Private clouds News
September 22, 2017
ExtraHop focuses on network visibility tools with new features, Aerohive launches HiveManager NG for private clouds and Extreme bakes in elements of recently acquired Avaya for campuses.
September 12, 2017
The all-in-one appeal of VMware Cloud Foundation is aimed at VMware shops that want someone else to run their private cloud on a modern, software-defined data center stack.
September 11, 2017
Rackspace's pending acquisition of Datapipe will let the combined entity manage a range of public and private cloud options, an increasingly important capability for enterprises.
September 07, 2017
Private enterprise cloud specialist Tintri Inc. on Thursday posted mixed financial results in its first earnings call since going public in June. The bottom line: lackluster Tintri revenue was ...
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A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage, available to the general public over the internet. Continue Reading
Wondering how to pull off a private cloud deployment? Plan ahead, design for the future and make sure you have built up the right knowledge base. Continue Reading
Companies wondering whether OpenStack is ready for prime time in the enterprise should first consider whether their IT administrators are ready for OpenStack. Continue Reading
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Multicloud storage strategy allows for the shifting of data across public clouds so you can avoid lock-in to a single provider, reduce cost and improve workload efficiency. Continue Reading
Mobile device trends are affecting how enterprises design, deliver and manage their networks. More than ever, network managers must understand their options when it comes to creating a hybrid cloud infrastructure to deliver workloads among public and private clouds. Beyond that, as mobile device trends change how people connect to the network, network pros must become more than network engineers and start to understand factors such as data analytics and how that information ties into their department's roles.
The mobile devices themselves present a challenge, too. Smartphones, tablets and other devices are increasingly used for a wide range of communications, from calling to video conferencing. Unified communications vendors see a potential market for their UC apps, but until those products are as easy to use as the native apps on a mobile device, the market will build slowly.
Mobile device trends also are putting a strain on application performance management. As more mobile devices request access to servers, enterprises must consider best practices for integrating APM into network management, getting down to granular levels to identify which devices are connected and who is using them.Continue Reading
As hybrid cloud use takes hold, enterprises need to create a multicloud architecture that integrates different cloud platforms to seamlessly route data from one to another. Continue Reading
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A hybrid cloud management platform must mix well with business systems, give financial guidance and make security a priority, industry experts say. Continue Reading
With a technology as new as hyper-converged infrastructure, it seems odd to be talking about the likelihood of significant changes in its development. Still, the future of HCI is beginning to take shape in ways that are more than mere incremental adjustments. Change is on its way -- and it looks like it's in a hurry.
How can it be that the next wave of HCI innovation is already rolling in? Are the standard HCI product offerings already about to be overtaken?
The cover story in this issue of Modern Infrastructure looks at these questions, examining how container-driven bundles and pay-as-you-go options could change how the future of HCI takes shape. If such innovations don't supplant the standard HCI appliance business model, they may at least create fresh approaches to HCI delivery and support.
HCI has won early acceptance more quickly that many predicted, and vendors sense a big opportunity ahead. To capitalize, they are looking to address some of the key objections potential buyers raise. Greater flexibility in how HCI is configured and sold could be welcome news to IT organizations put off by the current options. And the ability to pay for what's being used as opposed to what's built into a particular appliance could change the minds of some skeptical decision-makers.
Startups in the still-young market are looking to distinguish themselves by modeling their offerings on cloud services and incorporating container technologies. Vendors seen as the established players in the market may already be looking over their shoulders.
Hyper-converged infrastructure isn't a traditional IT product, so maybe it makes sense that the future of HCI will veer from the expected path.Continue Reading
When taking a hybrid disaster recovery approach -- using public and private components -- it's important to understand your requirements, assets and networks. Continue Reading
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In this excerpt from chapter 10 of Handbook of System Safety and Security, editor Edward Griffor discusses cloud and mobile cloud architecture and security. Continue Reading
Enterprises feel a sense of freedom with OpenStack, but management challenges can weigh them down. Use these tips to bolster your management strategy for the open source platform. Continue Reading
While the effectiveness of traditional security controls depends on the cloud model, many security vendors still need to add cloud delivery to their tools. Continue Reading