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From 1997 to 2012 I was a tech analyst at eWEEK Labs; server, desktop, application virtualization; cloud computing; network and system management.
it20.info — Today (technically it's still 11:59 PM Pacific Time) VMware announced the vCloud Hybrid Service (aka vCHS). I have been keeping an eye on how this idea developed internally for a certain amount of time. I have been more closely involved since December last year when I participated in some "sausage making" summits (boy, those things are scaring if you are not used to them).
blogs.vmware.com — by Bogomil Balkansky, Sr Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Platform There is much rhetoric these days about "cloud wars". Beyond the rhetoric, the hype is there for a reason: the value of hybrid cloud environments is becoming real, and the market opportunity even more real.
enterprisenetworkingplanet.com — Even as companies begin to loosen their stranglehold on funds, some IT groups are stilling feeling the hurt when it comes to getting their projects approved. But a mixture of understandable metrics, a compelling business case, and old fashioned honesty just might win the day.
enterprisenetworkingplanet.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Oct 31, 2012 The way that many enterprises are structured, the people that roll out new applications are often not the same people that set or configure network policy. It's a gap that firewall policy vendor AlgoSec is now trying to solve with its BusinessFlow technology.
enterprisenetworkingplanet.com — By Arthur Cole | Oct 19, 2012 While reports on software-defined networking usually focus on Cisco, Broadcom and VMware -- as I did in last week's blog -- there is a growing legion of SDN products coming from a range of other companies. Enterprise vendors including HP and IBM have entered the SDN fray.
enterprisenetworkingplanet.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Oct 12, 2012 There is a lot of interest an activity around the open source OpenStack cloud project from all types of IT vendors, including networking vendors. One of those vendors is Brocade, who is now partnering with Piston Cloud Computing to build a joint solution set.
enterprisenetworkingplanet.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Oct 11, 2012 Juniper is updating its MX edge router family with two new large scale hardware platforms and new virtualization software capabilities. The new MX 2020 router is a 20 slot, 7 foot chassis that can deliver up to 80 TB of edge routing capacity in a single platform.
itbusinessedge.com — One thing that holds back innovation in both the mobile computing space specifically and the machine-to-machine area in general is that it's hard to imagine a world where wireless bandwidth isn't difficult to come by. As a result, the types of applications that can be developed are being limited by the amount of bandwidth available because there's no such thing as continuous Wi-Fi access.
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