While some industry analysts claim that private clouds don't make economic sense for many organizations due to the capital and operational costs to build one, they fail to take into account that IT departments have already sunk those costs into IT. Nor do they consider the different goals organizations have for private clouds. They don't need elastic scale. They need more efficient use of resources and operations. That's where private clouds come in with a focus on efficient use of recourses and orchestrated IT.
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The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
Network engineers are busy preparing the network infrastructure for the multi-vendor InteropNet that will support the upcoming Interop conference. Preview the action in our video.
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March 17, 2014 12:08 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman
Virtualization technologies can help enterprise IT teams support the new user-centric model created by IT consumerization.
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March 14, 2014 01:19 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly
The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.
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March 06, 2014 02:52 PM
Posted by Doug Hazelman
In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.
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February 27, 2014 09:43 AM
Posted by Erik Nygren
IPv6 adoption has finally turned the corner. IT organizations and networks without an active IPv6 rollout program may find themselves caught unawares.
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February 24, 2014 02:21 PM
Posted by David Hill
Understanding your options for moving backup, disaster recovery or business continuity processes to the cloud can be confusing. Here's a primer.
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January 13, 2014 12:01 PM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison
As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested HP Public Cloud and looked at how HP's service compared with those from other IaaS providers. Here's what I found.
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