Virtual Desktops are Like Kids: They Change Everything!

Virtual Desktops are Like Kids: They Change Everything!

As I was driving home from Citrix Synergy in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, I heard a radio commercial that started with the following announcement: “Kids change everything …” As VDI was still all-present in my head after…

Is Your Network Cloud-Ready?

Is Your Network Cloud-Ready?

The network is a critical, but often overlooked, component to optimize in order to take advantage of cloud computing. Without a highly functioning and adaptable network, the promised benefits of cloud computing such as greater agility and increased efficiency are…

The Increasing Importance of Managing Vblock Platforms

The Increasing Importance of Managing Vblock Platforms

One of the hot button topics at Cisco Live in London with customers of VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms is the increasing recognition of the importance of management. Many Vblock Platform customers have neither purchased any management for the converged infrastructure nor…

The Total Economic Impact of Unified Automation

I’ve written here several times before about the value I believe automation tools can bring to an IT organization struggling to keep up with its customers’ demands for better, faster and cheaper services.  That’s why I’m excited to announce the…

VCE: A Hub for Automation

CA Technologies today announced that VCE certified 12 of our products to run on VblockTM Infrastructure Platforms, including these Unified Automation products: CA Process Automation CA Workload Automation AE CA Client Automation CA Configuration Automation As customers look to embrace…

Automation: Nice-to-Have or Must-Have?

In this new age of virtualization and cloud computing, I’d argue for the latter. IT is caught in a conundrum – budgets are flat or declining but the demand for IT’s services have never been higher. So how can IT…

Day 2: You’ve Built A Cloud…Now What?

Ever feel like you’re trapped in some kind of weird time warp circa 1849 and “cloud” is the new gold rush? I know I do. Case in point: I was at the Gartner Data Center show last week staffing the…