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Not Really… if you accept the results of a recent survey. We just finished compiling the results of a disaster recovery best practices survey of more than 300 IT pros (read about the most notable findings).  Besides discovering that most firms are not following disaster recovery best practices, one particular finding stood out like a […] ... (more)

Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing rapidly: "Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost half of all data center infrastructure shipments," says Jeremy Duke, founder and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research. "We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and across all geographic regions. Pretty amazing... ... (more)

Virtualization is Creating New Demands for Another Tech Disruption

Today virtualization is creating new demands for another tech disruption.  Perhaps the first shots in this revolution were fired last week at an all day working session of networking legends and “Young Turks” at the SRI Infrastructure 2.0 meeting.  Time will tell, but the level of interest and discussion was exhilarating and timely.  Vint Cerf, [...] ... (more)

Infrastructure 2.0 in the News: The Beat Goes On

Infrastructure 2.0 Session at Virtualization Expo This week InformationWeek featured my recent infrastructure 2.0 interview with Alexander Wolfe. As the infrastructure 2.0 Working Group is in stealth mode, we focused on the high level tech issues resulting from the collision between virtual and static (physical) infrastructure: InformationWeek: Let's dive right in. Define the issue, as you see it. Greg Ness: If you look at networks today, the way they're operated, run, and configured hasn't really changed for the last several decades. There's a contrast between today's networks and ... (more)

VMware Crosses the Rubicon Redux

VMware's (VMW) recent hybrid cloud announcement was both expected and yet provocative. It falls into a pattern of successful moves made in virtualization security and networking as the company to grow its addressable market by virtualizing servers and delivering increased IT agility, efficiency and economy. In 2009 I talked about how VMware, through acquisitions and engineering, entered the security space despite a robust virtualization security ecosystem (see VMware Crosses the Rubicon - March 2009). VMware was threatened then by the new security challenges being brought into t... (more)