What do Starbucks and an IT Datacenter have in common? – Supply and Demand Think about it. Starbucks provides its supply of resources such as coffee, muffins, soda, salad and parfaits to a mass of demanding consumers who all have different taste preferences. Similarly, a datacenter happens to provide finite compute resources such as CPU,
At the second annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent conference last week, Amazon laid out their plans for world domination of all your applications. The rhetoric was somewhat toned down from last year, however, with Amazon begrudgingly accepting the need for hybrid (public and private) clouds—although Amazon’s view of the eventual public/private mix is distinctly
Software-defined data center (SDDC), software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage (SDS). They’re not just marketing terms. They are categories of solutions that fit under the software-defined everything umbrella, where infrastructure components are software-controlled or automated by programmable software. Software-defined solutions don’t stop at the infrastructure plumbing, however. What’s next is to control the software-defined world in
In Bernd Harzog’s recent post, “Beware of the Franken-Monitor,” he states: In order to survive your transition to the software-defined data center and the cloud, you will need a management software strategy and a management software architecture that will allow you to keep up with the pace of change without buying or building a Franken-Monitor.
Hybrid clouds are rapidly becoming a reality–from pilots and early experiments with some loads running on Amazon Web Services to true multi-cloud worlds. The latest acquisition of ServiceMesh by CSC, one of the largest service providers, is a testament of that fact. Here is what Eric Pulier, CEO of Service Mesh stated recently: What is
When vendors like VMware, Citrix, Microsoft or Red Hat set about building resource scheduling into their hypervisors, the world of virtualization was a different place. Virtualization was predominantly used in test and development environments where end-user performance was less critical and the requirements for resource optimization were predominantly centered on how to make more efficient
The article “Are you cultivating a ‘Fake Cloud’?” explores the tendency of companies that have virtualized to label their offering as a cloud despite perhaps not meeting commonly-accepted characteristics of a true cloud deployment. As detailed in the article, let’s examine the characteristics of a “true cloud:” The ability to instantly self-provision resources The ability
Last week, VMTurbo sponsored VMworld Barcelona, which was attended by over 8000 virtualization pros! We kicked off the week Sunday night by sponsoring the pre-VMworld meet-up vRockStar party at the Hard Rock Café in Barcelona’s central square, Plaça de Catalunya. Thanks to Patrick Redknap, Robert Payne, Hans De Leenheer and Marco Broeken for organizing! On
Transformation is our “why”—the why we started this company. VMTurbo was founded on the belief that IT Operations management needs to be fundamentally changed to allow companies to unlock the full value of virtualized infrastructure. Transformation was—and is—at the heart of why we do what we do at VMTurbo. Our customers are believers in transformation.
While in Atlanta for the VMUG, I had the opportunity to spend some time with cloud service provider GNAX. While I’ve had the opportunity to visit dozens of data centers, I left with a greater appreciation of not only what it takes to deliver cloud services, but also how GNAX is creating service differentiation toOlder Entries »