Yes, the cloud is replacing enterprise hardware and software

David Linthicum

The trend is clear: The more public cloud services that are sold, the more traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors shrink. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud computing I''ve been making this accretion prediction for years. However, until recently, it''s not been readily apparent. Now it is. read more.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. IT Leadership software defined storage

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IO Launches OpenStack Cloud on Open Compute Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Data center provider IO has entered the cloud computing market with IO.Cloud, a new platform running on Open Stack software and Open Compute hardware.

Forget Hardware, Forget Software, Forget the Infrastructure

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Enterprise FeaturedBusiness users think IT is there to say “no,” and it’s IT’s job to change that Read More.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

From Compute Clouds To Dataclouds » March 05, 2013. Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. The next mountain to climb is clearly in sight: it's the software-defined data center, or SDDC. But what about hardware in this new world? 

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

David Linthicum

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) Why are the public cloud providers selling these in the first place? [

Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software


Cloud computing provides businesses with quality solutions for their IT needs, as well as substantial cost savings over purchasing and maintaining their own hardware and software. Modern cloud landscapes face inevitably more sophisticated attacks. Carol M. Evenson.

Report: Microsoft Dominates Cloud Infrastructure Software Market

Data Center Knowledge

HPE leads in public and private cloud hardware Read More. Shared

French Web Host Builds ARM-Powered Bare Metal Cloud

Data Center Knowledge Labs designs cloud hardware and software from scratch Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Europe Featured

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.  Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall.

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you''re involved with virtualization or any form of IT infrastructure, you''re probably paying attention to SDDC (software-defined data center) concepts, as well you should.    To date, we''ve heard much about software-defined storage from EMC, NetApp and HP. 

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

David Linthicum

My article “ Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud ” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model. The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists. Thus, it’s bad for them to admit that public clouds will have a role, even if most existing workloads will reside in private clouds or remain on traditional datacenter platforms.

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Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In the early days of cloud, we were beset by competing (and confusing) definitions, often delivered with generous helpings of vitriol and rancor. When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic.

Private clouds are dead—but there’s an afterlife

David Linthicum

Traditional private clouds are on their way out. I’m talking about the open standards-based stuff that was huge a couple of years, but fell behind in features or functions compared to the public cloud providers. Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld.

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Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I thought it fitting that I close out this series on software-defined storage with a bit of practical advice for those of you who are intrigued — and motivated — to move in this direction.    That’s to be expected: I remember the early days of cloud, big data, etc.

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. IT Leadership software defined storage

Maximize Your ROI and Cost Savings With Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the eighth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. So far in this series, we have covered topics such as the innovation cloud brings , cloud security , and disaster recovery in the cloud.

Tech Vendors Must Evolve Or Crumble: The Report You Must Read

Forrester IT

Is it one of the newer cloud titans like AWS, Google, IBM, or Microsoft ? Will cloud demolish the tech industry as we know it? The Evolve Or Crumble: Prepare For The Fate Of The Hardware Incumbents report will make you think and prepare you to make what may be difficult, but necessary decisions about your own future! Software. cloud. hardware. IT Infrastructure Infrastructure Software cloud disruption evolution hardware vendors

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The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand that cloud computing is changing Image Credit: Cory M. However, the folks who have gone before you have a message for you: cloud computing is undergoing some changes and you need to be aware of them before you commit too fully to this new computing paradigm.

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Go read the NIST cloud definition as an example of a once-vociferous argument whose time has passed. Better Hardware Will Only Get You So Far.

Enterprises accelerate spending on cloud but don't cut costs for data centers. What gives?

David Linthicum

Synergy Research Group’s review of enterprise IT spending during the last 10 years shows that “annual spending on cloud infrastructure services has gone from virtually zero to almost $100 billion.” However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” Also on InfoWorld: How cloud-native technologies defeat cloud lock-in ].

The Advantages Of Using Cloud Phone Systems


Information Technology Blog - - The Advantages Of Using Cloud Phone Systems - Information Technology Blog. So what is a cloud phone system? A cloud phone system is what is sometimes referred to as VoIP. With a cloud-based phone system, this rarely happens. Cloud Hardware


Software Defined Networking: Is Your Business Ready?

IT Toolbox

Software defined networking (SDN) follows the same path as cloud-based storage and virtualized server resources. You focus on your end goals for networking rather than adapting your needs to fit into existing hardware. The network infrastructure moves from appliance-based control to application-based control. SDN benefits include seamlessly adjusting multi-tenant traffic, streamlined network administration

Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh


Businesses are in a position where they need to be able to leverage the “latest and greatest” in terms of hardware and software to maintain a competitive advantage, but are also balking at the upfront investment normally required at the same time.

Clouds on clouds on clouds: The new IT

David Linthicum

Several file-sharing cloud providers build clouds within clouds, using Amazon Web Service's Simple Storage Service (S3). It’s a solid concept: Why place your own equipment in a data center when another cloud service can do it for you? It makes economic sense because you’re not buying the hardware and software, and most important, you don’t have to absorb the costs of the people, technology, and processes needed to maintain it.

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News UK dumps tape for backup with Zadara cloud storage

Computer Weekly

News publishing corporation saves up to 40% on hardware and software costs by switching in-house hardware for a cloud-first policy, using Zadara cloud storage as a backup target

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Looking at 2019 Software Trends with Pivotal

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Application re-platforming to the cloud is one of the areas where cloud-native application shifts are most prevalent. According to Edward Hieatt, Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Pivotal, “In 2019 I expect to see IT organizations modernize larger and more diverse workloads to our rapidly evolving set of cloud abstractions. Perficient works with Pivotal Cloud Foundry to do just that. 2019 is here, and with a new year comes new trends and technologies.

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big cloud deals next year. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers. Although many promote cloud computing, it’s the traditional stuff where they make their big margins. [

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Towards A Unified View Of "Software-Defined"

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In one corner of our industry, we have a familiar  discussion regarding hypervisors , or — more precisely — software-defined compute.   In another corner, we have a vigorous debate around software-defined networking. Each team is embracing software-defined concepts. 

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

David Linthicum

A bare-metal cloud allows you to rent hardware resources from a public cloud service provider, or sometimes a managed service provider. With a bare-metal cloud, you get direct access to the hardware platform without having to go through tenant management systems. Therefore, one of the benefits of bare-metal cloud, as it is sold to the public, is the ability to better support high-transaction workloads that do not tolerate latency.

Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Software Defined Networking (SDN)?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit: Cloud Times. It was at around this time that Google and a number of other big name firms in the IT industry got seriously interested in a new way of building networks that is called Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Hot Backup Software


Here are some free and effective hot backup software that may be useful for your environment. Uranium Backup is an easy-to-use and flexible software to perform hot backups of Hyper-V and VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere virtual machines. Backups Information Technology Software Storage

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.  Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall. and rapidly declining hardware costs.  This, then, is the case for software-defined storage: the growing need to establish a far better, application-centric model for storage.

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. 7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. The move toward software defined networks (SDN) in the data center is no longer a question of “if” or “when,” but “how.” Cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Azure rolled out their own proprietary SDN solutions years ago, and likely could not operate today without them. Cloud Computing. Featured Cloud Articles. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe.