Private Cloud Computing: An Essential Overview

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I just wrapped up a three-city seminar series with customers and partners regarding virtual data centers and how they intersect with cloud (private or public) computing. When in group settings such as these, I typically conduct an informal poll by asking attendees if they have a "cloud initiative [...]

APIs? I’ll give you APIs.

Juan Orlandini on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

VMware recognized pretty early that backing up virtual machines (VMs) through the traditional backup approaches (client in VM) was not going to work very well. The problem is simple: traditional backups are extremely resource-intensive in terms of both CPU and memory. I've always said that nothing stresses a server more [...]

The move toward a virtual data center

Kent Christensen on Thursday, April 14, 2011

The discussion surrounding cloud computing is escalating within the IT community. CIOs are analyzing how cloud computing can reduce costs, eliminate scale limitations, and improve agility. Almost like bugs attracted to a bright light, CIOs have expressed an immediate need to understand the potential impact of the cloud, while increasing the role of IT in business strategy.

To the Cloud?

Kent Christensen on Monday, April 11, 2011

At a recent Gartner-sponsored data center conference, CIOs named cloud computing as their #1 initiative (surpassing virtualization). Cloud, the next evolution of data center virtualization, is a broad subject with nearly everyone offering some form of cloud services. Across the country, cloud computing is at the forefront of many of the conversations we’re having with IT organizations.

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