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Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo While almost everyone in the tech industry is talking about the promise of cloud computing very little dialogue focuses on the technology challenges that will need to be addressed (before enterprises fully embrace cloud computing).  And it is in that blue sky between cloud vaporware and day-to-day reality on the ground that new tech fortunes will be made and lost. See: Network Automation Will Turn the Tables on Vendors and Careers While Google, Amazon and others have proven that public cloud computing can work (at least as a subsidized business model delivering broad tiers of services to undifferentiated users), within enterprise IT the experience has been even foggier. From System Automation to Network Automation The infrastructure 2.0 blog is filled with commentary from networking and virtualization pros regarding the growing "no ma... (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)

Virtualization Driving the Network Revolution

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, Bob Grossman and Dan Lynch did an incredible job setting up the session with the help of SRI. Virtualization Demands will drive the next Network Revolution My take on why we met: Because of the spread of virtualization the IT industry is al... (more)

Recession of 2008 Makes Cloud Computing the Biggest New IT Topic

Greg Ness's Blog Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call this shift the rise of Infrastructure 2.0 or the result of escalating pressures on an already tired network infrastructure. Over the last three decades we’ve watched a meteoric rise in processing power and intelligence in network endpoints and systems drive an incredible series of network innovations; and those innovations have led to the cr... (more)

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 [...] ... (more)