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Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

By Brandon Butler | 19 September, 2014 01:19

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, SDN, Citrix Systems, Networking, wireless, IT management

What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

In one of the biggest acquisitions in the OpenStack community, Cisco has announced its intentions to acquire Metacloud, a three-year-old company that helps organisations build OpenStack clouds.

By Brandon Butler | 18 September, 2014 05:04

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Metacloud, Cloud, cisco, internet, cloud computing, Mergers and acquisitions

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.

By Brandon Butler | 15 September, 2014 23:24

Tags: network security, virtualization, security, VMworld 2014, VMware

Container party: VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Red Hat all get in on app hoopla

When a sports team makes the finals a sense of excitement builds in their home city and people who didn't follow the team all season long come out of the woodwork to jump on the bandwagon and cheer on their local squad.

By Brandon Butler | 04 September, 2014 06:30

Tags: Microsoft, cisco, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, VMware

VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

VMWorld 2014 was a whirlwind. The conference last week attracted 22,000 attendees, more than 250 exhibitors and spread across all three buildings of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco over a five-day period.

By Brandon Butler | 03 September, 2014 07:02

Tags: virtualization, VMworld 2014, internet, cloud computing, VMware

VMworld 2014: VMware takes its best shot at Cloud market

VMware this week at its annual US VMworld conference has focused intently on Cloud computing, trying to prove that it is uniquely positioned as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to deliver a consistent management platform across public, private and hybrid Clouds. This builds on VMware's recent vow to become a Top 3 Cloud provider.

By Brandon Butler | 27 August, 2014 03:42

Tags: VMworld 2014, internet, cloud computing, VMware

In Pictures: Hot products at VMworld 2014

Click through all the products being released at VMworld this week

By Brandon Butler | 26 August, 2014 08:28

Tags: cloud computing, vmworld, virtualisation

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.

By Brandon Butler | 22 August, 2014 00:03

Tags: Citrix Systems, Citrix, software, virtual desktop

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago everyone wanted to know about VMware's big plan.

By Brandon Butler | 20 August, 2014 06:26

Tags: virtualization, SDN, Pivotal, VMworld 2014, internet, intel, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

By Brandon Butler | 14 August, 2014 03:02

Tags: Gartner, Internet of Things, internet, IoT, cloud computing

3 Cool Google cloud features

In the increasingly competitive cloud IaaS market Google is attempting to distinguish its platform by arming its cloud with unique features and cutting-edge technology that customers can't quite find anywhere else in the market.

By Brandon Butler | 13 August, 2014 05:44

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, IBM, internet, cloud computing

Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

By Brandon Butler | 06 August, 2014 04:55

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, iaas, internet, cloud computing, rackspace

Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

By Brandon Butler | 02 August, 2014 02:03

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Cloudyn, amazon, iaas, internet, cloud computing

Should EMC sell off its 80 per cent stake in VMware?

Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

By Brandon Butler | 23 July, 2014 05:16

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Data Center, VMware, emc

3 keys to getting started with devops

Devops could be the latest and greatest buzzword, but it could also mean big and important changes - for the better- at many organizations in how applications are built and deployed.

By Brandon Butler | 22 July, 2014 03:17

Tags: CA Technologies, Configuration / maintenance, Data center and cloud, hardware systems, Devops, Data Center

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