London - August 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company,
today announced that it is publishing its latest BroadGroup research findings
on mid-market enterprise cloud adoption.
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services
company, with a leading data centre consulting practice. During the
independent research, commissioned by Attenda, BroadGroup conducted
interviews with Attenda clients, across a broad set of verticals, to ask CIOs
and IT Directors how widely they had adopted cloud; and if so, what best
practices had been adopted and were there any lessons to be learnt.
As Daniel Beazer, Consultant, Broad Group comments; "The findings were very
interesting and revealed that every participant saw considerable benefits in
the cloud; but many felt there were considerable barriers to achieving these
Beazer conti... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
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The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well
over 48 different countries.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (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, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical
play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that.
Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization
products to compete with VMware.
As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)
New EX10000E System and Enhanced GRID Software Offer Customers Best
Price/Performance for a 100TB Full Backup, Plus Retention, In a Single GRID
London — October 13, 2009 — ExaGrid® Systems, Inc.
(http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalable
disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced its new
EX10000E 10TB disk backup server allowing customers to store a 10TB full
backup plus long term retention. In addition to the 10TB server, ExaGrid has
announced an upgrade to its GRID software which expands the maximum number of
servers in a GRID configuration to ten (10). The new 10TB server and enhanced
GRID software bring unsurpassed price/performance allowing customers to store
a 100TB full backup, plus long term retention, in a single cost-effective
GRID-based disk-backup system with data deduplication. ExaGrid is the fi... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the
1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in
New York City.
As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of
technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry
Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor
complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the
tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading
Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it
in your particular situation.
Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor,
so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler
of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)
Virtualization needs to move beyond the business value of simply
consolidating workloads and saving on power and cooling. Virtualisation now
offers the ability for businesses to transform their operational models and
more importantly their application lifecycle release management practices.
At the recent VMworld held in Barcelona I was lucky enough to present at the
vBrownbag sessions to explain how DevOps is now a fundamental methodology for
attaining a successful software lifecycle development plan.
In this ten minute presentation, we address how the current challenges of
existing methodologies and traditional set ups of segregated operations and
development teams and how DevOps can enable true agility in the application
lifecycle process. We also suggest a Private Cloud model that could
essentially be utilised to transform current practices to a DevOps
A search and online advertising deal between Yahoo and Microsoft is imminent
- unless of course it's blown off course again, according to Yahoo
know-it-all All Things Digital, the Dow Jones blog.
Under the circumstances blogger Kara Swisher isn't guaranteeing a deal will
happen though she hears one could be announced this week.
If the companies don't emerge with an agreement this time, they're reportedly
unlikely to try again.
In its latest structure, which sounds very much like other passed-over
proposals, Microsoft would take over Yahoo's search business, paying Yahoo a
few billion dollars upfront and guaranteeing it certain payments over time.
There's reportedly a display ad element to the deal that Swisher thinks will
have Yahoo taking the lead in selling premium ads.
So far it doesn't sound that much different from the one Yahoo would have
done with Google to distan... (more)
What Is OpenNebula ? It is cloud management solution – industry standard
open source cloud computing tool to manage the complexity and heterogeneity
of distributed data center infrastructures.
OpenNebula is a fully open-source management toolkit for on-premise
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing. OpenNebula can be
primarily used as a virtualization tool to manage your virtual infrastructure
in the data-center or cluster, which is usually referred as Private Cloud.
OpenNebula supports Hybrid Cloud to combine local infrastructure with public
cloud-based infrastructure, enabling highly scalable hosting environments.
OpenNebula also supports Public Clouds by providing Cloud interfaces to
expose its functionality for virtual machine, storage and network management.
OpenNebula can be primarily used as a virtualization tool to manage your
virtual infrastruc... (more)
Paul Maritz, the one-time high-ranking Microsoftee who's been CEO of VMware
for the last four years, is stepping down and will be replaced by EMC COO and
Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger, the Wall Street Journal says.
The story broke late Monday night in a scoop by CRN.
Nobody was sure if Maritz was staying or going. Gelsinger has been bruited as
a possible replacement for EMC CEO Joe Tucci when he finally retires but now
it's speculated that Maritz could replace Tucci.
Back when Bill Gates was still running Microsoft, Maritz was said to be the
third most powerful executive there after Steve Ballmer.
Bloomberg was singular in getting through to Maritz only to be told the
report was "just speculation," which resolved nothing and in fact fanned the
The Wall Street Journal then waded in quoting "people familiar with the
matter" saying it was all true and that Maritz... (more)
Is VMware slowly becoming the new Oracle? That was the question being asked
after the backlash to their initial vRAM licensing model at the launch of
vSphere 5. With VMware's somewhat quick retraction, it was ensured that any
unsavoury Larry Ellison comparisons were quickly put to bed. Despite this it
was still a signal of intent and an indication of VMware's recognition of its
ever growing influence and clout. Now as VMware make serious manoeuvers into
the PaaS space, a VMware based Cloud monitoring solution is a must. So with
this in mind what is to be made of the huge marketing and push for their
customers to adopt their VM monitoring tool vCenter Operations 5.0?
Back when VMware was only considered ideal for virtualizing test and
development environments, the native alarms and performance graphs of the
then termed Virtual Center were more than adequate for gener... (more)
It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential
infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I
jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (2012, 2011).
Who is VMware in 2013?
While Pat Gelsinger was introduced at the 2012 VMworld as the new CEO,
replacing Paul Maritz, the themes and strategy were still very much inline
with Maritz's prior plans. Since then Gelsinger has narrowed the focus of the
company, shed many products and begun putting his leadership team in place.
So I'll be very interested to see how VMware gets presented this year.
Gelsinger has not yet named a new CTO or CMO, so this year's event should
very much be a representation of how he wants to present the company to the
VMware is definitely a company in transition. Server virtualization is a
mature market. The role of the desktop is bei... (more)