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 […]
Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending
Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing
"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.
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, [...]
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'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)