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How CIOs Become Hybrid Cloud Heroes
At times when only must-have projects get funded, this can mean missing out on new technologies that deliver real value. The CIO must constantly evaluate and recognize which risk presents more danger: spending or stagnation. Hybrid IT is a case in point.
Don't Let Management Challenges Derail NFV Benefits
NFV enables providers to move from dedicated hardware to virtualized software appliances to accelerate application development and deployment. However, service providers risk derailing the benefits of NFV if ineffective or unscalable management technologies are deployed.
Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is the talk of IT, but to avoid costly, labor-intensive megaprojects you cannot escape, pay particular attention to minimizing implementation and management complexity. These questions will help you identify the best hybrid cloud architecture for your environment.
Is a single management tool enough for heterogeneous hypervisor environments?
Third-party tools can potentially support a wider range of hypervisors while supporting them equally. One example is HotLink, which uses vCenter to support Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM) without the need for native console control.
Predictions From Four Storage Companies
CIOs are now ready to embark on the path to mixing on- and off-premise resources for mission critical applications. Moving ahead into 2015, we will start to see more comprehensive hybrid IT deployments. The training wheels are off.
Growing Adoption of Public Cloud Services Boosts Need for Hybrid Cloud Management
As companies increasingly turn to the public cloud to house various components of their IT infrastructures, it will probably always be the case that other components will remain on-premise. So the question of how to best manage that hybrid environment becomes one that an increasing number of IT pros will have to be able to answer.
Backup and disaster recovery software: 2014 Products of the Year finalists
The 10 finalists in the backup and disaster recovery software and services category for the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year award illustrate the variety of products available for data protection today.
How emerging virtualization companies fared in 2014
As the year comes to a close, here's a look back at five virtualization companies that made our top 10 list of emerging companies at the beginning of the year.
HotLink – Manage all Hypervisors from vCenter
A few weeks ago I attended a meeting about extending VMware vCenter to hybrid cloud. It was promising something I did not believe is possible. Even after seeing the presentation I had doubts. I decided I have to see and touch it, to be sure, to believe.
2015 Prediction: Hybrid IT will Top 2015 IT Priorities
In 2015, merging on- and off-premise resources into a unified IT environment will be paramount. It's one thing to conduct public cloud trials or operate low-priority applications in the cloud. Taking public cloud mainstream in the enterprise is an entirely different matter, and building out this hybrid IT management infrastructure is a top priority for next year.