Clouds and End-user Computing – A match made in heaven!

Clouds and End-user Computing – A match made in heaven!

Note: This Blog has been updated to reflect the release of Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3. In the past months, there have been several announcements around “VDI in the Cloud” and “Desktops-as-a-Service” from industry heavyweights. I have even seen several stories proclaiming…

The Time for Cloud Is Now, Eh!

The Time for Cloud Is Now, Eh!

Thanks to Edward Snowden the cloud computing conversation has finally started in earnest in Canada, according to thestar.com. Even before Snowden seemingly shook up the cloud computing world there was already a strong case for setting up your cloud data…

No Unicorns or Rainbows for Cloud Computing in 2014

No Unicorns or Rainbows for Cloud Computing in 2014

As someone who suffers from an inability to predict the past I reluctantly agreed to stare into my crystal cloud again this year. As I prepared my 2014 cloud computing predictions (read the full list of predictions at VMblog.com here)…

Cloud Computing’s Shockwave and How It Can Benefit Your Business

Cloud Computing’s Shockwave and How It Can Benefit Your Business

The value of cloud computing is becoming widely understood, with many reporting that it has delivered beyond their expectations. But there is an opportunity for even greater return from cloud initiatives that is often overlooked. Ignore this opportunity and you…

Cloud Computing: Salesforce.com Attends Camp Hybrid

Cloud Computing: Salesforce.com Attends Camp Hybrid

This week during its never-disappointing Dreamforce event, Salesforce.com announced a partnership with HP to deliver a new service named Salesforce Superpod. According to the announcement, Salesforce Superpod is a “dedicated instance” of Salesforce.com hosted on HP infrastructure. During the November…

Cloud Computing: Embrace Diversity and Avoid The Money Pit

Cloud Computing: Embrace Diversity and Avoid The Money Pit

If we have learned nothing from the recent Snowden revelations and stories of cloud outages the one irrefutable lesson we have learned is that you should always choose the most secure, most resilient cloud service, right? No! I admit, in…

News from Amazon Web Services re:Invent

News from Amazon Web Services re:Invent

CA Technologies today announced CA Cloud Storage for System z.  Based on patent-pending technology, CA Cloud Storage for System z, when used with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage and the Riverbed® Whitewater® cloud storage appliance, helps customers lower storage…

Dawn of Application Centric Infrastructure for Cloud and Big Data

Dawn of Application Centric Infrastructure for Cloud and Big Data

With 70% market share in the switching and routing market (Synergy Group, 2012), and segment revenue of $14.7B, Cisco seemingly faces an increasing threat to its business with the emergence of ‘Software Defined Networking’ (SDN). However, Cisco is never a…

Reality or Hype: Cloud Lessens IT Security?

Reality or Hype: Cloud Lessens IT Security?

Advocates and adversaries of cloud computing have long debated if the environment can provide adequate or in some cases exceptional security for enterprise IT, data and assets.