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Open Source: Projects to Watch (hint: OpenStack and Docker)

October 23, 2014 |

We’ve been seeing a lot of activity around open source projects lately. It isn’t that they haven’t existed before, but there is an increased focus on open source software that is proving to be a powerful adversary for the traditional … Read More

EMC Ups Their OpenStack Game; Acquires Cloudscaling

October 13, 2014 |

There are a lot of deals happening in technology lately around OpenStack. Today marked another of those big days with another acquisition as EMC announced the purchase of Cloudscaling, founded by Randy Bias.

Financial details were not disclosed as the … Read More

AWS Live Migration? Some Say it’s Coming

October 12, 2014 |

The ongoing debate about the requirement to have live migration of instances in a cloud environment is rearing its head again. It’s seemingly split between the traditional enterprise side of management, and the more scale-out, application style method which is … Read More

White Paper: Get Your Data Under Control in 5 Steps

October 6, 2014 |

Across every industry vertical and without regard for organization size, there is one fact that remains true: the data deluge is upon us.  The much-ballyhooed “Big Data” phenomenon that prognosticators have warned about is here.  Whether or not you’re a … Read More

Monkeying with Infrastructure: How Netflix Dealt with EC2 Reboots

October 4, 2014 |

As we’ve seen recently in the news, the shellshock vulnerability, also know as Bash bug, has become a new issue for servers around the world. Outside of that, there was also a Xen Security Announcement (XSA) that affected approximately 10% of Amazon … Read More

Veeam Expands Industry Partnerships To Boost Adoption

September 23, 2014 |

For many people, when they think of backup for their virtual environments, they think of Veeam.  This should come as no surprise since Veeam was one of the original vendors in the virtualization backup space and the company continues to … Read More

Networking for OpenStack: What Should You Know about Juno?

September 22, 2014 |

As the “J” release of OpenStack, the popular open source cloud environment approaches, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for each of the individual projects within. Dubbed “Juno”, this release will become available in October … Read More

VMware adds more DevOps Tools to the Menu with Chef

September 19, 2014 |

More focus is coming to the area of DevOps and to automation and orchestration in general. VMware has long been regarded as a “traditional” virtualization stack, with some potential shortcomings with regards to their drive to take on the dynamic … Read More

HP Recipe for OpenStack: Just Add Eucalyptus

September 11, 2014 |

HP has been launching initiatives into the OpenStack ecosystem in a big way over the last year with the biggest announcement coming in the spring during at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. As HP debuted their Helion OpenStack offering, they … Read More

Why VMware is Embracing OpenStack and Docker

September 8, 2014 | 2

With all of the focus on OpenStack and Docker lately, it is no surprise that even VMware is making plans to integrate and compete with players in the open source cloud and container space. VMware has long been involved with … Read More


September 8, 2014 |

A couple of years ago, a new data center architecture option hit the market by storm and has garnered a lot of attention – and deservedly so. This architecture, which has become known as Hyperconverged Infrastructure, carries with it the … Read More

Veeam Provides a Whole Lot of Free (And Useful!) Goodies

September 6, 2014 | 1

You probably know that Veeam has provided some tools for free, but you may not know that full breadth of what you can get from the company without paying a dime.  Obviously, Veeam hopes that you fall in love with … Read More

Swimming in the DigitalOcean with CoreOS

September 5, 2014 |

CoreOS is fast becoming the operating system of choice of many developers. Described as “warehouse-scale” computing, the linux derivative provides a unique ability to run in a very small footprint along with many features that are gaining lots of attraction … Read More

MARVIN (aka EVO) Revealed! VMware Becomes a Hyperconverged Hardware Provider

August 31, 2014 |

There has been a lot written in the last week as VMware unveiled its new hardware offering EVO:RAIL and the upcoming EVO:RACK which will be available in the coming months. This is an interesting step for the virtualization software leader … Read More

SimpliVity Puts the S in Cisco UCS; Announces New Relationship

August 24, 2014 | 2

This is a big day for the team at SimpliVity as they announce a new relationship with Cisco to provide the SimpliVity PCIe Accelerator Card and OmniStack feature set on Cisco UCS C240 M3 Series Rackmount server platform.

This is definitely … Read More

SUSE Unveils New Cloud Platform

August 21, 2014 |

As a long time user of SUSE Linux, it is exciting to see the growth in the platform which just got a very interesting feature addition with the latest iteration of the SUSE cloud platform. SUSE Cloud is up against … Read More

VMworld Tips From

August 19, 2014 |

As we quickly approach VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, this is a particularly important time to talk about the excitement of the event and how you can meet the team from while we are in San Francisco.

VMworld – … Read More

Platform9: Out of Stealth, Into Your Private Cloud

August 12, 2014 |

Today is a big day for Platform9, a new startup which just came out of stealth to announce their exciting new private cloud provisioning platform. There are lots of waves in the market around the public versus the private cloud, … Read More

VMware and Arista: Putting More SD into the VMware SDDC

August 8, 2014 |

Strategic partnerships are arising among many vendors as technologies become more synergistic. VMware announced today that they are entering into a partnership with SDN switch manufacturer Arista Networks. Arista is becoming a widely known name as they continue to expand … Read More

Virtualization, Cloud, Bare-Metal, and Tapjoy

August 7, 2014 |

The conversations are happening all over the place: “Should we cloud, co-lo, or host our own?” to which the answer will differ depending who you talk to. The real reason that the answer should differ shouldn’t be based on who … Read More