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Two Ominous Warnings from the US and Across the Pond For the most part westerners live in open societies.  And many of them are undergoing accelerating connectivity across almost all aspects of their culture.  There is a dystopian underbelly to this, which was recently brought out in a prescient SiliconAngle interview on the weaponization of social […] ... (more)

Cloud Migration Is Not Enough

  Just as enterprises are dabbling in cloud migration by migrating virtualized instances into public clouds, along comes the hybrid cloud meme, offering enterprises the promise of building their own hybrid clouds out of both virtual and unmodified apps running in cloud- integrated data centers. Datamation predicted that the hybrid cloud management market would reach $3.6B by 2016.  That’s right; in three years that would make hybrid cloud a larger market in 2016 than Amazon's estimated $2B in 2012. Last fall Gartner struck a very aggressive hybrid cloud tone at their December D... (more)

Cloud Computing: An Escapist Fantasy?

Before we get to carried away with the cloud computing dream lets talk about the fundamental challenges in the network (manual labor and kludge) that may have a substantial impact on the shape of cloud computing, at least in the enterprise. Newspapers were originally fed on presses manually one sheet at a time.  Telephones were once connected via legions of operators connecting callers (one at a time) with cables and plugs; and today computer networks are still managed by legions of manual administrators who configure network appliances and manage IP addresses as endpoints are a... (more)

Virtualization Security: VMware Crosses the Rubicon

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)

Infrastructure 2.0 Podcast with John Willis

I had the distinct pleasure of talking to the Bob Dylan of Infrastructure 2.0, John Willis earlier. The result was this podcast on infrastructure 2.0.  John has a great IT Management and Cloud Blog.  You can follow his Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/botchagalupe. John used the term infrastructure 2.0 about 2 years ago to talk about. ... (more)