VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcementsVMware continues cloud construction with March announcements of new features and other enhancements.VMware Cloud Provides Consistent Operations and Infrastructure Via: VMware.com With its recent announcements, VMware continues cloud construction adding new features, enhancements, partnerships along with services. VMware continues cloud construction, like other vendors ...

IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider.IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise (read more about clouds, conversations and confidence here).It's about the management, flexibly, scale up, out and down, agility and valueware.Is ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid and Community Clouds? (Part II)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This is the second of a two part series, read part I here. Common community cloud conversation questions include among others:Who defines the standards for community clouds? The members or participants, or whoever they hire or get to volunteer to do it. Who pays for the community cloud? The ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid what about Community Clouds?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Have you heard of a community clouds? Cloud computing including cloud storage and services as products, solutions and services offer different functionality and enable benefits for various types of organizations, entities or individuals.Public clouds, private clouds and hybrids leveraging public and private continue to evolve ...

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

This is the second of two posts (here is the first post) that are part of ongoing industry trends and perspectives cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. So what does the first post have to do with Dell having a cloudy cloud strategy story? Simple, ...

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

This is first of a two-part post (click here for second post) that is part of ongoing industry trends and perspective cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. For background, some previous Dell posts are found here, here, here and here. Here is ...

More modernizing data protection, virtualization and clouds with certainty

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is a follow-up to a recent post about modernizing data protection and doing more than simply swapping out media or mediums like flat tires on a car as well as part of the Quantum protecting data with certainty event series. As part of a recent 15 city event series sponsored ...

IT Optimization, efficiency, convergence and cloud conversations from SNW

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Recently I did a presentation titled backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving (hmm, I think I know of a book with the same title) at the spring 2012 SNW in Dallas. My presentation was on the first morning of the session as I needed to be ...

Some alternative and fun Cloud API meanings

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Hearing different discussions about APIs in general and cloud in particular got me thinking, besides the usual Application Programming Interface meaning, what other options exists including those to have some fun with. How about some of these among others to have some fun and take a quick break from the ...

AWS (Amazon) storage gateway, first, second and third impressions

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other startup vendors who are providing standalone gateway ...

Cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here is a link to a series cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations posts that Im doing over at IT-Toolbox. Each post in the series covers various topics along with a frequently asked question that I encounter pertaining to clouds, virtualization and storage networking. Here is some related ...

What am I hearing and seeing while out and about

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It has been a busy fall 2011 which started out with VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas just before the labor day weekend.Scenes from the CXI party (@cxi) at VMworld 2011 Besides activity in support of the launch of my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), I ...

Convergence: People, Processes, Policies and Products

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is people, processes and policies (or more here).The reason I bring this up is ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book released

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ok, it's now official, following its debut at the VMworld 2011 book store last week in Las Vegas, my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) is now formally released with general availability announced today along with companion material located at https://storageio.com/book3.html including the Cloud and Virtual Data Storage ...