why.
July 17, 2012 15:25 PM
Rumors that VMware is going to spin off a cloud company are flying. If they're true, it will be good for the company--VMware needs to regain its focus to thrive.
July 17, 2012 12:32 PM
It's time to speak out and demand that your vendors develop IPv6 migration plans. IPv4 addresses are becoming expensive, and there's no good reason for it.
July 06, 2012 13:02 PM
Late last month, Cisco started requiring users to create Connect Cloud accounts to manage their routers, and changed its policy to allow data collection and retention. The company has changed course; find out why that's for the best.
June 26, 2012 14:57 PM
Claims that public cloud is more secure than private cloud are pure FUD and ignore the responsibilities that each party plays in information security. What matters is how well your applications and VM are protected. Learn why.
June 21, 2012 14:24 PM
Standards lead to lock-in. Learn why that works for some technologies, but why it wouldn't for cloud APIs, according to our blogger.
June 14, 2012 15:59 PM
Cisco's focusing on delivering apps when they're needed--which will lead to better application performance monitoring, according to our blogger.
June 11, 2012 15:41 PM
Is your vendor using APIs or SDKs? Is it using its own APIs? Learn what signs to look for from vendors to indicate SDN support.
June 08, 2012 10:14 AM
There's a lot of buzz about SDN, but what's it supposed to do? Big Switch's virtual tunnel endpoints plan may be an opportunity for software-defined networking.
June 01, 2012 10:04 AM
Everyone's talking about the hybrid cloud. But what if you're already in the public cloud, or have your own private cloud? Get some tips on application considerations and more.
May 23, 2012 09:52 AM
We check in with EMC partners and others at the vendor's annual conference. Get the latest from VCE, find out what's new with EMC flash storage and learn why Infineta may be worth watching.
May 22, 2012 12:57 PM
EMC's definition of cloud computing may not be the same as yours. Here's what the company means, and a look at its cloud storage offerings.
May 17, 2012 11:22 AM
Mobility challenges extend beyond BYOD. Learn what features to steer clear of when setting your mobile website design strategy, and why.
May 16, 2012 09:30 AM
Configuring static IP addresses on switches, routers, log servers, databases, management systems and other parts of the infrastructure is a common practice. It's also a bad one. Extending that error to virtual machines and applications is worse.
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