Archive For September, 2010

Six Questions on Cloud Computing Trends with Adam Famularo

Earlier this week, you may have heard about a couple of executive moves here at CA Technologies – CRN reported on the news on Tuesday (check out the full story “CA Shifts Executive Lineup To Push Cloud, Channel Business“).  We’re…

Downsizing, Rightsizing, Cloudsizing?

Will today’s data center follow yesterday’s mainframe? Many hypes in IT are just the same old idea, launched again, but with better technology and under a new name.  Who remembers Larry’s original network computer? And who is just about to…

Thinking Outside the Cloud-in-a-Box

I’ve been tracking some industry offerings around these “cloud-in-a-box” packages that claim to provide plug-and-play cloud computing (such as this recent announcement). They offer limited combinations of hardware (servers, switches, network fabric, and storage) and software (virtualization, OS, and importantly……

Open Virtual Format (OVF) Becomes an ANSI Standard

I love the Zen question “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” and today I have two answers. The first is “A published standard that no one follows.”  The second is more subtle: “A standard that everyone follows, but…

VMworld 2010: Two trends and how they converge

You may have missed it in the flurry of news from Apple, but VMware recently had their annual get-together at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. On stage VMware shared two key insights: successful virtualization is becoming more about orchestration…

VMworld 2010: Cloud "in excess"? Some thoughts on "What You Need"

VMware threw another great VMworld event this year. If you didn’t attend, you missed another step in VMware’s evolution toward being a very mainstream, enterprise-focused software vendor. They are at that stage as a vendor where they are reaching out…