Let’s face it, over the years I’ve been pretty hard on the public cloud
dream and the vision of running production apps exclusively in the cloud.
I’ve been critical of Amazon “over marketing” the public cloud and
promoting the idea of the enterprise w/o data centers. Events in the last few
months have started bringing […]
While the press and blogs are buzzing about cloud computing, VMware has made
probably one of the most significant cloud-related announcements ever made;
and with : vShield Zones has added even more distance between rivals when it
comes to data center and cloud security.
Last year at VMworld in Cannes, VMware announced the VMsafe VMware security
partner ecosystem. The virtualization security "industry" had been notably
silent (other than a colorful row between security blogger/expert Chris Hoff
and Citrix CTO Simon Crosby) for the rest of 2008. Virtualization expert Rich
Miller ... (more)
I have written several hybrid cloud articles over the last 30 days, based on
interviews with a variety of tech analysts and executives. See, for example
Microsoft and the 2014 Hybrid Cloud Showdown, Microsoft, VMware and the Year
of the Hybrid Cloud and The Top Three Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Deployment.
One of the common […]
The cloud computing meme continues to billow as Juniper and IBM announce a
cloud management partnership rumors swirl about heavy petting between VMware
and shareholder/partner Cisco. A few months ago it seemed like every cloud
discussion included Google and/or Amazon; now it appears that “the network
infrastructure issue” has finally reared its head and ushered in networking
and management leaders into the cloud conversation.
More cloud watchers are discovering that cloud apps -at a minimum- will put
more burdens on the network. As IT services decouple from hardware the
network ... (more)
Recent Microsoft (MSFT) and Gartner announcements have put hybrid cloud front
and center for the next 3-5 years, and for perhaps a much, much longer
period. Market caps for several players could be at stake: during these 3-5
years you could see the hybrid cloud eclipse the public cloud, both in terms
of growth and […]