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July 16, 2012 10:11 AMAs IT organizations get serious about cloud computing services, the first steps revolve around changing the organizational mind-set.
March 09, 2012 12:01 PMIBM has been active in the cloud market for years, including launching its Blue Cloud offering back in 2007, but now the company says it is addressing the next shift in enterprise cloud adoption. According to its new study, nearly 90% of businesses are moving beyond virtualization, so the company's new SmartCloud software, introduced at Pulse 2012, offers improved visibility, control and automation for organizations to securely manage and deploy cloud services.
February 14, 2012 09:00 AMHP’s next generation of ProLiant servers will be more self-sufficient and automated in a way so as to reduce up to 50% of manual operations. The company unveiled ProLiant Generation 8 in Las Vegas as part of its Project Voyager initiative.
February 13, 2012 12:00 PMCloudstack 3.0 adds support for XenServer 6.0 with tighter integration with the hypervisor and tight integration with Citrix's Netscaler application delivery controller.
January 17, 2012 11:48 AMMicrosoft is beefing up its private cloud offering by enhancing existing modules in System Center 2012, adding an application controller that disconnects apps from the OS, an orchestration module that automates application and virtual machine deployment, and unified management tasks. Microsoft is also reducing System Center 2012's licensing options from 113 different combinations to two editions--a Standard edition and a Data Center edition. This is Microsoft's big move into private cloud, which should make it easier for enterprises to get into the game, but it is also a first step along a longer path in Microsoft's march to private cloud.
January 05, 2012 10:00 AMAs enterprises push out data centers into cloud-based computing and virtual applications, traditional data center planning and practices haven't necessarily kept pace. Is it time to reshape definitions of classic brick-and-mortar data centers into a new computing concept with different performance and total-cost-of-ownership expectations? If nothing else, the business cases now driving data center services are beginning to demand it. "As a global organization, we know that we must not only provide 24/7 IT, but also enterprise-strength IT support on a follow-the-sun basis," said John Heller, CIO of Caterpillar.
December 28, 2011 07:01 AMOne of the fascinating things about the IT industry is its role as an ongoing incubator of innovation that impacts the lives of individuals, organizations and society. Now, if Raymond Kurzweil is to be believed, that trend will continue with no foreseeable end in sight. One hotbed of IT innovation is automation, particularly storage automation. And iWave plans to be a trend setter in storage automation.
November 16, 2011 11:55 AMSkytap, which provides self-service cloud automation solutions to approximately 150 midmarket customers, has updated its offering with notification services, self-healing automation capabilities for virtual private networking and support for Open Virtualization Format. The company's intent is to make cloud computing easier to use for business users, while offering the visibility and control required by IT professionals.
October 24, 2011 10:10 AMOrchestration platforms have better chances of success now that vendors are offering APIs to effectively manage their products. Routers, virtualization platforms, firewalls and storage arrays are delivering core features to enable external administration using XML-based APIs.
October 14, 2011 01:26 PMI outlined the case for orchestration. Now I want to answer "Why now? What's different?" After all, management platforms have failed to deliver automation and orchestration for the last 20 years, at least. Why would today's software be any more likely to actually work? Can we try for operational nirvana once again?
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