The Evolution of Enterprise Architecture


For today's enterprise architectur e (EA), this same pattern is inspiring architects and technology innovation leaders to design and deliver new operating models, with business outcomes now at center stage. New business models will bring together new customers, services and experiences, but this isn’t possible without business architecture to help design and shape the execution. The post The Evolution of Enterprise Architecture appeared first on Smarter With Gartner.

Do You Need a Virtual CISO?


“The good news for such organizations is that Gartner has seen an uptick in what we are calling ‘virtual CISO’ offerings,” says Jeffrey Wheatman, VP Advisor. “A virtual CISO can help by sitting outside the tactical day-to-day activities,” says Wheatman.


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WVD Architecture Changes for v2| New Portal Admin Experience


However, the WVD architecture for the 2020 spring update is changed significantly with the WVD spring release. WVD New Arm Object Model The following are the main changes in the high-level architecture with Windows Virtual Desktop spring release (a.k.a […]. The post WVD Architecture Changes for v2| New Portal Admin Experience appeared first on How to Manage Devices by Anoop C Nair. WVD featured WVD - Non Regional Service WVD Architecture

NVIDIA Launches GRID 2.0 Architecture for Virtual Server Platforms

Data Center Knowledge

NVIDIA's new architecture lends support for Linux and doubles the number of users per GPU server that can be supported. Enterprise VirtualizationRead More.

The Architecture of Identity Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: The architecture of an identity system has a profound impact on the nature of the relationships it supports. This blog post uses terminology and ideas from Sam's paper to classify and analyze three different identity system architectures. Identity Architectures.

New hybrid architectures are unlocking the power of data and AI (VB Live)

Venture Beast

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Free Tools to Help Manage your Virtualized Datacenter  


Virtual server deployments can get complex quickly. When you are studying for your certification exams, educators typically have virtual labs setup for you that allow you to quickly login to and plug away at your task. Once you begin using virtual servers in a live production environment, it can be easy to get unorganized. By Natalie Lehrer.

Enterprises opt for different microsegmentation architectures

Network World

Todd Pugh, CIO at food products manufacturer SugarCreek , manages a fully virtualized private data center. It's a network jungle these days with predators relentlessly searching for ways to infiltrate corporate resources. IT leaders are responding with a variety of different microsegmentation approaches, all designed to isolate workloads from each other and prevent unauthorized lateral movements.

Gigamon: Providing an intelligent Visibility Fabric architecture for enterprises


Their technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Gigamon provides intelligent traffic visibility solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe.

VMware plan disaggregates servers; offloads network virtualization and security

Network World

Monterey would extend VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), which today integrates the company’s vShphere virtualization, vSAN storage, NSX networking and vRealize cloud management systems to support GPUs, FPGAs and NICs into a single platform that can be deployed on-premises or in a public cloud.

OpenAI and Uber create Virtual Petri Dish to find the best AI model for a task

Venture Beast

Researchers at OpenAI and Uber propose Synthetic Petri Dish, a highly efficient technique for finding optimal AI architectures. AI Big Data Dev ai artificial intelligence category-/Science/Computer Science machine learning neural architecture search OpenAI Synthetic Petri Dish UberRead More.

Optimizing Cloud and Virtualization – With the End-User in Mind

Data Center Knowledge

Today, find out how to optimize your cloud and virtualization architecture while still focusing on the end-user! Cloud Computing Virtualization cloudThere's clear growth within data center and cloud services. However, where does the end-user come in? Read More.

Astute Networks Announces Adaptive Networked Flash Solution For Both NFS And iSCSI Physical And Virtual Environments


The ViSX also offers an expanded range of capacity options to suit the growing demand for high application performance in both physical and virtual environments, including OpenStack support for cloud deployments. “We The patented DataPump Engine ™ in each ViSX appliance makes that performance possible by offloading and accelerating network (TCP) and storage (iSCSI, NFS) protocol processing, while leveraging ViSX’s Networked Flash architecture. Architecture Astute Networks

Why R2? Software Defined Networking with Hyper-V Network Virtualization

IT Pros Rock!

Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is part of our Software Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio that is included inbox with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. HNV provides the ability to present virtualized network architectures and IP routing domains to virtual machines (VM’s) in a manner that is abstracted from the existing underlying physical network architecture. Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) – Virtualizing the Network Layer.

Virtualization Security: The Goldilocks Zone

Data Center Knowledge

Security is, at its core, an architectural issue, one that may be solvable through the technology at the very center of IT transformation: virtualization, writes Tom Korn of VMware. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Learning NVP, Part 1: High-Level Architecture

Scott Lowe

This blog post kicks off a new series of posts describing my journey to become more knowledgeable about the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). In this first post, I’ll start with a high-level description of the NVP architecture. The architecture I’m describing here will also be applicable to NSX, which VMware announced in early March. Because NSX will leverage NVP’s architecture, spending some time with NVP now will pay off with NSX later.

Nutanix Granted Patent for Its Software-Defined Storage Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

Nutanix is granted a patent for its storage architecture for virtualized data centers, Nimble Storage advances its Infosight analytics with new forensic capabilities, and Avere Systems launches the FXT 4800 edge filer for enterprise storage. Storage avere systems nimble storage nutanix

Enterprise Architecture will increasingly take over from the IT function (ix)

IT Toolbox

The evolution toward the virtual cloud Enterprise and the need to architect it upfront (viii). virtual-enterprise-and-the-cloud-merge-to-form-the-virtual-cloud-enterprise-vii-75551 continuing from. a href="././

Cloud-Based Data Lakes: Healthcare Enterprise Architecture Zones

Perficient Financial Servies

This is why cloud-based data lakes have replaced the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) as the core of a modern healthcare data architecture. However, it’s no longer the centerpiece of an enterprise’s data architecture strategy. The EDW remains a mission-critical component in a company’s overall information technology architecture, but it should now be viewed as a “downstream application” — a destination, but not the center of your data universe.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture

Storage IO Blog

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture Dell EMC today announced with a tag line IT Unbound their new PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture slated for general availability September 21, 2018. Previewed earlier this year at Dell Technology World in Las Vegas, PowerEdge MX 7000 is a new family […] The post Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Forrester IT

virtual data room. B2B EFSS Enterprise Architecture VDR collaboration email content security secure deal room virtual data roomCompanies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once again.

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On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? So, in a similar fashion to my post on network overlays vs. network virtualization , I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts. My purpose, as John put it when he invited me, was to “gently introduce” the community to the idea of network virtualization, which is where I now spend most of my time since joining VMware in early February. Or virtualized firewalls?

Business Architecture as a Master Planner of the Organization

Future of CIO

Business Architecture is a great strategic planning tool for business leaders to gain a systematic understanding of how relationships, ecosystems, market dynamics, interconnectivity, and orchestrate the organizational interrelationship between people and processes. It’s important to apply architectural design thinking to see how the business solution being built will perform with respect to their quality attribute goals.

Network Virtualization isn’t Vaporware

Virtualized Greek

After writing a post on SearchNetworking asking the question if Network Virtualization was Vaporware, I got a lot of feedback. I know full well network virtualization in itself isn’t vaporware. The number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical ports back in 2010 I believe. There’s no question that the network virtualization is real and is a serious force in the market. In addition, it’s impractical to virtualize some workloads. Flying Cars!

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

IT Pros Rock!

Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing SQL Server with Windows Server 2012 & Hyper-V. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies

Storage IO Blog

VMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor called vSphere aka ESXi. announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged convergence Data protection DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics perspective post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization beta Data Center hypervisor Software Defined vmware vsphere v6 VVOL

Thinking About Intel Rack-Scale Architecture

Scott Lowe

You may have heard of Intel Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA), a new approach to designing data center hardware. Why should they buy this architecture instead of just buying servers? The Intel folks will talk about right-sizing servers to the workload, but that’s not really a valid argument for the vast majority of workloads that are running virtualized on a hypervisor (or containerized using some form of container technologies). IDF 2013: Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud.

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How this virtual event startup rebounded from a near-shutdown to an acquisition amid the pandemic


But as GeekWire reported in March , the 12-year-old startup quickly built out a virtual events platform and saw demand skyrocket. The show goes on(line): As events cancel due to COVID-19, Seattle startup builds a virtual platform. Pathable co-founder and CEO Jordan Schwartz.

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event

Storage IO Blog

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Microsoft will be hosting a free (no registration required) half day virtual (e.g. online) Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event June 26, 2018 starting at 9AM PT.

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Storage IO Blog

Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green hype messaging or green washing and IT pain point issues including limits on availability or rising costs of power, cooling, floor-space as well as e-waste and environmental health and safety (PCFE).

Green and Virtual Data Center Links

Storage IO Blog

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Links Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power and cooling along with […].

OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint

Scott Lowe

In just a few weeks, I’ll be participating in a book sprint to create a book that provides architecture and design guidance for building OpenStack-based clouds. The architecture/design guide that results from this book sprint will join the results of previous book sprints: the operations guide and the security guide. Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint.

Network Virtualization as I understand it

Virtualized Greek

For some reason, I had a difficult time with the basic concept of Network Virtualization. VMware equates network virtualization to Server Virtualization. With server virtualization you can deploy an application to any physical server in your environment easily because the Server OS that the application resides on is abstracted from the network. You can easily manage OS images, clone virtual machines, create entire test environments with almost a push of a button.

Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Network World

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers. The products, which include a Network Functions Virtualization branch office device and improved security network segmentation software, fall under Cisco’s overarching Digital Network Architecture plan.

Huawei’s Cloud Connect Seeks to Link Multiple Clouds, Integrate Physical and Virtual

Data Center Knowledge

Launches switches and controller software for connecting to a variety of cloud architectures and for automatic network configuration. Read More. Cloud Computing Networking Technology

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible

Storage IO Blog

Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power and cooling along with e-waste, environmental health and safety related issues are topics that wont be going away anytime soon.

2016 Going Dutch Cloud Virtualization Server Storage I/O Seminars

Storage IO Blog

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COMS002: Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization

Scott Lowe

This is session COMS002, titled “Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization.” Verplanke believes that DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) and virtualization are key to virtualizing workloads that move around lots and lots of packets, such as firewalls, routers, and other similar functions. The future, Verplanke believes, is fully virtualized network devices. This is quite different from virtualizing an endpoint device.

Cloud, Virtual, Server, Storage I/O and other technology tiering

Storage IO Blog

Tiering technology and the right data center tool for a given task Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments.

Liveblog: Hybrid Architectures, Bridging the Gap to the Cloud

Scott Lowe

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Hybrid Architectures: Bridging the Gap to the Cloud” (ARC208). The speaker for the session is Jamie Butler, Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS (focused on state/local government). At the core of the networking solution is Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The resulting architecture employs a number of different AWS services: EC2 (for AD domain controllers and file server).

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Storage IO Blog

or those who are into, or simply like to talk about software-defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? How about Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, are you familiar with that?

IDF 2014: Bare Metal, Docker Containers, and Virtualization

Scott Lowe

This is a live blog of session DATS004, titled “Bare-Metal, Docker Containers, and Virtualization: The Growing Choices for Cloud Applications.” Weaver includes a discussion of the drivers behind virtualization as well as the pros and cons of virtualization. The discussion now transitions into a quick review of the underlying Docker architecture. Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies.

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

ComputerWorld IT Management

based global buyer and seller of pre-owned luxury watches, split the role of DevOps between application development and management of a virtual infrastructure environment. For six years, Watchfinder , a U.K.-based But the company's ambitious growth plans, which included expansion to the U.S. earlier this year and an expected doubling of monthly watch sales, required IT director Jonathan Gill to think differently.