Enterprises require the performance, agility and on-demand access of the
public cloud, and the management, security and compatibility of the private
cloud. The solution?
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist
(global role) for VMware, will explore how to unlock the power of the hybrid
cloud and the steps to get there. He'll discuss the challenges that
conventional approaches to both public and private cloud computing, and
outline the tough decisions that must be made to accelerate the journey to
the hybrid cloud. As part of the transition, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service
model will enable enterprise IT to build services beyond their data center
while owning what gets moved, when to move it, and for how long. IT can then
move forward on what matters most to the organization that it supports -
availability, agility and efficienc... (more)
DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine.
I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix
overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base
through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have
always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against
VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event.
I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make
that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other
words, Mi... (more)
A while ago I wrote a few articles describing the various tunnel protocols
used for network virtualization between vSwitches on servers, and between
vSwitches and physical network gateways. These are the mechanisms that
construct overlay networks on top of a physical network. VMWare uses STT as
the tunneling mechanism between vSwitches on servers and VXLAN to communicate
with gateways to the non virtualized world. NVGRE is used mostly by
Microsoft, and is an extension to GRE tunneling that has been around for a
Each one of these mechanisms have their pros and cons. They ... (more)
Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop company, announced that it has secured a
Series B venture capital funding round led by Greylock Partners, bringing its
total funding to date to more than $11 million. Aneel Bhusri, Partner at
Greylock, has joined Cloudera's Board of Directors. Existing investor Accel
Partners, which led the Series A round, also participated in the round.
With proven investments such as Red Hat and WorkDay, Greylock Partners brings
deep expertise and operational experience in enterprise software,
particularly in data management.
"Cloudera is uniquely positioned to t... (more)
I was talking with Avanade’s Senior Director for Enterprise Security, Ace
Swerling, earlier today. The conversation touched on a wide range of security
and identity management issues that I’ll probably return to, but one of
Ace’s comments brought my attention back to an issue that has been nagging
at me for a while.
As I’m sure we all know, security concerns often figure highly in
discussions about moving Enterprise applications and data to the Cloud.
Indeed, I spoke with other Avanade executives earlier this year to report on
a survey they had commissioned that suggested just h... (more)
F5 Networks, Inc. has announced that its BIG-IP® version 10 software
continues to be well received by customers worldwide. In April, F5 released
BIG-IP v10, as part of its vision to unify application and data delivery
services. Thousands of enterprises and service providers have downloaded
BIG-IP v10 software to help streamline application delivery and reduce CapEx
and OpEx costs. F5 continues to enrich the BIG-IP solution with more
Application Ready Templates and a new release of Enterprise Manager™, which
helps customers planning an upgrade from previous versions of BIG-IP to t... (more)